Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes / Edition 1

Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes / Edition 1

by John Schelhas
     
 

ISBN-10: 155963426X

ISBN-13: 9781559634267

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Island Press

<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists…  See more details below

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<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a year-long study by the policy program at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes provides a broad overview of theory and practice, and will help foster both interdisciplinary research and more effective approaches to tropical conservation and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559634267
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Preface,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction: - The Value of Forest Patches,
Part I - Changing Forests,
Chapter 1 - Preservation and Management of Biodiversity in Fragmented Landscapes in the Colombian Andes,
Chapter 2 - Forest Fragmentation and the Pollination of Neotropical Plants,
Chapter 3 - The Consequences of Prolonged Fragmentation: Lessons from Tropical Gallery Forests,
Chapter 4 - Managed Forest Patches and the Diversity of Birds in Southern Mexico,
Chapter 5 - Arthropod Diversity in Forest Patches and Agroecosystems of Tropical Landscapes,
Chapter 6 - Hunting Wildlife in Forest Patches: An Ephemeral Resource,
Part II - Regional Landscapes,
Chapter 7 - The Ecological Importance of Forest Remnants in an Eastern Amazonian Frontier Landscape,
Chapter 8 - Biology and Conservation of Forest Fragments in the Brazilian Atlantic Moist Forest,
Chapter 9 - The Importance of Forest Fragments to the Maintenance of Regional Biodiversity in Costa Rica,
Chapter 10 - Islands in an Ever-Changing Sea: The Ecological and Socioeconomic Dynamics of Amazonian Rainforest Fragments,
Chapter 11 - Modification of Tropical Forest Patches for Wildlife Protection and Community Conservation in Belize,
Part III - Human Dimensions,
Chapter 12 - Forest Use and Ownership: Patterns, Issues, and Recommendations,
Chapter 13 - Land-Use Choice and Forest Patches in Costa Rica,
Chapter 14 - Reading Colonist Landscapes: Social Interpretations of Tropical Forest Patches in an Amazonian Agricultural Frontier,
Chapter 15 - Sacred Groves in Africa: Forest Patches in Transition,
Part IV - Management,
Chapter 16 - Managing Forest Remnants and Forest Gardens in Peru and Indonesia,
Chapter 17 - Timber Management of Forest Patches in Guatemala,
Chapter 18 - Community Restoration of Forests in India,
Chapter 19 - Challenges in Promoting Forest Patches in Rural Development Efforts,
Contributors,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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