Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest: Sarawak Studies / Edition 1

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The groundbreaking canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized here for the first time.

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"This book is a compilation of more than 10 years of research on the ecology of the lowland dipterocarp forest of Lambir Hills National Park, Malaysia. … Many chapters contain valuable data on dipterocarp forest ecology and phenology never published before. Additionally, the book contains an appendix on reproductive traits, floral characteristics, and pollinators of 270 plant species of Lambir Hills National Park, belonging to 73 families. The book is comprehensively written and is recommendable to anyone working in (paleo)tropical ecology, or pollination biology." (Niels Raes, Blumea, Vol. 51 (1), 2006)

"This book provides an overview of … studies conducted in the Lambir Hills National Park in Malaysia. … A notable feature of this edited volume is the comparative analysis of pollination systems in neotropical and paleotropical forests. … Papers on pollination and phenology provide important insights to evolution and ecology of tropical rain forest trees and their pollen vectors. … this volume considerably enriches our knowledge of not only pollination in the tropics, but also differences between the Old- and the New-World tropics." (Kamaljit S. Bawa, Ecology, Vol. 87 (7), 2006)

"This volume focuses on interactions between plants and animals. … Many informative tables and carefully drawn figures … colour photos and a glossary enrich this unique and useful book. … I expect that this book will find many appreciative users … . The authors can be congratulated for the immense variety of interesting details presented in this substantial work. The book is necessary for all scientists working in the field of Tropical Ecology, but it is also very useful for students." (Anselm Krahwil, Phyoenologia, Vol. 36 (3), 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387213095
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/3/2005
  • Series: Ecological Studies Series, #174
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308

Table of Contents

Foreword — Preface — Rain forest biology and the canopy system, Sarawak (1992-2002), David W. Roubik — Large processes with small targets: rarity and pollination in rain forests, David W. Roubik — The canopy Biology Program in Sarawak—its scope, methods and merit, Takakazu Yumoto and Tohru Nakashizuka — Soil-related floristic variation in a hyper-diverse dipterocarp forest, Stuart J. Davies, Sylvester Tan, James V. LaFrankie and Matthew D. Potts — Plant reproductive phenology in a mixed dipterocarp forest, Shoko Sakai, Kuniyasu Momose, Takakazu Yumoto, Teruyoshi Nagamitsu, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Abang A. Hamid, Tohru Nakashizuka and Tamiji Inoue — A severe drought in Lambir Hills National Park, Rhett D. Harrison — The plant-pollinator community in a lowland dipterocarp forest, Kuniyasu Momose and Abdul Hamid — Floral resource utilization by stingless bees (Apidae, Meliponini), Teruyoshi Nagamitsu and Tamiji Inoue — Honey bees in Borneo, David W. Roubik — Beetle pollination in tropical rain forests, Kuniyasu Momose — Seventy-five ways to be a fig: an overview of a diverse plant assemblage, Rhett D. Harrison and Mike Shanahan — Ecology of traplining bees and understory pollinators, Makoto Kato — Vertebrate-pollinated plants, Takakazu Yumoto — Invertebrate predators of dipterocarp seeds, Michiko Nakagawa, Takao Itioka, Kuniyasu Momose and Tohru Nakashizuka — Diversity of anti-herbivore defenses in Macaranga, Takao Itioka — Coevolution of ants and plants, Takao Itino – Lowland Tropical Rain Forests of Asia and America: Parallels, Convergence and Divergence, James V. LaFrankie — Lambir's forest: The World's most diverse known tree assemblage?, Peter S. Ashton — Toward the conservation of tropical forests, Tamiji Inoue — Glossary — Bibliography

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