Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins: Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Constraints of Land Use and Conservation

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Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate, causing unprecedented losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services. This book contributes to an improved understanding of the processes that have destabilizing effects on ecological and socio-economic systems of tropical rain forest margins, as well as striving to integrate environmental, technological and socio-economic issues in their solution.

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Overview

Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate, causing unprecedented losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services. This book contributes to an improved understanding of the processes that have destabilizing effects on ecological and socio-economic systems of tropical rain forest margins, as well as striving to integrate environmental, technological and socio-economic issues in their solution.

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The 22 chapters of the book are organized in three parts. … In summary, ‘Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins’ presents a broad overview of the research area and can be recommended to anybody concerned with conservation and use of tropical rainforest from graduate students to senior scientists. … Each chapter provides extensive lists of references which might be of help for further readings in the specific field of research. A number of flow-charts, photos and figures illustrate the research questions." (Nina Farwig, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 9, 2008)

"In this book, 91 authors contribute their results and views in 22 chapters, organized in three parts. The chapters are based on papers presented at the international ‘STORMA’ (Stability of rain forest margins in Indonesia) Symposium held in Goettingen, Germany, in 2005. … there is much of interest for a very wide spectrum of scientists and policy makers dealing with tropical rain forests." (Marinus J. A. Werger, Phyoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)

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The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation — an introduction.- The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation — an introduction.- Ecosystem decay of Amazonian forest fragments: implications for conservation.- Ecosystem decay of Amazonian forest fragments: implications for conservation.- Moths at tropical forest margins — how mega-diverse insect assemblages respond to forest disturbance and recovery.- Moths at tropical forest margins — how mega-diverse insect assemblages respond to forest disturbance and recovery.- Amphibian communities in disturbed forests: lessons from the Neo- and Afrotropics.- Amphibian communities in disturbed forests: lessons from the Neo- and Afrotropics.- Fine root mass, distribution and regeneration in disturbed primary forests and secondary forests of the moist tropics.- Fine root mass, distribution and regeneration in disturbed primary forests and secondary forests of the moist tropics.- Surface soil organic carbon pools, mineralization and CO2 efflux rates under different land-use types in Central Panama.- Surface soil organic carbon pools, mineralization and CO2 efflux rates under different land-use types in Central Panama.- Forest structure as influenced by different types of community forestry in a lower montane rainforest of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.- Forest structure as influenced by different types of community forestry in a lower montane rainforest of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.- Impact of forest disturbance and land use change on soil and litter arthropod assemblages in tropical rainforest margins.- Impact of forest disturbance and land use change on soil and litter arthropod assemblages in tropical rainforest margins.- From ecological to political buffer zone: ethnic politics and forest encroachment in Upland Central Sulawesi.- From ecological to political buffer zone: ethnic politics and forest encroachment in Upland Central Sulawesi.- Assessing economic preferences for biological diversity and ecosystem services at the Central Sulawesi rainforest margin — a choice experiment approach.- Assessing economic preferences for biological diversity and ecosystem services at the Central Sulawesi rainforest margin — a choice experiment approach.- Forest Products and Household Incomes: Evidence from Rural Households Living in the Rainforest Margins of Central Sulawesi.- Forest Products and Household Incomes: Evidence from Rural Households Living in the Rainforest Margins of Central Sulawesi.- Sustainable management of agroforestry systems.- Shaded coffee and the stability of rainforest margins in northern Latin America.- Economic evaluation of ecosystem services as a basis for stabilizing rainforest margins? The example of pollination services and pest management in coffee landscapes.- Insect diversity responses to forest conversion and agroforestry management.- Plant diversity in homegardens in a socio-economic and agro-ecological context.- Tree species diversity relative to human land uses in tropical rain forest margins in Central Sulawesi.- Alternatives to slash-and-burn in forest-based fallow systems of the eastern Brazilian Amazon region: Technology and policy options to halt ecological degradation and improve rural welfare.- Protected Area Management and Local Benefits — A case study from Madagascar.- Integrated concepts of land use in tropical forest margins.- Potentials to reduce deforestation by enhancing the technical efficiency of crop production in forest margin areas.- Migration and ethnicity as cultural impact factors on land use change in the rainforest margins of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.- From global to regional scale: Remote sensing-based concepts and methods for mapping land-cover and land-cover change in tropical regions.- Effects of land-use change on matter and energy exchange between ecosystems in the rain forest margin and the atmosphere.- Science and technology and sustainable development in Brazilian Amazon.

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