Tropical Lichens: Their Systematics, Conservation, and Ecology

Tropical Lichens: Their Systematics, Conservation, and Ecology

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Tropical Lichens: Their Systematics, Conservation, and Ecology by D. J. Galloway

Tropical lichens are not only of interest in themselves, but are of importance in the study of the ecosystems of which they are a part. Presented for the first time in book form, this comprehensive synthesis of information points to areas for further research, and summarizes discussions on the systematic, ecological, and biogeographical aspects of tropical lichens. Problems of lichen conservation are also included. Scientists concerned with environmental investigation, and in particular, with climactic change, will find this new work increasingly relevant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198577201
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1991
Series: Systematics Association Special Volume Series , #43
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Biogeographical Relationships of Pacific Tropical Lichen Floras, D.J. Galloway
2. The Lichen Genus Relicina in Australasia, J.A. Elix
3. Lichen Conservation in Hawaii, C.W. Smith
4. The Tropical Pacific Species of Usnea and Amalina and Their Relationship to Species in Other Parts of the World, G.N. Stevens
5. Lichens of Papua New Guinea, P.W. Lambley
6. Lichenological Observations in Low Montane Rainforests of Eastern Tanzania, H. Krog
7. New and Interesting Records of Tanzanian Foliicolous Lichens, E. Farkas
8. Evolutionary Rates in the Teloschistaceae, I Kärnefelt
9. Lichenological Studies in Ecuador, L. Arvidsson
10. Notes on the Lichen Flora of the Guianas, A Neo-Tropical Lowland Area, H.J.M. Sipman
11. Aspects of the Foliose Lichen Flora of the Southern Central Coast of São Paulo State, Brazil, M.P. Marcelli
12. Ultrastructure of Subtropical Crustose Lichens, S.C. Tucker, S.W. Mathews and R.L. Chapman
13. On the Importance of Botanical Gardens for Lichens in the Asian Tropics, L. Arvidsson
14. Some Foliicolous Lichens in Xishuangbanna, China, J.C. Wei and Y.M. Jiang
15. Observations on the Composition and Distribution of the Lobarion in Forests of South East Asia, P.A. Wolseley
16. Spore Ontogeny of Sphaerophorus diplotypus and S. fragilis, M. Wedin
17. Tropical Pyrenocarpous Lichens, A Phylogenetic Approach, A. Aptroot
18. Epilogue, T.D.V. Swinscow

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