Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystems: Biogeographical and Ecological Studies

Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystems: Biogeographical and Ecological Studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444427557
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Series: Ecosystems of the World Series
Pages: 714
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction (H. Lieth, M.J.A. Werger). Climate and Weather (W. Lauer). Vertical Stratification in Microclimate (T. Kira, K. Yoda). Soils (P.A. Sanchez). Hydrology (W.L.F. Brinkmann). American Tropical Forests (G.T. Prance). Vascular Epiphytism in America (D.H. Benzing). African Forests (A. Hamilton). Vascular Epiphytism in Africa (D.R. Johnsson). Southeast Asian Tropical Forests (T.C. Whitmore). Dipterocarp Reproductive Biology (P.S. Ashton). The Rain Forests of Northeastern Australia — Their Environment, Evolutionary History and Dynamics (G.C. Stocker, G.L. Unwin). Vascular Epiphytism in Australo-Asia (B.J. Wallace). The Forests in the Tropical Pacific Archipelagoes (M. Schmid). Lichens (H.J.M. Sipman, R.C. Harris). Bryophytes (S.R. Gradstein, T. Pocs). Pteridophytes (R. Tryon). The Climbers — Lianes and Vines (E.E. Hegarty). Primates of Peninsular Malaysia (E.L. Bennett, J.O. Caldecott). Bats (D.E. Wilson). Rodents (F. Dieterlen). Birds (J.R. Karr). Herpetofauna of Tropical America and Africa (R.F. Laurent). The Spatial Distribution of Flying Insects (S.L. Sutton). Moths (J.D. Holloway). Termites (N.M. Collins). Leaf-Cutting Ants (J.M. Cherrett). Dung Beetles (I. Hanski). Herbivory and Secondary Compounds in Rain-Forest Plants (P.G. Waterman, D. McKey). Mycorrhizas (D.J. Bagyaraj). Decomposition (M.J. Swift, J.M. Anderson). Decomposition in Tropical Rain Forests Compared With Other Parts of the World (G. Esser, H. Lieth). The Exploitation of the African Rain Forest and Man's Impact (R.M. Lawton). Exploitation in Southeast Asia (K. Kartawinata et al). Use and Misuse of Tropical Rain Forests (E.F. Bruenig). Author Index. Systematic Index. General Index.

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