2 edition of Tropical Forests found in the catalog.
Lugo, Ariel E.
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||461|
Types of tropical forest. Tropical forests are often thought of as evergreen rainforests and moist forests, however in reality only up to 60% of tropical forest is rainforest (depending on how this is defined - see maps). The remaining tropical forests are a diversity of many different forest types including: seasonally-dry tropical forest, mangroves, tropical freshwater swamp forests (or. Tropical Forests Sean C Thomas,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jennifer L Baltzer,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tropical forests, while occupying only one-tenth of the world’s land area, are disproportionately important in File Size: KB.
Purchase Tropical Forests, Volume 22 - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Book Edition: 1. In recent decades, tropical forests have suffered extensive clearing, fragmentation, degradation, and depletion of biodiversity. Once blanketing 12 percent of the world’s landmass, they now cover just 5 percent. While destruction continues in many places, tropical forest restoration is growing and may sequester as much as six gigatons of.
In this elegant book, we have defined ‘Tropical Forests’ broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote sensing, and (5) tropical forest Cited by: 3. Book chapter Full text access Chapter Five - Revisiting nutrient cycling by litterfall—Insights from 15 years of litter manipulation in old-growth lowland tropical forest Emma J. Sayer.
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In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote sensing, and (5) tropical forest.
Explores the biodiversity of forests, from microbes to mammals, as well as the adaptations of organisms to their environment and to the other species surrounding them.
This book examines the interactions between organisms and their physical surroundings and the processes that link the two into an 3/5. It describes how things work in the tropical rain forests of South and Central America.
It gives many useful examples of interactions among plants and animals to make the authors' points. Reading it really gave me a feel for the forest as a system of interconnected by: The meeting on which this book is based aimed to address two basic needs: to describe some of the marvellous biological treasures of tropical forests and to learn what they can tellus about processes in ecology, and to alert us all once again to the disaster which is.
Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate. This book, based on extensive international field research, highlights one solution for preserving this precious resource: empowering local people who depend on the forest for survival.
Synthesizing a vast amount of information that has never been brought together in one place, Roger D. Stone and Claudia D'Andrea provide a clearly. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests brings together a range of experts in diverse fields including biology, ecology, biogeography, and biogeochemistry, to review, synthesize, and explain the current state of our collective knowledge on the ecology and conservation of this endangered ecosystem.
The book. In this second edition of the book Tropical Forests, the chapters share the above issues and help in understanding, educating, and creating awareness on the role of "tropical forests" for the very survival of mankind, climate change, and the diversity of biota across the : Padmini Sudarshana, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao, Jaya R.
Soneji. Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) [Benoit, Peter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books 5/5(4). The tropical hardwood forests, including rain forests, occur throughout the lowland areas of the tropics—especially along the routes of rivers in Central and South America and in central and W Africa—and in the East Indies, the Malay Peninsula, and parts of India, Indochina, and Australia.
Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. It's teeming with life--many kinds of life. Giant cats and skittish bats. Squawking parrots and upside-down sloths. Even the trees seem animated, with their long, loopy vines.
From its earth floor to the top of the tree canopy, the tropical rain forest has morethings living in it than any other habitat on earth.5/5(9).
The text provides a sound, basic introduction to tropical rain forests, their climate, their layered structure, and their vital importance to the world’s environment while stopping to look more closely at a few plants and many animals that live in there, such as army ants, piranhas, anacondas, frogs, parrots, bats, and sloths/5(7).
In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests.
There are many different types of tropical forests-lowland wet forests, seasonal forests, cloud forests, bamboo forests, mangrove forests, and monsoon forests. The biodiversity in these areas is incredibly eclectic. Tropical Forests examines thReviews: 1. Veteran childrens nonfiction author, Seymour Simon, returns with this Smithsonian Institution book on rainforests.
With full color images featuring interesting wildlife and grand expanses of forest, the book is an enticing introduction to tropical rainforests for children/5.
Purchase Tropical Forests - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Tropical rain forests may shade imperceptibly into tropical moist forests, which in turn may shade gradually into tropical deciduous forests.
The forest that lines the banks of tropical rivers in seasonally dry habitats can more closely resemble a rain forest hundreds of miles away in both structure and species composition than it does a patch Released on: Janu Tropical Rain Forest One Small Square is one of our favorite Living Book Series for Science and Nature.
Filled with lovely pictures and tons of great information, the children and adults agree this series is. After publication of the first volume of the Tropical Rain Forest, the International Journal of Mycology and Lichenology commented ``This is a welcome addition to the literature on the ecology of tropical rain forests.
The book provides a wealth of data and stimulating discussions and is of great interest to ecologists interested in tropical. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests - Google Books Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'.
These forests have 3/5(1). Tropical Rain Forests book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Explains what tropical rain forests are like, looks at the pla /5.In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation.
With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding chapter, Rudel considers the. An overview of tropical rainforests for kids, based on 's popular web site for children ().
Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests, published in Septemberis suitable for kids ages 10 and up as well as adults.