Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries

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Robin L. Chazdon, T. C. Whitmore, Timothy Charles Whitmore
University of Chicago Press, 2002 - 862 páginas
Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology presents a timely collection of pioneering work in the study of these diverse and fascinating ecosystems. Modeled on the highly successful Foundations of Ecology, this book consists of facsimiles of papers chosen by world experts in tropical biology as the "classics" in the field. The papers are organized into sections on related topics, each introduced with a discussion of their role in triggering subsequent research. Topics covered include ecological and evolutionary perspectives on the origins of tropical diversity; plant-animal interactions; patterns of species diversity and distribution of arthropods, vertebrates, and plants; forest dynamics and ecosystem ecology; conservation biology; and tropical forest management.

Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology makes essential works in the development of tropical biology available in a convenient form to both senior scholars interested in the roots of their discipline and to students encountering the field for the first time, as well as to everyone concerned with tropical conservation.
 

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I have read MacArthur's paper in this collection. It is an excellent one, outstandingly clear and the majority of its contents survived the passage of time. High promary productivity, and less seasonality explain tropical diversity via biotic interactions.

Contenido

PART
5
Excerpt from Natural Selection and Tropical Nature
14
PART
69
7
114
34
142
10
173
Latitudinal Variations in Organic Diversity
187
A A Fedorov 1966
205
A GautierHion 1978
448
J H Crook and J S Gartlan 1966
457
32
470
PART EIGHT
513
A Aubréville 1938
522
39
579
41
592
43
606

E R Pianka 1966
216
14
227
28
240
J Haffer 1969
266
PART FOUR
269
Speciation in Amazonian Forest Birds
304
18
306
20
321
2
324
PART FIVE
339
Excerpt from Contributions to an Insect Fauna of the Amazon Valley
347
H W Bates 1864
348
Excerpt from The Naturalist on the River Amazons
366
23
380
24
390
W Snow 1971
398
PART
407
E O Wilson 1958
413
PART SEVEN
441
29
447
8
616
PART
639
3
650
45
657
T Kira 1978
672
PART ELEVEN
703
47
711
P H Raven and D I Axelrod 1974
715
R H MacArthur 1969
726
Effects of Selective Logging on the Behavioral Ecology
744
PART TWELVE
771
53
789
54
804
55
814
Westoby 1979
827
T Belt 1874
839
F G Stehli and S D Webb 1985
843
Patterns of Communities in the Tropics
850
List of Contributors
861
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Robin L. Chazdon is a professor in the Department of Ecology and the Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut and coeditor of Tropical Forest Plan Ecophysiology. T. C. Whitmore is an affiliated lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge and the author of seven books, including An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests.

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