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.

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Excerpt from Natural Selection and Tropical Nature
14
A von Humboldt and A Bonpland 181421
15
PART
69
J Haffer 1969
104
Speciation in Amazonian Forest Birds
137
34
142
2
167
10
173
PART EIGHT
513
A Aubréville 1938
522
An Estimate of the Number of Species of Trees in an Amazonian
545
38
551
Forest Dynamics and Regeneration
577
41
592
43
606
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622

14
186
H Janzen 1967
230
28
240
PART FOUR
269
18
306
20
321
PART FIVE
339
Excerpt from Contributions to an Insect Fauna of the Amazon Valley
347
H W Bates 1864
348
22
366
23
380
24
390
W Snow 1971
398
PART
407
E O Wilson 1958
413
Their Richness in Coleoptera and Other Arthropod Species
438
A GautierHion 1978
448
29
449
J H Crook and J S Gartlan 1966
457
PART
639
45
657
P H Raven and D I Axelrod 1974
664
T Kira 1978
672
PART ELEVEN
703
A GómezPompa C VázquezYanes and S Guevara 1972
711
R H MacArthur 1969
726
Effects of Selective Logging on the Behavioral Ecology
744
51
754
PART TWELVE
771
52
778
53
789
H Burkill 1935
801
Bibliography
837
Excerpt from The Naturalist on the River Amazons
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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