Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests

Review of tropical dry forest biogeography, palaeontology, ecology and ecosystem functions.

Author: Stephen H. Bullock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521435145

Category: Science

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Review of tropical dry forest biogeography, palaeontology, ecology and ecosystem functions.
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Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests

contents. Introduction rodolfo dirzo, hillary s. young, harold a. mooney, and
gerardo ceballos PART I SEASONALLY DRY TROPICAL FORESTS AS A
NATURAL SYSTEM 1 Chapter 1 Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forests: Diversity,
Endemism, ...

Author: Rodolfo Dirzo

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910217

Category: Science

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Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because of the relative paucity of attention paid to them by scientists and researchers and a lack of published information on the subject. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests seeks to address this shortcoming by bringing 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 seasonally dry tropical forests. The book offers a synthetic and cross-disciplinary review of recent work with an expansive scope, including sections on distribution, diversity, ecosystem function, and human impacts. Throughout, contributors emphasize conservation issues, particularly emerging threats and promising solutions, with key chapters on climate change, fragmentation, restoration, ecosystem services, and sustainable use. Seasonally dry tropical forests are extremely rich in biodiversity, and are seriously threatened. They represent scientific terrain that is poorly explored, and there is an urgent need for increased understanding of the system's basic ecology. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests represents an important step in bringing together the most current scientific information about this vital ecosystem and disseminating it to the scientific and conservation communities.
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Germination and Seed Viability of the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest Tree Bursera Copallifera DC Bullock Burseraceae and Other Common Bursera of Morelos Mexico

Bursera species of seasonally dry habitats are typically deciduous during the dry
season . Many species flower near ... Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest
Environment The state of Morelos is located just south of Mexico City . As part of
the Balsas ...

Author: Evelyn Anne Healy

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ISBN: UCAL:X78866

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Neotropical Savannas and Seasonally Dry Forests

have also provided a west-to-east dispersal opportunity for some lowland
seasonally dry tropical forest species, moving from the coast to the Marañon
valley or vice versa (Bridgewater et al., 2003; LinaresPalomino et al., 2003).
Although ...

Author: R. Toby Pennington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420004496

Category: Science

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More often than not, when people think of a neotropical forest, what comes to mind is a rain forest, rather than a dry forest. Just as typically, when they imagine a savanna, they visualize the African plains, rather than those dry woodlands and grasslands found in the Neotropics. These same preconceptions can be found among scientists, as these ne
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Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest

In this book, we review important studies on TDFs around the globe, particularly those in the northern dry deciduous forests of India.

Author: J S Singh

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ISBN: 9811072612

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Tropical dry deciduous forests (TDFs) can be found in severe and extremely variable climates characterized by low annual rainfall, 5-6 dry months within the annual cycle, and nutrient-poor soil. Several terms have been used for this vegetation type such as seasonally dry tropical forest (SDTF), tropical dry deciduous forest, monsoon forest, caatinga, cuabal, etc. More than any other factor, the lack of precipitation during a prolonged portion of the year is what produces true dry forest, an ecosystem type characterized by plants and animals with specific adaptations to survive the long dry season. Deciduousness is the single most important adaptation among plants to the extended droughts. Most of the trees drop their leaves after the rains end, and essentially halt photosynthesis, as they would otherwise be unable to survive the water loss during the dry season. TDFs are subject to intensive anthropogenic disturbances and are among the most at-risk ecosystems in the world. In order to assess the conservation status of this forest type, information is required on its distribution pattern, climate, the structure and functional traits of its vegetation, phenology, strategies for coping with drought and nutrient poverty, and disturbances and their effects. In this book, we review important studies on TDFs around the globe, particularly those in the northern dry deciduous forests of India. We put forward the claim that those TDFs that experience drought and arise on nutrient-poor sites feature adaptations such as deciduousness, as well as a variety of nutrient conservation strategies. They also experience biotic disturbances, which can result in fragmentation and ecosystem conversion, and therefore exhibit changes in biomass, productivity, and soil microbial biomass, etc.
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Research Programme on the Change of Tropical Forests and Their Influences

Objectives Tropical dry forest ecosystems in Thailand , which comprise
approximately two - thirds of the total forest area of the country , have the strong
seasonality resulting from monsoon climates in Southeast Asia . Seasonality of
forest ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C081201289

Category: Forest ecology

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Global Biodiversity

Seasonally dry tropical forests . Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , U.K.
46 Sarmiento , G. 1992. A conceptual model relating environmental factors and
vegetation formations in the lowlands of tropical South America . Pp . 583-601 .

Author: Brian Groombridge

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822029703352

Category: Science

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This publication gives a broad ecological overview of current condition in the three main parts of the biosphere, the seas, the land and inland waters. It also provides an historical context, from the origin of life on the planet onward. This has been done to demonstrate the long history of life on earth and to emphasise the brevity of human existence. The first part of the book includes a discussion of the components of biodiversity and an account of the expansion of this diversity through geological time and the pattern of distribution on the planet. The second part covers features of human impacts on the environment and the uses currently made of biodiversity. The main lesson drawn is that while life itself has remarkable tenacity, the tenure on earth of individual species has always been a strictly limited one. The environment of any species has two main roles: to provide the essential materials for growth and reproduction of the species and to remove or transform its waste products. A failure of either of these two will have an adverse or catastrophic impact on the species concerned. Ecosystems and the biosphere continue to function because the relentless pressure of natural selection has meant that organisms have evolved that thrive on the waste products of other organisms. This is considered in the book to be the function of biological diversity. A large number of tables and maps are presented in this publication, including a table on biodiversity at country level. This book has a companion volume, 'Life Counts'.
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Tropical Forestry Papers

The remaining species occur primarily in seasonally dry tropical forest and flower
and fruit predominantly during the dry season between October and April , in
common with the majority of trees of the dry tropical forest ( Janzen , 1967 ;
Frankie ...

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ISBN: WISC:89101577807

Category: Forests and forestry

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Miocene Paleosols and Ape Habitats of Pakistan and Kenya

8 riparian fringing forest upper and lower sections ( Kaulial east and west ) 500 -
840 - mm annual rainfall , seasonally dry , tropical Kala lower section ( Kaulial
west and YPL262 / 2 ) 8 . 6 - 8 . 5 590 - 820 - mm annual rainfall , seasonally dry
 ...

Author: Greg John Retallack

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press ; Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022028008

Category: Apes, Fossil.

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In this book, the habitats of our apelike ancestors of the Miocene epoch -- some 7 to 20 million years ago -- are re-examined from the perspective of knowledge yielded by the buried fossil soils in which they have been found. Fossilized soils, or paleosols, are distinctive layers within a sedimentary or volcanic sequence, and they also can be clues to former ecosystems and other aspects of paleoenvironments. Here the author characterizes in detail some 20 kinds of paleosols from the Kenyan and Pakistani localities for the dryopithicane and ramapithicine apes made famous by L.S.B. Leakey and D.R. Pilbeam. The extensive evidence cited allows for the reassessment of vegetation and landscape features of ancient tropical sites that are the source of much of what is known about our remote Miocene ancestors. The text also provides a basis for understanding paleosols formed in all tropical climates and alluvial settings, and offers a model for future research on human evolution and major events in the geological history of soils. It is a valuable resource for paleontologists, anthropologists, and soil scientists.
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New Zealand Journal of Botany

Biomass distribution and primary productivity of tropical dry forests . In : Bullock
SP , Mooney HA , Medina E ed . Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest . Cambridge , UK
, Cambridge University Press . Pp . 326–345 . Mataki M , Koshy KC , Lal M 2006.

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ISBN: WISC:89119933125

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Monograph of Ruprechtia Polygonaceae

HABITATS AND DISTRIBUTION Most species of Ruprechtia grow in seasonally
dry tropical forests and woodlands ( sensu Pennington et al . 2000 ) , and a small
group of species occurs in riverine and gallery forests . The dry forests in which ...

Author: Colin A. Pendry

Publisher: Amer Society of Plant Taxonomists

ISBN: UOM:39015058099782

Category: Science

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Taxonomic monograph of the Neotropical genus Ruprechtia (Polygonaceae); introductory chapters on morphology, phylogeny, distribution; taxonomy (37 species; keys, nomenclature, full descriptions, discussions); bibliography. index.
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Brazilian Journal of Biology

In this sense , they considered the semi - arid caatinga as one of the largest
areas of sea - sonal dry tropical forest . Pennington et al . ( 2000 , 2004 ) , noting
the existence of strong floristic links between well separated areas of seasonally
dry ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072641015

Category: Biology

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Dynamics of Tropical Dry Forests in St Lucia West Indies

Production of fine roots and the seasonality of their growth in a Mexican
deciduous dry forest . Vegetatio 90 ... Leaf - litter and changing nutrient levels in a
seasonally dry tropical hardwood forest , Belize , C.A. Plant and Soil 55 : 429-443
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Author: Otto J. Gonzalez

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ISBN: UOM:39015032537485

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Ecology Abstracts

In tropical moist forests , length of the dry period may have a profound influence
on leat dynamics , plant growth and ... Seasonally dry tropical forests have been
largely ignored in discussions of vegetation changes during the Quaternary .

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ISBN: UOM:39015053592278

Category: Ecology

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Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.
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Systematic Botany Monographs

Andira fraxinifolia , A. legalis , A. anthelmia , A. ormosioides , and A. nitida grow
both in restinga and adjacent rain forests in eastern Brazil . Andira jaliscensis is a
species of seasonally dry tropical forests , as is A. inermis subsp . glabricalyx .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924094757899

Category: Plants

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Root Carbohydrate Storage in Temperate and Tropical Forest Tree Seedlings

Occasional droughts are an integral feature of some tropical rainforests ( Walsh
and Newbery 1999 ) . In tropical dry and moist forests , seasonality in rainfall
leads to pronounced changes in both soil nutrient ( Lodge et al . 1994 , Campo et
al .

Author: Meera Iyer

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ISBN: MSU:31293028454563

Category: Biotic communities

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Journal of Tropical Forest Science

However , in species - rich tropical forests , selective logging guidelines for tree
retention under uneven - aged management will ... Materials and methods Study
sites Las Trancas is a seasonally dry tropical forest owned and managed by the ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00755965J

Category: Forest management

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