Tropical Trees and Forests

What is a tree?. The botanical world of the tropics. Elements of tree architecture. Inherited tree architecture. Opportunistic tree architecture. Forests and vegetation.

Author: Francis Hallé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: MINN:319510001687870

Category: Forest ecology

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What is a tree?. The botanical world of the tropics. Elements of tree architecture. Inherited tree architecture. Opportunistic tree architecture. Forests and vegetation.
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Tropical Trees and Forests

In: The Formation of Wood in Forest Trees. ZIMMERMANN, M.H. (ed.). New York: Academic Press, 1964, pp. 479–495 AMADON, D. (374): Birds of the Congo and Amazon forests. In: Tropical Forest Ecosystems in Africa and South America: A ...

Author: F. Halle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642811906

Category: Science

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Trees and Forests of Tropical Asia

... and Stuart J. Davies, “Wildlife differentially affect tree and liana regeneration in a tropical forest: An 18- year study ... density- dependent mortality in tropical trees,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288 (2021): 20210001.

Author: Peter Ashton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226535722

Category: Science

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Informed by decades of researching tropical Asian forests, a comprehensive, up-to-date, and beautifully illustrated synthesis of the natural history of this unique place. Trees and Forests of Tropical Asia invites readers on an expedition into the leafy, humid, forested landscapes of tropical Asia—the so-called tapovan, a Sanskrit word for the forest where knowledge is attained through tapasya, or inner struggle. Peter Ashton and David Lee, two of the world’s leading scholars on Asian tropical rain forests, reveal the geology and climate that have produced these unique forests, the diversity of species that inhabit them, the means by which rain forest tree species evolve to achieve unique ecological space, and the role of humans in modifying the landscapes over centuries. Following Peter Ashton’s extensive On the Forests of Tropical Asia, the first book to describe the forests of the entire tropical Asian region from India east to New Guinea, this new book provides a more condensed and updated overview of tropical Asian forests written accessibly for students as well as tropical forest biologists, ecologists, and conservation biologists.
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Trees and Forests of Tropical Asia

Following Peter Ashton’s extensive On the Forests of Tropical Asia, the first book to describe the forests of the entire tropical Asian region from India east to New Guinea, this new book provides a more condensed and updated overview of ...

Author: Peter S. Ashton

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ISBN: 022653555X

Category: Forest ecology

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"Exploring the Tapovan takes the reader on an expedition into the leafy, clammy, forested landscapes of tropical Asia. Peter Ashton and David Lee, two of the world's leading scholars on Asian tropical rain forests reveal the geology and climate that have produced these unique forests, the diversity of species that inhabit them, and the role of humans in modifying the landscapes over centuries. This work follows Peter Ashton's massive On the Forests of Tropical Asia, the first book to describe the forests of the entire tropical Asian region, from Sind to New Guinea. It provides a more condensed, accessible, and updated overview of tropical Asian forests aimed at students as well as tropical forest biologists, ecologists, and conservation biologists"--
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Tropical Forests

This book examines the interactions between organisms and their physical surroundings and the processes that link the two into an integrated ecosystem.

Author: Peter D. Moore

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438118741

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 267

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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 integrated ecosystem.
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The Ecology of Tropical Forest Tree Seedlings

The audience for this book will include foresters, ecologists and resource managers who are interested in the structure, functioning and regeneration of tropical forests.

Author: Unesco

Publisher: Unesco

ISBN: IND:30000055309417

Category: Science

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The volume brings together findings of key research scientists into seedling establishment and environmental requirements in many different forest situations. Commercial and native forest species are examined from different forest types and from different countries. Addressed are such issues as the demography, morphology and physiology of seedlings and their responses to the availability of resources, notably light, nutrient and water. The audience for this book will include foresters, ecologists and resource managers who are interested in the structure, functioning and regeneration of tropical forests.
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Tree and Forest Measurement

... Tree allometry and improved estimation of carbon stocks and balance in tropical forests. Oecologia 145:87–99 Chave Jet al (2014) Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees. Global Change Biol.

Author: P. W. West

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319147086

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Forests must be measured if they are to be managed and conserved properly. This book describes the essential principles of modern forest measurement, whether using simple hand-held equipment or sophisticated satellite imagery. It particularly focuses on measuring forest biomass over large forest areas, a key aspect of climate change studies, as well as the volumes of wood that are commercially available. Written in a straightforward style, it will be accessible to anyone who works with forests, from the professional forester to the layperson. It considers not only how and why forests are measured but also the scientific basis of the measurements taken.
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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Forests

Interciencia 19:347-351 Hall JB, Okali DUU (1978) Observer-bias in a floristic survey of complex tropical vegetation. J Ecol 66:241-249 Hallé F, Oldeman RAA, Tomlinson PB (1978) Tropical trees and forests: an architectural analysis.

Author: Gordon H. Orians

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642797552

Category: Science

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Although biologists have directed much attention to estimating the extent and causes of species losses, the consequences for ecosystem functioning have been little studied. This book examines the impact of biodiversity on ecosystem processes in tropical forests - one of the most species-rich and at the same time most endangered ecosystems on earth. It covers the relationships between biodiversity and primary production, secondary production, biogeochemical cycles, soil processes, plant life forms, responses to disturbance, and resistance to invasion. The analyses focus on the key ecological interfaces where the loss of keystone species is most likely to influence the rate and stability of ecosystem processes.
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Tropical Forests Management and Ecology

Tropical Trees and Forests, and Architectural Analysis. Springer-Verlag, New York. Hart, T.B. 1990. Monospecific dominance in tropical rain forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5:6–11. Hart, T.B., J.A. Hart, and P.G. Murphy. 1989.

Author: Ariel E. Lugo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461224983

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Forestry professors used to remind students that, whereas physicians bury their mistakes, foresters die before theirs are noticed. But good institutions live longer than the scientists who contribute to building them, and the half-century of work of the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Tropical Forestry (ITF) is in plain view: an unprecedented corpus of accomplishments that would instill pride in any organization. There is scarcely anyone interested in current issues of tropical forestry who would not benefit from a refresher course in ITF's findings: its early collaboration with farmers to establish plantations, its successes in what we now call social forestry, its continuous improvement of nursery practices, its screening trials of native species, its development of wood-processing technologies appropriate for developing countries, its thorough analysis of tropical forest function, and its holistic approach toward conservation of endangered species. Fortunately, ITF has a long history of information exchange through teaching; like many others, I got my own start in tropical forest ecology fromjust such a course in Puerto Rico. And long before politicians recognized the global importance of tropical forestry, the ITF staff served actively as ambassadors of the discipline, visiting tropical coun tries everywhere to learn and, when invited to do so, to help solve local problems. It is a general principle of biogeography that species' turnover rates on islands are higher than those on continents. Inevitably, the same is true of scientists assigned to work on islands.
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