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Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology Classic Papers with Commentaries

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ISBN-10: 0226102254

ISBN-13: 9780226102252

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Robin L. Chazdon, T. C. Whitmore

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This book presents a timely collection of pioneering work in the study of these diverse and fascinating ecosystems. It consists of facsimiles of papers chosen by world experts in tropical biology as the 'classics' in the field.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 850
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Tropical Naturalists of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
Excerpts from Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, during the Years 1799-1804
Excerpt from The Naturalist on the River Amazons
Excerpt from The Naturalist in Nicaragua
Excerpt from Natural Selection and Tropical Nature
Excerpt from Plant-Geography upon a Physiological Basis
What Shaped Tropical Biotas As We See Them Today?
The Pleistocene Changes of Vegetation and Climate in Tropical South America
Speciation in Amazonian Forest Birds
Excerpts from Angiosperm Biogeography and Past Continental Movements
A Kaleidoscope of Plates, Faunal and Floral Dispersals, and Sea Level Changes
Three Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives on the Origins of Tropical Diversity
Evolution in the Tropics
Latitudinal Variations in Organic Diversity
The Structure of the Tropical Rain Forest and Speciation in the Humid Tropics
Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity: A Review of Concepts
Why Mountain Passes are Higher in the Tropics
Patterns of Communities in the Tropics
Diversity in Tropical Rain Forests and Coral Reefs
Plant-Animal Interactions and Community Structure
Herbivores and the Number of Tree Species in Tropical Forests
Effects of Leaf Age and Plant Life History Patterns on Herbivory
Excerpt from Principles of Dispersal in Higher Plants
Ecology, Flowering Phenology, and Hummingbird Pollination of some Costa Rican Heliconia Species
Coevolution
Contributions to an Insect Fauna of the Amazon Valley. Lepidoptera: Heliconidae
Excerpt from The Naturalist in Nicaragua
On the Pollination Ecology of Ficus sycomorus in East Africa
Biologically Active Compounds in Orchid Fragrances
Evolutionary Aspects of Fruit-Eating by Birds
Case Studies of Arthropod Diversity and Distribution
Patchy Distributions of Ant Species in New Guinea Rain Forests
Entomological Studies from a High Tower in Mpanga Forest, Uganda
Tropical Forests: Their Richness in Coleoptera and Other Arthropod Species
Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity
Excerpts from The Distribution of Feeding Habits among Animals in a Tropical Rain Forest
Evolution of Primate Societies
Excerpt from The Seasonality and Population Dynamics of Equatorial Forest Birds i