Book 2008

Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics


ISBN: 978-0-387-33641-1 (Print) 978-0-387-33642-8 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Patterns of Living and Non-living Components of Old Fields After Abandonment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-21


    3. Chapter

      Pages 22-72

      Trends in Above and Belowground Carbon with Forest Regrowth After Agricultural Abandonment in the Neotropics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 73-92

      Post Sugar Cane Succession in Moist Alluvial Sites in Puerto Rico

    5. Chapter

      Pages 93-114

      Soil Fungi and Macrofauna in the Neotropics

    6. Chapter

      Pages 115-138

      Earthworms and Post-Agricultural Succession

  3. Mechanisms and Tolerances that Cause Plant-Plant Replacements Producing Old Field Vegetation Patterns

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

    2. Chapter

      Pages 141-164

      Factors Affecting the Species Richness and Composition of Neotropical Secondary Succession: A Case Study of Abandoned Agricultural Land in Panama

    3. Chapter

      Pages 165-191

      Seed Dispersal by Cattle: Natural History and Applications to Neotropical Forest Restoration and Agroforestry

    4. Chapter

      Pages 192-215

      The Roles of Disperser Behavior and Physical Habitat Structure in Regeneration of Post-Agricultural Fields

    5. Chapter

      Pages 216-220

      Neotropic Post-Dispersal Seed Predation

    6. Chapter

      Pages 221-230

      Facilitation Versus Competition in Neotropical Old-Fields: A Case Study After Pinus taeda Cultivation in Brazil

    7. Chapter

      Pages 231-244

      Recruitment of Dry Forest Tree Species in Central Brazil Pastures

  4. Restoration, Management, and the Future of Post-Agricultural Areas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245

    2. Chapter

      Pages 247-264

      Microbial Biomass in Native Amazonian Ecosystems and its Adaptation to Deforestation and Pasture Introduction and Management

    3. Chapter

      Pages 265-295

      Management for Sustainability and Restoration of Degraded Pastures in the Neotropics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 296-304

      Conclusions, Synthesis, and Future Directions

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 305-308