Tropical Tree Physiology

Adaptations and Responses in a Changing Environment

  • Guillermo Goldstein
  • Louis S. Santiago

Part of the Tree Physiology book series (TREE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Physiology and Life History Traits of Unique Tropical Growth Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guang-You Hao, Kun-Fang Cao, Guillermo Goldstein
      Pages 3-24
    3. Eleinis Ávila-Lovera, Exequiel Ezcurra
      Pages 45-65
    4. Heidi J. Renninger, Nathan G. Phillips
      Pages 67-101
    5. Paula I. Campanello, Eric Manzané, Mariana Villagra, Yong-Jiang Zhang, Adela M. Panizza, Débora di Francescantonio et al.
      Pages 103-124
  3. Adaptive Responses of Woody Plants to Particular Tropical Habitats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Pia Parolin, Leandro V. Ferreira, Maria Teresa F. Piedade, Cátia Nunes da Cunha, Florian Wittmann, Mauricio E. Arias
      Pages 127-147
    3. Catherine E. Lovelock, Ken W. Krauss, Michael J. Osland, Ruth Reef, Marilyn C. Ball
      Pages 149-179
  4. Plant Hydraulics and Water Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Sandra J. Bucci, Guillermo Goldstein, Fabian G. Scholz, Frederick C. Meinzer
      Pages 205-225
    3. Louis S. Santiago, Damien Bonal, Mark E. De Guzman, Eleinis Ávila-Lovera
      Pages 243-258
  5. Nutrient Limitation of Ecophysiological Processes in Tropical Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. James W. Dalling, Katherine Heineman, Omar R. Lopez, S. Joseph Wright, Benjamin L. Turner
      Pages 261-273
    3. Louis S. Santiago, Guillermo Goldstein
      Pages 299-315
  6. Carbon Economy and Allocation of Tropical Trees and Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Guillermo Goldstein, Louis S. Santiago, Paula I. Campanello, Gerardo Avalos, Yong-Jiang Zhang, Mariana Villagra
      Pages 319-336
    3. Yong-Jiang Zhang, Piedad M. Cristiano, Yong-Fei Zhang, Paula I. Campanello, Zheng-Hong Tan, Yi-Ping Zhang et al.
      Pages 337-355
  7. Ecophysiological Processes at Different Temporal Scales

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Roel J. W. Brienen, Jochen Schöngart, Pieter A. Zuidema
      Pages 439-461
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 463-467

About this book


This book presents the latest information on tropical tree physiology, making it a valuable research tool for a wide variety of researchers. It is also of general interest to ecologists (e.g. Ecological Society of America; > 3000 or 4000 members at annual meeting), physiologists (e.g. American Society of Plant Biologists; > 2,000 members at annual meeting), and tropical biologists (e.g. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, ATBC; > 500 members at annual meeting). (American Geophysical Union(AGU), > 20000 members at annual meeting). Since plant physiology is taught at every university that offers a life sciences, forestry or agricultural program, and physiology is a focus at research institutes and agencies worldwide, the book is a must-have for university and research institution libraries.



Drought tolerance Hydraulic architecture Photosynthesis Sap flow Transpiration

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillermo Goldstein
    • 1
  • Louis S. Santiago
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Botany & Plant sciencesUniversity of CaliforniaRIVERSIDEUSA

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