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Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins

Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Constraints of Land Use and Conservation

  • Teja Tscharntke
  • Christoph Leuschner
  • Manfred Zeller
  • Edi Guhardja
  • Arifuddin Bidin
  • Contributes to an improved understanding of the processes that have destabilizing effects on ecological and socio-economic systems of tropical rain forest margins


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation — an introduction

  3. Ecosystem decay of Amazonian forest fragments: implications for conservation

  4. Moths at tropical forest margins — how mega-diverse insect assemblages respond to forest disturbance and recovery

    1. Konrad Fiedler, Nadine Hilt, Gunnar Brehm, Christian H. Schulze
      Pages 37-58
  5. Amphibian communities in disturbed forests: lessons from the Neo- and Afrotropics

    1. Raffael Ernst, K. Eduard Linsenmair, Raquel Thomas, Mark-Oliver Rödel
      Pages 59-85
  6. Fine root mass, distribution and regeneration in disturbed primary forests and secondary forests of the moist tropics

    1. Dietrich Hertel, Christoph Leuschner, Marieke Harteveld, Maria Wiens
      Pages 87-106
  7. Surface soil organic carbon pools, mineralization and CO2 efflux rates under different land-use types in Central Panama

  8. Forest structure as influenced by different types of community forestry in a lower montane rainforest of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1. Johannes Dietz, Dirk Hölscher, Christoph Leuschner, Adam Malik, M. Amran Amir
      Pages 131-146
  9. Impact of forest disturbance and land use change on soil and litter arthropod assemblages in tropical rainforest margins

    1. Sonja Migge-Kleian, Lars Woltmann, Iswandi Anas, Wenke Schulz, Andrea Steingrebe, Matthias Schaefer
      Pages 147-163
  10. From ecological to political buffer zone: ethnic politics and forest encroachment in Upland Central Sulawesi

  11. Assessing economic preferences for biological diversity and ecosystem services at the Central Sulawesi rainforest margin — a choice experiment approach

    1. Jan Barkmann, Klaus Glenk, Handian Handi, Leti Sundawati, Jan-Patrick Witte, Rainer Marggraf
      Pages 179-206
  12. Forest Products and Household Incomes: Evidence from Rural Households Living in the Rainforest Margins of Central Sulawesi

    1. Stefan Schwarze, Björn Schippers, Robert Weber, Heiko Faust, Adhitya Wardhono, Manfred Zeller et al.
      Pages 207-222
  13. Sustainable management of agroforestry systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Ivette Perfecto, Inge Armbrecht, Stacy M. Philpott, Lorena Soto-Pinto, Thomas V. Dietsch
      Pages 225-261
    3. Roland Olschewski, Teja Tscharntke, Pablo C. Benítez, Stefan Schwarze, Alexandra-Maria Klein
      Pages 263-276
    4. Merijn M. Bos, Patrick Höhn, Shahabuddin Saleh, Boris Büche, Damayanti Buchori, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter et al.
      Pages 277-294
    5. Katja Kehlenbeck, Hadi Susilo Arifin, Brigitte L. Maass
      Pages 295-317
    6. S. Robbert Gradstein, Michael Kessler, Ramadhanil Pitopang
      Pages 319-332

About this book


biodiversity development ecosystem environment forest rainforest

Editors and affiliations

  • Teja Tscharntke
    • 1
  • Christoph Leuschner
    • 2
  • Manfred Zeller
    • 3
  • Edi Guhardja
    • 4
  • Arifuddin Bidin
    • 5
  1. 1.Agroecology GroupUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and SubtropicsUniversity of Hohenheim (490)StuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Center for Tropical Forest MarginInstitut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)BogorIndonesia
  5. 5.Universitas TadulakoPaluIndonesia

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

The 22 chapters of the book are organized in three parts. … In summary, ‘Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins’ presents a broad overview of the research area and can be recommended to anybody concerned with conservation and use of tropical rainforest from graduate students to senior scientists. … Each chapter provides extensive lists of references which might be of help for further readings in the specific field of research. A number of flow-charts, photos and figures illustrate the research questions." (Nina Farwig, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 9, 2008)

"In this book, 91 authors contribute their results and views in 22 chapters, organized in three parts. The chapters are based on papers presented at the international ‘STORMA’ (Stability of rain forest margins in Indonesia) Symposium held in Goettingen, Germany, in 2005. … there is much of interest for a very wide spectrum of scientists and policy makers dealing with tropical rain forests." (Marinus J. A. Werger, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)