Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management

Proceedings of ESF Conference, Oxford University, 12–16 December 1998

  • K. Eduard Linsenmair
  • A. J. Davis
  • B. Fiala
  • M. R. Speight

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Introduction — Canopy science: time to shape up

  3. Sampling and Access

  4. Plants in the Canopy

  5. Animals in the Canopy

  6. Hydrology, Microclimate and Light

  7. Architecture

  8. Education, Management and Conservation

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-370

About this book


Almost half of all life on earth may exist in the world's forest canopies. They may also play a vital role in maintaining the planet's climate, yet they remain largely unexplored owing to difficulties of access. They are renowned for their great diversity and role in forest functioning, yet there are still great gaps in the understanding of this `last biological frontier'. This seminal book shows how canopy science is now in a position to answer many of the outstanding questions, among which are some of the most pressing environmental issues society is presently facing. It represents a major summary of the current understanding of canopy ecology, and maps a path forward into a greater understanding of tropical forest ecology and management at a time when the very future of this ecosystem is threatened by humanity's actions.


Ecology Fauna Transpiration ecosystem environment erosion forest forest trees hydrology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Eduard Linsenmair
    • 1
  • A. J. Davis
    • 2
  • B. Fiala
    • 3
  • M. R. Speight
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology BiozentrumUniversity of WuerzburgGermany
  2. 2.Green CollegeOxford UniversityOxfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology BiozentrumWuerzburgGermany
  4. 4.St. Anne’s College and Department of ZoologyOxford UniversityOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5724-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3606-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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