The importance of tropical dry forests to global biodiversity
The expertise of the editors and contributors to this volume
A broad range of subjects including distribution of tropical dry forests, biodiversity of flora and fauna (from community to genetic level), physiological ecology, plant animal interactions, ecosystem processes, and conservation biology
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests as a Natural System
Animal Biodiversity of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Ecosystem Processes in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Human Impacts and Conservation in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
About this book
Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests brings together a range of experts in diverse fields including biology, ecology, biogeography, and biogeochemistry, to review, synthesize, and explain the current state of our collective knowledge on the ecology and conservation of this endangered ecosystem.
The book offers a synthetic and cross-disciplinary review of recent work with an expansive scope, including sections on distribution, diversity, ecosystem function, and human impacts. Throughout, contributors emphasize conservation issues, particularly emerging threats and promising solutions, with key chapters on climate change, fragmentation, restoration, ecosystem services, and sustainable use.
Seasonally dry tropical forests represent scientific terrain that is poorly explored, and there is an urgent need for increased understanding. This book represents an important step in bringing together the most current scientific information about this vital ecosystem.
- Dry forests
- Latin America
- Seasonally dry tropical forests
About the authors
Book Title: Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Book Subtitle: Ecology and Conservation
Editors: Rodolfo Dirzo, Hillary S. Young, Harold A. Mooney, Gerardo Ceballos
Publisher: Island Press Washington, DC
eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
Copyright Information: Island Press 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61091-021-7Published: 18 September 2011
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 394
Topics: Environmental Management, Forestry, Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecosystems