How Rain Forests Are Studied

  • Marius Jacobs


The study of tropical rain forests has advanced brilliantly in recent years, but theories about the rain forest still differ markedly from expert to expert. Several traditional approaches can be discerned, however, and in any case we are interested here in the general picture.


Rain Forest Tropical Rain Forest Density Index Malay Peninsula Research Plot 
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    Although Baur (1968, p. 1) makes a good case for the spelling of rainforest as a single word, “as indicating the community’s status as a fully independent plant formation and to avoid undue emphasis on rain as the sole determining environment factor”, we follow Richards (1952) in keeping the words separate, but spell them with small initial letters.Google Scholar

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