Research Perspectives

  • J. S. Singh
  • R. K. Chaturvedi


Tropical dry forests (TDFs) contain unique and threatened biodiversity (Pennington et al. 2009) and provide a suite of ecosystem services which are the basis for the livelihoods of millions of people; however, the understanding of the linkages between ecological processes and human well-being is poor (Maass et al. 2005). In most of the dry tropical regions, ecosystem services and their delivery have not been quantified. For the sustainable development in the TDF areas, there is an urgent need of holistic understanding of the interrelationships among various productive activities, human well-being and ecosystem functioning (Maass et al. 2005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Singh
    • 1
  • R. K. Chaturvedi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Center for Integrative ConservationXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of SciencesMenglaChina

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