Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present, and Future

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Eldredge Bermingham, Christopher W. Dick, Craig Moritz
University of Chicago Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Nature - 745 pages
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Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities. Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and community ecology, the volume also offers insights from those fields into how rainforests will endure the impact of anthropogenic change. With more than sixty contributors, Tropical Rainforests will be of great interest to students and professionals in tropical ecology and conservation.


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About the author (2005)

Eldredge Bermingham is a staff scientist and deputy director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and an associate professor in the biology departments of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and McGill University in Montreal. Christopher Dick is a Tupper postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Craig Moritz is director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, chairman of the Berkeley Natural History Museum, and professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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