Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present, and Future
Eldredge Bermingham, Christopher W. Dick, Craig Moritz
University of Chicago Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Nature - 745 pages
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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Evolution Ecology and Conservation of
Part I Evolutionary and Ecological Determinants of Tropical Rainforest Diversity
The History and Ecology of Tropical Rainforest Communities
3 Phylogenetic Perspectives on Patterns of Regional and Local Species Richness
4 LargeScale Diversity and SpeciesArea Relationships in Tropical Tree Communities under the Neutral Theory
5 Palynological Richness and the Tropical Rainforest
6 The Pleistocene Vector of Neotropical Diversity
Mechanisms and Timing of Diversification
17 The Origin and Evolution of Australias Eastern Highlands
18 The Origins and Tertiary History of Australian Tropical Rainforests
19 Patterns and Causes of Vegetation Change in the Australian Wet Tropics Region over the Last 10 Million Years
Insights from Spatial Analyses of Species and Genes in Australias Wet Tropics
Community Assemblage by Taxon Pulses
Patterns and Possible Determinants
23 Dynamics of Seedling Recruitment in an Australian Tropical Rainforest
24 The Theory and Practice of Planning for LongTerm Conservation of Biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Rainforests of Australia
Implications for Conservation
The Importance of Ecotones in Rainforest Speciation
Implications for Conservation
11 Dynamic Landscape Models for Tropical Rainforests
Perspectives from Barro Colorado Island
13 Landscape Heterogeneity and Species Diversity in Amazonia
How Much Is Predictable?
15 The El Niño Southern Oscillation Influences Tree Performance in Tropical Rainforests
the Australian Wet Tropics
Rainforest History and Dynamics in the Australian Wet Tropics
Part III Rainforest Futures
Processes People and Prospects for Tropical Rainforests
26 Evolutionary Approaches to the Conservation of Tropical Rainforest Vertebrates
Conflicting Agendas for Forests in Southeast Asia
28 The Future of the Amazon
List of Contributors
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