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Biogeography and ecology of the rain forests of eastern Africa

Author: Jon Lovett; Samuel K Wasser
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eastern African rain forests are remarkable in their high level of endemism. Miocene uplift of the central African plateau separated these montane and coastal forests from the main Guineo-Congolian forest of west and central Africa. Since then, stable Indian Ocean temperatures maintained a region of high rainfall throughout Pleistocene droughts that devastated forest elsewhere on the continent. Relics of the former  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Lovett; Samuel K Wasser
ISBN: 0521430836 9780521430838
OCLC Number: 26810291
Description: ix, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction to the biogeography and ecology of the rain forests of eastern Africa --
The geological evolution of East Africa --
Climatic history and forest distribution in eastern Africa --
Eastern Arc moist forest flora --
East African coastal forest botany --
Biogeography of East African montane forest millipedes --
The Linyphiid spider fauna (Araneae: Linyphiidae) of mountain forests in the Eastern Arc mountains --
The montane butterflies of the eastern Afrotropics --
Herpetofauna of the eastern African forests --
The zoogeography of the montane forest avifauna of eastern Tanzania --
Mammals in the forests of eastern Africa --
Ecology of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey, Colobus badius Kirkii (Gray,1968), in comparison with other red colobines --
The socioecology of interspecific associations among the monkeys of the Mwanihana rain forest, Tanzania: a biogeographic perspective --
The conservation of the forest resources of eastern Africa: past influences, present practices and future needs.
Responsibility: edited by Jon C. Lovett and Samuel K. Wasser.
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A study of the relics of Africa's ancient forests which provides insights into tropical evolutionary processes.  Read more...

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