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Coexistence : the ecology and evolution of tropical biodiversity

Author: Jan Sapp
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about tropical biology in action- how biologists grapple with the ecology and evolution of the great species diversity in tropical rainforests and coral reefs.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sapp
ISBN: 9780190632441 0190632445
OCLC Number: 956501880
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Interviews --
1. The other world --
2. Legends --
3. Romancing the rainforest --
4. Regeneration --
5. Is evolution different in the tropics? --
6. Niche construction --
7. Rhythms of the forest --
8. On the waterfronts --
9. The new deal --
10. Ecology in disequilibrium --
11. The central enigma --
12. Liberated from fashionable science --
13. Territories, taxonomy, and time --
14. Nineteen eighty-nine --
15. Biodiversity in heat --
16. A continent in the canopy --
17. At the root of diversity --
18. The other world today --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Jan Sapp.

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Sapps Coexistence is a hybrid. It combines a centurylong history of field research centered on the Barro Colorado Island (BCI) with an overview of ideas in tropical ecology as they evolved over Read more...

 
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