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Forests, water, and people in the humid tropics : past, present, and future hydrological research for intergrated land and water management

Author: Michael Bonell; Leendert Adriaan Bruijnzeel; International Hydrological Programme.; International Union of Forestry Research Organizations.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, ©2005.
Series: International hydrology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is the most comprehensive review available of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bonell; Leendert Adriaan Bruijnzeel; International Hydrological Programme.; International Union of Forestry Research Organizations.
ISBN: 0521829534 9780521829533
OCLC Number: 54001513
Notes: Based on papers from a sympsium and workshop organized jointly by the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO and the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, held in Kula Lumpar, Maylasia, July 30-Aug. 4,2000.
Description: xvii, 925 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Charles Pereira --
1. Trends and pattern of tropical land use change / R. Drigo --
2. The myth of efficiency through market economics : a biophysical analysis of tropical economies, especially with respect to energy, forests and water / C.A.S. Hall and J.-Y. Ko --
3. Impacts of land cover change in the Brazilian Amazon : a resource manager's perspective / E.A. Serrao and I.S. Thompson --
4. Forest people and changing tropical forestland use in tropical Asia / J. Schweithelm --
5. People in tropical forests : problem or solution? / A.L. Hall --
6. Useful myths and intractable truths : the politics of the link between forests and water in Central America / D. Kaimowitz --
7. Land use, hydrological function and economic valuation / B. Aylward --
8. Water resources management policy responses to land cover change in South East Asian river basins / D. Murdiyarso --
9. Community-based hydrological and water quality assessments in Mindanao, Philippines / W.G. Dentsch, A.L. Busby, J.L. Orprecio, J.P. Bago-Labis and E.Y. Cequina --
10. An overview of the meteorology and climatology of the humid tropics / J. Callaghan and M. Bonell --
11. Synoptic and mesoscale rain producing systems in the humid tropics / M. Bonell, J. Callaghan and G. Connor --
12. Climate variability in the tropics / G. Mahe, E. Servat and J. Maley --
13. Controls on evaporation in lowland tropical rainforest / J.M. Roberts, J.H.C. Gash, M. Tani and L.A. Bruijnzeel --
14. Runoff generation in tropical forests / M. Bonell --
15. Erosion and sediment yield in the humid tropics / I. Douglas and J.-L. Guyot --
16. Rainforest mineral nutrition : the 'black box' and a glimpse inside it / J. Proctor --
17. Hydrology of tropical wetland forests : recent research results from Sarawak peatswamps / A. Hooijer --
18. Tropical montane cloud forest : a unique hydrological case / L.A. Bruijnzeel --
19. Natural disturbances and the hydrology of humid tropical forests / F.N. Scatena, E.O. Planos-Gutierrez and J. Schellekens --
20. Spatially significant effects of selective tropical forestry on water, nutrient and sediment flows : a modelling-supported review / N.A. Chappell, W. Tych, Z. Yusop, N.A. Rahim and B. Kasran --
21. Effects of shifting cultivation and forest fire / A. Malmer, M. van Noordwijk and L.A. Bruijnzeel --
22. Soil and water impacts during forest conversion and stabilisation to new land use / H. Grip, J.-M. Fritsch and L.A. Bruijnzeel --
23. Large-scale hydrological impacts of tropical forest conversion / M.H. Costa --
24. Forest recovery in the humid tropics : changes in vegetation structure, nutrient pools and the hydrological cycle / D. Holscher, J. Mackensen and J.-M. Roberts --
25. The hydrological and soil impacts of forestation in the tropics / D.F. Scott, L.A. Bruijnzeel and J. Mackensen --
26. The potential of agroforestry for sustainable land and water management / J.S. Wallace, A. Young and C.K. Ong --
27. Remote sensing tools in tropical forest hydrology : new sensors / A.A. Held and E. Rodriguez --
28. Detecting change in river flow series / Z.W. Kundzewicz and A.J. Robson --
29. How to choose an appropriate catchment model / C. Barnes and M. Bonell --
30. The disaggregation of monthly streamflow for ungauged sub-catchments of a gauged irrigated catchment in northern Thailand / S.Y. Schreider and A.J. Jakeman --
31. Parsimonious spatial representation of tropical soils within dynamic rainfall-runoff models / N.A. Chappell, K. Bidin, M.D. Sherlock and J.W. Lancaster --
32. Isotope tracers in catchment hydrology in the humid tropics / J.M. Buttle and J.J. McDonnell --
33. Process-based erosion modelling : promises and progress / B. Yu --
34. Impacts of forest conversion on the ecology of streams in the humid tropics / N.M. Connolly and R.G. Pearson --
35. Guidelines for controlling vegetation, soil and water impacts of timber harvesting in the humid tropics / D.S. Cassells and L.A. Bruijnzeel --
36. Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rainforests / H.C. Thang and N.A. Chappell --
37. Red flags of warning in land clearing / L.S. Hamilton --
38. From nature to nurture : soil and water management for rainfed steeplands in the humid tropics / W.R.S. Critchley --
Conclusion : forests, water and people in the humid tropics : an emerging view / L.A. Bruijnzeel, M. Boncil, D.A. Gilmour and D. Lamb.
Series Title: International hydrology series.
Responsibility: edited by M. Bonell, L.A. Bruijnzeel.
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