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Tropical rain forest ecology, diversity, and conservation

Author: Jaboury Ghazoul; Douglas Sheil
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford biology.
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"Rain forests represent the world's richest repository of terrestrial biodiversity, and play a major role in regulating the global climate. They support the livelihoods of a substantial proportion of the world's population and are the source of many internationally traded commodities. They remain (despite decades of conservation attention) increasingly vulnerable to degradation and clearance, with profound though  Read more...
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Ghazoul, Jaboury.
Tropical rain forest ecology, diversity, and conservation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)742975820
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaboury Ghazoul; Douglas Sheil
ISBN: 9780199285884 0199285888 9780199285877 019928587X
OCLC Number: 456181268
Description: xvi, 516 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Tropical rain forests: myths and inspirations --
An exuberance of plant life --
The great unseen: fungi and microorganisms --
More than monkeys: the vertebrates --
The little things: invertebrates --
From the beginning: origins and transformation --
Many rain forests: formations and ecotones --
So many species, so many theories --
Processes and cycles --
Plant form and function: what it takes to survive --
The ever changing forest: disturbance and dynamics --
The bloomin' rainforests: how flowering plants reproduce --
Nature's society: life's interactions --
Forests in the Anthropocene --
People of the forest: livelihoods and wefare --
Biodiversity in a changing world --
A matter for scientists and society: conserving forested landscapes --
Requiem or revival.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Other Titles: Tropical rainforest ecology, diversity, and conservation
Responsibility: Jaboury Ghazoul and Douglas Sheil.
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This is a comprehensive, attractive, and readable introduction to tropical rain forest ecology, biogeography, and management. It tackles the subject at local, regional, and global scales, and is both  Read more...

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