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The natural history of Madagascar

Author: Steven M Goodman; Jonathan P Benstead
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
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Providing a comprehensive synthesis of Madagascar's priceless biological treasures, this work includes contributions by nearly 300 world-renowned experts in the field. Containing numerous photographs  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Goodman; Jonathan P Benstead
ISBN: 0226303063 9780226303062 0226303071 9780226303079
OCLC Number: 51447871
Description: xxi, 1709 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: History of scientific exploration --
Geology and soils --
Climate --
Forest ecology --
Human ecology --
Marine and coastal ecosystems --
Plants --
Invertebrates --
Fishes --
Amphibians --
Reptiles --
Birds --
Mammals --
Conservation. The history of zoological exploration of Madagascar / F. Andriamialisoa and O. Langrand --
Some hypotheses on the Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleoenvironmental history of Madagascar / N.A. Wells --
Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate faunas : the early history of Madagascar's vertebrate diversity / J.J. Flynn and A.R. Wyss --
Late Cretaceous vertebrates of Madagascar : a window into Gondwanan biogeography at the end of the age of dinosaurs / D.W. Krause --
Madagascar's prehistoric ecosystems / D.A. Burney --
Using geological substrate to identify and map primary vegetation types in Madagascar and the implications for planning biodiversity conservation / D.J. Du Puy and J. Moat --
The climate of Madagascar / M.R. Jury --
Remaining forest cover / J.-M. Dufils --
Rapid methods for characterizing forest structure in Madagascar / L. Cournac, M.A. Dubois and B. Riera --
Littoral forest / R.C. de Gouvenain and J.A. Silander Jr. --
The rise of Malagasy societies : new developments in the archaeology of Madagascar / H.T. Wright and J.A. Rakotoarisoa --
Relationship between human ecological pressure and the vertebrate extinctions / R.E. Dewar --
Comparing agricultural systems in two areas of Madagascar / P. Kistler and S. Spack --
The dilemma of reducing shifting cultivation / T.K. Erdmann --
The Fianarantsoa-East Coast Railroad and its role in eastern forest conservation / K. Schoonmaker Freudenberger --
The role of socio-economic factors in loss of Malagasy biodiversity / J. Durbin, K. Bernard and M. Fenn --
How rules affect conservation outcomes / N. Rabesahala Horning --
Fire and the management of highland vegetation / C.A. Kull --
Human diseases and introduced small mammals / J.-M. Duplantier and J.-B. Duchemin --
Malaria / F. Ariey [and others]. Viruses / D. Rousset and M.R. Andrianarivelo --
Marine and coastal ecosystems / A. Cooke, J.R.E. Lutjeharms and P. Vasseur --
Mangroves and salt marshes / E. Roger and M. Andrianasolo --
Sea turtles / R. Ratsimbazafy --
Marine mammals / H.C. Rosenbaum --
Megaptera novaeangliae, humpback whale / H.C. Rosenbaum --
Introduction to the flora of Madagascar / L. Gautier and S.M. Goodman --
Aquatic and semiaquatic vascular plants / H.L. Andrianasetra Ranarijaona --
Introduced and invasive plants / P. Binggeli --
Occurrence of alkaloids and phenolics in Malagasy forests and responses by primates / B. Simmen [and others] --
Pollination ecology of plant communities in the dry forests of the southwest / J. Ratsirarson and J.A. Silander Jr. --
Bacillariophyceae, freshwater diatoms / S.A. Spaulding and J.P. Kociolek --
Diversity, ecology, and distribution of the pteridophyte flora / F. Rakotondrainibe --
Checklist to the pteridophytes / F. Rakotondrainibe --
Winteraceae, Takhtajania perrieri / L.B. Thien [and others] --
Annonaceae / A. Le Thomas and G. Aymonin --
Myristicaceae / H. Sauquet --
Moraceae, Ficus and associated fauna / A. Dalecky [and others]. Cactaceae, Opuntia spp., prickly pear / P. Binggeli --
Bombacaceae, Adansonia / D.A. Baum --
Sapotaceae / L. Gautier --
Leguminosae (Fabaceae) / J.-N. Labat and J. Moat --
Baudouinia rouxevillei / L.J. Dorr --
Melastomataceae, princess flowers / F. Almeda --
Euphorbiaceae --
overview / P. Hoffmann and G. McPherson --
Euphorbia / T. Haevermans --
Pollination and evolution of euphorb vines in Madagascar / W.S. Armbruster and B.G. Baldwin --
Uapaca woodlands / C.A. Kull --
Anacardiaceae / A. Randrianasolo --
Balsaminaceae / M.E. Rahelivololona, E. Fischer and S. Wohlhauser --
Gentianaceae / S. Wohlhauser, P. Küpfer, and Y.-M. Yuan --
Verbenaceae, Lantana camara / P. Binggeli --
Scrophulariaceae / E. Fischer --
Gesneriaceae / M. Möller --
Bignoniaceae : phylogenetics and evolution of pollination systems / M.L. Zjhra --
Introduction to the Rubiaceae / A. Davis and D. Bridson --
Breonia and related genera (tribe Naucleeae) / S. Razafimandimbison --
Carphalea (tribe Hedyotideae) / S.E. Dawson --
Coffea (tribe Coffeeae) / A. Davis --
Coptosperma and related genera (tribe Pavetteae) / P. De Block --
Gardenia and related genera (tribe Gardenieae subtribe Gardeniinae) / A. Davis and F. Rakotonasolo --
Ixora (tribe Ixoreae) / P. De Block --
Mussaenda and related genera (tribe Mussaendeae) / S. Razafimandimbison --
Paederia (tribe Paederieae) / P. De Block --
Psychotria and related genera (tribe Psychotrieae) / A. Davis --
Vangueria and related genera (tribe Vanguerieae) / A. Davis and D. Bridson.
Responsibility: edited by Steven M. Goodman and Jonathan P. Benstead ; photographs by Harald Schütz.
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