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Neotropical savannas and dry forests : diversity, biogeography, and conservation

Author: Toby Pennington; G P Lewis; J A Ratter
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2006.
Series: Systematics Association special volume, no. 69.
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Offers a compilation of the patterns of plant biodiversity in the species-rich savannas and seasonally dry forests of the neotropics. This book focuses on the molecular phylogenies and molecular  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Pennington; G P Lewis; J A Ratter
ISBN: 0849329876 9780849329876
OCLC Number: 71007208
Description: 484 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. An overview of the plant diversity, biogeography and conservation of neotropical savannas and seasonally dry forests / R. Toby Pennington, Gwilym P. Lewis and James A. Ratter --
Ch. 2. Biodiversity patterns of the woody vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrados / James A. Ratter, Samuel Bridgewater and J. Felipe Ribeiro --
Ch. 3. Observations on the Southern Cerrados and their relationship with the core area / Giselda Durigan --
Ch. 4. Phytogeography of Cerrado Sensu Stricto and land system zoning in Central Brazil / Jeanine Maria Felfili, Maria Cristina Felfili, Christopher William Fagg, Alba Valeria Rezende, Paulo Ernane Nogueira and Manoel Claudio da Silva Junior --
Ch. 5. Flora and vegetation of the Venezuelan Llanos : a review / Otto Huber, Rodrigo Duno de Stefano, Gerardo Aymard and Ricarda Riina --
Ch. 6. The Brazilian Caatinga : phytogeographical patterns inferred from distribution data of the Leguminosae / Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz --
Ch. 7. Floristic relationships of seasonally dry forests of Eastern South America based on tree species distribution patterns / Ary T. Oliveira-Filho, Joao Andre Jarenkow and Maria Jesus Nogueira Rodal --
Ch. 8. Biogeography of the forests of the Paraguay-Parana basin / Rodolphe Spichiger, Bastian Bise, Clement Calenge and Cyrille Chatelain --
Ch. 9. The Chiquitano dry forest, the transition between humid and dry forest in eastern lowland Bolivia / Timothy J. Killeen, Ezequial Chavez, Marielos Pena-Claros, Marisol Toledo, Luzmila Arroyo, Judith Caballero, Lisete Correa, Rene Guillen, Roberto Quevedo, Mario Saldias, Liliana Soria, Ynes Uslar, Israel Vargas and Marc Steininger --
Ch. 10. Inter-Andean dry valleys of Bolivia --
floristic affinities and patterns of endemism : insights from Acanthaceae, Asclepiadaceae and Labiatae / John R. I. Wood --
Ch. 11. Phytogeography and floristics of seasonally dry tropical forests in Peru / Reynaldo Linares-Palomino --
Ch. 12. Seasonally dry forests of Southern Ecuador in a continental context : insights from legumes / Gwilym P. Lewis, Bente B. Klitgaard and Brian D. Schrire --
Ch. 13. Mexican and Central American seasonally dry tropical forests : Chamela-Cuixmala, Jalisco, as a focal point for comparison / Emily J. Lott and Thomas H. Atkinson --
Ch. 14. What determines dry forest conservation in Mesoamerica? : opportunism and pragmatism in Mexican and Nicaraguan protected areas / James E. Gordon, Evan Bowen-Jones and Marco Antonio Gonzalez --
Ch. 15. Botanical and ecological basis for the resilience of Antillean dry forests / Ariel E. Lugo, Ernesto Medina, J. Carlos Trejo-Torres and Eileen Helmer --
Ch. 16. Diversity, biogeography and conservation of woody plants in tropical dry forest of South Florida / Thomas W. Gillespie --
Ch. 17. The late quaternary biogeographical history of South American seasonally dry tropical forests : insights from Palaeo-ecological data / Francis E. Mayle --
Ch. 18. Population genetics and inference of ecosystem history : an example using two neotropical seasonally dry forest species / Y. Naciri, S. Caetano, R. T. Pennington, D. Prado and R. Spichiger --
Ch. 19. Floristic and geographical stability of discontinuous seasonally dry tropical forests explains patterns of plant phylogeny and endemism / Matt Lavin --
Ch. 20. The seasonally dry vegetation of Africa : parallels and comparisons with the neotropics / J. Michael Lock.
Series Title: Systematics Association special volume, no. 69.
Responsibility: editors, R. Toby Pennington and James A. Ratter.
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