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Tropical forest ecology : a view from Barro Colorado Island

Author: Egbert Giles Leigh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Synoptic comparison of tropical forests, based on a detailed understanding of one particular tropical forest, Barro Colorado Island. Covers various aspects of tropical forest biology including  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leigh, Egbert Giles.
Tropical forest ecology.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)624470380
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Egbert Giles Leigh
ISBN: 0195096029 9780195096026 0195096037 9780195096033
OCLC Number: 36768102
Description: xvi, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The History of Barro Colorado's Biota --
Principal Plants of Barro Colorado --
Principal Animals of Barro Colorado --
Tropical Climates --
Climate and Vegetation Type --
Rainfall --
Factors Affecting Evapotranspiration --
Evapotranspiration in Montane Forests --
Estimating Evapotranspiration --
Runoff, Erosion, and Soil Formation --
Modes of Runoff --
Runoff and Weathering --
Soil and Vegetation --
Telling the Trees from the Forest: Tree Shapes and Leaf Arrangement --
Different Architectures of Tropical Trees --
Designing Trees: Goals and Constraints --
Comparing Leaf Arrangements, Tree Architectures, and Forest Structure --
How Tall Can a Tree Be? --
Collecting the Data for Tables 5.10-5.12 --
Biomass and Productivity of Tropical Forest --
The "Constants of Tropical Forest" --
Leaf Area Index and Leaf Fall in Different Forest Types --
The Gross Production (Total Photosynthesis) of Tropical Forest --
How is a Forest's Energy Allocated? --
Basal Area and Litterfall in Different Forests --
The Seasonal Rhythms of Fruiting and Leaf Flush and the Regulation of Animal Populations --
The Seasonal Rhythm of the Forest's Food Production --
The Timing of Leaf Flush, Flowering, and Fruiting --
What the Forest Makes and Who Eats It --
Regulation of Populations of Vertebrate Folivores and Frugivores --
Insects of Tree Crowns --
Number of Species of Plants of Different Categories Dropping Fruit Into Traps Each Week on the Central Plateau of Barro Colorado, 1992-1995 --
The Mammals of BCI and Manu --
Tropical Diversity --
Documenting Tree Diversity.
Responsibility: Egbert Giles Leigh, Jr.
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