Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological ConceptsTropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts



An introductory textbook on tropical ecology, unique in its international scope and balanced coverage of both aquatic and terrestrial systems.

Author: Patrick L. Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521645239

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An introductory textbook on tropical ecology, unique in its international scope and balanced coverage of both aquatic and terrestrial systems.

Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological ConceptsTropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts



Patrick L. Osborne. TR5P|cfAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTS SECOND
PATRICK L. OSBORNE EDITION Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts
Second Edition Tropical habitats cover. Front Cover.

Author: Patrick L. Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521177344

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Introductory textbook using the entire range of tropical ecosystems - terrestrial, freshwater and marine - to illustrate and explain major ecological concepts.

Understanding Basic Ecological ConceptsUnderstanding Basic Ecological Concepts



This introductory text for high school students delves into the ecological topics that young people relate to: Global warming Deforestation Water supplies How communities and ecosystems interact, and much more.

Author: Audrey N. Tomera

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825142652

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This introductory text for high school students delves into the ecological topics that young people relate to: Global warming Deforestation Water supplies How communities and ecosystems interact, and much more. Photographs, drawings and charts, and reviews help students come to grips with complex issues. A variety of labs and activities build interest as they simultaneously develop thinking skills. Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts is ideal for non-science students.

Tropical EcosystemsTropical Ecosystems



Everyone involved in interdisciplinary approaches must have some exposure to
ecology which must serve as the central theme or basic focus for tropical forests.
An important task is to get ecological concepts and values into use in all planning
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ISBN: UVA:X002271888

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Ecology Concepts and ApplicationsEcology Concepts and Applications



New Hampshire Beech Annual leaf mass loss in tropical forests is about three
times that occurring in temperate forests . 150 Low Low ... you probably predicted
, rates of decomposition are generally higher in tropical ecosystems . The
average ...

Author: Manuel Molles

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132214185

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Featuring a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical, this resource begins with the natural history of the planet and ends with another perspective of the entire planet.

Jamaican FoodJamaican Food



The Ecology of Tropical Food Crops . 2nd edition . ... Proceedings of the Sixth
Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops , 329 – 36 . Lima ,
Peru ... Osborne , Patrick L . Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts .

Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: IND:30000095654822

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This beautifully illustrated book by one of the Caribbean's preeminent historians sheds new light on food and cultural practices in Jamaica from the time of the earliest Taino inhabitants through the 21st century.

The Significance of Species Diversity in Tropical Forest EcosystemsThe Significance of Species Diversity in Tropical Forest Ecosystems



Report of the Meeting of the IUBS Working Group on Species Diversity /Decade
of the Tropics Programme, October ... The knowledge of the sole species diversity
is not enough to define the complexity of an ecosystem : both concepts are not ...

Author: Géma Maury-Lechon

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ISBN: MINN:31951000317337G

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Fire in the Tropical BiotaFire in the Tropical Biota



The book, in which 46 scientists cooperated, analyzes those fire-related ecosystem processes which have not yet been described in a synoptic way.

Author: Johann G. Goldammer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642753954

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In 1977, the Volkswagen Foundation sponsored the first of a series of International Symposia on Fire Ecology at Freiburg University, Federal Republic of Germany. The scope of the congresses was to create a platform for researchers at a time when the science of fire ecology was not yet recognized and established outside of North America and Australia. Whereas comprehensive information on the fire ecology of the northern boreal, the temperate, and the mediter ranean biotas is meanwhile available, it was recognized that conside rable gaps in information exist on the role of fire in tropical und sub tropical ecosystems. Thus it seemed timely to meet the growing scientific interest and public demand for reliable and updated infor mation and to synthesize the available knowledge of tropical fire ecology and the impact of tropical biomass burning on global eco system processes. The Third Symposium on Fire Ecology, again sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation and held at Freiburg University in May 1989, was convened to prepare this first pantropical and multidisci plinary monograph on fire ecology!. The book, in which 46 scientists cooperated, analyzes those fire-related ecosystem processes which have not yet been described in a synoptic way. Following the editor's concept, duplication at previous efforts in describing tropical vegeta tion patterns and dynamics was avoided. Extensive bibliographical sources are given in the reference lists of the chapters.

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of Latin American Vegetation and Terrestrial EnvironmentsLate Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of Latin American Vegetation and Terrestrial Environments



Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts . Cambridge University Press ,
Cambridge , U.K. Pagani , M. , J. C. Zachos , K. H. Freeman , B. Tipple , and S.
Bohaty . 2005. Marked decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations
during ...

Author: Alan Graham

Publisher: Monographs in Systematic Botan

ISBN: UOM:39015085818345

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This volume summarizes the history of Latin American vegetation from just prior to the asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico, at the end of the Cretaceous period through the rapid-paced events of Holocene and Recent times, tracing highlights in the origin of lineages and plant communities that constitute a fundamental part of the tropical ecosystems of the New World. Emphasis is placed on the array of available methods and approaches, as well as on the need for incorporating ancillary information from the many relevant disciplines and for assessing the paleobiological results within the context of independent lines of inquiry--particularly important for understanding the vast and complex communities of Latin America.

Ecology AbstractsEcology Abstracts



Gerneral concepts of forest mannents ( water , suspended matter , sediments ,
plankton , agement in industrial regions ... Part two is the transition from
terresversity students interested in tropical ecology and those trial to aquatic
ecosystems ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105014019470

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Indexes journal articles in ecology and environmental science. Nearly 700 journals are indexed in full or in part, and the database indexes literature published from 1982 to the present. Coverage includes habitats, food chains, erosion, land reclamation, resource and ecosystems management, modeling, climate, water resources, soil, and pollution.

Tropical EcologyTropical Ecology



Mosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes . Chapman & Hall ... The problem
of endangered species : concept , problems and solutions . pp . 69 - 80 In : K . P .
Singh & J . S . Singh ( eds . ) Tropical Ecosystems : Ecology and Management .

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Tropical Stream EcologyTropical Stream Ecology



Tropical Stream Ecology describes the main features of tropical streams and their ecology.

Author: David Dudgeon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080557171

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Page: 370

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Tropical Stream Ecology describes the main features of tropical streams and their ecology. It covers the major physico-chemical features, important processes such as primary production and organic-matter transformation, as well as the main groups of consumers: invertebrates, fishes and other vertebrates. Information on concepts and paradigms developed in north-temperate latitudes and how they do not match the reality of ecosystems further south is expertly addressed. The pressing matter of conservation of tropical streams and their biodiversity is included in almost every chapter, with a final chapter providing a synthesis on conservation issues. For the first time, Tropical Stream Ecology places an important emphasis on viewing research carried out in contributions from international literature. First synthetic account of the ecology of all types of tropical streams Covers all of the major tropical regions Detailed consideration of possible fundamental differences between tropical and temperate stream ecosystems Threats faced by tropical stream ecosystems and possible conservation actions Descriptions and synstheses life-histories and breeding patterns of major aquatic consumers (fishes, invertebrates)

Tropical EcosystemsTropical Ecosystems



A Synthesis of Tropical Ecology and Conservation Mundanthra Balakrishnan,
Reidar Borgström, Stein W. Bie. NAT 8212429 BIOL 9.03-94 Preface Various
aspects of tropical ecosystems have been the major theme of recent biological
and ecological investigations . ... reference book on tropical ecology is that of Ian
Deshmukh ( 1986 ) which is a synthesis of basic ecological concepts and applied
ecology ...

Author: Mundanthra Balakrishnan

Publisher: Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032610969

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Page: 441

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The Role of Tropical Forests in Supporting Biodiversity and Hydrological IntegrityThe Role of Tropical Forests in Supporting Biodiversity and Hydrological Integrity



Contributions of nontrees to species richness of a tropical forest . Biotropica 19 ...
Hydrology of altered tropical forest , Hydrological Processes , 16 ( 8 ) : 1665-1669
. Global Land ... Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts . Cambridge ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822030948921

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"Conservation of high-biodiversity tropical forests is sometimes justified on the basis of assumed hydrological benefits - in particular, the reduction of flooding hazards for downstream floodplain populations. However, the "far-field" link between deforestation and distant flooding has been difficult to demonstrate empirically. This simulation study assesses the relationship between forest cover and hydrology for all river basins intersecting the world's tropical forest biomes. The study develops a consistent set of pan-tropical land cover maps gridded at one-half degree latitude and longitude. It integrates these data with existing global biogeophysical data ..."-- Cover verso.