Dipterocarp Biology Ecology And Conservation

Author: Jaboury Ghazoul
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199639655
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Asian tropical forests are amongst the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single family of trees, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families contribute to Asia's natural diversity, but few compare to the dipterocarps in terms of the number and variety of species that occupy the forest canopy. Understanding the ecology and dynamics of Asian forests is therefore, to a large extent, a study of the Dipterocarpaceae. This book synthesises our current knowledge concerning dipterocarps, exploring the family through taxonomic, evolutionary, and biogeographic perspectives. Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation describes the rich variety of dipterocarp forest formations in both the ever-wet and seasonal tropics, including the less well known African and South American species. Detailed coverage of dipterocarp reproductive ecology and population genetics reflects the considerable research devoted to this subject, and its particular importance in shaping the ecology of Asian lowland rain forests. Ecophysiological responses to light, water, and nutrients, which underlie mechanisms that maintain dipterocarp species richness, are also addressed. At broader scales, dipterocarp responses to variation in soil, topography, climate, and natural disturbance regimes are explored from both population and community perspectives. The book concludes with a consideration of the crucial economic values of dipterocarps, and their extensive exploitation, discussing future opportunities for conservation and restoration. This will be a useful resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in tropical forest ecology and management, as well as professional researchers in tropical plant ecology, forestry, geography, and conservation biology.

Savanna Woody Plants And Large Herbivores

Author: Peter Frank Scogings
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119081106
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Insights on current research and recent developments in understanding global savanna systems Increasingly recognized as synonymous with tropical grassy biomes, savannas are found in tropical and sub-tropical climates as well as warm, temperate regions of North America. Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores examines the interactions between woody plants and browsing mammals in global savannas—focusing primarily on the C4 grassy ecosystems with woody components that constitute the majority of global savannas—and discusses contemporary savanna management models and applications. This much-needed addition to current research examines topics including the varying behavior of browsing mammals, the response to browsing by woody species, and the factors that inhibit forage intake. Contributions from an international team of active researchers and experts compare and contrast different savanna ecosystems, offering a global perspective on savanna functioning, the roles of soil and climate in resource availability and organism interaction, and the possible impacts of climate change across global savannas. Fills a gap in literature on savanna management issues, including biodiversity conservation and animal production Applies concepts developed in other biomes to future savanna research Complements contemporary books on savanna or large herbivore ecology Focuses on the woody component of savanna ecosystems and large herbivore interactions in savannas Compares tree-mammal systems of savannas and other eco-systems of temperate and boreal regions Provides numerous case studies of plant-mammal interactions from various savanna ecosystems Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores is a valuable addition to those in fields such as ecology, wildlife and conservation biology, natural resource management, and environmental science.

Ecology And Genetics Of Hill Dipterocarp Forest

Author: Tatsuya Otani
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"The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) have joint research projects on hill dipterocarp forests in Peninsular Malaysia over a period of more than 10 years. As a milestone to our successful partnership in conducting research, the FRIM/JIRCAS seminar 'Ecology and Genetics of Dipterocarps - its role in sustainable forest management' was successfully organized in January 2011 ... "-- Page 1.

Borneo Research Bulletin

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Trees Forests A Colour Guide

Author: Bryan G. Bowes
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1840765038
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Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book gives the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation, and surgery. The different chapters cover trees from various world habitats, from northern boreal and montane coniferous forests to tropical and subtropical rainforests. The book is fully illustrated throughout with the highest quality color photos and is invaluable to professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology, and conservation and to those working in forestry and arboriculture.

Borneo 2000 Environment Conservation And Land

Author: Borneo Research Council (Williamsburg, Va.). Conference
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Advances In Conservation Research And Application 2013 Edition

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ISBN: 1481682245
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Advances in Conservation Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Conservation Laws. The editors have built Advances in Conservation Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Conservation Laws in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Conservation Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Biological Aspects Of Rare Plant Conservation

Author: Hugh Synge
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Reproductive Ecology Of Tropical Forest Plants

Author: Kamaljit S. Bawa
Editor: Parthenon Publishing
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Conservation And Management Of Tropical Rainforests

Author: E. F. Bruenig
Editor: C A B International
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The tropical rainforest ecosystem. Rianforest use: wisdon, folly ambivalence. Sustainable foresry in rainforests. Principles and strategies of sustainability. Sarawar foresry: tortuous road towawards sustainability. Natarulistic natural rainforest management in sarawak. Restoration of degraded ecosystems. Short-rotation tree planations. Forest management guidelines. Failures major obstacles trends and needs.

Conservation Literature On Indonesia

Author: M. Jacobs
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Ecology And Landscape Management In Sri Lanka

Author: Walter Erdelen
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Ipgri Fgr Research Highlights

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Dipterocarpaceae

Author: W. T. M. Smits
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. An assessment is made of dipterocarp mycorrhizal specificity and a discussion is presented on how mycorrhizal specificity may have contributed to speciation in Dipterocarpaceae. Other aspects touched upon include work on a non- ectomycorrhizal association of a fungus with dipterocarp roots, proposed to be called amphymycorrhizae. Also discussed are the effects of physical influences upon dipterocarp ectomycorrhizae, demonstrating the negative impact of high topsoil temperatures and lack of oxygen upon functioning and survival of dipterocarp ectomycorrhizae. Furthermore how dipterocarp ectomycorrhizae influence regeneration of Dipterocarpaceae through enhanced survival near the mother trees. At the end of the book practical recommendations are given for optimalization of management of mixed dipterocarp forests based upon the conclusions reached in the research, including the use of correct fungus-dipterocarp combinations for different sites.

The Ecology Of Tropical East Asia

Author: Richard Corlett
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199681341
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'The Ecology of Tropical East Asia' was the first book to describe the terrestrial ecology of the entire East Asian tropics and sub-tropics, from southern China to western Indonesia. This edition updates the contents and extends the coverage to include the similar ecosystems of northeast India. The book deals with plants, animals, and the ecosystems they inhabit, as well as the diverse threats to their survival and the options for conservation.

Primates In Perspective

Author: Agustin Fuentes
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This volume contains forty-seven original essays by seventy leading researchers, offering an overview of all major areas of primatology. Arranged in six sections, the text begins with an introduction to primatology and a review of the natural history of the major taxonomic groups within the order Primates. It goes on to cover methodologies and research design for both field and captive settings; primate reproduction; primate ecology and conservation and their roles in the daily lives of primates; and such aspects of social behavior and intelligence as communication, learning, and cognition. The volume ends with a concluding chapter by the editors that discuss the future of primatological research.

Orangutans

Author: Serge A. Wich
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199213275
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Orangutan populations show extensive variation in behaviour and demography.The two main aims of this book are to carefully compare data from all orangutan research sites, examining the differences and similarities between orangutan species, subspecies and populations and to develope a theoretical framework in which these can be explained.