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Title The tropical mountain forest : patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot / S. Robbert Gradstein, Jrgen Homeier and Dirk Gansert (eds.)
Edition North American edition
Published [Akron, Ohio] : University of Akron Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (217 pages) :) : illustrations, digital file
Series Biodiversity and ecology series ; v. 2
Contents Preface -- Tropical mountain forests-distribution and general features -- Tropical mountain forest dynamics in Mata Atlantica and northern Andean biodiversity hotspots during the late Quaternary -- Diversity and endemism in tropical montane forests-from patterns to processes -- Epiphytes of tropical montane forests-impact of deforestation and climate change -- Mycorrhizal fungi and plant diversity in tropical mountain rainforest of southern Ecuador -- The soil fauna of a tropical mountain rainforest in southern Ecuador : structure and functioning -- The influence of topography on forest structure and regeneration dynamics in an Ecuadorian montane forest -- Carbon allocation and productivity in tropical mountain forests
Summary Tropical mountain forests are very rich in species and are generally considered as hotspots of biodiversity. They are also of great ecological importance as sources of water and other ecosystem services for millions of people living in the tropics. However, these valuable forest ecosystems are now increasingly being fragmented, reduced and disturbed by human interventions. This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the Gottingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held at the University of Gottingen, Germany during the summer term of 2007. The volume presents a synthesis of current ecological research in Germany on the tropical mountain forest, from an interdisciplinary perspective
Analysis First published 2008 in Germany by Universitatsverlag Gottingen
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Notes OldControl:muse9781935603443
Originally published 2008 in Germany by Universitatsverlag Gottingen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217)
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Subject Forest ecology -- Ecuador.
Forest ecology.
Forests and forestry -- Tropics.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Gansert, Dirk.
Gradstein, S. R. (Stephan Robbert)
Homeier, Jrgen
ISBN 1935603442
9781935603443 (online)