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Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas

Ecology, Conservation, and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Jennifer S. Powers, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Mauricio Quesada

CRC Press

556 pages

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Under threat from natural and human disturbance, tropical dry forests are the most endangered ecosystem in the tropics, yet they rarely receive the scientific or conservation attention they deserve. In a comprehensive overview, Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management examines new approaches for data sampling and

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: The Tropi-Dry Endeavour. Tropical Dry Forest Ecological Succession in Mexico: Synthesis of a long-term study. The status of knowledge, conservation and management of tropical dry forest in the Magdalena river valley, Colombia. Brazilian Tropical Dry forest on basalt and limestone outcrops: status of knowledge and perspectives. Tropical dry forests of Northern Minas Gerais, Brazil: diversity, conservation status and natural regeneration. A Review of Remote Sensing of Tropical Dry Forests. Phenological patterns of tropical dry forest along latitudinal and successional gradients in the Neotropics. Plant functional trait variation in tropical dry forests: A review and synthesis. Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Dry Forests. Edge Influence on canopy openness and understory microclimate in two neotropical dry forest fragments. Fruit-eating bats and birds of three seasonal tropical dry forests in the Americas. Spatio-temporal dynamics of insects in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: essential belowground organisms in tropical dry environments. An evaluation of Rainfall interception in secondary TDFs. Linkages between ecosystem structure, composition and leaf area index along a tropical dry forest chronosequence in Mexico. Seed Germination of Arboreal-Shrub Species with Different Dispersal Mechanisms in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest. Inter-specific and inter-annual variation in foliar phenological patterns in a successional mosaic of a dry forest in the Central Llanos of Venezuela. Floristic, Structural and Functional Group Variations in Tree Assemblages in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest: Effects of Successional Stage and Soil Properties. Tree diameter growth of three successional stages of tropical dry forests, Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. CO2 enrichment effects in the spectral signature of lianas and tree species from tropical dry forests. Tropical dry forests in L

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems