This book, the result of a AAAS symposium organized to explore the ramifications of tropical deforestation, emphasizes the relationship of biosphere to troposphere, aiming to set tropical forest ecology in the context of the global ecosystem.
1. Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests 2. Tropical Forests: Patterns of Depletion 3. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Basin Measured by Satellite Imagery 4. Tropical Forests: Interactions with the Atmosphere 5. Amazon Rainfall, Potential Effects of Deforestation, and Plans for Future Research 6. Catastrophic Drought and Fire in Borneo Tropical Rain Forest Associated with the 1982–83 El Nino Southern Oscillation Event