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Tropical Resources

Ecology and Development, 1st Edition

Edited by José I. Furtado, William B. Morgan, James R. Pfafflin, Kenneth Ruddle


310 pages

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Originally published in 1990 Tropical Resources presents in-depth coverage of the extremely diverse tropical environments, the resources to be found within the region and their production, and ecological management. The book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources, including those of tropical forests, wildlife, tidal wetlands and the sea. The book also include chapters on the development and land use of protected areas, the ecological aspects of pasture resources; and the impacts of economic development and population damage. In addition, studies are offered on tropical soils, including their distribution properties and management and the ecological processes at work in tropical forests. For geographers, economists and policymakers, the book provides a wealth of information on tropical resources and their potential development.

Table of Contents

1. Environments, Production and Resources, R.D. Hill

2. Tropical Soils: Distribution, Properties and Management, R. Lal

3. Ecological Processes in Tropical Forest, Frank B. Golley

4. Tropical Forest Resources, E.F. Bruenig

5. Tropical Wildlife Resources, S.K. Eltringham

6. Tidal Wetland Resources in the Tropics, Peter R. Burbridge

7. Marine Resources in the Tropics, S.Z. Qasim and M.V. Wafar

8. Impacts of Economic Development and Population Change on Thailand’s Forests, Peter Kunstadter

9. Protected Areas, Development, and Land Use in the Tropics, Jeffrey A. McNeely and John R. MacKinnon

10. Ecological Aspects of Tropical Pasture Resources, M. Numamta

11. Tropical Agroforestry Systems and Practices, P.K.R. Nair

12. Tropical Reservoir Fisheries, T.O. Petr and James M. Kapetsky

13. Aquaculture in Tropical Asia, Rafael D. Guerro III

14. Marine Regulated Areas: An Expanded Approach for the Tropics, Nicholas V.C. Polunin

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1974 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of ecology and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines ecology from a broad range of disciplines, from examining the economic impact of wildlife trade on ecosystems, to studies of the biodiversity of ecosystems across mountains, forests, wetlands and the arctic. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, botany, geography and sociology. The 17 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into plant ecosystems, philosophy surrounding ecological scarcity, tropical environments and the relationship between ecology and society. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of ecology and the environment and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and ecology, but of philosophy, sociology and economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology