Tropical Rainforests

Past, Present, and Future


Author: Eldredge Bermingham,Christopher W. Dick,Craig Moritz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226044688

Category: Nature

Page: 745

View: 4512

Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities. Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and community ecology, the volume also offers insights from those fields into how rainforests will endure the impact of anthropogenic change. With more than sixty contributors, Tropical Rainforests will be of great interest to students and professionals in tropical ecology and conservation.


Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems


Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741263301

Category: Rain forests

Page: 65

View: 7335



Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326131

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 407

This awe-inspiring collection of over 500 amazing photographs will open your eyes to the wonders of life under the canopy. The result of nature photographer, Thomas Marent’s 16-year journey across five continents, Rainforest celebrates the fascinating behaviour and incredible variety of rainforest animals and plants – from resourceful leaf-cutter ants to the multi-hued clouds of butterflies and birds that flutter high in the tree tops. Incredibly, more is known about our universe than the millions of plant and animal species that teem inside these great hothouses of life. Rainforest takes you inside this mysterious realm, with breathtaking photographs and absorbing personal insight. Published in association with the Rainforest Foundation, who receive a donation for every copy sold.

At Home in the Rainforest


Author: Diane Willow

Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780881064841

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7279

Describes the amazing variety of plants and animals living in a tropical rain forest, and looks at each layer of the ecosystem from the treetops to the forest floor.

Human Activities and the Tropical Rainforest

Past, Present and Possible Future


Author: Bernard K. Maloney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792348580

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 915

Arising initially from a conference, the papers published here have been integrated into book form to provide information on human activities and the tropical rainforest in the past and present, and on the possible future of the rainforest, in a unique way. Other books have considered some, but not all, of these themes; however, none has stressed the continuity of change over time and its possible outcome for the people of the forest as well as for the forest itself. Because of the approach taken, this book should appeal across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Indeed a prime aim has been to suggest that rainforest, because of its complexity and the complexity of people-rainforest relationships throughout time, deserves study from a broad perspective. This book poses more questions than answers about the rainforest and it is hoped that it will encourage readers to think about the rainforest in a wider way than hitherto. This book is aimed at geographers (physical and human), social anthropologists, archaeologists, pedologists, foresters and tropical botanists and will be of value to graduates of various disciplines setting out to research the rainforest.

Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan

El Niño, Drought, Fire and Human Impacts ; with 47 Tables


Author: Edi Guhardja,Mansur Fatawi,Maman Sutisna,Tokunori Mori,Seiichi Ohta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431702726

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 4856

Since the late 1960s the Indonesian state of East Kalimantan has witnessed a marked increase in the impact of human activities chiefly commercial logging and agricultural exploitation. Located on the island of Borneo, East Kalimantan also was subjected to prolonged droughts and extensive wildfires in 1982-83 and 1997-98 that were linked to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. The changes in the rainforest ecosystem in East Kalimantan during this 15-year cycle of severe ENSO events are the subject of this book. With an eye toward development of rehabilitation techniques for sustainable forest management, the authors examine possible interactive effects of drought, fire, and human impacts on the flora and fauna of the area.

Tropical Rainforest Research — Current Issues


Author: D.S. Edwards,W.E. Booth,S.C. Choy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792340386

Category: Nature

Page: 566

View: 6805

This volume contains 53 of the papers presented at the Conference on Tropical Rainforest Research - Current Issues, which was held in Brunei Darussalam in April 1993. The book provides an overview of current knowledge, particularly with respect to south-east Asia, and is divided into three sections - Biodiversity, Forest Dynamics and Socioeconomics. The Biodiversity section emphasises the vast range of life forms in tropical forests and considers the theory and practice of estimating species richness and spatial distribution, while contributions on Forest Dynamics provide a better understanding of the maintenance of this species richness. With an improved background of ideas on rainforest dynamics and biodiversity, better management and conservation strategies are possible, and some of these are explored in the papers on Socioeconomics. The need to demonstrate the total worth of tropical forests to ensure their conservation is taken up by a number of contributors.

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest


Author: Tracey West

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545093325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 9720

Introduces the rainforests of the Earth and the animals and insects that live there, including the Bengal tiger, the chimpanzee, the anteater, and the tarantula.

A Rain Forest Food Chain


Author: Angelique D. Tarbox

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583416013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 43

View: 4485

Introduces some of the plants and animals of the rainforest food chain, including the cacao tree, the quetzal, leafcutter ant, poison dart frog, boa constrictor, king vulture, vampire bat, and jaguar.



Author: Helen Cowcher

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 9780552525534

Category: Nature

Page: 33

View: 8926

The rain-forest animals live together happily until the men come with their big machines.