Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management

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Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Jennifer S. Powers, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Mauricio Quesada
CRC Press, 29 de ago de 2013 - 556 páginas

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 analysis using remote sensing technology, discusses new ecological and econometric methods, and critically evaluates the socio-economic pressures that these forest are facing at the continental and national levels.

The book includes studies from Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil that provide in-depth knowledge about the function, status, and conservation efforts of these endangered forests. It presents key elements of synthesis from standardized work conducted across all sites. This unique contribution provides new light in terms of these forests compared to each other not only from an ecological perspective but also in terms of the pressures that they are facing, and their respective responses.

Written by experts from a diversity of fields, this reference brings together the many facets of function, use, heritage, and future potential of these forests. It presents an important and exciting synthesis of many years of work across countries, disciplines, and cultures. By standardizing approaches for data sampling and analysis, the book gives readers comparison information that cannot be found anywhere else given the high level of disparity that exists in the current literature.

 

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The Tropi Dry Endeavor
1
Synthesis of a Long Term Study
17
Chapter 3 Status of Knowledge Conservation and Management of Tropical Dry Forest in the Magdalena River Valley Colombia
35
Status of Knowledge and Perspectives
55
Diversity Conservation Status and Natural Regeneration
69
Chapter 6 A Review of Remote Sensing of Tropical Dry Forests
83
Chapter 7 Phenological Patterns of Tropical Dry Forests along Latitudinal and Successional Gradients in the Neotropics
101
A Review and Synthesis
129
Chapter 16 Seed Germination of Arboreal Shrub Species with Different Dispersal Mechanisms in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest
281
Chapter 17 Interspecific and Interannual Variation in Foliar Phenological Patterns in a Successional Mosaic of a Dry Forest in the Central Llanos of V...
301
Effects of Successional Stage and Soil Properties
325
Chapter 19 Tree Diameter Growth of Three Successional Stages of Tropical Dry Forests Santa Rosa National Park Costa Rica
351
Chapter 20 Carbon Dioxide Enrichment Effects in the Spectral Signature of Lianas and Tree Species from Tropical Dry Forests
367
Analyzing the History of Land Use and Present Socio Ecological Struggles
375
Chapter 22 Conflicts between Conservation Units and Traditional Communities in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest
395
Chapter 23 Predicting Policy Impact on Tropical Dry Forests
411

Chapter 9 Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Dry Forests
141
Chapter 10 Edge Influence on Canopy Openness and Understory Microclimate in Two Neotropical Dry Forest Fragments
157
Chapter 11 Fruit Eating Bats and Birds of Three Seasonal Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas
173
Chapter 12 Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Insects in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest
221
Essential Belowground Organisms in Tropical Dry Environments
237
Chapter 14 An Evaluation of Rainfall Interception in Secondary Tropical Dry Forests
249
Chapter 15 Linkages among Ecosystem Structure Composition and Leaf Area Index along a Tropical Dry Forest Chronosequence in Mexico
267
Chapter 24 Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Rural Communities in Areas of a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in Serra do Cipó Brazil
429
References
453
Index
523
Color Insert
539
Back Cover
547
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Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa, Jennifer S. Powers, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Mauricio Quesada

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