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Four ascending branches of the Walker Circulation are clearly represented over Southeast Asia and the west Pacific Ocean , tropical Africa and tropical South America co - located with the tropical rainforests .

Author: Bernard K. Maloney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401718004

Category: Science

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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.
2013-11-11 By Bernard K. Maloney

Ultraviolet insolation and the tropical rainforest: altitudinal variations, Quaternary and recent change, extinctions, and biodiversity J. Flenley 8.1 INTRODUCTION Ultra-violet (UV) light occurs in three wavebands.

Author: John Flenley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540488422

Category: Science

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This is the first book to examine how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. The book’s goal is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests. It aims to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet.
2007-06-20 By John Flenley

Annual Report. ' _ _ J'd qr ~_ ''i --T -. . '1 » 4 -r HUMAN INTERFERENCE IN THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST.

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00443937P

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The goal of this book is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests, to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet.Tropical ...

Author: Mark B. Bush

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540239086

Category: Science

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The goal of this book is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests, to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet.Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change will be the first book to examine how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis onto ecological processes e.g. how diversity is structured by climate and the subsequent impact on tropical forest ecology, provides the reader with a more comprehensive coverage. A major theme of this book that emerges progressively is the interaction between humans, climate and forest ecology. While numerous books have appeared dealing with forest fragmentation and conservation, none have explicitly explored the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, coupled with anthropogenic emissions. Incorporating modelling of past and future systems paves the way for a discussion of conservation from a climatic perspective, rather than the usual plea to stop logging.
2007 By Mark B. Bush

Tropical rain forests in Sri Lanka: characteristics, history of human impact, and the protected area system W. ERDELEN Department of Biogeography, University of the Saarland, Postfach 1150, D-66041 Saarbrücken, Germany ABSTRACT.

Author: D.S. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400916852

Category: Science

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Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993
2012-12-06 By D.S. Edwards

In the tropical rain forest margin zone of Central Sulawesi we meet the challenge to quantify such effects of land-use change. Process based models have been developed, and are going to be tested and later applied as a scientific method ...

Author: Teja Tscharntke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540302902

Category: Science

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Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate, causing unprecedented losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services. This book contributes to an improved understanding of the processes that have destabilizing effects on ecological and socio-economic systems of tropical rain forest margins, as well as striving to integrate environmental, technological and socio-economic issues in their solution.
2007-04-26 By Teja Tscharntke

With this book, you can explore one small square of rain forest in a zoo...as a nature preserve...or at home. This is a welcome new addition to the critically acclaimed One Small Square and nature series for children ages 6 to 9.

Author: Donald Silver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070580510

Category: Education

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Bats and big cats. Armies of ants. Squawking parrots. Strangling figs. From the ground up to the tree tops, the tropical rainforest teems with life. Stunning drawings, step-by-step experiments, fun-to-do activities, and fascinating facts abound in this magical exploration of an essential ecosystem, in danger of disappearing forever. Tropical Rain Forest is a new edition to the One Samll Square Series not previously published in hardcover.
1998-11-21 By Donald Silver

18 The Origins and Tertiary History of Australian “TropicalRainforests david r. greenwood and david c. christophel abstract In this chapter we use the plant macrofossil record, and in particular, the record from southeastern Australia ...

Author: Eldredge Bermingham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226044682

Category: Nature

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Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities.
2005-08 By Eldredge Bermingham

The story of the tropical Queensland rainforest is illustrative. It was to take the better part of the 19th and 20th centuries before the acknowledgement of the rarity of the native rainforest flora, its ancient heritage, ...

Author: Cheryll J. Williams

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486307609

Category: Science

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Rare, unique and irreplaceable – precious native rainforests occupy a precariously small part of Australia while retaining a remarkable level of both biological and chemical diversity unrivalled by any other ecosystem. Australia's ancient history and traditions are intimately intertwined with the rainforest plants that humans have utilised as both food and medicine. Phytochemistry of Australia's Tropical Rainforest is a record of this history and details how our understanding of these plants has led to the discovery of anaesthetics, analgesics, steroids, antimalarials and more. It provides an insight into the habitat, ecology and family associations of hundreds of species and explores their future therapeutic potential, alongside phytochemical studies of the ancient plant lineages. Toxicological evaluations of important poisonous plants are also included. Rainforests provide shelter for unique flora and fauna that are counted among the rarest species on Earth, many of which are illustrated in this book. This comprehensive work is an essential reference for phytochemists, ethnobotanists and those with an interest in rainforests and their medicinal and botanical potential.
2021-12-01 By Cheryll J. Williams

Gibbons, J. M. 1998 Water relations, phenology and drought adaptation of understorey trees in tropical lowland rain forest. PhD thesis, University of Stirling, UK. Goldammer, J. G. & Seibert, B. 1990 The impact of droughts and forest ...

Author: D. M. Newbery

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781860942433

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Views on the dynamics of tropical forests are changing rapidly with the recognition that their environment is variable on the decadal to century scale. Fluctuating climatic conditions partly determine tropical forest structure, species composition and dynamics. Tropical communities are also highly contingent in space and time with respect to site and historical factors. Tropical forests have experienced to some degree this disturbance regime in the past, but climatologists are now predicting increasingly frequent extreme events in the new century. The combination of increasing deforestation and land-use conversion by man plus an increasingly variable environment means a situation that could be very difficult to manage.
2000 By D. M. Newbery