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Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests: Ecology and Conservation


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Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because of the relative paucity of attention paid to them by scientists and researchers and a lack of published information on the subject.Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests seeks to address this shortcoming by bringing together a range of experts in diverse fields including biology, ecology, biogeography, and biogeochemistry, to review, synthesize, and explain the current state of our collective knowledge on the ecology and conservation of seasonally dry tropical forests. The book offers a synthetic and cross-disciplinary review of recent work with an expansive scope, including sections on distribution, diversity, ecosystem function, and human impacts. Throughout, contributors emphasize conservation issues, particularly emerging threats and promising solutions, with key chapters on climate change, fragmentation, restoration, ecosystem services, and sustainable use.Seasonally dry tropical forests are extremely rich in biodiversity, and are seriously threatened. They represent scientific terrain that is poorly explored, and there is an urgent need for increased understanding of the system's basic ecology. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests represents an important step in bringing together the most current scientific information about this vital ecosystem and disseminating it to the scientific and conservation communities.

About the Author

Rodolfo Dirzo and Harold A. Mooney are professors, and Hillary S. Young is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology, Stanford University. Gerardo Ceballos is a professor of biology at Instituto de Ecologia, at Universidad Nacional Aut

Table of Contents

Neotropical seasonally dry forests : diversity, endemism, and biogeography of woody plants / Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Arty T. Oliveira-Filho, and R. Toby Pennington — The biogeography of seasonally dry tropical forests in South America / Sofia Caetano and Yamama Naciri — Extent and drivers of change in neotropical seasonally dry tropical forests / G. Arturo S

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Ecology and Conservation
Island Press
Earth Sciences - General
Plants - Trees
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Forest ecology -- Tropics.
Forest biodiversity - Tropics
Earth Sciences
Environmental Studies-General
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