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Tropical Ecology
John Kricher

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Introduction [in PDF format]
A Q&A with author John Kricher

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
INTRODUCTION 1
Chapter 1: What and Where Are the Tropics? 6
Chapter 2: Biogeography and Evolution in the Tropics 38
Chapter 3: Inside Tropical Rain Forests: Structure 79
Chapter 4: Inside Tropical Rain Forests: Biodiversity 109
Chapter 5: A Study in Biodiversity: Rain Forest Tree Species Richness 154
Chapter 6: A Shifting Mosaic: Rain Forest Development and Dynamics 188
Chapter 7: Biotic Interactions and Coevolution in Tropical Rain Forests 227
Chapter 8: Trophic Dynamics in Evolutionary Context 272
Chapter 9: Carbon Flux and Climate Change in Tropical Ecosystems 323
Chapter 10: Nutrient Cycling and Tropical Soils 359
Chapter 11: Tropical Savannas and Dry Forests 390
Chapter 12: Other Tropical Ecosystems: From the Mountains to the Rivers to the Sea 422
Chapter 13: Humans as Part of Tropical Ecosystems: Focus on the Neotropics 469
Chapter 14: Forest Fragmentation and Biodiversity 500
Chapter 15: Conservation Outlook for the Tropics 530
APPENDIX: GEOLOGIC TIME CHART 565
LITERATURE CITED 566
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS 594
INDEX 606

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