Biodiversity Loss and Conservation in Fragmented Forest Landscapes: The Forests of Montane Mexico and Temperate South America

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Adrian C. Newton
CABI, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 416 pages
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Based on a field research on the changing montane and temperate rainforests of Mexico and South America. By concentrating on these largely overlooked environments, this work allows for comparative analysis across areas and helps identify how human disturbance has impacted the biodiversity of all forest types.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
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2 Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Forest Loss and Fragmentation in Mexico and Chile
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Implications for Conservation
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4 Fragmentation and Edge Effects on PlantAnimal Interactions Ecological Processes and Biodiversity
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5 Habitat Fragmentation and Reproductive Ecology of Embothrium coccineum Eucryphia cordifolia and Aextoxicon punctatum in Southern Temper...
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6 Patterns of Genetic Variation in Tree Species and their Implications for Conservation
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Soil and Vegetation Characteristics
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8 The Impact of Logging and Secondary Succession on the Belowground System of a Cloud Forest in Mexico
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11 Processbased Modelling of Regeneration Dynamics and Sustainable Use in Speciesrich Rainforests
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12 Testing Forest Biodiversity Indicators by Assessing Anthropogenic Impacts along Disturbance Gradients
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the Case Study of Chiapas
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14 Identification of Priority Areas for Conservation in Southcentral Chile
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15 Restoration of Forest Ecosystems in Fragmented Landscapes of Temperate and Montane Tropical Latin America
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16 Future Scenarios for Tropical Montane and South Temperate Forest Biodiversity in Latin America
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17 Synthesis
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Index
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9 Applying Succession Models to the Conservation of Tropical Montane Forest
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Theoretical and Management Implications
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