Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystems, Part 2

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Frank B. Golley, Helmut Lieth, M. J. A. Werger
Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1989 - Jungle ecology - 713 pages
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Hardbound. After publication of the first volume of the Tropical Rain Forest, the International Journal of Mycology and Lichenology commented This is a welcome addition to the literature on the ecology of tropical rain forests. The book provides a wealth of data and stimulating discussions and is of great interest to ecologists interested in tropical areas.'' Whereas the first volume dealt with system-ecological aspects such as community organization and processes, the present volume concentrates on biogeographical aspects such as species composition, diversity, and geographical variation.Recent ecological research in the tropical rain forest has greatly extended our understanding of biogeographical patterns of variation in the various groups of organisms, and has revealed many of the ecological and evolutionary forces that led to the present patterns of variation. Many important systems of co-evolution between the tropical rain forest ecosystems h

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Golley is Research Professor of Ecology, professor of zoology, and professor of environmental design at the University of Georgia.

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