By Gordon W. Frankie, Alfonso Mata, S. Bradleigh Vinson
The attractive tropical dry woodland of northwest Costa Rica, with its hugely seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated panorama, is disappearing much more swiftly than Costa Rica's better-known rain wooded area, basically since it has been more straightforward to transform to agriculture. This e-book, in accordance with greater than thirty years of research, deals the 1st complete examine the ecology, biodiversity, and conservation prestige of this endangered and fragile sector. The participants, from Costa Rica, Britain, Mexico, and the us, and representing the fields of ecology, environmental schooling, coverage, and the legislation, research the key plant and animal teams dwelling within the dry wooded area and current the 1st technical review of Costa Rica's conservation efforts.As they examine the prestige in their sector of uniqueness within the dry woodland, the members additionally glance past this actual quarter to teach how its vegetation and animals are ecologically and evolutionarily hooked up to different geographic parts in Costa Rica and imperative the United States. Their chapters hide subject matters equivalent to watershed and coastal administration, plant phenology, pollination, bugs, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. in addition they examine the socioeconomic, coverage, felony, and political features of biodiversity conservation, giving the quantity a wide-ranging standpoint and creating a exact contribution to our wisdom of the tropical dry wooded area. The publication concludes with a massive synthesis of the participants' tips on destiny instructions, rules, and activities that would greater preserve biodiversity in Costa Rica and different neotropical forests besides.
Read Online or Download Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest (2004)(en)( PDF
Similar trees books
Stems, of assorted styles and sizes, are occupied with many of the natural approaches and interactions of vegetation, starting from help, delivery, and garage to improvement and security. The stem itself is a crucially vital middleman: it hyperlinks above- and less than flooring organs-connecting roots to leaves.
Selection tree is a regularly occurring kind of representing algorithms and data. Compact info versions and speedy algorithms require optimization of tree complexity. This ebook is a study monograph on regular time complexity of choice timber. It generalizes numerous recognized effects and considers a couple of new difficulties.
Here's the main whole advisor to be had for the research of tannins. A battery of tannin methodologies is gifted in an easy, transparent and easy-to-understand demeanour. This exact consultant covers chemical, organic and radio isotopic tannin assays. entire step by step protocols are awarded for every process.
Mangroves are a desirable staff of vegetation that ensue on tropical and subtropical beaches of all continents, the place they're uncovered to saltwater inundation, low oxygen degrees round their roots, excessive mild and temperature stipulations, and periodic tropical storms. regardless of those harsh stipulations, mangroves may possibly shape luxuriant forests that are of important financial and environmental price through the international - they supply coastal safeguard and underpin fisheries and forestry operations, in addition to a number different human actions.
- Mushrooms in forests and woodlands : resource management, values and local livelihoods
- Vascular Epiphytes: General Biology and Related Biota (Cambridge Tropical Biology Series)
- Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability (Earthscan Forestry Library)
- Common trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Extra info for Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest (2004)(en)(
Conservation Biology 12:8–17. Baker, H. , and I. Baker. 1983. Floral nectar sugar constituents in relation to pollinator type. In Handbook of experimental pollination biology, ed. C. E. Jones and R. J. Little, 117–141. New York: Van Nostrand-Reinhold. Baker, H. , and P. D. Hurd Jr. 1968. Intraﬂoral ecology. Annual Review of Entomology 13:385– 414. F L O W E R I N G P H E N O L O G Y A N D P O L L I N AT I O N S Y S T E M S 27 frankie chap 02 8/20/03 7:48 PM Page 28 Bawa, K. S. 1974. Breeding systems of tree species of a lowland tropical community.
Results presented here are based on more than 20 years of inventory, phenology, and pollination work by one of us (WH) and other researchers at Monteverde (Haber 2000a,b; Murray et al. 2000). 3. , arboreal mammals), both sites have the same general pollination types. Three of these, moth, bat, and beetle systems, occur at approximately the same gen- 24 FRANKIE ET AL. eral frequencies in both areas. 9%). 3). 5%). 8%). This difference may be due to the large-bee fauna of the cloud forest, consisting of 31 known species frankie chap 02 8/20/03 7:48 PM Page 25 (W.
1998. Pollination biology in a lowland Dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia. I. Characteristics of the plantpollinator community in a lowland Dipterocarp forest. American Journal of Botany 85:1477–1501. Murray, K. , P. Feinsinger, W. H. Busby, Y. B. Linhart, J. H. Beach, and S. Kinsman. 1987. Evaluation of character displacement among plants in two tropical pollination guilds. Ecology 68: 1283–93. Murray, K. , S. Kinsman, and J. L. Bronstein. 2000. Plant-animal interactions. In Monteverde: Ecology and conservation of a tropical cloud forest, ed.
Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest (2004)(en)( by Gordon W. Frankie, Alfonso Mata, S. Bradleigh Vinson