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Tropical Forests in Transition (Advances in Life Sciences)

J. Goldammer

Tropical Forests in Transition (Advances in Life Sciences)

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Published by Birkhauser .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Applied ecology,
  • Deforestation,
  • Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques,
  • Forests, rainforests,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Science / General,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9090032M
    ISBN 103764326018
    ISBN 109783764326012

    Indiscriminate use of the term “forest” disguises the fact that the transition which has occurred in tropical China was a transition from natural forests to plantation forests (Zhai et al., ) rather than simply a forest transition from less forest cover to more forest cover (Fig. 2, Cited by: 7. This project will focus on tropical deciduous forests in Southwestern Ecuador. Tropical deciduous forests are special and unique ecosystems that are home to many different kinds of plants and animals. The name of this type of forest means it is Continue reading.   Agricultural expansion is a major driver of tropical deforestation (17 –20), but not all expansion results in the loss of intact forests: shrublands, pasture, logged or regrowing forests, degraded land, and shifting cultivation fields are all sources for new permanent agriculture (21 –23). It is critical to understand the geographic and Cited by:


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Tropical Forests in Transition Ecology of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance Processes. Authors: Goldammer, J. Free Preview. Buy this book eB49 € price for Spain (gross) Buy eBook ISBN ; Digitally watermarked, DRM-free About this book.

The book on "Tropical Forests in Transition" synthesizes information on changing environmental conditions and human impacts on the tropical forest by looking back to the paleoecology, analyzing the impact of modern human populations and modeling the future of.

The book on "Tropical Forests in Transition" synthesizes information on changing environmental conditions and human impacts on the tropical forest by looking back to the paleoecology, analyzing the impact of modern human populations and modeling the future of Cited by: The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling.

This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Tropical Forests in Transition by J. Goldammer,Birkhäuser edition, paperback.

Title: Tropical Rainforests Author: Seymour Simon Genre: Photographic Essay Theme(s): Life in a Rainforest Opening line/sentence: Imagine being surrounded by thick walls of green plants.

Brief Book Summary: This photographic essay by Seymour Simon elaborately describes the ins and outs of the tropical rainforests of the anied by vivid and detailed photos, this book describes /5. Tropical forests in transition: ecology of natural and anthropogenic disturbance processes: an introduction / J.G.

Goldammer --Palynological evidence relating to disturbance and other ecological phenomena of rain forests / J.R. Flenley --Holocene autochthonous forest degradation in Southeast Venezuela / H.

Fölster --Vegetation. The forest transition. Area – E-mail Citation» Although Mather’s book Global Forest Resources (Portland, OR: Timber Press, ) already contains a discussion on forest transition, this is considered the seminal paper introducing the concept of forest transition, as a change from decreasing to expanding forest area in some.

Types of tropical forest. Tropical forests are often thought of as evergreen rainforests and moist forests, however in reality only up to 60% of tropical forest is rainforest (depending on how this is defined - see maps).

The remaining tropical forests are a diversity of many different forest types including: seasonally-dry tropical forest, mangroves, tropical freshwater swamp forests (or. Deforestation, particularly in the tropical rain forests, has become a major environmental concern, as it can destabilize the earth's tempeature, humidity, and carbon dioxide levels.

Efforts to control deforestation, including those at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, remain ineffective. “The purpose of the book is to present a ‘universal forest transition theory’ and to apply this theory ex post (looking back) to forest transition in Finland during the past hundred years and ex ante (looking ahead) to contemporary tropical deforestation.

The book, which contains a wealth of 4/5(1). Tropical Forests Sean C Thomas,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jennifer L Baltzer,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tropical forests, while occupying only one-tenth of the world’s land area, are disproportionately important in File Size: KB.

Get this from a library. Tropical Forests in Transition: Ecology of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance Processes. [Johann Georg Goldammer] -- In evolutionary time scales natural disturbances have affected the vegetation on Earth. During the Quaternary the forest biomes of the tropics were subjected to manifold disturbances.

Climate changes. In recent decades, tropical forests have suffered extensive clearing, fragmentation, degradation, and depletion of biodiversity.

Once blanketing 12 percent of the world’s landmass, they now cover just 5 percent. While destruction continues in many places, tropical forest restoration is growing and may sequester as much as six gigatons of. Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World is a call to action for an accord to protect the world's rainforests.

It offers a global vision rooted in ecological science but written in common language useful for governments, decision makers, and conservation groups concerned about. The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests (OCTF) is a network of Oxford University departments and neighbouring NGOs, consultancies and businesses in the Oxford area.

OCTF facilitates collaborative research and communication among its members on issues related to forest governance, management and conservation, and also serves as a platform for broader collaboration between Oxford area. "An African tropical forest is evolutionally more similar to tropical forests in the New World than to forests in the Indo-Pacific," Franklin said.

"While this was somewhat unexpected, it likely. Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition Changing Tropical Forests: Historical Perspectives on Today’s Challenges in Central and South America Edited by Steen, Harold K.

and Tucker, Richard by: 1. The book introduces unique approaches to the study of Southeast Asia’s environmental changes and resource management under the influence of intensifying economic change in the region.

It also examines the slow erosion of Southeast Asia’s rich environment and addresses serious issues such as the decrease in biodiversity and tropical forests.

Tropical Forest Destruction for Children’s Books 3 Summary 4 1 The German Book Market – Production and Import 6 The German Children’s Book Market 10 Publishing Houses for Children’s Books 11 2 The Origin of Paper and Fibres 12 Paper Production and Pulp Imports in Germany 12File Size: KB.

Like the first edition, this revised and updated edition of Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition provides a variety of perspectives on the complex relationship between society and nature on the rainforest frontiers of Latin America.

Containing eleven new. This multi-author book considers the disturbance ecology of tropical forests. The main subjects considered are palaeoecology, effects of modern human populations, and models of the future of tropical forests. There are 16 chapters: (1) Tropical forests in transition: ecology of natural and anthropogenic disturbance processes - an introduction (Goldammer, J.

G.; 45 ref.); (2) Palynological. Deforestation, clearance, clearcutting or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to a non-forest use.

Deforestation can involve conversion of forest land to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests.

About 31% of Earth's land surface is covered by forests. Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'. These forests have received scant attention, despite the fact that humans have used and changed them more than rain forests.

This volume reviews the available information, often making contrasts with wetter forests. The world's dry forest heterogeneity of structure and 3/5(1). Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities.

Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and 3/5(1). A thorough understanding of paleoclimate and forest changes and the coupling of terrestrial ecology with atmospheric sciences will be imperative to predict the possible development of tropical forests in transition to a new climate-supported by:   A great book group book or read aloud if you are teaching about the rain forest and/or ecosystems.

Lots of information about the plants and animals living in the rain forest. Jean Craighead George is both a writer and a scientist so she doesn't shy away from some of the harsh realities of nature/5.

Hunter-gatherers of the late Pleistocene apparently made the initial transition to the new tropical forest in the early Holocene by maintaining, expanding, or creating localized areas of disturbance or forest gaps to focus economic by: Review Quiz.

What is the broadest recognizable assemblage of plants and animals that forms a regional ecological unit. The ___ biome is a transition zone between tropical forests and deserts. savanna b. Mediterranean scrub c. monsoon forests d.

tundra Redwood forests and Douglas fir are associated with the ____ biome. temperate. Forests, especially tropical forests, play an important role in global climate change. Tree biomass stores carbon through photosynthesis, so deforestation contributes to carbon emissions.

Tropical forests contain about 25% of the world’s carbon, and other forest regions of the world add another 20% of.

from book Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests (pp) Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests. to the problem of protecting forests for impro ving the transition of Cambodia from war.

Rain forest and jungle are terms that are often used synonymously but with little precision. The more meaningful and restrictive of these terms is rain forest, which refers to the climax or primary forest in regions with high rainfall (greater than m/70 in per year), chiefly but not exclusively found in the forests are significant for their valuable timber resources, and in.

Buy World Forests: From Deforestation to Transition. () (): NHBS - Edited By: Matti Palo and Heidi Vanhanen, Springer NaturePrice Range: £ - £   World Forests from Deforestation to Transition.

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In this elegant book, we have defined ‘Tropical Forests’ broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote Cited by: 3.

Tropical forests have, in equal measure, fascinated and frustrated naturalists, explorers and scientists for centuries. one methodological and one theoretical – animate this book. The first is the establishment of large-scale, permanent forest-dynamics plots in most of the major tropical forest regions of the world.

are concise, well Author: Patrick Baker. Recent studies suggest that ecotones, transition zones between habitats, play an important role in the biodiversity of rainforests. Ecotones bordering rainforests and savannas, secondary forests, plantations, and other forest types are evolutionary hotbeds where evolutionary competition may lead to.

TROPICAL FORESTS is the seventh SFX library from our extraordinary series of high quality and fascinating nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most :   Tropical forests provide many ecosystem and climatic services.

This Review provides a synthesis of the effects of tropical deforestation on climate and implications for agriculture, both in the.

It is estimated that 73% of tropical forests will have been felled by the year The rapid disappearance of tropical forest and their biodiversity involves a wide range of changes, well beyond the known crucial interactions between forest cover and climate.

Tree species richness typically recovers to pre-disturbance levels within just a few years in temperate forests and a few decades in tropical forests (Martin et al., ;Meli et al., Local factors can play an important role in defining tree species distributions in species rich tropical forests.

To what extent the same applies to relatively small, species poor West African montane forests is unknown. Here, forests survive in a grassland matrix and fire has played a key role in their spatial and temporal dynamics since the Miocene. To what extent these dynamics influence Author: Iveren Abiem, Gabriel Arellano, David Kenfack, Hazel Chapman.Project Drawdown defines tropical forest restoration as: the restoration and protection of tropical-climate solution replaces degraded forest in the tropics.

Tropical forest restoration is widely considered to offer substantial climate change mitigation opportunities, if .