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The ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest [electronic resource] / I.M. Turner.

By: Turner, I. M. (Ian Mark), 1963-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge tropical biology series: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 298 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511041489 (electronic bk.); 9780511041488 (electronic bk.); 0511032420 (electronic bk.); 9780511032424 (electronic bk.); 0511173784 (electronic bk.); 9780511173783 (electronic bk.); 9780511542206 (electronic bk.); 0511542208 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rain forest plants -- Ecophysiology | Trees -- Ecophysiology -- Tropics | Rain forest ecology | Forests and forestry -- Tropics | Arboles -- Tr�opicos | Ecolog�ia de selva lluviosa | B�osques | Flore des for�ets pluviales -- �Ecophysiologie | Arbres -- �Ecophysiologie -- R�egions tropicales | �Ecologie des for�ets pluviales | Sylviculture -- R�egions tropicales | NATURE -- Plants -- Trees | NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Forests & Rainforests | Florestas tropicais | Ecologia florestal | �Ecologie | For�et tropicale humide | �Ecophysiologie v�eg�etale | Arbre | Sylviculture | R�egion tropicale | �Okologie | Fortpflanzung | Tropischer Regenwald | Baum | Andre fag (naturvidenskab og teknik) Andre fagGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest.DDC classification: 577.34 Other classification: BIO 420f | BIO 432f | FOR 180f | WI 5210 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. The growing tree -- 3. Tree performance -- 4. Reproductive biology -- 5. Seeds and seedlings -- 6. Classificatory systems for tropical trees.
Review: "Current knowledge of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees is limited, with detailed information available for perhaps only a few hundred of the many thousands of species that occur. Yet a good understanding of the trees is essential to unravelling the workings of the forest itself. This book aims to summarise contemporary understanding of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees. The emphasis is on comparative ecology, an approach that can help to identify possible adaptive trends and evolutionary constraints and which may also lead to a workable ecological classification for tree species, conceptually simplifying the rain-forest community and making it more amenable to analysis." "The organisation of the book follows the life cycle of a tree, starting with the mature tree, moving on to reproduction and then considering seed germination and growth to maturity. Topics covered therefore include structure and physiology, population biology, reproductive biology and regeneration. The book concludes with a critical analysis of ecological classification systems for tree species in the tropical rain forest."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-280) and indexes.

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1. Introduction -- 2. The growing tree -- 3. Tree performance -- 4. Reproductive biology -- 5. Seeds and seedlings -- 6. Classificatory systems for tropical trees.

"Current knowledge of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees is limited, with detailed information available for perhaps only a few hundred of the many thousands of species that occur. Yet a good understanding of the trees is essential to unravelling the workings of the forest itself. This book aims to summarise contemporary understanding of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees. The emphasis is on comparative ecology, an approach that can help to identify possible adaptive trends and evolutionary constraints and which may also lead to a workable ecological classification for tree species, conceptually simplifying the rain-forest community and making it more amenable to analysis." "The organisation of the book follows the life cycle of a tree, starting with the mature tree, moving on to reproduction and then considering seed germination and growth to maturity. Topics covered therefore include structure and physiology, population biology, reproductive biology and regeneration. The book concludes with a critical analysis of ecological classification systems for tree species in the tropical rain forest."--Jacket.

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The ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest by Turner, I. M. ©2001
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