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The tropical mountain forest

patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot

by S. R. Gradstein

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Published by Distributed by University of Akron Press in Akron, Ohio .
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    Subjects:
  • Forest ecology,
  • Forests and forestry

  • Edition Notes

    StatementS. Robbert Gradstein, Jürgen Homeier and Dirk Gansert (eds.).
    SeriesBiodiversity and ecology series -- v. 2, Biodiversity and ecology series -- v. 2.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.F6 T76 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination217 p.
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27092953M
    ISBN 101931968799
    ISBN 109781931968799
    OCLC/WorldCa607974009

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However, these valuable forest ecosystems are now increasingly being fragmented, reduced and disturbed by human interventions. This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the Göttingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held at the University of Göttingen, Germany during the summer term of Cited by: INTRODUCTION As indicated in the introductory chapter to this book, knowledge of tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) occurrence, biodiversity, hydrology, and Author: Michael Richter.

This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the Gotingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held.

Veteran childrens nonfiction author, Seymour Simon, returns with this Smithsonian Institution book on rainforests. With full color images featuring interesting wildlife and grand expanses of forest, the book is an enticing introduction to tropical rainforests for children/5.

What is a tropical rainforest. On this page we’ll find out what a tropical rainforest is and where the world’s tropical rainforests are found. We’ll also find out about the animals that live in rainforests, and why rainforests are so important.

A rainforest is a forest that grows in an area with a high rainfall. activities, are particularly high in tropical mountain areas: tropical upland forests have disappeared at a greater rate than forests in any other biome (major ecosystem type). Thus, most mountain forests are semi-natural or naturally regenerating forests which, through forest management activities, provide diverse ecosystem servicesFile Size: 3MB.

However, these valuable forest ecosystems are now increasingly being fragmented, reduced and disturbed by human interventions. This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the Gõttingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held at the University of Gõttingen, Germany during the summer term of forest, a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land.

The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry.A forest is an ecosystem—a community of plants and animals interacting with one another and with the physical environment (see ecology).The forests of the world are classified in three general.

But, this book is very useful for someone, like me, who just wants a basic understanding, in order to appreciate the rain forest when visiting. It describes how things work in the tropical rain forests of South and Central America.

It gives many useful examples of interactions among plants and animals to make the authors' by: The climate of tropical rain forest is uniformly wet and warm, yet these terms are relative, not absolute. There is a distinction between climate and weather. Within the human time frame the climate of tropical forest is reasonably predictable; but weather can be as capricious and unpredictable in the tropics as it is in the temperate ed on: Janu   Tropical rainforests are home to brilliantly colored birds and spider monkeys that swing like acrobats.

Here, tiny tadpoles, lizards, and crabs live in sky-high penthouse mini-ponds formed in the leaves of rootless plants. The understory and forest floor swarm with insects, worms, frogs, toads, and millions of marching army ants. But beware!/5(7). This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the Göttingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held at the University of Göttingen, Germany, in the summer of The volume presents a synthesis of current ecological research in Germany on the tropical mountain forest, from an interdisciplinary.

In the tropics, montane forests can consist of broadleaf forest in addition to coniferous forest. One example of a tropical montane forest is a cloud forest, which gains its moisture from clouds and fog. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests.

In the subalpine and upper mountain forest region, valleys and depressions are generally devoid of trees and there is no tree species recorded which has adapted to high altitude and water logged conditions. A striking example of the effect of the so-called “Massenerhebung” phenomenon or compression of forest zones is recorded for Mt.

Payung. Tropical mountain forests are very rich in species and are generally considered as hotspots of biodiversity. They are also of great ecological importance as sources of water and other ecosystem services for millions of people living in the tropics. However, these valuable forest ecosystems are now increasingly being fragmented, reduced and disturbed by human interventions.

This book 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. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The tropical mountain forest: patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot. This book originated from a lecture series on the tropical mountain forest organized by the G?ttingen Centre of Biodiversity and Ecology and held at the University of G?ttingen, Germany during the summer term of The volume presents a synthesis of.

A cloud forest, also called a water forest, primas forest, or tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF), is a generally tropical or subtropical, evergreen, montane, moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level, formally described in the International Cloud Atlas () as silvagenitus.

Thus, the warmest areas of the planet also tend to be the wettest, and this sets the stage for the tropical rain forest. Not all of the land in the tropics is tropical rainforest. Some areas are too cold (mountaintops), or are too dry (the far side of a mountain range from the ocean gets less rain).

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Exotic Birds Singing - Tropical Forest - .Tropical Mountain Forest Gradstein, S. Robbert, Homeier, Jürgen Published by The University of Akron Press Gradstein, S. Robbert and Jürgen Homeier. Tropical Mountain Forest: Patterns and Processes in a Biodiversity Hotspot. The University of Akron Press, Project by: