La Selva

Ecology and Natural History of a Neotropical Rain Forest

Author: Lucinda A. McDade,Kamaljit S. Bawa,Henry A. Hespenheide,Gary S. Hartshorn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226039527

Category: Science

Page: 486

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Abiotic environment and ecosystem processes; The plant community: Composition, dynamics, and life-history processes; The animal community; Plant-animal interactions; La selva's human environment.
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Environmental Forest Science

Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 8 Conference Environmental Forest Science, held 19–23 October 1998, Kyoto University, Japan

Author: Kyoji Sassa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401153248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 658

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This proceedings volume has been edited from sixty-nine full text papers of the 132 papers presented to the IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) Conference on Environmental Forest Science, which was jointly organized by IUFRO Division 8, "Forest Environment", and Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan, on 19-23 October 1998. The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) is one of the oldest scientific societies. It was founded in 1892 to foster cooperation of research units on forestry. IUFRO consists of 650 research organizations from 100 countries. IUFRO th Division 8 is the latest division, founded at the 20 World Congress in 1995 by subdividing the previous Division 1, "Forest Environment and Silviculture". The objective of this first general Conference of Division 8 is to consider research needs in the 21 sl century for forest environment, and the integration of related fields of sciences to a new concept of environmental forest science.
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Tropical Forest Ecology

The Basis for Conservation and Management

Author: Florencia Montagnini,Carl F. Jordan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540272445

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

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Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests, and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be supported by adequate policies to promote and maintain specific activities at local and regional scales. Here, a multi-disciplinary approach is presented, to better the understanding of tropical forest ecology, as a necessary step in developing adequate strategies for conservation and management. The authors have long experience in both academic and practical matters related to tropical forest ecology and management.
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Human Impacts on Amazonia

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development

Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517351

Category: Science

Page: 392

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From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.
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Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana: Introduction

Author: Paul E. Berry

Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 348

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"Much broader than title suggests, volume is comprised of authoritative and superbly illustrated chapters on geographical and physical features, history of botanical exploration, vegetation, phytogeography, and conservation. Otto Huber is the author of 90
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Land-use Changes and Their Environmental Impact in Rural Areas in Europe

Author: Reinhard Krönert,Rudolf Krönert,Unesco,A. Reenberg

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 261

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The rural landscapes of Europe have been radically modified over the last four decades, not only as a result of urban expansion, but primarily due to changes in agriculture, i.e. increased intensification of production in some areas and "extensification" - land being taken out of production - in other areas. This volume presents a comparison of rural land-use change and landscape pattern dynamics in different parts of Europe.
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