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Changes And Disturbance In Tropical Rain Forest In South East Asia - T. H. Clutton-Brock

Changes And Disturbance In Tropical Rain Forest In South East Asia

By: T. H. Clutton-Brock (Editor), D. M. Newbery (Editor), Ghillean T. Prance (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th September 2000
ISBN: 9781860942433
Number Of Pages: 184

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Views on the dynamics of tropical forests are changing rapidly with the recognition that their environment is variable on the decadal to century scale. Fluctuating climatic conditions partly determine tropical forest structure, species composition and dynamics. Tropical communities are also highly contingent in space and time with respect to site and historical factors. Tropical forests have experienced to some degree this disturbance regime in the past, but climatologists are now predicting increasingly frequent extreme events in the new century. The combination of increasing deforestation and land-use conversion by man plus an increasingly variable environment means a situation that could be very difficult to manage. This analysis of changes and disturbances in South-East Asian tropical rainforests addresses these issues.

Preface
Hydrological investigations of forest disturbance and land cover impacts in South-East Asia: a reviewp. 1
Dynamics of the forest communities at Pasoh and Barro Colorado: comparing two 50-ha plotsp. 15
The role of extreme events in the impacts of selective tropical forestry on erosion during harvesting and recovery phases at Danum Valley, Sabahp. 25
Primary forest dynamics in lowland dipterocarp forest at Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia, and the role of the understoreyp. 39
The effects of selective logging on the distribution of moths in Bornean rainforestp. 59
Termite assemblages, forest disturbance and greenhouse gas fluxes in Sabah, East Malaysiap. 67
Mechanisms of maintenance of tropical freshwater fish communities in the face of disturbancep. 79
Studying insect diversity in the tropicsp. 87
Effects of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilization in a lowland evergreen rainforestp. 101
Parsimonious modelling of water and suspended sediment flux from nested catchments affected by selective tropical forestryp. 107
Growth and survivorship of dipterocarp seedlings: differences in shade persistence create a special case of dispersal limitationp. 123
Interesting times on Krakatau: stand dynamics in the 1990sp. 133
The ecoclimatology of Danum, Sabah, in the context of the world's rainforest regions, with particular reference to dry periods and their impactp. 145
Interdependence of peat and vegetation in a tropical peat swamp forestp. 161
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ISBN: 9781860942433
ISBN-10: 1860942431
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 27th September 2000
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.58

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