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Forest Canopies Second Edition : Physiological Ecology - H.Bruce Rinker

Forest Canopies Second Edition

Physiological Ecology

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780124575530
Number Of Pages: 544

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The treetops of the world's forests are where discovery and opportunity abound, however they have been relatively inaccessible until recently. This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier. With innovative rope techniques, cranes, walkways, dirigibles, and towers, they finally gained access to the rich biodiversity that lives far above the forest floor and the emerging science of canopy ecology. In this new edition of Forest Canopies, nearly 60 scientists and educators from around the world look at the biodiversity, ecology, evolution, and conservation of forest canopy ecosystems.
-Comprehensive literature list
-State-of-the-art results and data sets from current field work
-Foremost scientists in the field of canopy ecology
-Expanded collaboration of researchers and international projects
-User-friendly format with sidebars and case studies
-Keywords and outlines for each chapter

"An unequaled panorama of the rapidly developing insights of the once unobtainable canopy frontier...where exploration and discovery are at their most exciting...anyone interested in understanding forests can only do so with this valuable book." - Thomas E. Lovejoy, President, The Heinz Center for Science Economics and the Environment "A better understanding of forest canopies, their biodiversity and canopy processes is crucial to understanding and addressing many of today's environmental issues..[this volume] is a must-read for all those interested in forest canopies." -Nigel E. Stork, Rainforest CRC, James Cook University, TRENDS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, June 2005 "Each chapter is extensively referenced and accompanied by numerous figures and tables...This text is suitable for scientists, students, policy makers, conservationists, and educators." - SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST

Dedicationp. v
Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Structures of Forest Canopies
Introductionp. 1
The Nature of Forest Canopiesp. 3
Empty Space: Another View of Forest Canopy Structure
Verticality and Habitat Analysis: MacArthur and Wilson's Biogeography Theory Revisited
Tropical Microclimate Considerationsp. 24
Quantifying and Visualizing Canopy Structure in Tall Forests: Methods and a Case Studyp. 49
"Canopy Trekking": A Ground-Independent, Rope-Based Method for Horizontal Movement through Forest Canopies
Vertical Organization of Canopy Biotap. 73
Macaws: Dispersers in a Tropical Habitat
Vertical Stratification among Neotropical Migrants
Age-Related Development of Canopy Structure and Its Ecological Functionsp. 102
Measuring Canopy Structure: The Forest Canopy Database Project
A History of Tree Canopiesp. 118
The Evolution of Rainforest Animals
The Botanical Ghosts of Evolution
Organisms in Forest Canopies
Introductionp. 139
What Is Canopy Biology? A Microbial Perspectivep. 143
Arboreal Stromatolites: A 210 Million Year Record
Lichens and Bryophytes in Forest Canopiesp. 151
Vascular Epiphytesp. 175
Strangler Fig Trees: Demons or Heroes of the Canopy?
Orchid Adaptations to an Epiphytic Lifestyle
Tank Bromeliads: Faunal Ecology
Mistletoe: A Unique Constituent of Canopies Worldwidep. 212
Mistletoe-A Homemaker's Delight
Hidden in Plain Sight: Mites in the Canopyp. 224
What are Mites?
A Systematic Synopsis of Canopy Mites
Soil Microarthopods: Belowground Fauna that Sustain Forest Systemsp. 242
Tardigrades: Bears of the Canopyp. 251
Rotifers in the Water Film
The Biodiversity Question: How Many Species of Terrestrial Arthropods Are There?p. 259
Insect Zoos as Windows into Forest Canopies
Physical Transport, Heterogeneity, and Interactions Involving Canopy Anolesp. 270
The Color of Poison: Flamboyant Frogs in the Rainforest Canopy
Ecology and Conservation of Canopy Mammalsp. 297
Body Mass of Gliding Mammals: An Energetic Approach
Vertical Stratification of Small Mammals in Lowland Rainforest of the Australian Wet Tropics
Orangutans: The Largest Canopy Dwellers
Ecologial Processes in Forest Canopies
Introductionp. 333
Photosynthesis in Forest Canopiesp. 335
Insect Herbivory in Tropical Forestsp. 359
Measuring Forest Herbivory Levels Using Canopy Cranes
The Leipzig Canopy Crane Project: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Function in a Temperate Deciduous Forest
Nutrient Cyclingp. 387
Reproductive Biology and Genetics of Tropical Trees from a Canopy Perspectivep. 397
DNA Sequences and Orchid Classification
Decomposition in Forest Canopiesp. 413
Survival Strategies: A Matter of Life and Deathp. 423
Conservation and Forest Canopies
Introductionp. 451
Tarzan or Jane? A Short History of Canopy Biologyp. 453
Canopy Walkways: Highways in the Sky
International Canopy Crane Network
Economics and the Forest Canopyp. 465
Ethnobotany in Forest Canopies
The Value of Herbaria for Plant Conservation
Ecotourism and the Treetopsp. 475
A Climb for Conservation
Florida from the Treetops
The Reintegration of Wonder into the Emerging Science of Canopy Ecologyp. 486
The International Canopy Network (ICAN)
Global Canopy Programme: A Worldwide Alliance for Forest Studies
Indexp. 501
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ISBN: 9780124575530
ISBN-10: 0124575536
Series: Physiological Ecology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.4  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised