1 edition of Ecology of the podocarpaceae in tropical forests found in the catalog.
Ecology of the podocarpaceae in tropical forests
Benjamin L. Turner
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Benjamin L. Turner and Lucas Cernusak|
|Series||Smithsonian contributions to botany -- no. 95, Smithsonian contributions to botany -- no. 95.|
|LC Classifications||QK494.5.P73 E28 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 207 p. :|
|Number of Pages||207|
|LC Control Number||2010042376|
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Abstract. The threat to tropical forests is often gauged in terms of deforestation rates and the total area remaining. Recently, however, there has been a growing realization that forest can appear intact on a satellite image yet be biologically degraded or vulnerable to by: [Extract] The Podocarpaceae comprises 18 genera and about species of evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs. It is the most successful gymnosperm family in angiosperm-dominated tropical forests (Brodribb, this volume). Podocarps are distributed mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, with populations also extending as far north as China and Japan and to Mexico and the Caribbean in the Cited by: 9.
Types of tropical forest. Tropical forests are often thought of as evergreen rainforests and moist forests, however in reality only up to 60% of tropical forest is rainforest (depending on how this is defined - see maps). The remaining tropical forests are a diversity of many different forest types including: seasonally-dry tropical forest, mangroves, tropical freshwater swamp forests (or. The Ecology of Trees in the Tropical Rain Forest Currentknowledgeof the ecology of tropical rain-foresttrees islimited, 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.
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Get this from a library. Ecology of the podocarpaceae in tropical forests. [Benjamin L Turner; Lucas Cernusak;] -- The emergence of angiosperms in tropical forests at the expense of the gymnosperms, their ancestral relatives, was one of the most important events in the evolutionary history of terrestrial plants.
Ecology of the podocarpaceae in tropical forests / Benjamin L. Turner and Lucas Cernusak, editors. cm.—(Smithsonian contributions to botany ; no.
95) Includes bibliographical references and. These and other aspects of the Podocarpaceae explored in this volume have far-reaching implications for understanding the ecology and evolution of tropical rain forests.
View full-text Article. Get this from a library. Ecology of the podocarpaceae in tropical forests. [Benjamin L Turner; Lucas Cernusak; Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press,;] -- The emergence of angiosperms in tropical forests at the expense of the gymnosperms, their ancestral relatives, was one of the most important events in the evolutionary history of terrestrial plants.
These and other aspects of the Podocarpaceae explored in this volume have far-reaching implications for understanding the ecology and evolution of tropical rain forests. Citation: Turner, Benjamin L. and Cernusak, Lucas A. The emergence of angiosperms in tropical forests at the expense of the gymnosperms, their ancestral relatives, was one of the most important events in the evolutionary history of terrestrial plants.
Gymnosperms were nearly eliminated from the tropics after the evolution of angiosperms in the early Cretaceous, yet conifers of the Podocarpaceae are among the few gymnosperm families that persist Cited by: Only time will tell, but meanwhile there is much work to be done, and Tropical Forest Community Ecology provides useful directions.” (Ecology, ) "The recent advances in data collection and theory described in this volume have made the past decade one of the most exciting and Format: Paperback.
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The Temperate Coniferous Forests biome is composed by 52 ecoregions. The Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests are predominantly found in North and Central America. México has the world's richest and most complex subtropical coniferous forests.
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in such mixed dipterocarp forests. Because families in the Coniferales are virtually absent in mixed dipterocarp for-ests, plant ecologists may have the false impression that conifers are not physiologically adaptive to hot tropical climates.
Richards () illustrated that the Coniferales, including the Podocarpaceae, increases in abundance with. Only time will tell, but meanwhile there is much work to be done, and Tropical Forest Community Ecology provides useful directions.” (Ecology, ) "The recent advances in data collection and theory described in this volume have made the past decade one of the most exciting and.
Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in tropical forests. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Smithsonian Contributions to Botany Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 3 February 5, Types of Rainforest Tropical Rainforest Temperate Rainforest The best known coniferous or broa rain forests found in dleaf forests that tropical regions occur in between the the temperate Tropics of cancer zone and receive and Capricorn.
high rainfall. 4.The transformations of energy in a tropical rainforest starts when the energy with the sun. Energy from the sun is captured by plants through photosynthesis, this process is called the trophic level toward the food chain if their were none of this the food chain wouldn’t work, because it’s the first step in the process of energy relations.Ecology of Tropical and Subtropical Vegetation.
Heinrich Walter. Oliver and Boyd, - Botany - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. THE CONTINUoUsLY WET TROPICAL RAIN FOREST. OTHER VEGETATION TYPEs OF THE HUMID TROPICs. TRoPICAL SEMIEvERGREEN AND DECIDUoUs FoRESTs.