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New STRI book edited by Carson & Schnitzer

September 08, 2008

New STRI book edited by Carson & Schnitzer

Walter P. Carson from the University of Pittsburgh and Stefan A. Schnitzer, STRI research associate from the University of Wisconsin edited the book Tropical forest community ecology (2008)

Walter P. Carson from the University of Pittsburgh and Stefan A. Schnitzer, STRI research associate from the University of Wisconsin edited the book Tropical forest community ecology (2008), expected this month from Blackwell Publishing. Containing contributions from some of the world's leading tropical ecologists —several of them from STRI— this book provides a summary of the key issues in the discipline of tropical ecology. It covers patterns of species distribution, the maintenance of species diversity, the community ecology of tropical animals, forest regeneration and conservation of tropical ecosystems.

The book is divided into six sections: the scope of the book and key contributions; large scale patterns in tropical communities; testing theories of forest regeneration and the maintenance of species diversity; animal community ecology and trophic interactions; secondary forest succession, dynamics, and invasion; and tropical forest conservation. It has 536 pages and 120 illustrations. You can order the paperback for $79.95 from Blackwell Publishing, or reserve a copy at the STRI bookstore.

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