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Author Richards, Paul W. (Paul Westmacott)

Title The tropical rain forest : an ecological study / P.W. Richards ; with contributions by R.P.D. Walsh, I.C. Baillie, and P. Greig-Smith.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  581.526420913 RICH    AVAILABLE
 UniM BioMed  581.52642 RICH    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xxiii, 575 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-540) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Structure of primary rain forest -- 3. Regeneration -- 4. Trees and shrubs: I. Vegetative features -- 5. Trees and shrubs: II. Reproductive biology -- 6. Ground herbs and dependent synusiae -- 7. Climate / R. P. D. Walsh -- 8. Microclimate and hydrology / R. P. D. Walsh -- 9. Phenology -- 10. Soils of the humid tropics / I. C. Baillie -- 11. Composition of primary rain forests: I -- 12. Composition of primary rain forests: II -- 13. Primary xeroseres and the recolonization of Krakatau -- 14. Hydroseres and freshwater swamp forests -- 15. Mangroves and other coastal vegetation -- 16. Rain forest, deciduous forest and savanna -- 17. The tropical rain forest at its altitudinal and latitudinal limits -- 18. Secondary and deflected successions -- 19. Postscript: the future of the tropical rain forest -- Appendix 1. Tree recognition in the field and the use of vernacular names -- Appendix 2. Application of numerical methods in rain forest / P. Greig-Smith.
Summary A new and completely revised edition of a classic book on the tropical rain forest.
Subject Rain forest ecology.
ISBN 0521421942 (paperback)
0521420547 (hardback)