Dynamics of Tropical Communities
37th Symposium of the British Ecological Society
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Dynamics of Tropical Communities by D. M. Newbery
Book DescriptionTropical communities are recognised as among the most species-rich and dynamic in the world. Yet far from existing as dynamic equilibria, large unpredictable disruptive events are seen as dominating the longer-term dynamics set against the background of global change. This 1998 volume challenges the dynamic equilibrium idea yet further, arguing for thinking on a timescale of decades to centuries, finding different ways to handle unpredictability and uniqueness, and evaluating species diversity and community change at different scales. The difficult search for robust generalizations and rules in tropical communities, which might allow better prescription through understanding rather than description is partly answered in this forward-looking book by the realization that an alternative framework and perspective is required for the tropics. This volume will continue to appeal to both researchers and advanced students of ecology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521839990
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. M. Newbery
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This 1998 volume challenges the validity of the dynamic equilibrium concept for tropical forests.
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Author Biography - D. M. Newbery
David Newbery is Director of the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern Professor Dr Prins is at Wageningen University Dr Brown is at the Oxford Forestry Institute
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