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Tropical Forests

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Tropical forests occupy only one-tenth of the world's land area but are home to more than half of the world's flora and fauna. They comprise extremely complex labyrinth of ecological interactions. The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests are rapidly dwindling. There is a fear that the burgeoning human population and industrialization, where a majority of these tropical forests are found, may lead to the clearing or modification or may be a complete disappearance of the remaining tropical forests within few decades. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, and so on and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. Hence, there is an urgent need to protect, restore, conserve, and improve the forest resources before they are irrevocably lost. In this second edition of the book Tropical Forests, the chapters share the above issues and help in understanding, educating, and creating awareness on the role of "tropical forests" for the very survival of mankind, climate change, and the diversity of biota across the globe. This book will be of great use and could be useful to students, scientists, ecologists, population and conservation biologists, and forest managers across the globe.

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Tropical ForestsNew EditionEdited by Padmini Sudarshana

Published: August 1st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69876

ISBN: 978-1-78923-563-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-562-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-435-9

Copyright year: 2018

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6131 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Physicochemical Foliar Traits Predict Assemblages of Litter/ Humus Detritivore Arthropods

By Maria Fernanda Barberena-Arias and Elvira Cuevas


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2. Enhanced Phylogenetic Diversity of Anuran Communities: A Result of Species Loss in an Agricultural Environment

By Victor Mendes Lipinski, Samanta Iop, André Passaglia Schuch and Tiago Gomes dos Santos


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3. Tropical Forests Are An Ideal Habitat for Wide Array of Wildlife Species

By Muhammad Nawaz Rajpar


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4. Methods to Evaluate Land-Atmosphere Exchanges in Amazonia Based on Satellite Imagery and Ground Measurements

By Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Elisabete C. Moraes, Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Guilherme A. V. Mataveli, Thiago V. dos Santos, Celso von Randow and Luiz E. O. C. Aragao


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5. People’s Perceptions of Ecosystem Services Provided by Tropical Dry Forests: A Comparative Case Study in Southern Ecuador

By Veronica Iniguez-Gallardo, Zeina Halasa and Johanna Briceño


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6. South China Tropical Forest Changes in Response to Economic Development and Protection Policies

By Shudong Wang and Taixia Wu


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7. A Re-Examination of the Validity of the “Separative and Exclusive Conservation Model”: Insights from an Ethnobiological Study in Maluku, East Indonesia

By Masatoshi Sasaoka


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8. Physicochemistry and Utilization of Wood Vinegar from Carbonization of Tropical Biomass Waste

By Yongyuth Theapparat, Ausa Chandumpai and Damrongsak Faroongsarng


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