Editors Preface. Part I: Introduction. 1. The field station; P.Charles-Dominique. 2. Geography and climate; M. Grimaldi, B. Riera. 3. Scales of ambient light variation; F. Bongers, et al. Part II: Plant Communities. 4. The lowland high rainforest: structure and tree species diversity; O. Poncy, et al. 5. The low forest (Nouragues Inselberg); D. Larpin. 6. Plant communities on a granitic outcrop; C. Sarthou. 7. Palaeoclimates and their consequences on forest composition; P. Charles-Dominique, et al. Part III: Vertebrate Communities and Evolutionary Ecology. 8. Diet and population densities of the primate community in relation to fruit supplies; B. Simmen, et al. 9. Comparative positional behaviour of five primates; D. Youlatos, J.-P. Gasc. 10. The bat community; A. Brosset, et al. 11. The marsupial community; M.-L. Guillemin, et al. 12. The avian community: an overview of species composition and guild structure; J.-M. Thiollay, et al. 13. The adaptive significance of flocking in tropical understorey forest birds: the field evidence; M. Julien, J.-M. Thiollay. 14. Habitat selection, ambient light and colour patterns in some lek-displaying birds; M. Thery, J.A. Endler. 15. Distribution and life histories of amphibians and reptiles; M. Born, P. Gaucher. 16. Fishes of the Arataye river and their space-time organization; F.J. Meunier, T. Boujard. Part IV: Frugivory and Seed Dispersal. 17. Relationships between seed dispersal and behavioural ecology; P. Charles-Dominique. 18. Frugivory and seed dispersal by three neotropical primates: impact on plant regeneration; C. Julliot, et al. 19. Frugivory and seed dispersal by bats; P. Charles-Dominique, A. Cockle. 20. Frugivory and seed dispersal by Kinkajous; D. Julien-Laferriere. 21. Frugivory and seed dispersal by terrestrial mammals; F. Feer, et al. 22. Vegetarian species in the bird community with an emphasis on frugivory and seed dispersal; C. Erard, M. Thery. Part V: Forest Dynamics and Recruitment. 23. Tree-falls and canopy gaps: patterns of natural disturbance; P.J. van der Meer, F. Bongers. 24. The dispersal and recruitment of Cyclanthaceae and Philodendron (Araceae) understorey root-climbing vines; A. Cockle. 25. Post-dispersal seed removal in four frugivore-dispersed tree species; P.-M. Forget, et al. 26. Scatterhoarding and tree regeneration; P.A. Jansen, P.-M. Forget. 27. Effects of tree height and light availability on plant traits at different organisation levels; F.J. Sterck, et al. Appendices. References. Index.