Based on papers presented at an international conference in Belem, Brazil in January 1988. An important and stimulating collection.
Anthony B. Anderson is a program officer at the Ford Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. Previously a senior scientist of the Goeldi Museum in Belem, Brazil, he has worked for fifteen years as an ecologist in the Amazon, specializing in the ecology and management of forest resources.
This book is a rich mine of excellent reviews and new ideas and data. I recommend it to anyone interested in tropical rain forest ecology and the development issues confronting this troubled biome. -- David B. Clark, Ecology