This book synthesizes 30 years of ecological research conducted at Lamto in Cote d'ivoire about the structure, function, and dynamics of a humid savanna. The research is unique due to the duration of the study, the diversity of the approaches, and the integrative view of the energy and nutrient fluxes related to the dynamics of the vegetation.
From the publisher's announcement:
Known as "a dream place for scientists" the Lamto savannas, located just on the edge of the Cote d'Ivoire rain forests, are one of the only savannas in the world where ongoing ecological research has endured for over forty years. Drawing from and synthesizing this abundance of research, the book examines the structure, function, and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna. Beginning with the history of the Lamto ecology station, proceeding on to an overview of the major enivronmental conditions of the site, and specifically examining the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the region's vegetation, this long and exacting work is as unique and treasured as Lamto itself.
From the reviews: "This new volume is good news for savanna ecologists. It is a summary and integration of some four decades of ecological research in the savanna of Lamto in Ivory Coast, West Africa. ! a most interesting book that is of great value to savanna ecologists. ! This is a very valuable and interesting book which I certainly recommend to all savanna ecologists, and I congratulate the authors with their achievement." (Marinus J. A. Werger, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)
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