About this book
Important collection of new papers on tropical rainforests.
From the publisher's announcement:
Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, this book looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities. Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and community ecology, the volume also offers insights from those fields into how rainforests will endure the impact of anthropogenic change.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. From the Past to the Future: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Tropical Rainforests Craig Moritz, Christopher W. Dick, and Eldredge Bermingham Part I. Evolutionary and Ecological Determinants of Tropical Rainforest Diversity 2. Overview: The History and Ecology of Tropical Rainforest Communities Eldredge Bermingham and Christopher W. Dick 3. Phylogenetic Perspectives on Patterns of Regional and Local Species Richness Robert E. Ricklefs 4. Large-Scale Diversity and Species-Area Relationships in Tropical Tree Communities under the Neutral Theory Stephen P. Hubbell 5. Palynological Richness and the Tropical Rainforest John R. Flenley 6. The Pleistocene Vector of Neotropical Diversity Paul Colinvaux 7. The History of Amazonian Mammals: Mechanisms and Timing of Diversification James L. Patton and Maria Nazareth F. da Silva 8. Biogeography and Diversification of African Forest Faunas: Implications for Conservation Jon Fjelds#, Michelle K. Bayes, Michael W. Bruford, and Michael S. Roy 9. Evaluating the Divergence-with-Gene-Flow Model in Natural Populations: The Importance of Ecotones in Rainforest Speciation Thomas B. Smith, Robert K. Wayne, Derek Girman, and Michael W. Bruford 10. Geologic, Evolutionary, and Ecological Bases of the Diversification of Neotropical Butterflies: Implications for Conservation Keith S. Brown Jr. 11. Dynamic Landscape Models for Tropical Rainforests Brendan Mackey and Wengui Su 12. Understanding and Conserving Tropical Diversity: Perspectives from Barro Colorado Island Egbert Giles Leigh Jr. and Ira Rubinoff 13. Landscape Heterogeneity and Species Diversity in Amazonia Kalle Ruokolainen, Hanna Tuomisto, and Risto Kalliola 14. Spatial Changes in Tree Composition of High-Diversity Forests: How Much Is Predictable? Richard Condit, Salomn Aguilar, Andres Hernandez, Rolando Perez, Suzanne Lao, and Christopher R. Pyke 15. The El Nino Southern Oscillation Influences Tree Performance in Tropical Rainforests S. Joseph Wright Part II: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on an Entire Rainforest System: The Australian Wet Tropics 16. Overview: Rainforest History and Dynamics in the Australian Wet Tropics Craig Moritz 17. The Origin and Evolution of Australia's Eastern Highlands Jonathan Nott 18. The Origins and Tertiary History of Australian "Tropical" Rainforests David R. Greenwood and David C. Christophel 19. Patterns and Causes of Vegetation Change in the Australian Wet Tropics Region over the Last 10 Million Years A. Peter Kershaw, Patrick T. Moss, and Russell Wild 20. Effects of Quaternary Climate Change on Rainforest Diversity: Insights from Spatial Analyses of Species and Genes in Australia's Wet Tropics Christopher J. Schneider and Stephen E. Williams 21. Mosaic Macroevolution in Australian Wet Tropics Arthropods: Community Assemblage by Taxon Pulses Patrice Bouchard, Daniel R. Brooks, and David K. Yeates 22. Biodiversity of the Freshwater Invertebrates of the Wet Tropics Region of Northeastern Australia: Patterns and Possible Determinants Richard G. Pearson 23. Dynamics of Seedling Recruitment in an Australian Tropical Rainforest Joseph H. Connell, Igor Debski, Catherine A. Gehring, Lloyd Goldwasser, Peter T. Green, Kyle E. Harms, Peter Juniper, and Tad C. Theimer 24. The Theory and Practice of Planning for Long-Term Conservation of Biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Rainforests of Australia Nigel E. Stork Part III: Rainforest Futures 25. Overview: Processes, People, and Prospects for Tropical Rainforests Craig Moritz, Christopher W. Dick, and Eldredge Bermingham 26. Evolutionary Approaches to the Conservation of Tropical Rainforest Vertebrates Craig Moritz and Keith R. McDonald 27. Parks, People, and Policies: Conflicting Agendas for Forests in Southeast Asia Kathy MacKinnon 28. The Future of the Amazon William F. Laurance, Scott Bergen, Mark A. Cochrane, Phillip M. Fearnside, Patricia Delamonica, Sammya Agra D'Angelo, Christopher Barber, and Tito Fernandes References List of Contributors Index