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Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest

Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest
 

This text presents the results of the a long-running and comprehensive study of forest fragmentation, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia. The study includes baseline data from before isolation from continuous forest took place.

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ISBN 9780300084832
Barcode 9780300084832
Published 15 December 2001 by Yale University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Bierregaard, Richard, Jr.
Edited by Gascon, Claude
Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Edited by Mesquita, Rita
Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.
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ISBN-13 9780300084832
ISBN-10 0300084838
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Publication Date 15 December 2001
International Publication Date 18 January 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Bierregaard, Richard, Jr.
Edited by Gascon, Claude
Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Edited by Mesquita, Rita
Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.
Category Forests, Rainforests
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Deforestation
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 1,225g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Rain forest ecology, Amazon River Region, Fragmented landscapes, Rain forest conservation
NBS Text Geography
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 333.7516098
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate in many parts of the world, causing destruction of natural habitat and fragmentation of what remains. Nowhere is this problem more pressing than in the Amazon rainforest, which is rapidly vanishing in the face of enormous pressure from humans to exploit it. This book presents the results of the longest-running and most comprehensive study of forest fragmentation ever undertaken, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia, the only experimental study of tropical forest fragmentation in which baseline data are available before isolation from continuous forest took place. A joint project of Brazil's National Institute for Research in Amazonia and the U.S. Smithsonian Institution, the BDFFP has investigated the many effects that habitat fragmentation has on plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. The book provides an overview of the BDFFP, reports on its case studies, looks at forest ecology and tree genetics, and considers what issues are involved in establishing conservation and management guidelines.

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Author's Bio

Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr., is assistant professor (adjunct) in biology at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Claude Gascon is vice president for field support at Conservation International, Washington. D.C. Thomas E. Lovejoy is chief biodiversity adviser and lead specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Bank. Rita Mesquita is in the ecology department at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Brazil.

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