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Title Forest canopies / edited by Margaret D. Lowman, H. Bruce Rinker.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2004.

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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 517 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Note Previous edition: 1995.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Nature of forest canopies / Nalini M. Nadkarni [and others] -- Tropical microclimate considerations / Stephen R. Madigosky -- Quantifying and visualizing canopy structure in tall forests : methods and a case study / Robert Van Pelt, Stephen C. Sillett, and Nalini M. Nadkarni -- Vertical organization of canopy biota / David C. Shaw -- Age-related development of canopy structure and its ecological functions / Hiroaki T. Ishii [and others] -- History of tree canopies / David L. Dilcher [and others] -- What is canopy biology? A microbial perspective / Lynn Margulis -- Lichens and bryophytes in forest canopies / Stephen C. Sillett and Marie E. Antoine -- Vascular epiphytes / David H. Benzing -- Mistletoe : a unique constituent of canopies worldwide / David M. Watson -- Hidden in plain sight : mites in the canopy / David Evans Walter -- Soil microarthropods : belowground fauna that sustain forest systems / H. Bruce Rinker -- Tardigrades : bears of the canopy / William R. Miller -- Biodiversity question : how may species of terrestrial arthropods are there? / Terry L. Erwin -- Physical transport, heterogeneity, and interactions involving canopy anoles / Roman Dial and Joan Roughgarden -- Ecology and conservation of canopy mammals / Jay R. Malcolm -- Photosynthesis in forest canopies / Jennifer Funk and Manuel T. Lerdau -- Insect herbivory in tropical forests / H. Bruce Rinker and Margaret D. Lowman -- Nutrient cycling / Barbara C. Reynolds and Mark D. Hunter -- Reproductive biology and genetics of tropical trees from a canopy perspective / Michelle L. Zjhra and Beth A. Kaplin -- Decomposition in forest canopies / Stephen J. Fonte and Timothy D. Schowalter -- Survival strategies : a matter of life and death / Stephen R. Madigosky -- Tarzan or Jane? A short history of canopy biology / Margaret D. Lowman -- Economics and the forest canopy / David W. Pearce -- Ecotourism and the treetops / Margaret D. Lowman -- Reintegration of wonder into the emerging science of canopy ecology / H. Bruce Rinker and David M. Jarzen.
Summary The treetops of the world's forests are where discovery and opportunity abound, however they have been relatively inaccessible until recently. This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier. With innovative rope techniques, cranes, walkways, dirigibles, and towers, they finally gained access to the rich biodiversity that lives far above the forest floor and the emerging science of canopy ecology. In this new edition of Forest Canopies, nearly 60 scientists and educators from around the world look at the biodiversity, ecology, evolution, and conservation of forest canopy ecosystems.-Comprehensive literature list -State-of-the-art results and data sets from current field work -Foremost scientists in the field of canopy ecology -Expanded collaboration of researchers and international projects -User-friendly format with sidebars and case studies -Keywords and outlines for each chapter.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Forest canopy ecology.
Forest canopies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lowman, Margaret.
Rinker, H. Bruce.
Other Form: Print version: Forest canopies. 2nd ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2004 0124575536 9780124575530 (OCoLC)56458967
ISBN 9780124575530
9780080491349 (electronic bk.)
0080491340 (electronic bk.)
0124576516 (Paper)