Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and Water Management by M. BonellForests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and Water Management by M. Bonell

Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for…

EditorM. Bonell, L. A. Bruijnzeel

Hardcover | February 14, 2005

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This comprehensive review of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests covers the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, as well as optimum strategies for managing them. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a complete range of people-water-land use issues.
L. A. (Sampurno) Bruijnzeel is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Eco-Hydrology at the Department of Hydrology and Geo-Environmental Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Tropical Ecology, Hydrological Processes, and Land Use and Water Resources Research.
Title:Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for…Format:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 2.05 inPublished:February 14, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521829534

ISBN - 13:9780521829533


Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Current Trends and Perspectives on People/Land-use/Water Issues: 1. Trends and patterns of tropical land use change; 2. The myth of efficiency through market economics: a biophysical analysis of tropical economies, especially with respect to energy, forests and water; 3. Impacts of land cover change in the Brazilian Amazon: a resource manager's perspective; 4. Forest people and changing tropical forestland use in tropical Asia; 5. People in tropical forests: problem or solution?; 6. Useful myths and intractable truths: the politics of the link between forests and water in Central America; 7. Land use, hydrological function and economic valuation; 8. Water resources management policy responses to land cover change in Southeast Asian river basins; 9. Community-based hydrological and water quality assessments: a case study from the Philippines; Part II. Hydrological Processes in Undisturbed Forest: 10. An overview of the meteorology and climatology of the humid tropics; 11. Synoptic and mesoscale rain producing systems in the humid tropics; 12. Climatic variability in the tropics; 13. Controls on evaporation in lowland tropical rain forest; 14. Runoff generation in tropical forests; 15. Erosion and sediment yield in the humid tropics; 16. Rain forest mineral nutrition: the 'black box' and a glimpse inside it; 17. Hydrology of tropical wetland forests: recent research results from Sarawak peatswamps; 18. Tropical montane cloud forest: a unique hydrological case; Part III. Forest Disturbance, Conversion and Recovery: 19. Natural disturbances and the hydrology of humid tropical forests; 20. Spatially-significant effects of selective tropical forestry on water, nutrient and sediment flows: a modelling-supported review; 21. Effects of shifting cultivation and forest fire; 22. Soil and water impacts during forest conversion and stabilisation to new land use; 23. Large-scale hydrological impacts of tropical forest conversion; 24. Forest recovery in the humid tropics: changes in vegetation structure, nutrient pools and the hydrological cycle; 25. The hydrological impacts of reforestation of grasslands and of degraded forest in the tropics; 26. The potential of agroforestry for sustainable land and water management; Part IV. New Methods for Evaluating Effects of Land-Use Change: 27. Remote sensing tools in tropical forest hydrology: new sensors; 28. Detecting change in river flow series; 29. How to choose an appropriate catchment model; 30. The disaggregation of monthly streamflow for ungauged sub-catchments of a gauged irrigated catchment in Northern Thailand; 31. Parsimonious spatial representation of tropical soils within dynamic rainfall-runoff model; 32. Isotope tracers in catchment hydrology in the humid tropics; 33. Process-based erosion modelling: promises and progress; 34. Impacts of forest conversion on the ecology of streams in the humid tropics; Part V. Critical Appraisals of Best Management Practices: 35. Controlling catchment impacts of timber harvesting; 36. Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rain forests; 37. Red flags of warning in land clearing; 38. From nature to nurture: soil and water management for rainfed steeplands in the humid tropics; Conclusion: Forests-Water-People - an emerging view.

Editorial Reviews

" succeeds in bringing together a breadth of research on the many scientific and policy-related fields related to forest hydrology and tropical land use issues that is not found elsewhere." Ecoscience Mark Johnson, Cornell University