Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest

Paperback | June 15, 2000

EditorNalini M. Nadkarni, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

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The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. Roughly 40,000 ecotourists visit the Cloud Forest each year, and it is often considered thearchetypal high-altitude rain forest. This volume brings together some of the most prominent researchers of the region to provide a broad introduction to the biology of the Monteverde, and cloud forests in general. Collecting and synthesizing vital information about the ecosystem and its biota, the book also examines the positive andnegative effects of human activity on both the forest and the surrounding communities. Ecologists, tropical biologists, and natural historians will find this volume an indispensable resource, as will all those who are fascinated by the magnificent wonders of the tropical forests.

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The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. Roughly 40,000 ecotourists visit the Cloud Forest each year, and it is often considered thearchetypal high-altitude rain forest. This vol...

Nalini M. Nadkarni is a Professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Nathaniel T. Wheelwright is a Professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.5 × 10.91 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195133102

ISBN - 13:9780195133103

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Table of Contents

Gary S. Hartshorn: ForewordLuis Diego Gomez P.: ForewordLuis Diego Gomez P.: A Manera de IntroduccionContributors1. Nalina M. Nadkarni and Nathaniel T. Wheelwright: Introduction2. Kenneth L. Clark, Robert O. Lawton, and Paul R. Butler: The Physical Environment3. William A. Haber: Plants and Vegetation4. Paul Hanson: Insects and Spiders5. J. Alan Pounds: Amphibians and Reptiles6. Bruce E. Young and David B. McDonald: Birds7. Robert M. Timm and Richard K. LaVal: Mammals8. K. Greg Murray, Sharon Kinsman, and Judith L. Bronstein: Plant-Animal Interactions9. Nalina M. Nadkarni et al.: Ecosystem Ecology and Forest Dynamics10. Leslie J. Burlingame: Conservation in the Monteverde Zone: Contributions of Conservation Organizations11. Katherine Griffith, Daniel Peck, and Joseph Stuckey: Agriculture in Monteverde: Moving Toward Sustainability12. Nathaniel T. Wheelwright: Conservation BiologyWilliam A. Haber: Appendix 1. Vascular Plants of MonteverdeWilliam A. Haber: Appendix 2. Number of Species with Different Plant Growth FormsJohn T. Atwood: Appendix 3. Orchids of MonteverdeHarry E. Luther: Appendix 4. Bromeliads of MonteverdeDaniel C. Peck: Appendix 5. Host Plants of Selected Cercopoidea from MonteverdeDavid Hollis: Appendix 6. Preliminary List of Psylloidea Known from Costa Rican Cloud Forests (1200-2000 m)Sean O'Donnell: Appendix 7. Eusocial Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae Polistinae and Sphecidae) Collected from MonteverdeJ. Alan Pounds and M. P. Fogden: Appendix 8. Amphibians and Reptiles of MonteverdeM. P. Fogden: Appendix 9. Birds of the Monteverde AreaRobert M. Timm and Richard K. LaVal: Appendix 10. Mammals of MonteverdeReferencesIndex

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"An important book outlining the current knowledge of the ecology of one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. ... Those interested in cloud forests and conservation will find this volume fascinating."--Northeastern Naturalist