Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management by L. A. BruijnzeelTropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management by L. A. Bruijnzeel

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management

EditorL. A. Bruijnzeel, F. N. Scatena, L. S. Hamilton

Hardcover | February 14, 2011

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This volume represents a uniquely comprehensive overview of our current knowledge on tropical montane cloud forests. 72 chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics including cloud forest distribution, climate, soils, biodiversity, hydrological processes, hydrochemistry and water quality, climate change impacts, and cloud forest conservation, management, and restoration. The final chapter presents a major synthesis by some of the world's leading cloud forest researchers, which summarizes our current knowledge and considers the sustainability of these forests in an ever-changing world. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge concerning cloud forest occurrence and status, as well as the biological and hydrological value of these unique forests. The presentation is academic but with a firm practical emphasis. It will serve as a core reference for academic researchers and students of environmental science and ecology, as well as practitioners (natural resources management, forest conservation) and decision makers at local, national, and international levels.
Title:Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.57 inPublished:February 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521760356

ISBN - 13:9780521760355


Table of Contents

Part I. General Perspectives; Part II. Regional Floristic and Animal Diversity; Part III. Hydrometeorology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forest; Part IV. Nutrient Dynamics in Tropical Montane Cloud Forests; Part V. Cloud Forest Water Use, Photosynthesis, and Effects of Forest Conversion; Part VI. Effects of Climate Variability and Climate Change; Part VII. Cloud Forest Conservation, Restoration and Management Issues.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an incredibly rich assemblage of work by leaders in an important field, and deserves to be on the shelves of all libraries of natural resource institutions. ... It is also an exceptionally good launch pad for all further work on cloud forests that remains to be done. ... I am very glad I shall have this book to hand as I attempt to conserve my forest for the future." Prof. Jeff Sayer (James Cook University, Australia), International Forestry Review