Dynamics of Tropical Communities
37th Symposium of the British Ecological Society. Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Much contemporary ecological research is being carried out in tropical communities - they are among the most species-rich and dynamic communities in the world. Special characteristics of tropical communities have been recognized - unpredictability at the individual and species level, the uniqueness of location and time period studied, and the importance of major chance environmental events. Tropical ecologists must now set these processes against the long-term directional changes that are happening regionally and globally to answer new questions. The demands on tropical ecologists are to be increasingly prescriptive rather than descriptive, and this presents new challenges. A new conceptual framework is required, and the authors and editors of this book hope to signal how such a framework might be developed.
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"Quarante-cinq auteurs se sont partage la responsabilite des communiations. Le resultat est un fort volume ax references et a l'index consequents." Mammalia 2002