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The Ecology of Trees in the Tropical Rain Forest

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Abstract:

The primary literature describing the ecology of tropical rain forest trees is vast, yet there are relatively few summaries of their ecological traits, especially from a comparative ecology perspective. Consequently, Turner's effort to do a comparative analysis of the ecology of species from throughout the tropical rain forest is a most welcome one. His primary goal to summarize the ecology of different tropical rainforest trees has resulted in a very well written summarization of their comparative ecology (and structure). He is less complimentary of the results of his effort to find “a new synthesis of the comparative ecology of tropical trees” (p. 247) after summarizing the relevant literature, but perhaps he has done more than he suspects.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Book Review

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Ecology School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602

Publication date: February 1, 2002

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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