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Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
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Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Jaboury Ghazoul

Abstract

Asian tropical forests are among the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single tropical tree family, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families contribute to Asia’s natural diversity, but few compare to the dipterocarps in the number and variety of species that occupy the forest canopy. Understanding the ecology and dynamics of Asian forests is, to a very great extent, a study of the Dipterocarpaceae. This book synthesizes current knowledge on the dipterocarps. The family is explored through ecological, evolutionary, and biogeographic perspe ... More

Keywords: Asian tropical forest, biogeography, conservation, Dipterocarpaceae, tropical rain forest, ecophysiology, masting, phylogeny, restoration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaboury Ghazoul, author
Professor of Ecosystem Management, ETH, Zurich