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The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Richard T. Corlett

Abstract

Tropical East Asia is home to over 1 billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than half of its forest cover and has the highest rates of deforestation and logging in the tropics. Hunting and the trade in wildlife products threaten all its large and many smaller vertebrates. Despite these problems, the region still supports an estimated 15–25 per cent of global terrestrial biodiversity and is thus a key focus for global conservation. This book therefore deals with plants, animals, and the ecosystems they inhabi ... More

Keywords: Asia, physical geography, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, forests, conservation, tropics, subtropics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817017.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard T. Corlett, author
Professor, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China