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Forest canopies / edited by Margaret D. Lowman, Nalini M. Nadkarni.

Contributor(s): Lowman, Margaret | Nadkarni, Nalini MoreshwarMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Physiological ecologyPublication details: Academic Press, 1995. ISBN: 0124576508; 0124576516Subject(s): Forest canopy ecology | Forest canopiesDDC classification: 574.52642 LOC classification: QH541.5.F6
Contents:
1. Canopy Access Techniques / Mark W. Moffett and Margaret D. Lowman -- 2. Canopy Architecture in Tropical Trees: A Pictorial Approach / Francis Halle -- 3. Physical Mechanisms of Heat and Mass Exchange between Forests and the Atmosphere / David R. Fitzjarrald and Kathleen E. Moore -- 4. Structure and Microclimate of Forest Canopies / Geoffrey G. Parker -- 5. Measuring Arthropod Biodiversity in the Tropical Forest Canopy / Terry L. Erwin -- 6. Ecology and Diversity of Tropical Forest Canopy Ants / John E. Tobin -- 7. Lizard Ecology in the Canopy of an Island Rain Forest / Douglas P. Reagan -- 8. Canopy Access Techniques and Their Importance for the Study of Tropical Forest Canopy Birds / Charles A. Munn and Bette A. Loiselle -- 9. Forest Structure and the Abundance and Diversity of Neotropical Small Mammals / Jay R. Malcolm -- 10. Mammals of Rain Forest Canopies / Louise H. Emmons -- 11. Vascular Epiphytes / David H. Benzing -- 12. The Ecology of Hemiepiphytes in Forest Canopies / Guadalupe Williams-Linera and Robert O. Lawton -- 13. Ecology and Population Biology of Mistletoes / Nick Reid, Mark Stafford Smith and Zhaogui Yan -- 14. Vines in Treetops: Consequences of Mechanical Dependence / Francis E. Putz -- 15. Life on the Forest Phylloplane: Hairs, Little Houses, and Myriad Mites / David Evans Walter and Dennis J. O'Dowd -- 16. Nonvascular Epiphytes in Forest Canopies: Worldwide Distribution, Abundance, and Ecological Roles / Fred M. Rhoades -- 17. Photosynthesis in Forest Canopies / N. Michele Holbrook and Christopher P. Lund -- 18. Herbivory as a Canopy Process in Rain Forest Trees / Margaret D. Lowman -- 19. Reproductive Biology and Genetics of Tropical Trees from a Canopy Perspective / Darlyne A. Murawski -- 20. Ecological Roles of Epiphytes in Nutrient Cycles of Forest Ecosystems / D. S. Coxson and N. M. Nadkarni -- 21. Ethnobotany and Economic Botany of Epiphytes, Lianas, and Other Host-Dependent Plants: An Overview / Bradley C. Bennett -- 22. The Collection and Preservation of Plant Material from the Tropical Forest Canopy / Stephen W. Ingram and Margaret D. Lowman -- 23. Tourism, Economics, and the Canopy: The Perspective of One Canopy Biologist / Donald Perry -- 24. Canopy Science: A Summary of Its Role in Research and Education / Nalini M. Nadkarni and Margaret D. Lowman.
Summary: For decades, researchers have been interested in the structure, function, and inhabitants of forest canopies, but unfortunately, a large portion of this fascinating ecosystem was inaccessible. Recently, with the use of balloons, dirigibles, cranes, towers, suspended catwalks, and a variety of modern climbing equipment, scientists have begun to penetrate this dense foliage, allowing for a detailed, authoritative account of this enchanting world. Forest Canopies synthesizes the newly compiled data on canopy-dwelling organisms, including insects and other arthropods, lizards, birds, mammals, and, of course, the plants that both form and inhabit this unique aerial ecosystem.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Canopy Access Techniques / Mark W. Moffett and Margaret D. Lowman -- 2. Canopy Architecture in Tropical Trees: A Pictorial Approach / Francis Halle -- 3. Physical Mechanisms of Heat and Mass Exchange between Forests and the Atmosphere / David R. Fitzjarrald and Kathleen E. Moore -- 4. Structure and Microclimate of Forest Canopies / Geoffrey G. Parker -- 5. Measuring Arthropod Biodiversity in the Tropical Forest Canopy / Terry L. Erwin -- 6. Ecology and Diversity of Tropical Forest Canopy Ants / John E. Tobin -- 7. Lizard Ecology in the Canopy of an Island Rain Forest / Douglas P. Reagan -- 8. Canopy Access Techniques and Their Importance for the Study of Tropical Forest Canopy Birds / Charles A. Munn and Bette A. Loiselle -- 9. Forest Structure and the Abundance and Diversity of Neotropical Small Mammals / Jay R. Malcolm -- 10. Mammals of Rain Forest Canopies / Louise H. Emmons -- 11. Vascular Epiphytes / David H. Benzing -- 12. The Ecology of Hemiepiphytes in Forest Canopies / Guadalupe Williams-Linera and Robert O. Lawton -- 13. Ecology and Population Biology of Mistletoes / Nick Reid, Mark Stafford Smith and Zhaogui Yan -- 14. Vines in Treetops: Consequences of Mechanical Dependence / Francis E. Putz -- 15. Life on the Forest Phylloplane: Hairs, Little Houses, and Myriad Mites / David Evans Walter and Dennis J. O'Dowd -- 16. Nonvascular Epiphytes in Forest Canopies: Worldwide Distribution, Abundance, and Ecological Roles / Fred M. Rhoades -- 17. Photosynthesis in Forest Canopies / N. Michele Holbrook and Christopher P. Lund -- 18. Herbivory as a Canopy Process in Rain Forest Trees / Margaret D. Lowman -- 19. Reproductive Biology and Genetics of Tropical Trees from a Canopy Perspective / Darlyne A. Murawski -- 20. Ecological Roles of Epiphytes in Nutrient Cycles of Forest Ecosystems / D. S. Coxson and N. M. Nadkarni -- 21. Ethnobotany and Economic Botany of Epiphytes, Lianas, and Other Host-Dependent Plants: An Overview / Bradley C. Bennett -- 22. The Collection and Preservation of Plant Material from the Tropical Forest Canopy / Stephen W. Ingram and Margaret D. Lowman -- 23. Tourism, Economics, and the Canopy: The Perspective of One Canopy Biologist / Donald Perry -- 24. Canopy Science: A Summary of Its Role in Research and Education / Nalini M. Nadkarni and Margaret D. Lowman.

For decades, researchers have been interested in the structure, function, and inhabitants of forest canopies, but unfortunately, a large portion of this fascinating ecosystem was inaccessible. Recently, with the use of balloons, dirigibles, cranes, towers, suspended catwalks, and a variety of modern climbing equipment, scientists have begun to penetrate this dense foliage, allowing for a detailed, authoritative account of this enchanting world. Forest Canopies synthesizes the newly compiled data on canopy-dwelling organisms, including insects and other arthropods, lizards, birds, mammals, and, of course, the plants that both form and inhabit this unique aerial ecosystem.

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