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International Commission on Tropical Biology and Natural Resources

President: Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
  Vice Presidents I: Paulo S. Oliveira , Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  V
ice Presidents II:Victor Rico-Gray , Instituto de Ecologia, A.C., México

 Commissioners:
    Tropical Ecology
      
Kleber Del-Claro Universidade Federal de Uberlândia – Biology Institute - Brasil
      
Mauricio Quesada, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
   
Tropical Botany
      
Fábio Rúbio Scarano Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Biology Institute -Brazil
      
Ulrich LüttgeUniversity of: Techniche Univeritat Darmstadt - Institut für Botanik, Germany
   
Tropical Zoology
      
Regina Helena Ferraz Macedo University of Brasília – Biology Institute - Brazil
      
Molly Morris Ohaio University – Department of Biological Sciences – USA
   
Savannah Ecosystems
      
Ana Angélica Almeida Barbosa Federal University of Uberlândia – Biology Institute Brazil
      
Nelson Ramirez Central University of Venezuela –Tropical Botany Center – Venezuela
   
Desert Ecosystems
      
Silvio Carlos Rodrigues Federal University of Uberlândia – Geography Institute -Brazil
   
Tropical Agriculture
      
Marcus Vinícius Sampaio Federal University of Uberlândia – Agronomy Institute Brazil
      
Francisco José Morales GarzónHead Virology Research Unit – Coordinator Tropical Whitefly IPM Project International Center for Tropical Agriculture Colombia
      
Lísias CoelhoFederal University of Uberlândia – Agronomy Institute Brazil
   
Natural History of Tropical Plants
      
Kleber Del-Claro Universidade Federal de Uberlândia – Biology Institute - Brasil
   
Human Impact on Tropical Ecosystems
      
Oswaldo Marçal Jr. Federal University of Uberlândia – Biology Institute – Brazil
   
Tropical Phytopathology and Entomology (PE)
      
Arturo Bonet Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - México
      
Glória Carrion Villarnovo - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - México
   
Case Studies
      
Kleber Del Claro - Federal University of Uberlândia – Biology Institute – Brazil
      
Robert J. Marquis University of Saint Louis – Missouri – Department of Biology, USA


Tropical Biology and Natural Resources

Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil

1. Tropical Ecology


Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Mauricio Quesada, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,Mexico.


Introduction and overview of tropical ecology
Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Mauricio Quesada, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,Mexico.


Diversity of Prokaryotes,fungi, protozoa, Bryophytes and Pterifophytes in tropical ecosystems.
Aristoteles Goes Neto, Laboratorio de Pesquisa em Microbilogia(LAPEM),Deaprtmento de Ciencias Biologicas(DCBio),Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana(UEFS), Brazil
Luiz Henrique Rosa, Laboratorio de Microbilogia,Deaprtmento de Ciencias Biologicas,ICEB,Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
Alexandre salino, Departmento de Botanica,ICB,C.P.486,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Carlos Augusto Rosa, Departmento de Microbiologia,ICB,C.P. 486,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Alfredo wieloch, Departmento de Zoologia,ICB,C.P.486,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ana Paula Trovatti Uetananbaro, Laboratorio de Controle de Qualidade Microbiologica de FArmacos, Departmento de Saude(DSAU),Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana(UEFS), Brazil

Paleobiology, evolution and extinctions in tropical ecosystems
Christopher Dick, University of Michigan,

Biodiversity loss, endemisms and extinction
Rodolfo Dirzo, Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM, Mexico

Rainforest structure and dynamics
Leandro da Silva Duarte, Laboratorio de Ecologia Quantitativa,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Gabriel Selbach Hofmann, Laboratorio de Geoprocessamento,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

Tropical Communities
Sandra Maria Hartz, Centro de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ronei Baldissera, Centro de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Stability and Complexity of the Tropics
Robert Colwell, University of Connecticut,

Tropical dry Forest Structure, Distribution and Dynamics
B. Hayden, Department of Biology,Concordia University, Canada
David F. Greene, Department of Biology,Concordia University, Canada

Habitat fragmentation, Edge Effects and Biological Corridors in Tropical Ecosystems
Victor Arroyo-Rodriguez, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Julieta Benitez-Malvido, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Tropical Macroecology
Jose Alexandre Felizola Diniz Filho, Departmento de Biologia geral,ICB,Universidade Federal de Goias(UFG,Cx.P131), Brazil
Renata Alves da mata, CNPq Pos-Doctoral Program,Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,Universidade Federal de Goias(UFG), Brazil

Evolutionary Ecology of Pollination and Reproduction of Tropical Plants
Mauricio Quesada, Investigador Titular, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
J.A. Lobo, Escuela de Biologia,Universidad de Costa Rica,
I. Herrerias, Universidad Michocana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico
G. Sanchez-Montoya, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
F. Rosas, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
R. Aguliar, IMBIV-UNC-CONCEIT, Argentina

Herbivory and plant-animal interactions in tropical ecosystems
Jean Carlos Santos
Geraldo Wilson Fernandez, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais,

Seed Dispersal and Frugivory in Tropical Ecosystems
Kathryn E. Stoner, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
M. Henry, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

The role of tropical ecosystems in carbon sequestration
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Universidad de Alberta, Canada

Importance of Tropics to carbon cycle
Luiz Martinelli, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Brazil
Fabio Roland, Laboratorio de Ecologia Aquatica,departmento de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
J.P. Ometto, Laboratorio de Ecologia Aquatica,departmento de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil
N. Barros, Laboratorio de Ecologia Aquatica,departmento de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil
F. Pacheco, Laboratorio de Ecologia Aquatica,departmento de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil
R. Mendonca, Laboratorio de Ecologia Aquatica,departmento de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil
A. Assireu, Divisao de Sensoriamento Remoto,Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brasil

Origins and Maintenance of Tropical Biodiverstiy
Jean Carlos Santos, Departmento de Botanica,Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Jarcilene Almeida-Cortez, Departmento de Botanica,Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
 

2. Tropical Botany (TB)

Ulrich Luttge, Institut fur Botanik,Techniche Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
Fabio Rubio Scarano, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Introductory to Tropical Botany
Fabio Rubio Scarano, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ulrich Luttge, Institut fur Botanik,Techniche Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

Flooded Forests
Fabio Rubio Scarano, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aquatic Macrophytes in the Tropics:Ecology of Populations And Communities,Impacts of Invasions and Use by Man
K.J. Murphy, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology,Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences,University of Glasgow, UK
Sidinei Magela Thomaz, Department of Biology,Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil
A. Caliman, Department of Ecology,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
R.D. Guariento, Department of Ecology,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Anderson Medeiros dos Santos, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Brazil
Francisco de Assis Esteves, Department of Ecology,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Inselbergs:Vegetation, Diversity and Ecology
Manfred Kluge, Institute of Botany,Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Burkhard Budel, Department of Biology,University fo Kaiserslautern, Germany

Moist Tropical Forests:Structure, Function and Management
Ulrich Luttge, Institut fur Botanik,Techniche Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

Mangroves
Marilyn C. Ball, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Australia

Paramos/Tropical Alpine Environments
Masresha Fetene, Ethiopia
Erwin Beck, Germany
Antoine Cleef, The Netherlands

Sandy Coastal Vegetation
Dorothy Sue Dunn de Araujo, Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Miriam Cristina Alvarez Pereira, Herbarium, Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Brazil

Marine Algae and Plants
M.A.O. Figueiredo, Programa Zona Costeira,Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
J.C. Creed, Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phenology and tree diversity in tropical ecosystems
- -,

Epiphytes
Talita Fontoura, Departmento de Ciencias Biologicas,Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil
Fernanda Reinert, Departmento de Botanica,Universidade federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plant-pollinator interactions (pollination ecology)
- -,

Seed dispersal in tropical ecosystems
- -,

Rain Forest:  Floristic
F.Z. Saiter, Instituto Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hidricos, Brazil
Tania Wendt, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
D.M. Villela, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil
M.T. Nascimento, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil

Cerrado
Augusto C. Franco, Dept. de Botanica, Univ de Brasilia, Brazil
Mundayatan Haridasan, Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Symbiotic Bacteria and Fungi
E.K. James, College of Life Sciences,Dundee University, Scotland
S.M. de Faria, EMBRAPA-Agrobiologia, Brazil
M. Fomina, College of Life Sciences,Dundee University, UK

Neotropical Mangroves
L.D. de-Lacerda, Instituto de Cliencias do Mar, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil

Tropical Artificial Forests
D.J. Capossoli, Universidade Federal do Rio de janeiro, CCS,IB, Depto Ecolgia, Brasil
J.B.B. Sansevero, Instituto de Pestqisa Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, Directoria de PEsquisa Clientifica, Brasil
M.L. Garbin, Universidade Federal do Rio de janeiro, CCS,IB, Depto Ecolgia,
Fabio Rubio Scarano, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Tropical Zoology

Regina Helena Ferraz Macedo, Deprtmento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Molly R. Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University, USA


Introduction to Tropical Zoology
Molly R. Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University, USA
Regina Helena Ferraz Macedo, Deprtmento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Classification and ecology of major tropical insect groups
Helena Castanheira Morais, Departmento de Ecologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Ivone Rezende Diniz, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Demography in Tropical Ecosystems
Raphael Igor da Silva Correa Dias, Post-Graduacao em Biologia Animal, Departamento de Zoologia,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Marcos Robalinho Lima, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Daniel Paz Decanini, Programa de Pos-graduacao em Ecologia,Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil

Threats to Amphibians in Tropical Regions
Jean-Marc Hero, Center for Innovative Conservation Strategies,Griffith University, Australia
Kerry Kriger, Center for Innovative Conservation Strategies,Griffith University, Australia

Reptile Diversity in an Amazing Tropical Environment:The West Indies
Lourdes Rodriguez Schettino, Department of Zoology,Institute of Ecology and Systematics, Cuba

Tropical Bird Communities
Eduardo da Silva Alves dos Santos, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Rafael Maia Villar De Queiroz, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Ecology and Behavior of Tropical Primates
Laura Teresa Hernandez Salazar, Instituto de Neuroetologia, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Juan Carlos Serio Silva, Departmento de Biodiversidad y Ecologia Animal, Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico
Jessica Lynch-Alfaro, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, USA

Foraging Strategies of Tropical Primates
Peter W. Lucas, Dept of Anthropology, George Washington University, USA

Communication Systems in Neotropical And Tropical Terrestrial Vertebrates: An Overview
Gabriel Francescoli, , Uruguay

Evolution of Sociality and cooperation in tropical animals
Regina Helena Ferraz Macedo, Deprtmento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Jefferson Graves, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK
Daniel Paz Decanini, Programa de Pos-graduacao em Ecologia,Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil

Mating Strategies of Tropical Insects.
Luis Mendonza Cuenca, Universidad Michoaca na San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico
Rogelio Macias Ordonez, Departmento de Biolgia Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico

Mating Systems and Strategies of Tropical Fishes
Oscar Rios-Cardenas, Departmento de Biolgia Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico
Molly R. Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University, USA

Breeding Strategies of Tropical Birds
Raphael Igor da Silva Correa Dias, Post-Graduacao em Biologia Animal, Departamento de Zoologia,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Rafael Maia Villar De Queiroz, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Alexandre Ferreira de Souza Dias, Pos-Graduacao em Biologia Animal, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Extinction of Species in the Tropics
Carlos Eduardo De Viveiros Grelle, Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Maria Alice dos Santos Alves, Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade de Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

4. Savanna Ecosystems

Ana Angelica Almeida Barbosa, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
Nelson Ramirez, Centro de Botanica Tropical, Instituto de Biologia Experimental, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela


Tropical Savannas
Gerhard Gottsberger, Botanischer Garten and Hebarium,Universitat Ulm, Germany
Ana Angelica Almeida Barbosa, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

Nutritional Aspects in Trachypogon Savannas as Related to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling
Danilo Lopez-Hernandez, Instituto de Zoologia Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Ismael Hernandez-Valencia, Instituto de Zoologia Tropical,Facultad de Ciencias,Universidade Central de Venezuela, Venezuela

Plant Adaptations to Rainfall Seasonality in the Savannas of Central Brazil
Augusto C. Franco, Dept. de Botanica, Univ de Brasilia, Brazil

Fire in NeoTropical Savannas
Juan Silva, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Ecologicas,ICAE,Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Mario Farinas, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Ecologicas,ICAE,Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

Reproductive Biology of Tropical Plants
Helena Maura Torezan-Silingardi, Institute of Biology, Brazil
Claudia Ines da Silva, Institute of Biology, Brazil

Pollination Ecology of Neotropical Savannas Vegetation
Nelson L. Ramirez, Centro de Botanica Tropical, Instituto de Biologia Experimental, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela

Are there Germination Patterns for Cerrado Species?
D.G. Santana, Agronomy Institute,Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
M.A. Ranal, Biology Institute,Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
I. Schiavini, Biology Institute,Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil

Useful Plants of the Brazilian Cerrado
Jose Felipe Ribeiro, , Brazil
Sueli Matiko Sano, , Brazil

The Avifauna
Alexanfre Franchin

Birds in the Tropical Savannas
Oswaldo Marcal Junior, Laboratory of Ornithology,Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
Alexandre Gabriel Franchin, Laboratory of Ornithology,Biology Institute,Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Rafael de Freitas Juliano, Laboratory of Ornithology,Biology Institute,Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Mieko ferreira Kanegae, BioScience Institute,General Ecology Department,Sao Paulo University, Brazil


The Herpetofauna of the Neotropical Savanas
Vera Lucia de Campos Brites, Institute of Biology,Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
Daniel Oliveira Mesquita, Departmento de Zoologia,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Renato Gomes Faria, Department of Biology,Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Guarino Rinaldi Colli, Institute of Biology,Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Diptera of Tropical Savannas
Julio Mendes, Institute of Biomedical Sciences,Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brasil

Bees of the Brazilian Savannah
Isabel Alves-dos-Santos, Dept.Ecologia,IBUSP.University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Capybara, its Biology and Management
Juhani Ojasti, Instituto de Zoologia Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Ilse Silberbauer-Gottsberger, Botanischer Garten and Hebarium,Universitat Ulm, Germany


5. Desert Ecosystems

Silvio Carlos Rodrigues, Instituto de Geografia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

Geomorphology and Biogeography of Tropical Deserts
Silvio Carlos Rodrigues, Instituto de Geografia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

Desertification in the Tropics
Roberto Verdum, Geography Department,Geosciences institute,UFRGS, Brazil
Dirce Maria Suertegaray, Geography Department,Geosciences institute,UFRGS, Brazil

Desert Ecosystems in India
T.S. Chouhan, Dept. of Geography, University of Rajasthan, India
U.K. Sharma, Ministry of Rural Development (NLM), Government of India

Desert ecosystems and global climate change
Xiaoping Yang, Institute of Geology and Geophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ecology of Tropical Deserts in Special Reference to Biogeography & Evolution of Desert Animals
T.S. Chouhan, Dept. of Geography, University of Rajasthan, India
U.K. Sharma, Ministry of Rural Development (NLM), Government of India ,

Archeao-Historical Environment and Significance of Ancient Agriculture in Tropical Deserts
Farooq Ahmad, Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Ecology of Tropical Deserts in Special Reference to Arid Plant Physiology
U.K. Sharma, Ministry of Rural Development (NLM), Government of India ,
T.S. Chouhan, Dept. of Geography, University of Rajasthan, India


6. Tropical Agriculture

Marcus Vinícius Sampaio Federal University of Uberlândia – Agronomy Institute Brazil
Francisco Jose Morales Garzon, International Center for Tropical Whitefly IPM Project(CIAT), Republic of Columbia

Lísias
CoelhoFederal University of Uberlândia – Agronomy Institute Brazil

Introduction to tropical agriculture and Outlook for Tropical crops in a Globalized Economy
Francisco Jose Morales Garzon, International Center for Tropical Whitefly IPM Project(CIAT), Republic of Columbia

Tropical Soils - Management and Conservation
Gaspar Henrique Korndorfer, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Fedral University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Deril Prudente Santana, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil

Tropical Farming Systems
John N. Landers, APDC, Brazil

Biological Control of Insect Pests in the Tropics
Marcus Vinicius Sampaio, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil
A.M. Auad, Embrapa Gado de Leite, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Brazil
Vanda Helena Paes Bueno, Departamento de Entomologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
L.C.P. Silveira, Departamento de Entomologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil

Tropical Fruit Crops and the Diseases that Affect their Production
Randy Christopher Ploetz, Department of Plant pathology,University of Florida- IFAS Tropical REC, Florida

Postharvest Concepts and Quality Issues of Tropical Fruit Crops
Steve Sargent, University of Florida- IFAS Horticultural Sciences, Florida

Tropical Horticulture
- -, ,

Major tropical food crops in a Globalized Economy
Francisco Jose Morales Garzon, International Center for Tropical Whitefly IPM Project(CIAT), Republic of Columbia

Tropical livestock production and management
Gustavo A. Morales Garzon, University of San Martin, Colombia

The Conservation and Utilization of Crop Genetic Resources in the Tropics
Cinthya Zorrilla, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Ivan Manrique, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Rene Gomez, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Ana Panta, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Cecilia Ynouye, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
William M. Roca, Head Genetic Resources Unit, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Alberto Salas, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru
Catherine Espinoza, International Potato Center(CIP), Peru

7. Natural History of Tropical Plants

Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil

Seasonally Dry Decidous Forests:Diversity and Soils in Arboreal Communities
Andre R.Terra Nascimento, Instituto de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Ubrelandia(UFU), Brazil
J.M. Felfili, Departmento de Engenharia Florestal,Universidade de Brasilia (UNB), Brazil
Glein M. Araujo, Instituto de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Ubrelandia(UFU), Brazil

Morphology and Anatomy of Tropical Flowers
Luiz Antonio de Souza, Departmento de Biologia,Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil
Ismar Sebastiao Moscheta, Departmento de Biologia,Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil

Tropical Aquatic Plants:Morphoanatomical Adaptations
Edna Scremin-Dias, Botany Laboratory,Biology Department,Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

8. Human Impact on Tropical Ecosystems

Oswaldo Marcal Junior, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

A Perspective of Human Impact on Tropical Ecosystems
Oswaldo Marcal Junior, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

Deforestation and Forest Fragmentation in the Amazon
Heraldo Luis de Vasconcelos, Instituto de Biologia,Universidade Federal de Uberlandia(UFU), Brazil
William F. Laurance, Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Smithsonian Institution/INPA, Brazil,

Human impact on tropical freshwater environments
Marcos Callisto de Faria Pereira, Departmento de Biologia Geral,Laboratorio de Ecologia de Bentos,Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas ,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Marcelo S. Moretti, Departmento de Biologia Geral,Laboratorio de Ecologia de Bentos,Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas ,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Effects of  Pollution and Wildlife Toxicology in Tropical Ecosystems
Yaico D. Tanimoto de Albuquerque, Instituto de Quimica,Universidade Federal de Uberlandia(UFU), Brazil
Maria Tereza Raya Rodrigues, Instituto de Biociencias,Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Flavia Nogueira de Sa, Instituto de Biociencias,Departmento de Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Contributions of Human Ecology to Conciliate People and Biodiversity with a Focus on Fishing Communities
R.A.M. Silvano, Dep. Ecologia,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul(UFRGS), Brazil
A. Begossi, Fisheries and Food Institute (FIFO) and Fisheries Management and Training Program (CAPESCA/PREAC), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) Brazil

9. Tropical Phytopathology and Entomology

 Arturo Bonet Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - México
 
Glória Carrion Villarnovo - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - México



Effects of Climate change and Habitat Fragmentation on Trophic Interactions.
Owen T. Lewis, Department of Zoology,University of Oxford, UK
Maartje J. Klapwijk, Department of Zoology,University of Oxford, UK

Chafers,Rhinoceros and Fruit Beetles of the Canopy in Tropical Forests
Miguel Angel Moron Rios, Departmento de Biologia de Suelos,Institute de Ecologia,AC, Mexico

Tropical Plant and Soil Nematodes:Diversity and Interactions
Rosa H. Manzanilla-Lopez, Instituto de Fitosanidad, Colegio de Postgraduatos, Mexico
David J. Hunt, CABI Europe, UK

Beetles as Indicators for Forest Conservation in Central America
J.C. Schuster, Systematic Entomology Laboratory,Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Enio B. Cano, Systematic Entomology Laboratory,Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala

Sexual Selection in Tropical Insects
Raul Cueva del Castillo, Lab. de Ecologia;UBIPRO;Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Diversity,Ecology and Systematics of Smut Fungi
Meike Pipenbring, Department of Mycology,Institute for Ecology,University of Frankfurt, Germany

Insect Vectors of Tropical Diseases
Sergio Ibanez-Bernal, Departmento de Biodiversidad y Ecologia Animal,Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico

Insect Viruses:Diversity,Biology and Use as Bioinsecticides
Jorge E. Ibarra, Departmento de Biotecnologia y Bioquimica,Cinvestav Campus Guanajuato , Mexico
M. Cristina Del Rincon-Castro, Departmento de Biotecnologia y Bioquimica,Cinvestav Campus Guanajuato , Mexico

Phlogeny,Biology,Behavior and Management of Tephritid fruit Flies:An Overview
Juan Rull, Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico

Insect Vectors of Phytoplasmas
R.I. Rojas-Martinez, Department of Plant pathology,Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico

Effects of aflatoxins contaminating food in human health
Magda Carvajal, Departmento de Botanica,Instituto de Biologia,National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM), Mexico

Tropical Insect Chemical Ecology
Edi A. Malo, Departmento de Entomologia Tropical,El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico

Passalidae,Insects which live in Decaying Logs
Maria Luisa Castillo, Departmento de Biologia de Suelos,Instituto de Ecologia, Mexico
Pedro Reyes-Castillo, Departmento de Biologia de Suelos,Instituto de Ecologia, Mexico


Insects as plant virus vector
Daniel L. Ochoa Martinez, Deparment of Plant Pathology, Mexico

Diversity,Ecology and Systematic of Smut Fungi
Meike Pipenbring, Department of Mycology,Institute for Ecology,University of Frankfurt am main, Germany

Insect Conservation
Michael J. Samways, Department of Ecology and Entomology and Centre for Agricultural Biodiversity, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Parasitoids Wasps, Natural Enemies of Insects
Arturo Bonet Ceballos, Department of Entomology, Instituto de Ecologa A. C., Mexico

 

10. Case Studies

Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Robert J. Marquis University of Saint Louis – Missouri – Department of Biology, USA


Mangroves of the Reef Domain: A Case Study in Belize
Ika C. Feller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Institution, USA
Klaus Rutzler, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA

Tropical Insect Diversity-How to Sample it
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia ,WA, USA

The Impact of Forest Fragmentation on Population of New World Primates
Stephen Ferrari, Centro de Ciencias Biologicas e da Saude, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Fedral de Sergipe, Brazil

Life in the Treetops-A concise summary of Forest Canopy Ecology
Margaret Lowman, Dept of Biology and Environmental Studies, New College of Florida, Florida

Natural History of Amazon Fishes
Janzen Zuanon, Coordenacao de pesquisas em Biologia Aquatica(CPBA),National Institute for Research in Amazonian(INPA), Brazil
Lucelia Nobre Carvalho, Coordenacao de pesquisas em Biologia Aquatica(CPBA),National Institute for Research in Amazonian(INPA), Brazil
Ivan Sazima, Departmento de Zoologia and Museu de Historia Natural,Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

The danger of introducing Bee Species, A case Study on Brazilian Tropical Savanna
Helena Maura Torezan-Silingardi, Institute of Biology Federal University of Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Diversity of Tropical Spiders-Ground-Dwelling Species of Brazilian Savannas
Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Marina Farcic Mineo, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil

Natural History and Social Behavior in Neotropical Pseudoscorpions
Kleber Del Claro , Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
Everton Tizo-Pedroso, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia e Conservacao de Recursos Naturais,Universidade de Uberlandia, Brazil

Natural History of Tropical Parasitoid Wasps
Marcelo Oliveira Gonzaga, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Instituto de Biologia, Brazil

Termites And Ecosystem Function
Og DeSouza, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, MG,Brazil
Eliana Marques Cancello, Zoology Museum of São Paulo University, São Paulo, SP, Brazil



 

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