Tropical Biology and Conservation Management

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Kleber Del Claro, Paulo S. Oliveira, Victor Rico-Gray
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This Encyclopedia of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Tropical environments cover the most part of still preserved natural areas of the Earth. The greatest biodiversity, as in terms of animals and plants, as microorganisms, is placed in these hot and rainy ecosystems spread up and below the Equator line. Additionally, the most part of food products, with vegetal or animal origin, that sustain nowadays human beings is direct or undirected dependent of tropical productivity.

Biodiversity should be looked at and evaluated not only in terms of numbers of species, but also in terms of the diversity of interactions among distinct organisms that it maintains. In this sense, the complexity of web structure in tropical systems is a promise of future to nature preservation on Earth. In the chemicals of tropical plant and animals, could be the cure to infinite number of diseases, new food sources, and who knows what more. Despite these facts tropical areas have been exploited in an irresponsible way for more than 500 years due the lack of an ecological conscience of men. Exactly in the same way we did with temperate areas and also tropical areas in the north of Equator line. Nowadays, is estimated that due human exploitation, nation conflicts and social problems, less than 8% of tropical nature inside continental areas is still now untouchable. The extension of damage in the tropical areas of oceans is unknown. Thus so, all knowledge we could accumulate about tropical systems will help us, as in the preservations of these important and threatened ecosystems as in a future recuperation, when it was possible. Only knowing the past and developing culture, mainly that directed to peace, to a better relationship among nations and responsible use and preservation of natural resources, human beings will have a long future on Earth.

These volumes, Tropical Biology and Natural Resources was divided in sessions to provide the reader the better comprehension possible of issue and also to enable future complementation and improvements in the encyclopedia. Like we work with life, we intended to transform this encyclopedia also in a “life” volume, in what new information could be added in any time. As president of the encyclopedia and main editor I opened the theme with an article titled: “Tropical Biology and Natural resources: Historical Pathways and Perspectives”, providing the reader an initial view of the origins of human knowledge about the tropical life, and what we hope to the future. In the sequence we have more than 100 chapters distributed in tem sessions: Tropical Ecology (TE); Tropical Botany (TB); Tropical Zoology (TZ); Savannah Ecosystems (SE); Desert Ecosystems (DE); Tropical Agriculture (TA); Natural History of Tropical Plants (NH); Human Impact on Tropical Ecosystems (HI); Tropical Phytopathology and Entomology (TPE); Case Studies (CS).

This 11-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Kleber Del-Claro is a biologist with doctorate in Ecology by State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. Since 1992 is a teacher at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), where between 2003 and 2007 was the coordinator of the graduate program in Ecology. Kleber is the coordinator of the international cooperation agreement between UFU and the University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL), USA. He is a researcher from the Brazilian Council of Research, Science and Technology (CNPq) since 1996. At UFU and other Brazilian universities he was instructor of several master and doctoral thesis in ecology and animal behavior developed in the tropics. His scientific history, books and publications are available in: www.leci.ib.ufu.br. In 2005 he was the president of the “Frontiers in Tropical Biology and Conservation” meeting, settled in Brazil (Uberlândia), the annual meeting of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) and supported by the Brazilian Society of Ethology (SBEt, now President for the second time)

Table of Contents (102 Chapters)
  • 1. Tropical Biology and Natural Resources: Historical Pathways and Perspectives

    K. Del-Claro
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 2. The Importance Of Natural History Studies To The Knowledge Of Tropical Plants

    H. M. Torezan-Silingardi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Seasonally Dry Deciduous Forests: Diversity And Soils In Arboreal Communities

    A. R. T. Nascimento, G. M. Araújo,J. M. Felfili
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 4. MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY OF TROPICAL FLOWERS

    Luiz Antonio de Souza and Ismar Sebastião Moscheta
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Tropical Aquatic Plants: Morphoanayomical Adaptations

    Edna Scremin-Dias
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Natural History And Ecology Of Neotropical Mistletoes

    Rafael Arruda,Rodrigo F. Fadini,Fabiana A. Mourão and Claudia M. Jacobi,Grazielle Sales Teodoro
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Plant Strategies For Seed Dispersal In Tropical Habitats: Patterns and Implications

    Natália O. Leiner, André R.T. Nascimento and Céline Melo
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Impact Of Humanity On Tropical Ecosystems: An Overview

    Oswaldo Marçal Júnior
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 9. Deforestation and Forest Fragmentation In The Amazon

    William F. Laurance,Heraldo L. Vasconcelos
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 10. Human impact on tropical freshwater environments

    Marcos Callisto and Marcelo S. Moretti
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 11. Effects of Pollution and Wildlife Toxicology in Tropical Ecosystems

    Yaico Dirce Tanimoto de Albuquerque,Flávia Nogueira de Sá and Maria Teresa Raya Rodriguez
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 2
  • 12. Contributions of Human Ecology to Conciliate People and Biodiversity with a Focus on Fishing Communities

    R.A.M. Silvano,A. Begossi
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 13. Introduction to tropical agriculture and Outlook for Tropical Crops in a Globalized Economy

    F. J. Morales
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 14. Biological Control Of Insect Pests In The Tropics

    M. V. Sampaio,V. H. P. Bueno and L. C. P. Silveira,A. M. Auad
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 15. Tropical Fruit Crops and the Diseases that Affect their Production

    R.C. Ploetz
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 16. Tropical Livestock: Production and Management

    G. A. Morales
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 17. The Conservation and Utilization of Crop Genetic Resources in the Tropics

    W. Roca, C. Ynouye, C. Espinoza, C, Zorrilla, A. Salas, R. Gómez, A. Panta and I. Manrique
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 18. Tropical Botany: A Brief Introduction

    F.R. Scarano,U. Lüttge
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 19. Flooded Forests

    F.R. Scarano
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 20. Aquatic Macrophytes in the Tropics: Ecology of Populations and Communities, Impacts of Invasions and Use by Man

    S. M. Thomaz,F. A. Esteves,K. J. Murphy,A. M. dos Santos,A. Caliman,R. D. Guariento
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 21. Inselbergs: Vegetation, Diversity And Ecology

    Manfred Kluge,Burkhard Büdel
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 22. Moist Tropical Forests: Structure, Function and Management

    U. Lüttge
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 23. Neotropical Mangroves

    L.D. de Lacerda
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 24. Tropical Artificial Forests

    D.J. Capossoli, J.B.B. Sansevero, M.L. Garbin and F.R. Scarano
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 25. Sandy Coastal Vegetation

    D.S.D. Araujo,M.C.A. Pereira
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 26. Marine Algae and Plants

    M. A. O. Figueiredo,J. C. Creed
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 27. Rain Forests:Floristics

    F. Z. Saiter,T. Wendt,D. M. Villela,M. T. Nascimento
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 28. Epiphytes

    Fernanda Reinert and Talita Fontoura
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 29. Cerrado

    Augusto Cesar Franco,Mundayatan Haridasan
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 30. Symbiotic Bacteria And Fungi

    E.K. James,M. Fomina,S.M. de Faria
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 31. Introduction To Tropical Ecology

    M. Quesada,K. Del Claro
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 32. Diversity of Prokaryotes,fungi, protozoa, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes in tropical ecosystems

    Ana Paula Trovatti Uetanabaro,Aristóteles Góes-Neto,Luiz Henrique Rosa,Alexandre Salino,Alfredo H. Wieloch,Carlos A. Rosa
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 5
  • 33. Rainforest Structure And Dynamics

    Leandro da Silva Duarte,Gabriel Selbach Hofmann
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 5
  • 34. Tropical Communities

    Sandra Maria Hartz and Ronei Baldissera
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 5
  • 35. Tropical Dry Forest Structure, Distribution and Dynamics

    B. Hayden,D. Greene
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 36. Habitat fragmentation, Edge effects and Biological Corridors in Tropical Ecosystems

    Julieta Benítez-Malvido and Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 37. Macroecology

    José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho,Renata Alves da Mata
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 38. Evolutionary Ecology of Pollination and Reproduction of Tropical Plants

      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 39. Seed Dispersal and Frugivory in Tropical Ecosystems

    K. E. Stoner and M. Henry
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 40. Importance Of Tropics To Global Carbon Cycle

    F. Roland,J.P.Ometto,N. Barros,F. Pacheco,R. Mendonça,A. Assireu,L. Martinelli
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 41. Origins And Maintenance Of Tropical Biodiversity

    Jean Carlos Santos and Jarcilene Almeida-Cortez
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 5
  • 42. Introduction To Neotropical Entomology And Phytopathology

    A. Bonet,G. Carrión
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 6
  • 43. Effects of Climate change and Habitat Fragmentation on Tropic Interactions

    M.J. Klapwijk and O.T. Lewis
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 6
  • 44. Chafers,Rhinoceros and Fruit Beetles of the Canopy in Tropical Forests

    M. A. Morón
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 6
  • 45. Tropical Plant and Soil Nematodes:Diversity and Interactions

    Rosa H. Manzanilla-López,David J. Hunt
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 6
  • 46. Beetles as Indicators for Forest Conservation in Central America

    E.B. Cano and J.C. Schuster
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 6
  • 47. Sexual Selection in Tropical Insects

    R. Cueva del Castillo
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 6
  • 48. Diversity,Ecology and Systematics of Smut Fungi

    Meike Piepenbring
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 6
  • 49. Insect Vectors of Tropical Diseases

    Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 6
  • 50. Insect Viruses:Diversity,Biology and Use as Bioinsecticides

    Jorge E. Ibarra and M. Cristina Del Rincón-Castro
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 7
  • 51. Phylogeny,Biology,Behavior and Management of Tephritid fruit Flies:An Overview

    J. Rull
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 7
  • 52. Insect vectors of phytoplasmas

    R. I. Rojas-Martínez
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 7
  • 53. Effects of Aflatoxins Contaminating Food On Human Health

    Magda Carvajal and Pável Castillo
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 7
  • 54. Tropical Insect Chemical Ecology

    Edi A. Malo
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 7
  • 55. Passalidae, Insects which live in Decaying Logs

    M. L. Castillo and P. Reyes-Castillo
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 7
  • 56. Insects As Plant Virus Vectors

    Daniel L. Ochoa Martínez
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 7
  • 57. Insect Conservation

    Michael J. Samways
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 7
  • 58. Parasitoids Wasps, Natural Enemies Of Insects

    A. Bonet
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 7
  • 59. Introduction To Tropical Zoology

    R. H. Macedo,M. R. Morris
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 60. Classification and ecology of major tropical insect groups

    Ivone R. Diniz,Helena C. Morais
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 61. Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Demography in Tropical Ecosystems

    Marcos Robalinho Lima,Raphael Igor Dias,Daniel Paz Decanini
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 62. Threats to Amphibians in Tropical Regions

    Jean-Marc Hero and Kerry Kriger
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 63. Reptile Diversity in an Amazing Tropical Environment:The West Indies

    L. Rodriguez Schettino
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 8
  • 64. Tropical Bird Communities

    Rafael Maia and Eduardo S. A. Santos
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 65. Ecology and Behavior of Tropical Primates

    Juan Carlos Serio-Silva,Jessica Lynch Alfaro,Laura Teresa Hernández Salazar
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 66. The Foraging Strategies Of Primates

    P.W. Lucas
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 67. Communication Systems in Tropical Terrestrial Vertebrates: An Overview

    Gabriel Francescoli
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 68. Evolution of Sociality and cooperation in tropical animals

    Regina H. Macedo,Daniel P. Decanini,Jefferson A. Graves
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 69. Mating Strategies of Tropical Insects

    R. Macías-Ordóñez,L. Mendoza-Cuenca
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 70. Mating Systems and Strategies of Tropical Fishes

    O. Rios-Cardenas,M. R. Morris
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 71. Breeding Strategies of Tropical Birds

    Alexandre Ferreira de Souza Dias,Rafael Maia and Raphael Igor Dias
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 8
  • 72. Extinction of Species in the Tropics

    Carlos Eduardo Viveiros Grelle,Maria Alice S. Alves
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 8
  • 73. Desert Ecosystems: An Introduction

    Silvio Carlos Rodrigues
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 9
  • 74. Geomorphology and Biogeography of Tropical Deserts

    Silvio Carlos Rodrigues,Gelze Serrat de Souza Campos Rodrigues
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 9
  • 75. Desertification in the Tropics

    Dirce Maria Antunes Suertegaray and Roberto Verdum
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 9
  • 76. Desert Ecosystems in India

    T.S.Chouhan,U.K.Sharma
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 9
  • 77. Desert ecosystems and global climate change

    Xiaoping YANG, Nina MA and Jufeng DONG
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 9
  • 78. Ecology of Tropical DEserts in Special Reference to Biogeography & Evolution of Desert Animals

    T.S.Chouhan,U.K.Sharma
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 9
  • 79. Archaeo-Historical Environment and Significance of Ancient Agriculture in Tropical Deserts

    Farooq Ahmad
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 9
  • 80. Ecology of Tropical Deserts in Special Reference to Arid Plant Physiology

    T.S.Chouhan,U.K.Sharma
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 9
  • 81. Nutritional Aspects in Trachypogon Savannas as Related to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling

    Danilo López-Hernández and Ismael Hernández-Valencia
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 10
  • 82. Plant Adaptations to Rainfall Seasonality in the Savannas of Central Brazil

    Augusto C. Franco
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 83. Fire in NeoTropical Savannas

    Mario R. Fariñas and Juan F. Silva
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 84. Reproductive Biology Of Tropical Plants

    Cláudia Inês da Silva and Helena Maura Torezan Silingardi
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 10
  • 85. Pollination Ecology of Neotropical Savannas Vegetation

    Nelson Ramírez
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 86. Are there Germination Patterns for CerradoSpecies?

    M. A. Ranal,D. G. Santana,I. Schiavini
      
    Price : US$22.50
    Volume : 10
  • 87. Birds In The Tropical Savannas

    Alexandre Gabriel Franchin,Rafael de Freitas Juliano,Mieko Ferreira Kanegae,Oswaldo Marçal Júnior
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 10
  • 88. The Herpetofauna Of The Neotropical Savannas

    Vera Lucia de Campos Brites,Renato Gomes Faria,Daniel Oliveira Mesquita,Guarino Rinaldi Colli
      
    Price : US$27.00
    Volume : 10
  • 89. Diptera of Tropical Savannas

    Júlio Mendes
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 90. Bees of the Brazilian Savanna

    Isabel Alves-dos-Santos
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 91. The Capybara, its Biology and Management

    J. Ojasti
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 10
  • 92. Tropical Savannas - Introduction

    Gerhard Gottsberger and Ilse Silberbauer-Gottsberger
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 10
  • 93. Mangroves of the Reef Domain: A Case Study in Belize

    Ilka C. Feller,Klaus Ruetzler
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 11
  • 94. Tropical Insect Diversity - How to Sample it

    J. T. Longino
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 95. The Impact of Forest Fragmentation on Populations of New World Primates

    Stephen F. Ferrari
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 96. Life in the Treetops – A Concise Summary of Forest Canopy Ecology

    Margaret D. Lowman
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 11
  • 97. Natural History of Amazon Fishes

    Lucelia Nobre Carvalho,Jansen Zuanon,Ivan Sazima
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 11
  • 98. The danger of introducing bee species, A case study on Brazilian Tropical Savanna

    Helena Maura Torezan Silingardi
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 99. Diversity of Tropical Spiders - Ground-Dwelling Species of Brazilian Savannas

    Marina Farcic Mineo,Kleber Del Claro
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 100. Natural History and Social Behavior in Neotropical Pseudoscorpions

    Everton Tizo-Pedroso,Kleber Del-Claro
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 101. Natural History Of Tropical Parasitoid Wasps

    M. O. Gonzaga
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
  • 102. Termites and Ecosystem Function

    Og DeSouza,Eliana Marques Cancello
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 11
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