Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Editor(s): Nigel E. Stork, Stephen M. Turton

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321

About this Book

This book brings together a wealth of scientific findings and ecological knowledge to survey what we have learned about the "Wet Tropics" rainforests of North Queensland, Australia. This interdisciplinary text is the first book to provide such a holistic view of any tropical forest environment, including the social and economic dimensions.


  • The most thorough assessment of a tropical forest landscape to date
  • Explores significant scientific breakthroughs in areas including conservation genetics, vegetation modeling, agroforestry and revegetation techniques, biodiversity assessment and modeling, impacts of climate change, and the integration of science in natural resource management
  • Research achieved, in part, due to the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management (the Rainforest CRC)
  • Written by a number of distinguished international experts
  • contains chapter summaries and section commentaries

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: History and Biodiversity of the Wet Tropics

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      Chapter 1

      Part Introduction (page 21)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

    2. Chapter 12

      Diversity of Invertebrates in Wet Tropics Streams: Patterns and Processes (pages 161–177)

      Niall M. Connolly, Faye Christidis, Brendan McKie, Luz Boyero and Richard Pearson

  2. Part 2: Ecological Processes and Other Ecosystem Services

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      Chapter 2

      Part Introduction (page 195)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

    2. Chapter 15

      Hydrological Processes in the Tropical Rainforests of Australia (pages 197–209)

      David McJannet, Jim Wallace, Peter Fitch, Mark Disher and Paul Reddell

    3. Chapter 16

      Seed Dispersal Processes in Australia's Tropical Rainforests (pages 210–223)

      David A. Westcott, Andrew J. Dennis, Matt G. Bradford, Graham N. Harrington and Adam McKeown

    4. Chapter 17

      Floral Morphology, Phenology and Pollination in the Wet Tropics (pages 224–239)

      Sarah L. Boulter, Roger L. Kitching, Caroline. L. Gross, Kylie. L. Goodall and Bradley G. Howlett

  3. Part 3: Threats to the Environmental Values of the Wet Tropics

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      Chapter 3

      Part Introduction (page 265)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

  4. Part 4: Living in a World Heritage Area

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      Chapter 4

      Part Introduction (page 361)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

  5. Part 5: Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes

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      Chapter 5

      Part Introduction (page 467)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

    2. Chapter 40

      Rainforest Restoration for Biodiversity and the Production of Timber (pages 494–509)

      Grant W. Wardell-Johnson, John Kanowski, Carla P. Catterall, Mandy Price and David Lamb

  6. Part 6: Science Informing Policy and Conservation and Management of Tropical Forests

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      Chapter 6

      Part Introduction (page 555)

      Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

    2. Chapter 47

      New Tools for Monitoring World Heritage Values (pages 591–609)

      Stuart Phinn, Catherine Ticehurst, Alex Held, Peter Scarth, Joanne Nightingale and Kasper Johansen

    3. Chapter 48

      Rainforest Science and its Application (pages 610–617)

      Stephen Goosem, Nigel E. Stork and Stephen M. Turton

    4. Chapter 49

      Lessons for Other Tropical Forest Landscapes (pages 618–622)

      Nigel E. Stork, Stephen M. Turton, William F. Laurance, Jiro Kikkawa, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Jeffrey Sayer and S. Joseph Wright

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