Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century

Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century

1st Edition - March 18, 2020

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  • Editors: Alex Dumbrell, Edgar Turner, Tom Fayle
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211342
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211366

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Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 62, the latest release in this ongoing series, covers a long list of topics, including Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st Century, The distribution and structure of long-term and large-scale fire manipulation experiments, The Agua Salud Project: Basic and applied research informing management of tropical landscapes for the 21st century, Conservation strategies and principles for tropical forests, Assessing forest quality using satellite remote sensing data: A test case using the Sabah Biodiversity Experiment, eDNA approaches to understand the current state and future of biodiversity of the Amazonian biome: pitfalls, improvements and challenges, and much more.

Key Features

  • Provides information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field of ecology
  • Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiologies, populations and communities of plants and animals


Environmentalists, ecologists at undergraduate to research level, social scientists and economists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Protecting environmental and socio-economic values of selectively logged tropical forests in the Anthropocene
    Christopher G. Bousfield, Gianluca R. Cerullo, Mike R. Massam and David P. Edwards
    2. Novelty in the tropical forests of the 21st century
    Ariel E. Lugo, Oscar J. Abelleira Martínez, Ernesto Medina, Gerardo Aymard and Tamara Heartsill Scalley
    3. Monitoring tropical forest degradation and restoration with satellite remote sensing: A test using Sabah Biodiversity Experiment
    Jinhui Wu, Bin Chen, Glen Reynolds, Jun Xie, Michael J. O'Brien, Shunlin Liang and Andy Hector
    4. The long and short of it: A review of the timescales of how fire affects soils using the pulse-press framework
    Adam F. A. Pellegrini and Robert B. Jackson
    5. Revisiting nutrient cycling by litterfall - Insights from 15 years of litter manipulation in old-growth lowland tropical forest
    Emma J. Sayer, Chadtip Rodtassana, Merlin Sheldrake, Laëtitia M. Bréchet, Oliver S. Ashford, Luis Lopez-Sangil, Deirdre Kerdraon-Byrne, Biancolini Castro, Benjamin L. Turner, S. Joseph Wright and Edmund V.J. Tanner
    6. Soil biogeochemical responses of a tropical forest to warming and hurricane disturbance
    Sasha C. Reed, Robin Reibold, Molly A. Cavaleri, Aura M. Alonso-Rodríguez, Megan E. Berberich and Tana E. Wood
    7. Critical role and collapse of tropical mega-trees: A key global resource
    Bruno X. Pinho, Carlos A. Peres, Inara R. Leal and Marcelo Tabarelli
    8. Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st century
    Greg P.A Lamarre, Tom M. Fayle, Simon T. Segar, Benita Laird-Hopkins, Akihiro Nakamura, Daniel Souto-Vilarós, Shuntaro Watanabe and Yves Basset
    9. Advances and prospects of environmental DNA in neotropical rainforests
    Lucie Zinger, Julian Donald, Sebastien Brosse, Mailyn A. Gonzalez, Amaia Iribar, Céline Leroy, Jérôme Murienne, Jérôme Orivel, Heidy Schimann, Pierre Taberlet and Carla Martins Lopes
    10. Informing marine spatial planning decisions with environmental DNA
    Alessia Bani, Maarten De Brauwer, Simon Creer, Alex J. Dumbrell, Gino Limmon, Jamaluddin Jompa, Sophie von der Heyden and Maria Beger
    11. Copulas and their potential for ecology
    Shyamolina Ghosh, Lawrence W. Sheppard, Mark T. Holder, Terrance D. Loecke, Philip C. Reid, James D. Bever and Daniel C. Reuman

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211342
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211366

About the Serial Volume Editors

Alex Dumbrell

Dr Alex Dumbrell works at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Essex, UK

Edgar Turner

Tom Fayle

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