Tropical Ecological Systems

Trends in Terrestrial and Aquatic Research

  • Frank B. Golley
  • Ernesto Medina

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ecological Research in the Tropics

    1. Frank B. Golley, Ernesto Medina
      Pages 1-4
  3. Physiological Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Federico Pannier
      Pages 7-16
  4. Dynamics of Populations

  5. Interaction Between Species

  6. Tropical Forest Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. H. Klinge, W. A. Rodrigues, E. Brunig, E. J. Fittkau
      Pages 115-122
    3. F. Malaisse, R. Freson, G. Goffinet, M. Malaisse-Mousset
      Pages 137-152
  7. Savannah and Grassland Systems

  8. Tropical Water Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. E. J. Fittkau, U. Irmler, W. J. Junk, F. Reiss, G. W. Schmidt
      Pages 289-311
    3. Gilberto Rodríguez
      Pages 313-333
    4. Ariel E. Lugo, Gary Evink, Mark M. Brinson, Alberto Broce, Samuel C. Snedaker
      Pages 335-350
  9. Island Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Dieter Mueller-Dombois
      Pages 353-366
  10. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About this book


In 1971 the International Society of Tropical Ecology and the International Association for Ecology held a meeting on Tropical Ecology, with an emphasis on organic production in New Delhi, India. At this meeting a Working Group on Tropical Ecology was organized, consisting of K. C. Misra (India), F. Malaisse (Zaire), E. Medina (Venezuela) and F. Golley (U.S.A.). The object of this Working Group was to stimulate interaction between tropical ecologists through future scientific meetings and other exchanges and communications. A second meeting of ISTE and INTECOL was held in Caracas, Venezuela in 1973, under the direction of Medina and Golley and sponsored by the Depart­ ment of Ecology, Institute Venezolano Investigaciones Cientificas (lVIC). The basic structure of the meeting was provided by series of invited papers which considered topics of special interest from both an applied and theoretical view. These included physiological ecology (Pannier), populations (Rabinovich), tropical savannas (Lamotte), rivers (Sioli), estuaries (Rodriguez), and island ecosystems (Mueller-Dombois). Contributed papers considered details of these and other ecological topics, including the application of ecology to human problems. The present volume includes the invited papers listed above and a sampling of contributed papers which together illustrate the trends of research in tropical ecology. The papers show that tropical ecology is a vigorous subject of research. While the papers in this volume do not provide reviews of all the topics of study in tropical ecology, they do present authoritative statements on progress in the major subject in the field.


Population Terrestrial Research Tropen /Biologie biology ecology ecosystem ecosystems society tropics Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank B. Golley
    • 1
  • Ernesto Medina
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de EcologiaInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones CientificasCaracas 101Venezuela

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88535-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88533-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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