Dynamics and Plant-Animal Interactions in a Neotropical Rainforest

  • Frans Bongers
  • Pierre Charles-Dominique
  • Pierre-Michel Forget
  • Marc Théry

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Pierre Charles-Dominique
      Pages 1-8
    3. Michel Grimaldi, Bernard Riéra
      Pages 9-18
    4. Frans Bongers, Peter J. van der Meer, Marc Théry
      Pages 19-30
  3. Plant Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Odile Poncy, Daniel Sabatier, Marie-Françoise Prévost, Isabelle Hardy
      Pages 31-46
    3. Denis Larpin
      Pages 47-64
    4. Corinne Sarthou
      Pages 65-78
    5. Pierre Charles-Dominique, Patrick Blanc, Denis Larpin, Marie-Pierre Ledru, Bernard Riéra, Thierry Rosique et al.
      Pages 79-88
  4. Vertebrate Communities and Evolutionary Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Bruno Simmen, Catherine Julliot, Françoise Bayart, Elisabeth Pagès-Feuillade
      Pages 89-102
    3. Dionisios Youlatos, Jean-Pierre Gasc
      Pages 103-114
    4. André Brosset, Pierre Charles-Dominique, Anya Cockle
      Pages 115-120
    5. Marie-Laure Guillemin, Martine Atramentowicz, Didier Julien-Laferrière
      Pages 121-128
    6. Jean-Marc Thiollay, Mathilde Jullien, Marc Théry, Christian Erard
      Pages 129-142
    7. Marga Born, Philippe Gaucher
      Pages 167-184
    8. François J. Meunier, Thierry Boujard
      Pages 185-190
  5. Frugivory and Seed Dispersal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. Pierre Charles-Dominique
      Pages 191-196
    3. Catherine Julliot, Bruno Simmen, Shuyi Zhang
      Pages 197-206
    4. Pierre Charles-Dominique, Anya Cockle
      Pages 207-216
    5. Didier Julien-Laferrière
      Pages 217-226
    6. François Feer, Olivier Henry, Pierre-Michel Forget, Marc Gayot
      Pages 227-232
  6. Forest Dynamics and Recruitment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N11-N11
    2. Peter J. van der Meer, Frans Bongers
      Pages 243-250
    3. Pierre-Michel Forget, François Feer, Stéphanie Chauvet, Catherine Julliot, Bruno Simmen, Françoise Bayart et al.
      Pages 265-274
    4. Patrick A. Jansen, Pierre-Michel Forget
      Pages 275-288
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 385-428

About this book


Nouragues is a tropical forest research station in French Guiana. It was established in 1986 for research on natural mechanisms of forest regeneration. Since then a lot of research has been done on this and related topics.
This book provides an overview of the main research results, and focuses on plant communities, vertebrate communities and evolutionary ecology, frugivory and seed dispersal, and forest dynamics and recruitment.
The appendices give (annoted) checklists of plants, birds, mammals, herpetofauna and fishes found in the same area.


Ecology Fauna Rainforest forest fruit species diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans Bongers
    • 1
  • Pierre Charles-Dominique
    • 2
  • Pierre-Michel Forget
    • 2
  • Marc Théry
    • 2
  1. 1.Silviculture and Forest Ecology Group, Department of Environmental SciencesWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Ecologie GénéraleUMR 8571 CNRS-MNHNBrunoyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5869-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9821-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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