Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change

  • Satish Chandra Garkoti
  • Skip J. Van Bloem
  • Peter Z. Fulé
  • Rajeev L. Semwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Satish Chandra Garkoti, Rajeev L. Semwal
    Pages 1-9
  3. Surendra P. Singh, Anvita Pandey, Vishal Singh
    Pages 27-43
  4. Javid Ahmad Dar, K Subashree, Somaiah Sundarapandian, Purabi Saikia, Amit Kumar, P. K. Khare et al.
    Pages 69-109
  5. Nepolion Borah, Florida Devi Athokpam, Ashesh Kumar Das, Satish Chandra Garkoti
    Pages 111-128
  6. Arideep Mukherjee, Bhanu Pandey, S. B. Agrawal, Madhoolika Agrawal
    Pages 129-162
  7. Amanda E. Knauf, Peter Z. Fulé, Emily E. Fulé
    Pages 163-172
  8. Ishwari Datt Rai, Gajendra Singh, Arvind Pandey, G. S. Rawat
    Pages 173-192
  9. R. K. Maikhuri, L. S. Rawat, Ajay Maletha, P. C. Phondani, Rajeev L. Semwal, Y. M. Bahuguna et al.
    Pages 213-231
  10. P. K. Jha, R. A. Mandal, K. P. Poudel
    Pages 233-246
  11. G. C. S. Negi, Ranbeer S. Rawal
    Pages 263-277
  12. Mrinalini Goswami, Chaya Ravishankar, Sunil Nautiyal, Rüdiger Schaldach
    Pages 289-315
  13. Satish Chandra Garkoti, Rajeev L. Semwal
    Pages 317-320

About this book


The book brings together research topics having a broad focus on human and climate change impacts on the terrestrial ecosystems in the tropics in general and more specifically from the most significant and vulnerable Himalayan ecosystem. A total of 16 contributions included in the book cover a diverse range of global change themes such as the impacts of changing temperature and precipitation on soil ecosystems, forest degradation, extent and impacts of invasive species, plant responses to pollution, climate change impacts on biodiversity and tree phenology, environmental changes associated with land use, importance of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation, timberline ecosystems, and  role of integrated landscape modeling for sustainable management of natural resources.

The book is a collective endeavour of an international multidisciplinary group of scientists focused on improving our understanding of the impacts of global change on the structure and functioning of tropical ecosystems and addressing the challenges of their future sustainable management. We hope that the book will help researchers working in the areas of ecology and environmental science to update their knowledge. We also expect that natural resource managers and policy planners will find explanations for some of their observations and hypotheses on multiple global change factors impacting tropical ecosystems and especially Himalayan ecosystems.


Tropical ecology Climate change Forest management Global change Himalayas

Editors and affiliations

  • Satish Chandra Garkoti
    • 1
  • Skip J. Van Bloem
    • 2
  • Peter Z. Fulé
    • 3
  • Rajeev L. Semwal
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Baruch Inst. of Coastal Ecology & Forest ScienceClemson UniversityGeorgetownUSA
  3. 3.School of ForestryNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  4. 4.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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