Biodiversity of West African Forests: An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species
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BeschreibungThe rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated position, they harbor a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant species.This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyzes the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It also includes an atlas with ecological profiles of rare plant species and large timber species.
InhaltsverzeichnisForest cover changes; the forest-savannah transition; gradients in large species composition; floristic diversity in the forests of Cote d'Ivoire; biodiversity hotspots; species distribution; implications for conservation and management; ecological profiles of rare and endemic species; ecological profiles of large timber species. (Part contents.)
Pressestimmen"This elegantly produced and copiously illustrated atlas contains immensely useful information on the biodiversity of an ecological important region. It should prove valuable to researchers and resource managers alike, and even laymen looking for a biodiversity scenario."
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAB INTL
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 521 Seiten