Table of contents for Tropical rain forests : an ecological and biogeographical comparison / Richard Primack & Richard Corlett.


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Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Many tropical tainforests
	What are tropical rainforests?
	Where are the tropical rainforests?
	Rainforest environments
	Rainforest histories
	The origns of the similarities and differences
	Main rainforests
	Conclusions
	Further Reading
2 Plants: the building blocks of the rainforest
	Plant distributions
	Rainforest structure
	How many plant species?
	Widespread plant families
	Neotropical rainforests
	Asian rainforests
	Rainforests in New Guinea and Australia
	African rainforests
	Madagascan rainforests
	Conclusions
	Further reading
3 Primate communities: a key to understanding biogeography and ecology
	What are primates?
	Old World versus New World primates
	Primate diversity
	Primate diets
	Primate communities
	Primates as seed dispersal agents
	Conclusions
	Further reading
4	Carnivores and plant eaters
Carnivores
Herbivores of the forest floor
Conclusions
Further reading
5	Birds: linkages in the rainforest community
Biogeography
Little, brown, insect-eating birds
Forest frugivores
Fruit size and body size
Flower visitors
Ground dwellers
Woodpeckers
Birds of prey
Scavengers
Night birds
Migration
A comparison of bird communities across continents
Conclusions
Further reading
6	Bats and gliding animals in the tree canopy
Fruit- and nectar-feeding bats
Feeding habits
Flying behavior
Foraging behavior
Bats as pollinators and seed dispersal agents
Fruit bat conservation
Gliding vertebrates
Conclusions
Further reading
7	Insects: diverse, abundant, and ecologically important
Butterflies
Ants
Termites
Social wasps
Bees
Conclusions
Further reading
8	The future of rainforests
Different forests, different threats
The major threats
The forces behind the threats
Global climate change
How bad is it?
Rainforest extinctions
Solutions
Conclusions
Further reading
Bibliography
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Rain forests, Rain forest ecology