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The subtleties of tropical forest demise

d growing dangers to tropical forests, much attention is focused on strategies for mitigating and alleviating the emerging threats.

"We designed this book for a very broad audience," said Laurance. "It's for anyone interested in the fate and survival of tropical ecosystems. "The book includes syntheses by many world-leading authorities as well as original, data-rich studies.

About the Editors
William Laurance is a senior scientist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and is also president of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, the world's largest scientific organization devoted to the study and wise use of tropical ecosystems. He has active research programs in the Amazon and Central Africa.

Carlos Peres is a Reader in tropical ecology and conservation at the University of East Anglia, U.K. He is a recipient of a Bay Foundation ‘Biodiversity Conservation Leadership Award', and was previously elected an ‘Environmentalist Leader for the New Millennium' by Time Magazine and CNN Network. He works extensively in the Brazilian Amazon.

About the Book
William F. Laurance and Carlos A. Peres, editors (2006) Emerging Threats to Tropical Forests. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 530 pages. Price: $40 (softcover), $110 (hardcover).
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Source:Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


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