Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa
by Jon C Lovett (9780521068987)

Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa
 
Jon C Lovett
Release Date: 31 July 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 352
Category: Ecological Science, The Biosphere
ISBN: 9780521068987
ISBN-10: 0521068983



Eastern African rain forests are remarkable in their high level of endemism. Miocene uplift of the central African plateau separated these montane and coastal forests from the main Guineo-Congolian forest of west and central Africa. Since then, stable Indian Ocean temperatures maintained a region of high rainfall throughout Pleistocene droughts that devastated forest elsewhere on the continent. Relics of the former Pan-African rain forest survived here, the study of which provides a unique insight into tropical evolutionary processes. This book brings together research on the animals, plants and geography of this intriguing residual forest, and highlights the need for effective management practices to conserve its exceptional biodiversity in the face of increasing pressure for land for cultivation.

AUD $120.00

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.


View other Jon C Lovett titles like "Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa"



Write a customer review of Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide