Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests brings together a range of experts in diverse fields including biology, ecology, biogeography, and biogeochemistry, to review, synthesize, and explain the current state of our collective knowledge on the ecology and conservation of this endangered ecosystem.
The book offers a synthetic and cross-disciplinary review of recent work with an expansive scope, including sections on distribution, diversity, ecosystem function, and human impacts. Throughout, contributors emphasize conservation issues, particularly emerging threats and promising solutions, with key chapters on climate change, fragmentation, restoration, ecosystem services, and sustainable use.
This book represents an important step in bringing together the most current scientific information about this vital ecosystem.
Rodolfo Dirzo and Harold A. Mooney are Professors, and Hillary S. Young is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biology, Stanford University. Gerardo Ceballos is a Professor of Biology at Instituto de Ecología, at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México