Lowman, Margaret

Treetops at Risk

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Table of contents

Part I. Emerging Issues

1. The Role of Scientific Conferences to Foster Conservation Solutions for Global Forests
Margaret Lowman, Soubadra Devy, T. Ganesh

2. Greening the Planet?
Thomas Lovejoy

3. Comparative Canopy Biology and the Structure of Ecosystems
Mark W. Moffett

4. Forest Canopies as Earth’s Support Systems: Priorities for Research and Conservation
Reinmar Seidler, Kamaljit S. Bawa, Margaret Lowman, Nalini M. Nadkarni

5. Emerging Threats to Tropical Forests
William F. Laurance

6. Rethinking the Role of Tropical Forest Science in Forest Conservation and Management
Alex Racelis, James Barsimantov

7. REDD: How Can Scientists Change the Political Jungle?
Andrew W. Mitchell

8. Narrowing Global Species Estimates
Nigel E. Stork, Andrew J. Hamilton

Part II. Climate Change

9. Tropical Cyclones and Forest Dynamics Under a Changing Climate: What Are the Long-Term Implications for Tropical Forest Canopies in the Cyclone Belt?
Stephen M. Turton

10. Canopies and Climate Change
Claire M. P. Ozanne

11. Church Forest Status and Carbon Sequestration in Northern Ethiopia
Catherine L. Cardelús, M. Baimas-George, Margaret Lowman, Alemayu Wassie Eshete

12. A Novel Approach to Simulate Climate Change Impacts on Vascular Epiphytes: Case Study in Taiwan
Rebecca C.-C. Hsu, Jan H. D. Wolf

13. Sensitivity and Threat in High-Elevation Rainforests: Outcomes and Consequences of the IBISCA-Queensland Project
R. L. Kitching, L. A. Ashton, C. J. Burwell, S. L. Boulter, Penelope Greenslade, M. J. Laidlaw, C. L. Lambkin, S. C. Maunsell, A. Nakamura, F. Ødegaard

14. A Mature Forest Canopy in a CO2-Rich Future: An Experiment at the Swiss Canopy Crane Research Site
Ch. Körner

15. Shock Value: Are Lianas Natural Lightning Rods?
Stephen P. Yanoviak

16. Potential Impacts of Global Changes on Epiphytic Bryophytes in Subtropical Montane Moist Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forests, SW China
Liang Song, Wen-Yao Liu

17. “Canopy-Less” Monitoring of Biodiversity and Climate Change: Signs of a Leaky Roof
Soubadra Devy, T. Ganesh, Margaret Lowman

Part III. New Approaches

18. Mesoscale Exploration and Conservation of Tropical Canopies in a Changing Climate
Gregory P. Asner

19. Why Do Sloths Poop on the Ground?
Bryson Voirin, Roland Kays, Martin Wikelski, Margaret Lowman

20. Birds of the “Canopy”: Historical Perspective, Current Trends, and Future Directions
Vivek Ramachandran, T. Ganesh

21. Functional Roles of Lianas for Forest Canopy Animals
Stephen P. Yanoviak, Stefan A. Schnitzer

22. Islands in a Sea of Foliage: Mistletoes as Discrete Components of Forest Canopies
Anna E. Burns, David M. Watson

23. Nonvascular Epiphytes: Functions and Risks at the Tree Canopy
Michael Lakatos, Alexandra Fischer-Pardow

24. Canopy Texture Analysis for Large-Scale Assessments of Tropical Forest Stand Structure and Biomass
Pierre Ploton, Raphaël Pélissier, N. Barbier, Christophe Proisy, B. R. Ramesh, P. Couteron

25. Changing Tropical Forest Dynamics and Their Effects on Canopy Geometry and Tropical Forest Biodiversity
David B. Greenberg, Simon L. Lewis

26. Reproductive Biology and Population Genetics of Some Canopy- and Understorey-Dominant Tree Species of Sri Lanka: Implications for Conservation Management in a Fragmented Landscape
Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke

27. The Importance of Flowers for Beetle Biodiversity and Abundance
Carl W. Wardhaugh

28. Assessing Canopy Processes at Large Landscape Scales in the Western Ghats Using Remote Sensing
Jagdish Krishnaswamy

29. Ontogeny of Herbivory on Leaves in a Tropical Rain Forest in Madagascar
Harold Heatwole, Sybille Unsicker, Margaret Lowman

30. Do Water Bears Climb Trees Too?
William R. Miller, Logan Gallardo, Tiffany Clark

31. From Leaf Litter to Canopy: Noninvasive and Reliable Sampling in a Tropical Rainforest
Manjari Jain, Rohini Balakrishnan

Part IV. Education and Outreach

32. Win-Win for Scientists and Citizen Scientists Who Engage in Amazon Canopy Expeditions
D. C. Randle, Frances Gatz

33. In the Canopy with Wheelchairs: A Model for Teaching Field Biology
William R. Miller, Margaret Lowman, E. McCord

34. Modeling Insect Outbreaks in Forest Canopies: Integration of Virtual Simulations with Hands-On Ecology for Undergraduates
Leon Kaganovskiy, Margaret Lowman

35. Canopy Capture: Essay of a Photographer
Bhaskar Krishnamurthy

36. Kids Can Save Forests
Lynne Cherry

37. Forest Canopy Tourism: Analyzing a Flagship Attraction in the Ecotourism Arena from a Political Ecology Perspective
Markus Seibel

Part V. Ecosystem, Services and Sustainability

38. Ancient Coastal Rainforest Canopies in Western Canada: Issues in Biodiversity and Conservation
Neville N. Winchester, Zoë Lindo

39. The Population Dynamics of Epiphytic Orchids: A Review and Methodological Guide
Demetria Mondragón, Daniela Dutra Elliott

40. Can Canopy-Dwelling Frogs Be Monitored from the Ground? A Case from Western Ghats of India
K. S. Seshadri, T. Ganesh

41. Just Harvest: Ecology and Politics of Forest Canopy Product Use in Protected Areas
Nitin D. Rai, Siddappa Setty

42. Tropical Rainforests of Africa: Can Conservation Projects Reconcile Forest Conservation and Development of Forest-Dependent Communities?
Bernard-Aloys Nkongmeneck, Rose Caspa, Evariste Fongnzossie Fedoung

43. Sacred Groves as Sanctuaries for Mistletoe Conservation in Kathmandu Valley
Mohan P. Devkota

44. Nutrient Recycling Starts in the Canopy: The Secretive Action of Termites
Yves Roisin, T. Bourguignon, Maurice Leponce

45. Valuing Ecosystem Services Flowing from the Indian Himalayan States for Incorporation into National Accounting
S. P. Singh, Rajesh Thadani

46. Epiphytic Plants as NTFPs from the Forest Canopies: Priorities for Management and Conservation
Daniela Dutra Elliott, Tamara Ticktin

Keywords: Life Sciences, Ecology, Forestry Management, Conservation Biology/Ecology, Tree Biology

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