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The Andean Cloud Forest

Editors: Myster, Randall W. (Ed.)

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  • The first book exclusively on Andean Cloud Forests
  • Written by active researchers who have been publishing on Andean Cloud Forests for close to two decades
  • A comprehensive book covering all aspects of its ecosystem
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A book focused solely on Andean Cloud Forests (ACF) has never been published.  ACF are high biodiversity ecosystems in the Neotropics with a large proportion of endemic species, and are important for the hydrology of entire regions.  They provide water for large parts of the Amazon basin, for example.  Here I take advantage of my many years working in ACF in Ecuador, to edit this book that contains the following sections: (1) ACF over space and time, (2) Hydrology, (3) Light and the Carbon cycle, (4) Soil, litter, fungi and nutrient cycling, (5) Plants, (6) Animals, and (7) Human impacts and management.  Under this premise, international experts contributed chapters that consist of reviews of what is known about their topic, of what research they have done, and of what needs to be done in the future.  This work is suitable for graduate students, professors, scientists, and researcher-oriented managers.

About the authors

Dr. Myster got his Ph. D from Rutgers University working with STA Pickett. His first full-time position was at the University of Puerto Rico where he worked in oldfields, pastures and landslides, and was a CO-PI on two of their LTER grants done in cooperation with the US Forest Service in Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, he also began to work in Ecuador and Peru. That research continued when he got his second full-time position in Oklahoma and also to the present time. He has published 140+ articles in scientific journals and six books on his research in the Neotropics. In the future he will in Ecuador expand his research to include forests between Cloud forest and Amazon terra-firme forest, and in Peru focus on black-water flooded igapo forest. He puts all of his book royalties back into his research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-23

    Myster, Randall W.

  • Dynamics of Andean Treeline Ecotones: Between Cloud Forest and Páramo Geocritical Tropes

    Pages 25-42

    Sarmiento, Fausto O., PhD

  • Análisis Regional En Ecosistemas De Montaña En Colombia:Una mirada desde la funcionalidad del paisaje y los servicios ecosistémicos

    Pages 43-59

    Isaacs-Cubides, Paola (et al.)

  • Ecohydrology of Tropical Andean Cloud Forests

    Pages 61-87

    Tobón, Conrado

  • Litterfall in Andean Forests: Quantity, Composition, and Environmental Drivers

    Pages 89-110

    Wilcke, Wolfgang

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-57344-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Andean Cloud Forest
Editors
  • Randall W. Myster
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57344-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57344-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57343-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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