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Impact of Global Changes on the Reproductive Biology of Trees in Tropical Dry Forests

Kamaljit S. Bawa

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0004
Impact of Global Changes on the Reproductive Biology of Trees in Tropical Dry Forests

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This chapter discusses the effect of global changes on the reproductive processes of tropical dry forests. It describes the effects of deforestation, habitat fragmentation, and the introduction of exotic invasive species. It also explores the effects of changes in reproductive processes on fitness of plant populations and on species composition of dry forests.

Keywords: global changes; reproductive processes; tropical dry forests; deforestation; habitat fragmentation; invasive species

Chapter.  5879 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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