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Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
The Indonesian Archipelago
1st Edition - October 2, 2006
Editors: Friedhelm Goltenboth, Kris H. Timotius, Paciencia P. Milan, Josef Margraf
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The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than… Read more
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The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist.
* Focuses on the tropical ecology and insular ecosystems and biodiversity of Indonesia, as well as the agroecology of humid tropics * Contains over 300 figures * Provides an extended glossary and bibliography, as well as tables of abbreviations, converstion factors, international system of units and a geological time table * Easy-to-use index gives access to important keywords used throughout the text
Preface. Acknowledgements. Part 1. Introduction. (F. Göltenboth, W. Erdelen). Part 2. Aquatic Ecosystems. Marine Ecosystems (F. Göltenboth, S. Schoppe, P. Widmann):
3. Seagrass beds.
4. Coral reefs.
5. Open oceans.
6. Deep sea Freshwater Ecosystems (F. Göltenboth, P. Lehmusluoto):
8. Rivers Part 3. Ecotones and special ecosystems.
9. Shore and tidal flats (F. Göltenboth, S. Schoppe, P. Widmann).
10. Mangroves (F. Göltenboth, S. Schoppe).
11. Estuaries and soft bottom shores (F. Göltenboth, S. Schoppe).
12. Caves (F. Göltenboth).
13. Small islands ecology (F. Göltenboth).
14. Grasslands and savannas (F. Göltenboth, P. Widmann). Part 4. Forestsystems. (F. Göltenboth, G. Langenberger, P. Widmann)
15. Beach Forests.
16. Tropical lowland evergreen rainforests.
17. Special forest ecosystems.
18. Mountain forests. Part 5. Agroecosystems and Human Ecology.
19. Ecology of rice fields and other land use systems (F. Göltenboth, W. Koch, J. Sauerborn).
20. Social ecology (F. Göltenboth). Glossary. Bibliography. Table of abbreviations. Conversion factors. International system of units of measurements, or SI. Geological time table and systematics. Index.
No. of pages: 568
Published: October 2, 2006
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Hardback ISBN: 9780444527394
eBook ISBN: 9780080467979
Affiliations and expertise
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Kris H. Timotius
Affiliations and expertise
Satya Wacana Christian University, Central Java, Indonesia