Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The growing tree; 3. Tree performance; 4. Reproductive biology; 5. Seeds and seedlings; 6. Classificatory systems for tropical trees; Bibliography; Index.
A summary of our understanding of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees, with particular emphasis on comparative ecology.
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