Liana diversity and the future of tropical forests

Campbell, Mason, Magrach, Ainhoa, and Laurance, William F. (2015) Liana diversity and the future of tropical forests. In: Parthasarathy, N., (ed.) Biodiversity of Lianas. Sustainable development and biodiversity, 5 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 255-274.

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Lianas contribute substantially to the total species richness of tropical forests, accounting for up to a quarter of the woody plant diversity. However, liana diversity is intrinsically linked with forest condition and consequently is altered by human-induced forest modifications. Multiple environmental drivers including forest fragmentation, logging and climate change are impacting tropical forests; the extent and degree of their effects will likely define future global liana diversity.

Item ID: 40130
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISSN: 978-3-319-14592-1
Keywords: climate change, disturbance, fragmentation, hunting, lianas, logging, vines
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This publication was included as Chapter 2 of the following PhD thesis: Campbell, Mason James (2016) The ecological response of lianas to habitat fragmentation of a tropical rainforest. PhD thesis, James Cook University, which is available Open Access in ResearchOnline@JCU. Please see the Related URLs for access.

Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015 01:46
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 50%
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