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Title Forest Climbing Plants of West Africa
Author Frans Bongers
Publisher CABI
Release 2005
Category Science
Total Pages 273
ISBN 9780851999142
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Climbing plants, including lianas, represent a fascinating component of the ecology of tropical forests. This book focuses on the climbing plants of West African forests. Based on original research, it presents information on the flora (including a checklist), diversity (with overviews at several levels of integration), ecology (distribution, characteristics in relation to environment, their role in forest ecosystems) and ethnobotany. Forestry aspects, such as their impact on tree growth and development, and the effects of forestry interventions on climbers are also covered.

Biodiversity of Lianas by N. Parthasarathy

Title Biodiversity of Lianas
Author N. Parthasarathy
Publisher Springer
Release 2015-07-24
Category Science
Total Pages 278
ISBN 3319145924
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book “Biodiversity of lianas” under the series “Sustainable development and Biodiversity” is unique as it covers a wide array of topics in this subject covering all continents and will constitute a valuable reference material for students, researchers and forest managers who are concerned with biodiversity, forest ecology and sustainable development of forest resources. It contains peer-reviewed chapters from leading academicians and researchers around the world in the field of Plant Ecology, Taxonomy and related areas of Biodiversity Science but, centered on Lianology and includes original research articles, case studies and reviews (regional and global) in biodiversity, ecology and phytogeography and conservation of lianas from temperate, sub-tropical and tropical forests. The interest in lianas has increased over the last two decades. The ultimate goal of this book is to provide an insight into the patterns of liana diversity, distribution, the role of lianas in structuring forest community, and functional ecology (carbon uptake, ecosystem services, dynamics and invasion), biotechnological tool for conservation of lianas and finally summarizes the significance and the need for conservation of lianas in the changing global environmental scenario.

Ecology of Lianas by Stefan Schnitzer

Title Ecology of Lianas
Author Stefan Schnitzer
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2014-10-24
Category Science
Total Pages 504
ISBN 1118392485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lianas are woody vines that were the focus of intense study by early ecologists, such as Darwin, who devoted an entire book to the natural history of climbing plants. Over the past quarter century, there has been a resurgence in the study of lianas, and liana are again recognized as important components of many forests, particularly in the tropics. The increasing amount of research on lianas has resulted in a fundamentally deeper understanding of liana ecology, evolution, and life-history, as well as the myriad roles lianas play in forest dynamics and functioning. This book provides insight into the ecology and evolution of lianas, their anatomy, physiology, and natural history, their global abundance and distribution, and their wide-ranging effects on the myriad organisms that inhabit tropical and temperate forests.

Flowering Plants in West Africa by Margaret Steentoft

Title Flowering Plants in West Africa
Author Margaret Steentoft
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1988-06-09
Category Nature
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9780521261920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A study of the flowering plant flora of West Africa south of the Sahara with the emphasis upon species of ecological or economic importance.

Title Biotechnological strategies for the conservation of medicinal and ornamental climbers
Author Anwar Shahzad
Publisher Springer
Release 2015-12-24
Category Science
Total Pages 506
ISBN 3319192884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book provides an overview on adoption of biotechnological approaches for the conservation, micropropagation, synseed production of various medicinal and ornamental climbers. The work includes a brief chapter on evolution and diversification of climbers. Other chapters give insights on protocols for in vitro propagation and synseed production of selected threatened medicinal and ornamental climbers. Informative chapter on the production of bioactive compound and their enhancement through genetic transformation and elicitation have been incorporated to cover latest advancement in the field of plant biotechnology. This book also explores the use of molecular marker technique for the desired improvement/magnification of medicinal and aesthetic value of climbing plants.

Title Tropical Forests of the Guiana Shield
Author D. S. Hammond
Publisher CABI
Release 2005
Category Nature
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9781845930929
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Guiana Shield is an ancient geological formation located in the northern part of South America, covering an area of one million square kilometres. Despite its hostile environment, it is home to many unusual and highly specialized plants and animals, which constitute a rich area of biodiversity. Chapters in this book include hydrology, nutrient cycling, forest phenology, insect-plant interactions, forest microclimate, plant distributions, forest dynamics and conservation and management of flora and fauna. It provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the ecology, biology and natural history of the forests of the area.

Fibres by Brink, M. & Achigan-Dako, E.G.

Title Fibres
Author Brink, M. & Achigan-Dako, E.G.
Publisher PROTA
Release 2012
Category
Total Pages 602
ISBN 9290814810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Woody Plants of Western African Forests
Author William Hawthorne
Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Release 2006
Category Science
Total Pages 1023
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An illustrated guide to the identification of 2200 trees, lianes and shrubs found in the forests of West Africa, from Senegal to Ghana. It covers all the woody plants and more than 80% of the higher plants in the forests of this region, representing 5% of all flowering plant genera in the world. Laid out as keys and with short descriptions of each species, the authors have based identification on leaves, bark, shoots, scent, taste and other characters easily observed at most times.

Title Diversity and Dynamics in Forest Ecosystems
Author Munesh Kumar
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2021-12-29
Category Nature
Total Pages 404
ISBN 1000344010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Providing a wealth of in-depth knowledge of forest ecosystems, this new volume explores a collection of important topics on forest community dynamics. It looks at the diversity of forest ecosystems and explores such aspects as forest products in enhancing local livelihoods and community participation, forage production, forest conservation and sustainable management, regeneration patterns, seed handling, and more. Chapters in Diversity and Dynamics in Forest Ecosystems present new research on forest products, livelihood generation mechanisms of forest-dependent communities, utilization patterns of untapped resources from forests, and the structure of different ecosystems from the tropical to the temperate landscape. This book also features different drivers of community dynamics, such as the role of seed handling in forests, the influence of altitudinal variations, and protected and community-conserved forests on the forest diversity. Chapters also consider the role of non-timber forest products and their significance in livelihood diversification for tribal communities and forage crop genetic resources, and forest resource extraction by forest fringe dwellers. Also explored are aspects of soil organic carbon in agroforestry systems and integrated approaches of sustainable agroforestry development in diverse forest ecosystems. This edition also examines the vegetation structure and regeneration aspects of timberline zone, including diversity of herbaceous flora along the altitudinal gradient. The abundance of in-depth knowledge of the diversity and dynamics of forest ecosystems in this volume will be valuable in conservation and management of forests, which play an important role in the world environment. Forests are presently facing multiple disturbances, and this volume will help forestry professionals and others formulate further strategies to mitigate global climate change and other challenges.

Title Edible Medicinal and Non Medicinal Plants
Author Lim T. K.
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2012-01-03
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 835
ISBN 9048186617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This multi-compendium is a comprehensive, illustrated and scientifically up-to-date work covering more than a thousand species of edible medicinal and non-medicinal plants. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists, conservationists, teachers, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and current research findings; non-edible uses; and selected/cited references. Each volume covers about a hundred species arranged according to families and species. Each volume has separate scientific and common names indices and separate scientific and medical glossaries.