:From: mycol1 at unm.edu (Bryant)
:Subject: Tropical trees: An intro?
:Date: 15 Dec 1993 21:24:47 -0700
:Organization: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
In bionet.plants (or sci.bio.ecology, I forget which,) you wrote:
x Does anybody know of a good introduction to tropical trees? I'm reading
x up on tree ecology on the side, and would like to get a good taxonomic
x introduction to neotropical tree species.
x I'm an undergrad in evol./ecol. interested in restoration ecology in the
x tropics...so anything on soils and trop. trees would be nice, too.
x The university just doesn't have such a critter.
As for a introductory textbook I can't say, but I do know of a good field
guide reasonably priced at around 33 to 35 American dollars.
Gentry, Alwyn H.
A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of Northwest
South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). 895 pp. illustrated.
Copyright 1993 by, and can be ordered from:
1015 18th St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20036 U.S.A.
ISBN 1-881173-01-1 (pb.)
L. of Cong. Number 92-74686
I especially like the clear illustrations, and I plan to use this book while in
a U.S. Peace Corps conservation forestry program.
You may wish to check with a reference librarian about the possibility of using
Interlibrary Loan to get a copy from another academic library.
Good luck, and enjoy your studies of tropical trees.
Dominic D. Ackerman
ddackerman at tiny.computing.csbsju.edu