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The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Richard T. Corlett


Tropical East Asia is home to over one billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than two-thirds of its forest cover and has the highest rates of deforestation and logging in the tropics. Hunting and the relentless trade in wildlife products threatens all its large and many smaller vertebrates. Despite these problems, the region still supports an estimated 15–25% of global terrestrial biodiversity and is therefore a key area for conservation. Effective conservation action depends on understanding ecological pat ... More

Keywords: Asia, physical geography, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, forests, conservation, tropics, subtropics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard T. Corlett, author
Research Professor and Director of Center for Integrative Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences