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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1991
TROPICAL FORESTS AND CLIMATE
Clim. Change, 19(1-2), Sep. 1991. Despite the debate over
the influence of tropical forests on climate, there is little consensus about
what we know and understand, and still less about the implications for
development policy. This special issue addresses some of the salient questions
and contains analyses through 16 papers, 13 of which are followed by a
separately authored commentary. The citations for each paper are listed below,
and those for commentaries given in parentheses. Inquire for back issues from
Kluwer Acad. Pub., POB 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, Neth.
"Tropical Deforestation and Climatic Change: The Conceptual Background.
Guest Editorial," N. Myers (Upper Meadow, Old Rd., Headington, Oxford OX3
8SZ, UK), 1-2.
"Tropical Forests: Present Status and Future Outlook," N. Myers,
3-32. (Commentary by G.T. Prance, 33-37.)
"Palaeoecological Background: Neotropics," T. van der Hammen,
37-48. (Commentary by P. Colinvaux, 49-52.)
"A Synopsis of Climate and Vegetational Change in Southeast Asia,"
L.R. Heaney, 53-62. (Commentary by P.H. Raven, 63-64.)
"History of Climate and Forests in Tropical Africa during the Last
Eight Million Years," A.C. Hamilton, D. Taylor, 65-78.
"The African Rain Forest Vegetation and Palaeoenvironments during Late
Quaternary," J. Maley, 79-98.
"Tropical Deforestation and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide," R.A.
Houghton, 99-118. (Commentary by L.D.D. Harvey, 119-122.)
"Tropical Deforestation: Albedo and the Surface-Energy Balance,"
J.H.C. Gash, W.J. Shuttleworth," 123-134. (Commentary by A.
"Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Global and Regional Atmospheric
Chemistry," M. Keller, D.J. Jacob et al., 139-158. (Commentary by P.M.
Vitousek, P.A. Matson, 159-162.)
"Probable Impact of Deforestation on Hydrological Processes," V.M.
Meher-Homji, 163-174. (Commentary by R.E. Dickinson, 175-176.)
"Possible Climatic Impacts of Tropical Deforestation," E. Salati,
C.A. Nobre, 177-196. (Commentary by P.R. Rowntree, J. Lean, 197-200.)
"Deforestation, Climate Change and Sustainable Nutrition Security: A
Case Study of India," S.K. Sinha, M.S. Swaminathan, 201-210. (Commentary by
N.J. Rosenberg, 211-214.)
"Tropical Forests and the Greenhouse Effect: A Management Response,"
N. Myers, T.J. Goreau, 215-226. (Commentary by G. Marland, 227-232.)
"Buying Environmental Insurance: Prospects for Trading of Global
Climate Protection Services," J.N. Swisher, G.M. Masters, 233-240.
(Commentary by M. Grubb, 241-244.)
"Forests in a Warming World: A Time for New Policies," G.M.
Woodwell, 245-252. (Commentary by J. Gradwohl, R. Greenberg, 253-256.)
"The Politics of Prevention," C. Schneider, 257-262. (Commentary
by J. MacNeill, 263 ff.)
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