Bongers, F.; Parren, M.P.E.; Traoré, D. (eds.) (2005)
CABI Publishing, Oxford, UK
Hardback, 288 pp.
Price: £55.00 / $100.00
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.