"With the editorial assistance of Myra Guzmán-Teare, and coordination of avian and herpetological chapters by James R. Karr and William E. Duellman."
"Proceedings of a symposium, organized as part of the Association for Tropical Biology program at the 1987 meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences ... co-sponsored by the Organization for Tropical Studies [and held] at Ohio State University in Columbus on 10-12 August 1987"--Preface.
Part I. The sites -- 1. La Selva Biological Station: a blueprint for stimulating tropical research / David B. Clark -- 2. Barro Colorado Island and tropical biology / Egbert Giles Leigh, Jr., and S. Joseph Wright -- 3. An overview of research at Cocha Cashu Biological Station / John Terborgh -- 4. Central Amazonian forests and the minimum critical size of ecosystems project / Thomas E. Lovejoy and Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr. -- Part II. Floristics -- 5. The distribution and diversity among families, genera, and habit types in the La Selva flora / Barry Hammel -- 6. The floristic composition of the Barro Colorado Island forest / Robin B. Foster and Stephen P. Hubbell -- 7. The floristic composition of the Rio Manu floodplain forest / Robin B. Foster -- 8. The floristic composition of the forests of central Amazonian Brazil / Ghillean T. Prance -- 9. Floristic similarities and differences between southern Central American and upper and central Amazonia / Alwyn H. Gentry -- Part III. Birds -- 10. Birds of La Selva Biological Station: habitat use, trophic composition, and migrants / John G. Blake, F. Gary Stiles, and Bette A. Loiselle -- 11. The avifauna of Barro Colorado Island and the Pipeline Road, Panama / James R. Karr -- 12. Bird communities of the Cocha Cashu Biological Station in Amazonian Peru / Scott K. Robinson and John Terborgh -- 13. Species composition and trophic organization of the understory bird community in a central Amazonian terra firme forest / Richard O. Bierrebaard, Jr. -- 14. Birds of four neotropical forests / James R. Karr, Scott Robinson, John G. Blake, and Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr. -- Part IV. Mammals -- 15. Mammals of La Selva, Costa Rica / Don E. Wilson -- 16. Neotropical mammal densities: how unusual is the community on Barro Colorado Island, Panama? / William E. Glanz -- 17. Ecological structure of the nonflying mammal community at Cocha Cashu Biological Station, Manu National Park, Peru / Charles H. Janson and Louise H. Emmons -- 18. Estimation of mammalian densities in continuous forest north of Manaus / Jay R. Malcolm -- 19. Neotropical mammal communities / John F. Eisenberg -- Part V. Reptiles and amphibians -- 20. The herpetofauna of La Selva, Costa Rica / Craig Guyer -- 21. The herpetofauna of Barro Colorado Island, Panama: an ecological summary / A. Stanley Rand and Charles W. Myers -- 22. A preliminary overview of the herpetofauna of Cocha Cashu, Manu National Park, Peru / Lily B. Rodriguez and John E. Cadle -- 23. Frogs, snakes, and lizards of the INPA-WWF reserves near Manaus, Brazil / Barbara L. Zimmerman and Miguel T. Rodrigues -- 24. Herpetofauna in neotropical rainforests: comparative composition, history, and resource use / William E. Duellman -- Part VI. Forest dynamics -- 25. Forest dynamics at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, 1969-1985 / Diana Lieberman, Gary S. Hartshorn, Milton Lieberman, and Rodolfo Peralta -- 26. Structure, dynamics, and equilibrium status of old-growth forest on Barro Colorado Island / Stephen P. Hubbell and Robin B. Foster -- 27. Composition and dynamics of the Cocha Cashu "mature" floodplain forest / Alwyn H. Gentry and John Terborgh -- 28. Long-term change in the successional forest community of the Rio Manu floodplain / Robin B. Foster -- 29. Tree mortality and recruitment over a five-year period in undisturbed upland rainforest of the central Amazon / Judy M. Rankin-de-Merona, Roger W. Hutchings H., and Thomas E. Lovejoy -- 30. An overview of neotropical forest dynamics / Gary S. Hartshorn