The Future of Tropical Ecology

  title={The Future of Tropical Ecology},
  author={D. Janzen},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • D. Janzen
  • Published 1986
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Whether there is a future for tropical ecology, and of what it will consist, does not lie in the unveiling of yet another intricate animal-plant interaction, in the application of technological marvels, or in the discovery of a crop plant that can be grown with high yield on rainforest soils. The answer does not lie in meticulous analysis of what we know to date. Yes, we need these things. But the real future of tropical ecology lies in whether, within our generation, the academic, social and… Expand
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