Tropical rainforests and the need for cross-continental comparisons.

  title={Tropical rainforests and the need for cross-continental comparisons.},
  author={R. Corlett and R. Primack},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={21 2},
  • R. Corlett, R. Primack
  • Published 2006
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • Ecologists have tended to overemphasize the common features of tropical rainforests on different continents. In reality, the five major tropical rainforest regions (tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar and New Guinea) are distinct ecological and biogeographical entities. Although it is easy to find examples of at least superficial convergence between unrelated organisms in these different regions, there are many other cases where convergence is incomplete or there are no obvious… CONTINUE READING
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