Volume 53, No. 2
May 2012

Research Papers
R. Jayakumar & K. K. N. Nair – Beta diversity of angiosperms in the tropical forests of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India

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T. Ramesh, N. Sridharan, K. Sankar, Q. Qureshi, K. M. Selvan, N. Gokulakkannan, P. Francis, K. Narasimmarajan, Y. V. Jhala & Rajesh Gopal – Status of large carnivores and their prey in tropical rainforests of South-western Ghats, India

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Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Moacyr Serafim-Júnior, Jorge Laço Portinho, Erika M. Shimabukuro, Andre R. Ghidini & Lineu de Brito – Effect of atypical rainfall on lotic zooplankton: comparing downstream of a reservoir and tributaries with free stretches

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Short Communication
S. C. Sahu, N. K. Dhal & R. C. Mohanty – Tree species diversity, distribution and population structure in a tropical dry deciduous forest of Malyagiri hill ranges, Eastern Ghats, India

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Edson Gandiwa, Nomore Tupulu, Patience Zisadza-Gandiwa & Justice Muvengwi – Structure and composition of woody vegetation around permanent-artificial and ephemeral-natural water points in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe

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Ahmad Ismail, Faid Rahman, Nobuyuki Miyazaki & Yasuhiko Naito – Initial application of bio-logging techniques on captive Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea) in Malaysia

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SPECIAL SECTION: Microbial ecology of tropical forest soils
José A. Amador (Guest Editor)
José A. Amador – Microbial ecology of tropical forest soils

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Research Papers
W. D. Eaton & O. Chassot Characterization of soil ecosystems in Costa Rica using microbial community metrics

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H. Lowe, J. B. Hauge, D. Barry & W. D. Eaton – Interactions between populations of Rhizobium, methanotrophs and Archaea in two different lowland tropical forest soil communities

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W. D. Eaton, C. Anderson, E. F. Saunders, J. B. Hauge & D. Barry – The impact of Pentaclethra macroloba on soil microbial nitrogen fixing communities and nutrients within developing secondary forests in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica

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K. Hafich, E. J. Perkins, J. B. Hauge, D. Barry & W. D. Eaton – Implications of land management on soil microbial communities and nutrient cycle dynamics in the lowland tropical forest of northern Costa Rica

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C. Looby, J. B. Hauge, D. Barry & W. D. Eaton – Fungal inhibition by Bromelia pinguin (Bromeliaceae) and its effect on nutrient cycle dynamics

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Short Communication
W. D. Eaton, M. Roed, O. Chassot & D. Barry – Differences in soil moisture, nutrients and the microbial community between forests on the upper Pacific and Caribbean slopes at Monteverde, Cordillera de Tilaran: implications for responses to climate change

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