Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics


Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is the most comprehensive review available of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them.



The book brings together leading specialists in such diverse fields as tropical anthropology and human geography, environmental economics, climatology and meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, plant and aquatic ecology, forestry and conservation agronomy. The editors have supplemented the individual contributions with invaluable overviews of the main sections and provide key pointers for future research. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a whole range of people-water-land use issues, managers and practitioners will learn more about the implications of ongoing and planned forest conversion, while scientists and students will appreciate a unique review of the literature.

The production of the book has been co-funded by the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP.

Dr. L.A. (Sampurno) Bruijnzeel – currently professor of Professor of Land Use and Hydrology at the VU University Amsterdam – was a member of the Committee for many years.


Editor(s) M. Bonell & L.A. Bruijnzeel
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 944
Series International Hydrology Series
ISBN 978-0-521-82953-3

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