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Hello everybody! We invite all participants in our Tropical Dendrology course ("stipule groups") to post their documents here. Please, Send me a message

 
       
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Article 1. A new efficient methodology to teach plant determination in the tropics

  HUMBERTO JIMENEZ SAA
Field plant identification is a challenge faced every day in the tropics.  Many professionals involved in biological studies would like to master an easy method to know, in the field, the scientific names of the plants they are dealing with.  Some times people would be very pleased even by knowing just the genus or the family, or just the order of the plants.
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Article 2. Climate, plants and animals we find when traveling through tropical regions

 

  HUMBERTO JIMENEZ SAA
At least four characteristics are normally attached to the idea of the Tropics as it is known by most of people in temperate zones: hot temperature, heavy rainfall, tall intermingle forests, abundant large and/or poisonous animals. To some extend this is right because those elements are present in some tropical regions. But not in all of tropical regions, and certainly nor in the majority of them. We will share some information on the tropics with our readers referred mainly to the Neotropics, which is a technical word used to name the tropical region in the American continent. In this sense that term distinguishes the American tropics from the tropics of Africa, Asia and Oceania.
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Article3. The importance of Families
in my appreciation of and work with plants

  Robert Carl Zimmemann
I have had both an avocational and a professional interest in plants (primarily trees) most of my conscious and working lives.  The following is a summary of the importance I attach to an understanding of Families as it relates to both types of interests, and of the role that the course in Costa Rica has played in achieving this understanding...
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Article4. Key to the Families of Trees and Shrubs at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre (formerly Springfield and Mt. Joy Estates) Dominica, W.I.

  Allan P. Drew
The following key is based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics and is designed to identify with a 10X hand lens the correct families of individual dicotyledonous trees and shrubs found on the Springfield property of the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre (ATR&EC) in Dominica.  Springfield is located at 380m elevation in the Antrim Valley north of Roseau in the lower rain forest zone....
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Article5. L'approche para-taxinomique en dendrologie néotropicale du Centre Scientifique de San José au Costa Rica

  Jean-François Beauvais
Le C.C.T., fondé en 1962, est une organisation non gouvernementale cons­tituée de 48 membres (7), scientifiques ou affiliés à des entreprises du secteur public ou privé, en majorité costariciens. Les activités du Centre visent à acquérir et à appliquer des connaissances sur les relations de l'homme avec les ressources biologiques et physiques de l'environnement. Elles se concrétisent par la planification, la préparation et l'exécution de projets de recherche, par la publication de résultats, par l'offre de prestations de services scientifiques.
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Article 6. The course on Tropical Dendrology given inCosta Rica by the Tropical Science Center.

  Ronald L. Jones,
I participated in the Tropical Dendrology course in 2001.  I had been to Ecuador the year before to teach, and was interested in gaining additional knowledge to help me teach tropical biology courses.  This course certainly filled my needs.  It was one of the best learning experiences of my life.  Although it lasted only 2 weeks, I was able to absorb a great amount of material because of the manner in which the course was taught. 
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