Ranked by the ISI index, Biotropica is a highly regarded source of original research on the ecology, conservation and management of all tropical ecosystems, and on the evolution, behavior, and population biology of tropical organisms. Published on behalf of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, the journal's Special Issues and Special Sections quickly become indispensable references for researchers in the field. Biotropica publishes timely Papers, Reviews, Commentaries, and Insights. Commentaries generate thought-provoking ideas that frequently initiate fruitful debate and discussion, while Reviews provide authoritative and analytical overviews of topics of current conservation or ecological importance. The newly instituted category Insights replaces Short Communications.
Variation in antibiotic bacteria in tropical forest soils may play a role in diversity
Antibiotic-producing bacteria in soil are the source of many antibiotics used to combat diseases in humans and plants. But, surprisingly little is known about how these microbes impact tropical plant communities and ecosystems, ...
Scientists to use research and education to guide conservation in central Africa
Researchers from Africa, North America and Europe have published a road map on how future evolutionary research and education efforts in Central African forests can guide conservation strategies and actions.
Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say
When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
Scientists challenge FIFA in advance of the 2014 world cup: Save the three-banded armadillo
New research in Biotropica asks FIFA to follow through with its environmental claims. The 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup will be played in Brazil. Its "Football for the Planet" program ...
Amazon wildfires threaten bird communities
Even ten years after wildfire, numbers of the most vulnerable Amazon bird species still haven't returned to normal levels, say scientists.
Tracking endangered elephants with satellite technology
A hundred years ago wild elephants on the Malay Peninsular could be counted in their thousands now there are less than 1500. Over the last century around 50 per cent of forest cover in Peninsular Malaysia has been ...