In 2010 Biotropica introduced a Book Reviews section in which recently published books (typically within the last year) on tropical ecology and conservation are evaluated, described and reviewed. Each year Biotropica will publish up to four such reviews in its November issue.
Normally, book reviews are by invitation only, although authors, editors and publishers are welcome to suggest books for review. Requests including the title, authors/editors, and a short abstract of the book, should be sent to the Biotropica editorial office via the contact form below. If judged potentially suitable then a copy of the book will be requested and should be sent to the following address:
Biotropica Editorial Office
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
University of Florida
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0430
Books sent to Biotropica are non-returnable A decision regarding whether a book will be reviewed will only be made after one of the Editors has examined the book. Thereafter an invitation to submit a book review will be issued to an independent reviewer.
Below are examples of prior reviews:
- Tropical Plant Collecting: From the Field to the Internet. Scott A. Mori, Amy Berbov, Carol A. Gracié, and Edmund F. Hecklau (Eds.) TECC Editora, 2011 Hardcover, 332 pp., $34.95. ISBN: 9788565005005. Reviewed by Pierre-Michel Forget.
- Air Plants – Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens. David H. Benzing. Cornell University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 239 pp., 105 illus., $39.95. ISBN: 9780801450433. Reviewed by Peter Hietz.
- Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction. Jeremy Leon Hance Mongabay.com, 2012 Paperback or ebook, 207 pp., $10.95/£6.92 ($4.99/£3.09, ebook). ISBN: 1468012509.Reviewed by Christoph Kueffer.
- Silviculture in the Tropics. Sven Günter, Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, and Reinhard Mosandl (Eds.) Springer, 2011. Hardcover, 559 pp., $189/£153. ISBN: 9783642199851. Reviewed by Michelle A. Pinard.
If you are interested in reviewing a book for us, let us know…the copy of the book will be yours to keep as a thank you!