Tropical ecology:

many species, many challenges

Tropical regions are hotspots for tremendous amount of biodiversity. While the roots of tropical ecology can be traced to the adventurous voyages of European naturalists in late 19th and early 20th centuries, the tropical ecology has changed over the time. Most research has been done on species richness, however new methods and new ideas how to study tropical ecology, and protect tropical diversity, appears. The burgeoning research of the tropics has led to increased conservation education and programs devoted to the climate.