Section 1. Introduction. Reproductive ecology of tropical forest plants : management issues / Kamaljit S. Bawa, Peter S. Ashton, Salleh Mohd. Nor. Section 2. Phenology. Phenology -- commentary / Kamaljit S. Bawa and F.S.P. Ng -- Phenological behaviour of some shorea species in peninsular Malaysia / S.K. Yap and H.T. Chan -- Plant phenology, pollination ecology, pollinator behaviour and conservation of pollinators in neotropical dry forest / Gordon W. Frankie, S.B. Vinson, Linda E. Newstrom, John F. Barthell, William A. Haber and Jutta K. Frankie -- Seasonal drought and the timing of flowering and leaf fall in a neotropical forest / S. Joseph Wright and Fernando H. Cornejo. Section 3. Plant-pollinator interactions, sexual systems and gene flow. Plant-pollinator interactions, sexual systems and pollen flow -- commentary / Kamaljit S. Bawa -- Some aspects of pollination biology in Central American forests / George E. Schatz -- Plant-pollinator interactions in Malaysian rain forests / S. Appanah -- Phenology and floral morphology in relation to pollination of some Sri Lankan dipterocarps / S. Dayanandan, D.N.C. Attygalla, A.W.W.L. Abeygunasekera, I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke and C.V.S. Gunatilleke -- Beetle pollination in tropical forests of Australia / Anthony K. Irvine and Joseph E. Armstrong -- Pollination and reproductive biology of an understory neotropical aroid / Helen J. Young -- Pollen grain deposition patterns and stigma strategies in regulating seed number per pod in multi-ovulated species / R. Uma Shaanker and K.N. Ganeshaiah. Section 4. Seed and fruit dispersal. Seed and fruit dispersal -- commentary / John Terborgh -- Seed dispersal by birds and mammals : implications for seedling demography / Henry F. Howe -- Interactions among fruit and vertebrate fruit-eaters in an African tropical rain forest / Annie Gautier-Hion. Section 5. Seed physiology, seed germination and seedling ecology. Seed physiology, seed germination and seedling ecology -- commentary / Richard B. Primack -- Potential impact of fungal pathogens on tropical plant reproductive biology -- Carol K. Augspurger -- Seed dormancy in the tropical rain forest / C. Vazquez-Yanes and A. Orozco-Segovia -- Seedling types and plant establishment in an African rain forest / Annette Hladik and Sophie Miquel. Section 6. Regeneration. Regeneration -- commentary / Richard B. Primack -- Role of disturbance in the regeneration of neotropical moist forests / David B. Clark -- Fate of juvenile trees in a neotropical forest : implications for the natural maintenance of tropical tree diversity / Stephen P. Hubbell and Robin B. Foster. Section 7. Reproductive biology and tree improvement programmes. Reproductive biology and tree improvement programmes -- commentary / Peter S. Ashton and Kamaljit S. Bawa -- Reproductive biology and tropical plantation forestry / Arno Brune -- Effects of inbreeding on growth of forest trees and implications for management of seed supplies for plantation programmes / A. Rod Griffin -- Genetic structure of tropical tree species of Brazil / Paulo Y. Kageyama -- Use of small, clonal plants for experiments on factors affecting flowering in tropical trees / K.A. Longman, R.M. Manurung and R.R.B. Leakey. Section 8. Conclusions. reproductive ecology of tropical forest plants : concluding remarks / T.N. Koshoo.