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Forest inventory studies in the Amazon indicate a large terrestrial carbon sink. However, field plots may fail to represent forest mortality processes at landscape-scales of tropical forests. Here we characterize the frequency distribution of disturbance events in natural forests from 0.01 ha to 2,651 ha size throughout Amazonia using a novel combination of(More)
Estimates of extinction risk for Amazonian plant and animal species are rare and not often incorporated into land-use policy and conservation planning. We overlay spatial distribution models with historical and projected deforestation to show that at least 36% and up to 57% of all Amazonian tree species are likely to qualify as globally threatened under(More)
RESEARCH Phylogenetic diversity of Amazonian tree communities Eur ıdice N. Honorio Coronado*, Kyle G. Dexter, R. Toby Pennington, J erôme Chave, Simon L. Lewis, Miguel N. Alexiades, Esteban Alvarez, Atila Alves de Oliveira, Iêda L. Amaral, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Eric J. M. M. Arets, Gerardo A. Aymard, Christopher Baraloto, Damien Bonal, Roel Brienen,(More)
Anthropogenic edge effects can compromise the conservation value of mature tropical forests. To date most edge-effect research in Amazonia has concentrated on forests in relatively seasonal locations or with poor soils in the east of the basin. We present the first evaluation from the relatively richer soils of far western Amazonia on the extent to which(More)
The original version of this Article contained an error in the computation of the total basin-wide mass loss per year. Following publication of the paper, it was brought to our attention by Mr Silva and Dr Kellner of Brown University that losses from both small and intermediate disturbances had been wrongly calculated, resulting in an overestimate of total(More)
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