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The regional variation of aboveground live biomass in old‐growth Amazonian forests
The biomass of tropical forests plays an important role in the global carbon cycle, both as a dynamic reservoir of carbon, and as a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in areas undergoingExpand
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Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests
Ecological orthodoxy suggests that old-growth forests should be close to dynamic equilibrium, but this view has been challenged by recent findings that neotropical forests are accumulating carbon andExpand
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The above-ground coarse wood productivity of 104 Neotropical forest plots
The net primary production of tropical forests and its partitioning between long-lived carbon pools (wood) and shorter-lived pools (leaves, fine roots) are of considerable importance in the globalExpand
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Pattern and process in Amazon tree turnover, 1976-2001.
Previous work has shown that tree turnover, tree biomass and large liana densities have increased in mature tropical forest plots in the late twentieth century. These results point to a concertedExpand
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Concerted changes in tropical forest structure and dynamics: evidence from 50 South American long-term plots.
Several widespread changes in the ecology of old-growth tropical forests have recently been documented for the late twentieth century, in particular an increase in stem turnover (pan-tropical), andExpand
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Tropical forest tree mortality, recruitment and turnover rates: calculation, interpretation and comparison when census intervals vary
Summary 1 Mathematical proofs show that rate estimates, for example of mortality and recruitment, will decrease with increasing census interval when obtained from censuses of non-homogeneousExpand
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An international network to monitor the structure, composition and dynamics of Amazonian forests (RAINFOR)
Abstract The Amazon basin is likely to be increasingly affected by environmental changes: higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, CO2 fertilization and habitat fragmentation. To examine theExpand
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The Contribution of Forests and Trees to Sustainable Diets
With the growing demands from a population expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, it is unclear how our current global food system will meet future food needs. Ensuring that all people haveExpand
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The management of tree genetic resources and the livelihoods of rural communities in the tropics: non-timber forest products, smallholder agroforestry practices and tree commodity crops
Products and services provided by trees in forests and farmland support the needs and promote the wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people in the tropics. Value depends on managing both theExpand
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Towards decoding the conifer giga-genome
Several new initiatives have been launched recently to sequence conifer genomes including pines, spruces and Douglas-fir. Owing to the very large genome sizes ranging from 18 to 35 gigabases,Expand
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