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Does REDD+ Threaten to Recentralize Forest Governance?
A major new approach to emissions mitigation may interrupt a promising trend toward decentralized forest management. Over the past 25 years, developing countries have transitioned towardExpand
Land use dynamics and landscape change pattern in a mountain watershed in Nepal
This study analyzed spatial and temporal changes in land use/land cover in a typical mountain watershed covering an area of 153 km 2 in central Nepal by comparing classified satellite images fromExpand
Windows of opportunity: thresholds to mangrove seedling establishment on tidal flats
Physical processes limiting colonization of bare tidal flats by pioneer mangrove species have commonly been described but not yet quantified. Understanding thresholds to early seedling establishmentExpand
A global standard for monitoring coastal wetland vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise
Reliable measurements of changes in wetland surface elevation are necessary to understand and predict the probable impact of sea-level rise on vulnerable coastal ecosystems and for science-informedExpand
A Review of Forest Policies, Institutions, and Changes in the Resource Condition in Nepal
SUMMARY This paper reviews the evolution of forest policies and forestry institutions in Nepal and tracks the accompanying trends of change in the country's forest cover over the last century. OurExpand
Local people value environmental services provided by forested parks
Garnering support from local people is critical for maintaining ecologically viable and functional protected areas. However, empirical data illustrating local people’s awareness of the importance ofExpand
Carbon outcomes of major land-cover transitions in SE Asia: great uncertainties and REDD+ policy implications.
Policy makers across the tropics propose that carbon finance could provide incentives for forest frontier communities to transition away from swidden agriculture (slash-and-burn or shiftingExpand
Effects of topography on rainforest tree community structure and diversity in American Samoa, and implications for frugivore and nectarivore populations
Aim We investigated the spatial variation of rainforest tree community structure and composition to determine if forest structure and diversity varied as a function of topography; and in turn if thisExpand
Canopy removal and residual stand damage during controlled selective logging in lowland swamp forest of northeast Costa Rica
  • E. Webb
  • Environmental Science
  • 31 July 1997
Abstract Sustainable timber extraction through selective logging has been proposed as a method of forest management that can help curtail the rate of tropical deforestation. This paper reports canopyExpand
Are all intertidal wetlands naturally created equal? Bottlenecks, thresholds and knowledge gaps to mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems
Intertidal wetlands such as saltmarshes and mangroves provide numerous important ecological functions, though they are in rapid and global decline. To better conserve and restore these wetlandExpand