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The fate of Amazonian forest fragments: A 32-year investigation
Abstract We synthesize findings to date from the world’s largest and longest-running experimental study of habitat fragmentation, located in central Amazonia. Over the past 32 years, Amazonian forestExpand
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Alternative successional pathways in the Amazon Basin
Summary 1  Successional pathways were evaluated in two Amazonian secondary forest communities with different land-use histories. Sites which had been clearcut without subsequent use wereExpand
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Measuring wood specific gravity...Correctly.
The specific gravity (SG) of wood is a measure of the amount of structural material a tree species allocates to support and strength. In recent years, wood specific gravity, traditionally aExpand
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Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests
Land-use change occurs nowhere more rapidly than in the tropics, where the imbalance between deforestation and forest regrowth has large consequences for the global carbon cycle. However,Expand
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Amazonian Tree Mortality During the 1997 El Niño Drought
In 1997, the Amazon Basin experienced an exceptionally severe El Nino drought. We assessed ef- fects of this rare event on mortality rates of trees in intact rain forest based on data from permanentExpand
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Just how insoluble are monoterpenes?
Prior generalizations about the ecological roles of monoterpenes may be misleading if based on the presumed insolubility of monoterpenes in water. We determined the aqueous solubility of 31Expand
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High temperature of forest fires under pines as a selective advantage over oaks
In many temperate ecosystems succession from pine forest to hardwoods is interrupted by fire, resulting in a fire climax dominated by pines1–3. As natural selection operates through both processes ofExpand
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Positive Feedbacks among Forest Fragmentation, Drought, and Climate Change in the Amazon
Abstract: The Amazon basin is experiencing rapid forest loss and fragmentation. Fragmented forests are more prone than intact forests to periodic damage from El Nino–Southern Oscillation ( ENSO)Expand
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In search of allelopathy in the Florida scrub: The role of terpenoids
The hypothesis was tested that allelopathic agents released from fire-sensitive plants of the Florida scrub community deter the invasion of fireprone sandhill grasses. The structures of theExpand
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Effects of a strong drought on Amazonian forest fragments and edges
Little is known about how climatic variability affects fragmented forests and their abrupt edges. We contrasted effects of the 1997 El Nino drought between fragmented and continuous forests inExpand
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