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Above-ground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests
We report above-ground biomass (AGB), basal area, stem density and wood mass density estimates from 260 sample plots (mean size: 1.2 ha) in intact closed-canopy tropical forests across 12 AfricanExpand
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Conventional tree height-diameter relationships significantly overestimate aboveground carbon stocks in the Central Congo Basin.
Policies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation largely depend on accurate estimates of tropical forest carbon stocks. Here we present the first field-based carbon stock dataExpand
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Evidence for repeated re-activation of old landslides under forest
Local reactivations of landslides in forests are rarely reported in landslide catalogues. The occurrence of hillslope sections with fresh morphological landslide features in forested old, deep-seatedExpand
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Seeing Central African forests through their largest trees
Large tropical trees and a few dominant species were recently identified as the main structuring elements of tropical forests. However, such result did not translate yet into quantitative approachesExpand
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Oaks, tree-rings and wooden cultural heritage: a review of the main characteristics and applications of oak dendrochronology in Europe
Abstract We overview the recent development of oak dendrochronology in Europe related to archaeology and art-history. Tree-ring series of European oaks ( Quercus robur and Q. petraea ) have providedExpand
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First archaeological evidence of banana cultivation in central Africa during the third millennium before present
Abstract. Phytoliths recovered from refuse pits excavated in central Cameroon and dated to ca 2500 B.P. have been positively identified for the first time in Africa as derived from Musa theExpand
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Species-specific growth responses to climate variations in understory trees of a Central African rain forest
Basic knowledge of the relationships between tree growth and environmental variables is crucial for understanding forest dynamics and predicting vegetation responses to climate variations. TreesExpand
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Climate/growth relationships of Brachystegia spiciformis from the miombo woodland in south central Africa.
Abstract We present five Brachystegia spiciformis Benth. (BrSp) tree-ring chronologies from the seasonally dry miombo woodland in south central Africa. Between 9 and 34 stem discs were collected fromExpand
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New Evidence of Human Activities During the Holocene in the Lowland Forests of the Northern Congo Basin
In the last decade, the myth of the pristine tropical forest has been seriously challenged. In central Africa, there is a growing body of evidence for past human settlements along the AtlanticExpand
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Recent insight in the phylogeny of the Rubiaceae, mainly based on macromolecular data, agrees better with wood anatomical diversity patterns than previous subdivisions of the family. The two mainExpand
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