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Trading Water for Carbon with Biological Carbon Sequestration
Carbon sequestration strategies highlight tree plantations without considering their full environmental consequences. We combined field research, synthesis of more than 600 observations, and climateExpand
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Effects of afforestation on water yield: a global synthesis with implications for policy
Carbon sequestration programs, including afforestation and reforestation, are gaining attention globally and will alter many ecosystem processes, including water yield. Some previous analyses haveExpand
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Geochemical evidence for a comet shower in the late Eocene.
Analyses of pelagic limestones indicate that the flux of extraterrestrial helium-3 to Earth was increased for a 2.5-million year (My) period in the late Eocene. The enhancement began approximately 1Expand
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Does plantation forestry restore biodiversity or create green deserts? A synthesis of the effects of land-use transitions on plant species richness
Plantations are established for a variety of reasons including wood production, soil and water conservation, and more recently, carbon sequestration. The effect of this growing land-use change onExpand
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What factors influence participation in payment for ecosystem services programs? An evaluation of Ecuador's SocioPáramo program
Abstract PES programs have been touted as a means to achieve conservation goals while also alleviating poverty and promoting rural development. However, the degree to which these goals are metExpand
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A short duration of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary event: evidence from extraterrestrial helium-3.
Analyses of marine carbonates through the interval 63.9 to 65.4 million years ago indicate a near-constant flux of extraterrestrial helium-3, a tracer of the accretion rate of interplanetary dust toExpand
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Grasslands to Tree Plantations: Forest Transition in the Andes of Ecuador
Abstract Over the past four decades the establishment of pine plantations in high altitude páramo grasslands has been a growing land use change in Ecuador. As a result, plantation forestry hasExpand
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Soil Organic Carbon and Water Retention after Conversion of Grasslands to Pine Plantations in the Ecuadorian Andes
Tree plantations in the high elevations of the tropics constitute a growing land use, but their effect on ecosystem processes and services is not well known. We examined changes in soil organicExpand
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Effects of afforestation of a páramo grassland on soil nutrient status
Plantations of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) cover more than 4,000,000 ha worldwide [P.B. Lavery, D.J. Mead, Pinus radiata: a narrow endemic from North America takes on the world, in: D.M. RichardsonExpand
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Conservation and livelihood outcomes of payment for ecosystem services in the Ecuadorian Andes: What is the potential for 'win-win'?
Abstract Payment for ecosystem services programs are being implemented in a wide variety of settings, but whether and in what contexts such programs present ‘win–win’ scenarios that simultaneouslyExpand
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