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Demographic Threats to the Sustainability of Brazil Nut Exploitation
A comparative analysis of 23 populations of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) across the Brazilian, Peruvian, and Bolivian Amazon shows that the history and intensity of Brazil nutExpand
Explaining variation in Brazil nut fruit production
Abstract Brazil nut is widely recognized as the cornerstone of the Amazonian extractive economy. Tight linkages between Brazil nut production, regional income, and intact mature forests have thrustExpand
Experiments in Forest-Based Development in Western Amazonia
The state government of Acre, Brazil, has integrated ecological, cultural, social, and economic forest values into a comprehensive forest policy to manage Acre's abundance of comparatively pristineExpand
Population structure and nut yield of a Bertholletia excelsa stand in Southwestern Amazonia
Abstract Although Brazil nut ( B. excelsa ) is often touted as one of the most economically successful NTFPs, little is known about the population structure of this species within its natural rangeExpand
Local perceptions of forest certification for community-based enterprises
Abstract Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification has been promoted as a way to encourage and recognize community-based forest enterprises (CFEs). However, certification has proved moreExpand
In the western Amazonian state of Acre, Brazil, extractive reserve residents are examining strategies to intensify their extraction-based system without compromising biological conservation. One suchExpand
Tapping women’s knowledge: Plant resource use in extractive reserves, acre, Brazil
Tapping into the vast pool of existing plant resource knowledge is the first step toward developing production systems that successfully balance ecological, economic, and cultural concerns in theExpand
Liana loads and their association with Bertholletia excelsa fruit and nut production, diameter growth and crown attributes
We investigated the association between lianas and Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nut), a long-lived, emergent tree of significant ecological and economic importance in Amazonia. Our objectives were:Expand
Population structure of Carapa guianensis in two forest types in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon
Abstract Carapa guianensis Aublet. is a tropical tree with strong multiple-use characteristics, and is valued for both the high quality oil extracted from its seeds and as a timber resource. ThisExpand
Implementing multiple forest management in Brazil nut-rich community forests: Effects of logging on natural regeneration and forest disturbance
Abstract The encroachment of the logging frontier into Western Amazonia, where non-timber extraction has historically driven regional economies, provides an opportunity to explore the practice ofExpand