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Demand for rubber is causing the loss of high diversity rain forest in SW China
As the economies of developing countries grow, and the purchasing power of their inhabitants increases, the pressure on the environment and natural resources will continue to increase. In theExpand
Tropical forests of Xishuangbanna, China
Lowland tropical forests once covered a large fraction of tropical southern China, but currently have an extent of ca 633,800 ha, mostly in Xishuangbanna of southern Yunnan. The Xishuangbanna regionExpand
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
These findings suggest that tropical protected areas are often intimately linked ecologically to their surrounding habitats, and that a failure to stem broad-scale loss and degradation of such habitats could sharply increase the likelihood of serious biodiversity declines. Expand
Impact of land use and land cover changes on ecosystem services in Menglun, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China
An abrupt shift in land use from ecologically important tropical forests and traditionally managed swidden fields to large-scale rubber plantations result in a great loss of ecosystem services in this area, and the study suggests that provision of alternative economic opportunities would help in maintaining ecosystem services. Expand
Tropical forest vegetation of Xishuangbanna, SW China and its secondary changes, with special reference to some problems in local nature conservation
Abstract The primary forest vegetation and the secondary plant communities in Xishuangbanna, an important region for the conservation of biodiversity in China, are discussed with comments andExpand
Tree species diversity of tropical forest vegetation in Xishuangbanna, SW China
Tree species diversity of four tropical forest vegetation types was investigated in Xishuangbanna, southwestern China. These are: tropical seasonal rain forest, tropical montane rain forest,Expand
CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change.
The broad suite of measurements made at CTFS-ForestGEO sites makes it possible to investigate the complex ways in which global change is impacting forest dynamics, and continued monitoring will provide vital contributions to understanding worldwide forest diversity and dynamics in an era of global change. Expand
Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests
This work focuses on forests, which represent a majority of global biomass, productivity and biodiversity, and investigates the relationship between species richness and ecosystem function as measured by productivity or biomass. Expand
The variation of tree beta diversity across a global network of forest plots
Comparisons of tree beta diversity across regions should quantify not only overall variation in species composition but also its components, because different components of beta diversity have different determinants. Expand
Geological History, Flora, and Vegetation of Xishuangbanna, Southern Yunnan, China
Xishuangbanna of southern Yunnan is biogeographically located at a transitional zone from tropical Southeast (SE) Asia to subtropical East Asia, and is at the junction of the Indian and BurmeseExpand