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Mangroves among the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics
The areal extent of mangrove forests has declined by 30–50% over the past half century. An analysis of mangrove forests across the Indo-Pacific suggests that mangrove deforestation generates lossesExpand
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The impacts and opportunities of oil palm in Southeast Asia: What do we know and what do we need to know?
The ongoing expansion of oil palm plantations in the humid tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, is generating considerable concern and debate. Amid industry and environmental campaigners' claims,Expand
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Allometric models for estimating aboveground biomass of shade trees and coffee bushes grown together
Allometric models for dominant shade tree species and coffee plants (Coffea arabica) were developed for coffee agroforestry systems in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The studied shade tree species were CordiaExpand
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Facing an uncertain future: how forest and people can adapt to climate change
The most prominent international responses to climate change focus on mitigation (reducing the accumulation of greenhouse gases) rather than adaptation (reducing the vulnerability of societies andExpand
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Allometric models for tree volume and total aboveground biomass in a tropical humid forest in Costa Rica
Allometric equations for the estimation of tree volume and aboveground biomass in a tropical humid forest were developed based on direct measurements of 19 individuals of seven tree species inExpand
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Performance of forest plantations in small and medium-sized farms in the Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica
Abstract Exotic tree species predominate in reforestation in tropical regions worldwide. However, some native species are suitable for plantations, providing a wider variety of products. AdequateExpand
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Pure and mixed forest plantations with native species of the dry tropics of Costa Rica: a comparison of growth and productivity
In Costa Rica, most reforestation trials with native species were established in the tropical humid regions. In the dry tropics, research on the performance of native species in forest plantations isExpand
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Heartwood, sapwood and bark content, and wood dry density of young and mature teak (Tectona grandis) trees grown in Costa Rica
The aim of this study was to evaluate the heartwood, sapwood and bark content, and wood dry density in young and mature teak (Tectona grandis) trees. For this, 17 plantations were selected from 11Expand
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Chapter 3: Impacts of 1.5ºC global warming on natural and human systems
Lead Authors: Marco Bindi (Italy), Sally Brown (UK), Ines Camilloni (Argentina), Arona Diedhiou (Ivory Coast/Senegal), Riyanti Djalante (Japan/Indonesia), Kristie L. Ebi (USA), Francois EngelbrechtExpand
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Landscape-scale variation in the structure and biomass of the hill dipterocarp forest of Sumatra: Implications for carbon stock assessments
One of the first steps in estimating the potential for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) initiatives is the proper estimation of the carbon components. There areExpand
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