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Improved Tropical Forest Management for Carbon Retention
Using reduced-impact timber-harvesting practices in legally logged tropical forests would reduce global carbon emissions by 0.16 Gt/year at a modest cost and with little risk of "leakage" (increasedExpand
Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink
Atmospheric carbon dioxide records indicate that the land surface has acted as a strong global carbon sink over recent decades, with a substantial fraction of this sink probably located in theExpand
The relation between above- and belowground biomass allocation patterns and competitive ability
This study suggests that this trade-off can be overcome by: (1) plasticity in the spatial arrangement of leaf layers and roots, and (2) compensatory phenotypic and species-specific differences in specific leaf area and specific root length. Expand
Leaf traits and herbivory rates of tropical tree species differing in successional status.
Herbivory rate was only positively correlated to water content, and negatively correlated to lignin concentration, suggesting that herbivores select leaves based upon their digestibility rather than upon their nutritive value. Expand
Demography of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) in the Bolivian Amazon: impact of seed extraction on recruitment and population dynamics
A demographic study was carried out on Bertholletia excelsa, the Brazil nut tree, in two primary forest sites in Northern Bolivia, concluding that current levels of Brazil nut extraction may be sustained at least for several decades and perhaps for even longer periods. Expand
Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling
It is found that dominance of forest function is even more concentrated in a few species than is dominance of tree abundance, with only ≈1% of Amazon tree species responsible for 50% of carbon storage and productivity. Expand
Growth and carbon economy of a fast-growing and a slow-growing grass species as dependent on nitrate supply
In previous experiments systematic differences have been found in the morphology, carbon economy and chemical composition of seedlings of inherently fast- and slow-growing plant species, grown at aExpand
Livelihood strategies and forest dependence: New insights from Bolivian forest communities
Total income and income from forest resources among rural dwellers in tropical forest regions are influenced not only by market access, prices, but also organizational, institutional, and socialExpand
Photosynthetic rates in relation to leaf phosphorus content in pioneer versus climax tropical rainforest trees
All species studied had a constant leaf P and N concentration and photosynthetic capacity across light climates, because specific leaf mass increased similarly with light availability, which makes a possible limitation of Asat by P or N independent of light environment. Expand