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Variation in wood density determines spatial patterns in Amazonian forest biomass
Uncertainty in biomass estimates is one of the greatest limitations to models of carbon flux in tropical forests. Previous comparisons of field-based estimates of the aboveground biomass (AGB) ofExpand
TROPICAL FORESTS: THEIR RICHNESS IN COLEOPTERA AND OTHER ARTHROPOD SPECIES
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It is concluded that current estimates of Arthropod species numbers are grossly underestimated; that there could be as many as 30 million species extant globally, not 1.5 million a, usually estimated. Expand
Drought Sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest
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Records from multiple long-term monitoring plots across Amazonia are used to assess forest responses to the intense 2005 drought, a possible analog of future events that may accelerate climate change through carbon losses and changed surface energy balances. Expand
Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots.
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The results presented here suggest that the total biomass of these plots has on average increased and that there has been a regional-scale carbon sink in old-growth Amazonian forests during the previous two decades. Expand
Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests
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It is shown that non-fragmented Amazon forests are experiencing a concerted increase in the density, basal area and mean size of woody climbing plants (lianas), which implies that the tropical terrestrial carbon sink may shut down sooner than current models suggest. Expand
Terrestrial Arthropod Assemblages: Their Use in Conservation Planning
: Arthropods, the most diverse component of terrestrial ecosystems, occupy a tremendous variety of functional niches and microhabitats across a wide array of spatial and temporal scales. We proposeExpand
The seven impediments in invertebrate conservation and how to overcome them
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Seven impediments to invertebrates effective protection are identified and as possible solutions for the public dilemma: better public information and marketing, parataxonomy, citizen science programs and biodiversity informatics are suggested. Expand
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
Pattern and process in Amazon tree turnover, 1976-2001.
Previous work has shown that tree turnover, tree biomass and large liana densities have increased in mature tropical forest plots in the late twentieth century. These results point to a concertedExpand
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