Agricultural capacity and conservation in high biodiversity forest ecosystems.

  title={Agricultural capacity and conservation in high biodiversity forest ecosystems.},
  author={L. J. Gorenflo and Katrina Brandon},
  volume={34 3},
Agricultural development is a leading cause of habitat destruction that increasingly threatens global biodiversity. To help understand the likelihood and implications of agricultural expansion in areas of high conservation importance, this article examines agricultural suitability in forested portions of biodiversity hotspots and tropical wilderness areas, regions with especially rich concentrations of species found nowhere else. The study employs geographic information system technology to… CONTINUE READING

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