Consequences of Swidden Transitions for Crop and Fallow Biodiversity in Southeast Asia

@article{Rerkasem2009ConsequencesOS,
  title={Consequences of Swidden Transitions for Crop and Fallow Biodiversity in Southeast Asia},
  author={Kanok Rerkasem and Deborah B. Lawrence and Christine Padoch and Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt and Alan D. Ziegler and Thilde Bech Bruun},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={347-360}
}
Swidden agriculture, once the dominant form of land use throughout the uplands and much of the lowlands of Southeast Asia, is being replaced by other land uses. While change and adaptation are inherent to swiddening, the current rapid and widespread transitions are unprecedented. In this paper we review some recent findings on changes in biodiversity, especially plant diversity at various scales, as swidden farming is replaced by other land uses. We focus particularly on two areas of Southeast… CONTINUE READING
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