Distribution and conservation status of forest bamboo biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region

  title={Distribution and conservation status of forest bamboo biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region},
  author={Nadia Bystriakova and Valerie Kapos and Igor Vyacheslavovich Lysenko and Chris M. A. Stapleton},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
Although Asian bamboo species constitute a non-timber forest product of major cultural and economic importance, no detailed regional assessment of their distribution patterns has previously been made. To assess the potential of the existing bamboo species distribution data for production of regional mapping tools for planning the conservation of forest-based biodiversity, data on bamboo distribution and forest cover were combined. Over 1000 bamboo species from 60 genera of woody bamboos were… 

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