Recovery of conservation values in Central African rain forest after logging and shifting cultivation

@article{Gemerden2003RecoveryOC,
  title={Recovery of conservation values in Central African rain forest after logging and shifting cultivation},
  author={Barend S. Van Gemerden and Gideon Neba Shu and Han Olff},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={1553-1570}
}
Secondary forests in Central Africa are increasing in importance for biodiversity conservation as old growth forests outside the few protected areas are disappearing rapidly. We examined vegetation recovery in a lowland rain forest area in Cameroon based on a detailed botanical survey of old growth forest and different-aged logging gaps (5–27 years) and shifting cultivation fields (10–60 years). Our analysis focuses on the long-term recovery of botanical conservation values by analysing trends… CONTINUE READING

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