Species Loss and Aboveground Carbon Storage in a Tropical Forest

@article{Bunker2005SpeciesLA,
  title={Species Loss and Aboveground Carbon Storage in a Tropical Forest},
  author={D. Bunker and F. DeClerck and J. Bradford and R. Colwell and I. Perfecto and O. Phillips and M. Sankaran and S. Naeem},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={1029 - 1031}
}
Tropical forest biodiversity is declining, but the resulting effects on key ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and sequestration, remain unknown. We assessed the influence of the loss of tropical tree species on carbon storage by simulating 18 possible extinction scenarios within a well-studied 50-hectare tropical forest plot in Panama, which contains 227 tree species. Among extinction scenarios, aboveground carbon stocks varied by more than 600%, and biological insurance varied by more… Expand
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