Timber production in selectively logged tropical forests in South America

  title={Timber production in selectively logged tropical forests in South America},
  author={Michael Keller and Gregory P Asner and Geoffrey M. Blate and John McGlocklin and Frank Merry and Marielos Pe{\~n}a-Claros and Johan Zweede},
square kilometers in South America contain exceptionally high biodiversity. Considerable areas of Latin American tropical lowland forests have been cleared for agriculture and ranching and those forests left standing today are rapidly being logged. Because of the high diversity of trees and the low demand for most species in the market, a limited number of tree species are selectively cut and transported to saw mills. The remaining forest has suffered high levels of collateral damage (Verissimo… CONTINUE READING

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