Tree diversity in cacao agroforests in San Alejandro, Peruvian Amazon

  title={Tree diversity in cacao agroforests in San Alejandro, Peruvian Amazon},
  author={H. Vebrova and B. Lojka and T. P. Husband and Mar{\'i}a Elena Chuspe Zans and P. Damme and A. Rollo and M. Kalousov{\'a}},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  • H. Vebrova, B. Lojka, +4 authors M. Kalousová
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Agroforestry Systems
  • Cacao (Theobroma cacao) cultivation maintaining a high proportion of shade trees in a diverse composition (agroforestry) is currently being viewed as a sustainable land use practice. Our research hypothesis was that cacao agroforests (AF) can support relatively high tree diversity, as compared to surrounding primary and/or secondary forests. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of forest conversion on tree communities by comparing tree composition, community characteristics… CONTINUE READING

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