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Principal Investigators:

William F. Laurance, James Cook University (US-PI)
Rita Guimaraes Mesquita, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia -INPA (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2003:  Anthropogenic Land-use Change and the Dynamics of Amazon Forest Biomass (View)

 
Resumo 2003:  Mudanças Antropogênicas nos Cenários de Terras e a Dinâmica da Biomassa de Florestas na Amazônia

 

Abstract 1998:  Anthropogenic Landscape Changes and the Dynamics of Amazonian Forest Biomass (View)

 

Resumo 1998:  Mudanças Antropogênicas nos Cenários de Terras e a Dinâmica da Biomassa de Florestas na Amazônia

 

Investigation Duration:   07/1998 - 12/2005

 
 

Participants:

José Francisco Tenaçol Andes Júnior, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Ana Cristina Segalin de Andrade, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Marina Antongiovanni, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Stephanie Ann Bohlman
José Luís Campana Camargo, INPA - PDBFF
Juliana Stropp Carneiro, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Carlos Eduardo Da Costa Mesia, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Robert Ewers, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Rosely Cavalcante Hepólito, PDBFF
William F. Laurance, US-PI, James Cook University
Flavio Luizao, Co-Investigator, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Rita Guimaraes Mesquita, SA-PI, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia -INPA
Marcelo Paustein Moreira, Projeto Dinâmica Biológica de Fragmentos Florestais
Henrique E M Nascimento, Co-Investigator, PDBFF/INPA
Taise Farias Pinheiro, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Felipe de Araújo Sobrinho, INPA
Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Co-Investigator, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)
Eduardo Martins Venticinque, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
G. Bruce Williamson, Co-Investigator, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia

 

Research Sites:

Amazonas (Manaus)

Rondonia

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Educational Materials:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Booklets: "Rainforest Ecology and Sustainable Use of Tropical Forests"

    A series of booklets is being produced in collaboration with educators of elementary and middle schools in the Manaus region involving participation of middle school students.

Formal Training:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2004  

    Brazilian postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or interns received training in 2004 under the supervision of this science team:

  • Henrique Nascimento
    Post-doctoral fellow. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Dr William Laurance. His research focused on the Assessment of edge-and fragmentation-related changes in tree communities in central Amazonia.

  • José Camargo
    He studies edge- and fragmentation-related changes in tree communities in central Amazonia, under the supervision of Dr William Laurance.

  • Eduardo Venticinque and Marina Fonseca
    They have co-supervised the GIS/remote sensing laboratory at the BDFFP in Manaus, under the supervision of Rita Mesquita.

  • Carlos Ritti
    He completed his Ph.D. on The effects of selective logging on forest carbon storage near Itacoatiara in the central Amazon under the supervision of Dr. William Laurance. This study assessed biomass losses in forests subjected to reduced-impact logging.

  • Juliana Stropp Carneiro
    Masters student at Inpa working under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo Venticinque. She has been mapping the distribution of canopy trees using GIS and high-resolution remote sensing imagery (Quickbird)at the Madeira Mil site in Itacoatiara, Amazonas.

  • Felipe de Araújo Sobrinho
    Intern supervised by Marcelo Moreira. He has been studying the distribution of canopy gaps in primary forests in central Amazonia, using Quickbird imagery.

  • Taise Farias Pinheiro
    Intern at Inpa. She works under the supervision of Dr. Marina Fonseca using Quickbird imagery to assess the relationship between the number and biomass of trees encountered in field studies of the BDFFP’s permanent plot network and the number and biomass of trees detected by satellite imagery.

  • Fernando Gomes Ferreira
    He created a spectral library for selected tree species using Quickbird imagery.

  • Marina Antongiovanni
    She coordinated the GIS/remote sensing laboratory at the BDFFP in Manaus, under the supervision of Dr Regina Luizão.

  • Internship and Exchange Programs:

    Year
    Completed
    Activity Description

    2004  

    • Mellon-Postdoctoral Fellows at STRI in Panama

      Drs Susan Laurance and Stephanie Bohlman (both Mellon-postdoctoral fellows) and Dr Robert Ewers, a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), conducted "Analyses of Floristic Change and Biomass in Fragmented and Continuous Forests of the BDFFP Study Area", while based in the laboratory of Dr William Laurance at STRI in Panama.

    Local Community / Government Outreach:

    Year
    Completed
    Activity Description

    2001  

    • Short course for Amazonian decision-makers

      It was a four-day intensive course designed for those whose jobs have a direct impact on the natural resources in the Amazon. It was held in Silves and Itacoatiara, Amazonian cities where development projects on eco-tourism and sustainable forestry are under way.

      Twenty professionals, representing governmental and non-governmental agencies from Amazonas, Pará, Acre, Roraima and Brasília, attended the course, in May 2001.

    • Dissemination of research findings to Brazilian and international public is a high priority for this science team. As a result of these efforts, in 2000 this team was awarded the prestigious Ford International Conservation Award for research on the dynamics of forest fragments conducted in collaboration with the "Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) at The Smithonian Tropical Research Institute

    • Outreach activities has been achieved by:

      • many popular and semi-technical publications such as Laurence and Delamonica, 1998; Mesquita 1999; Williamson et al. 1999b; Laurence and Vasconcelos 2000; Delamonica et al. 2001; Laurence 2001c; Fernside at al., in press; Laurence et al.,in press Monaco et al., in press;
      • public seminars and guest lectures at many venues in Brazil;
      • frequent interviews with Brazilian and international newspapers, radio, and TV news programs;
      • invited testimony before the Brazilian Congress and state political bodies on the conservation and management of amazonian forests.

    Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

    Year
    Completed
    Activity Description

    2000  

    • Forest Fragmentation in the Amazonian Landscape

      This three-week course was taught to 20 undergraduate students from Amazonian universities. It focused on the causes and impacts of habitat destruction in the Amazon.

    2001  

    • Enhancing Comparative Research Opportunities for Young Scientists in Tropical and Subtropical Plant Ecology

      Course offered to young scientists as part of an exchange program for research on tropical and subtropical ecosystems, in collaboration with Mellon Foundation. It was held at Inpa, Manaus, in September 2001.

    • Ecology of the Amazonian Forest

      This month-long field-course provided advanced training in ecology, field biology, and conservation science for graduate students from Latin America and the U.S. The course had 25 participants from five countries. It was held at Inpa, Manaus, August-September 2001.

    Theses and Dissertations:

    Year
    Completed
    Activity Description

    2004  

    • The effects of selective logging on forest carbon storage near Itacoatiara in the central Amazon

      Doctoral dissertation completed by Carlos Ritti under the supervision of Dr. William Laurance. This study assessed biomass losses in forests subjected to reduced-impact logging.

     
     

    Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

     

    Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

    Datasets (with related publications, if any)

    LBA-ECO LC-05 Biomass and Soil Properties of Fragmented Forests, Amazonas, Brazil

    1. Laurance, W.F., L.V. Ferreira, C. Gascon, and T.E. Lovejoy. 1998. Biomass decline in Amazonian forest fragments. Science 282:26-31.
    2. Laurance, W.F., P.M. Fearnside, S.G. Laurance, P. Delamonica, T.E. Lovejoy, J. Rankin-de Merona, J.Q. Chambers, and C. Gascon. 1999. Relationship between soils and Amazon forest biomass: A landscape-scale study. Forest Ecology and Management 118(1-3):127-138.
    3. Nascimento H.E.M. and W.F. Laurance. 2002. Total aboveground biomass in central Amazonian rainforests: a landscape-scale study. Forest Ecology and Management 168(1-3):311-321.
    4. Nascimento H.E.M. and W.F. Laurance. 2004. Biomass dynamics in Amazonian forest fragments. Ecological Applications 14(4):S127.
    LBA-ECO LC-05 Human and Geophysical Predictors of Amazon Deforestation (GIS)

    1. Laurance, W.F., A.K.M. Albernaz, G. Schroth, P.M. Fearnside, S. Bergen, E.M. Venticinque, and C. Da Costa. 2002. Predictors of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Biogeography 29(5-6):737-748.
    2. Laurance, W.F., A.K.M. Albernaz, and C. Da Costa. 2001. Is deforestation accelerating in the Brazilian Amazon? Environmental Conservation 28(4):305-311.


     

    Publications:

    Laurance WF. (1998) Dynamics and biomass of Amazonian forest fragments. ITTO Tropical Forest Update, 8, 12-13.

    Laurance WF, Ferreira LV, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE. (1998) Biomass decline in Amazonian forest fragments. Science, 282, 26-31.

    Laurance WF, Fearnside PM. Amazon burning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 14(11), 457. 1999.

    Laurance WF, Fearnside PM, Laurance SG, Delamonica P, Lovejoy TE, Rankin-de Merona J, Chambers JQ, Gascon C. (1999) Relationship between soils and Amazon forest biomass: A landscape-scale study. Forest Ecology and Management, 118, 127-138. (abstract)

    Mesquita RCG, Delamonica P, Laurance WF. (1999) Effect of surrounding vegetation on edge-related tree mortality in Amazonian forest fragments. Biological Conservation, 91, 129-134. (abstract)

    Nelson BW, Mesquita R, Pereira JLG, de Souza SGA, Batista GT, Couto LB. (1999) Allometric regressions for improved estimate of secondary forest biomass in the central Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management, 117, 149-167. (abstract)

    Gascon C, Williamson GB, da Fonseca GAB. (2000) Ecology - Receding forest edges and vanishing reserves. Science, 288, 1356-1358.

    Laurance WF. Cut and run: the dramatic rise of transnational logging in the tropics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15(11), 433-434. 2000.

    Laurance WF. Edge effects and ecological processes: are they on the same scale? Reply. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15(9), 373. 2000.

    Laurance WF. Do edge effects occur over large spatial scales? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15(4), 134-135. 2000.

    Laurance WF. (2000) Mega-development trends in the Amazon: Implications for global change. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 61, 113-122. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Delamonica P, Laurance SG, Vasconcelos HL, Lovejoy TE. Conservation - Rainforest fragmentation kills big trees. Nature 404(6780), 836. 2000.

    Laurance WF, Vasconcelos HL, Lovejoy TE. (2000) Forest loss and fragmentation in the Amazon: implications for wildlife conservation. Oryx, 34, 39-45. (abstract)

    Williamson GB, Costa F. (2000) Dispersal of amazonian trees: Hydrochory in Pentaclethra macroloba. Biotropica, 32, 548-552.

    Williamson GB, Laurance WF, Oliveira AA, Delamonica P, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE, Pohl L. (2000) Amazonian tree mortality during the 1997 El Nino drought. Conservation Biology, 14, 1538-1542. (abstract)

    Bierregaard RO, Laurance WF, Gascon C, Benitez-Malvido PM, Fearnside PM, Fonseca CR, Ganade G, Malcolm JR, Martins MB, Mori S, Oliveira M, Rankin-de Merona J, Scariot A, Spironello W, Williamson B. Principles of forest fragmentation and conservation in the Amazon, in Lessons from Amazonia: Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest, edited by Bierregaard RO, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE and Mesquita R, pp. 371-385, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.

    Delamonica P, Laurance WF, Laurance SG. A fragmentação de floresta e as estratégias para a conservação., in As Florestas do Rio Negro, edited by Oliveira AA and Daly D, pp. 283-301, Universidade Paulista Press, Brazil, 2001.

    Gascon C, Bierregaard RO, Laurance WF, Rankin-de Merona J. Deforestation and forest fragmentation in the Amazon, in Lessons from Amazonia: Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest, edited by Bierregaard RO, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE and Mesquita R, pp. 21-30, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.

    Laurance WF. (2001) Tropical logging and human invasions. Conservation Biology, 15, 4-5.

    Laurance WF. The future of the Brazilian Amazon (vol 291, pg 438, 2001). Science 291(5506), 988. 2001.

    Laurance WF. The hyper-diverse flora of the central Amazon: an overview, in Lessons from Amazonia: Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest, edited by Bierregaard RO, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE and Mesquita R, pp. 47-53, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.

    Laurance WF. Fragmentation and plant communities: synthesis and implications for landscape management, in Lessons from Amazonia: Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest, edited by Bierregaard RO, Gascon C, Lovejoy TE and Mesquita R, pp. 158-167, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.

    Laurance WF. Forest fragmentation in the Amazon: research and conservation implications, in Ecologia de Bosques Neotropicales, edited by Guariguata MR and Kattan GH, pp. 566-567, Editorial Agroamerica, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2001.

    Laurance WF. Projeto de Dinâmica Biológica de Fragmentos Florestais, in Biologia de Conservação, edited by Primack RB and Rodrigues E, pp. 96-97, São Paolo, Brazil, 2001.

    Laurance WF, Albernaz AKM, Da Costa C. Is deforestation accelerating in the Brazilian Amazon? Environmental Conservation 28(4), 305-311. 2001.

    Laurance WF, Fearnside PM, Cochrane MA, D\'Angelo S, Bergen S, Delamonica P. Development of the Brazilian Amazon - Response. Science 292(5522), 1652-1654. 2001.

    Laurance WF, Perez-Salicrup D, Delamonica P, Fearnside PM, D\'Angelo S, Jerozolinski A, Pohl L, Lovejoy TE. (2001) Rain forest fragmentation and the structure of Amazonian liana communities. Ecology, 82, 105-116. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Williamson GB. (2001) Positive feedbacks among forest fragmentation, drought, and climate change in the Amazon. Conservation Biology, 15, 1529-1535. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Williamson GB, Delamonica P, Oliveira A, Lovejoy TE, Gascon C, Pohl L. (2001) Effects of a strong drought on Amazonian forest fragments and edges. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 17, 771-785. (abstract)

    Mesquita RCG, Ickes K, Ganade G, Williamson GB. (2001) Alternative successional pathways in the Amazon Basin. Journal of Ecology, 89, 528-537. (abstract)

    Gascon C, Laurance WF, Lovejoy TE. Fragmentação florestal e biodiversidade na Amazonia central, in Conservação da Biodiversidade na Ecosistemas Tropicals: Avanços Conceituais e Revisão de Novas Metodologias de Avaliação e Monitorimento, pp. 112-127, Editora Vozes, Petropolis, Brazil, 2002.

    Laurance WF, Albernaz AKM, Schroth G, Fearnside PM, Bergen S, Venticinque EM, Da Costa C. (2002) Predictors of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Biogeography, 29, 737-748. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Lovejoy TE, Vasconcelos HL, Bruna EM, Didham RK, Stouffer PC, Gascon C, Bierregaard RO, Laurance SG, Sampaio E. (2002) Ecosystem decay of Amazonian forest fragments: A 22-year investigation. Conservation Biology, 16, 605-618. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Powell G, Hansen L. (2002) A precarious future for Amazonia. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17, 251-252.

    Malhi Y, Phillips OL, Lloyd J, Baker T, Wright J, Almeida S, Arroyo L, Frederiksen T, Grace J, Higuchi N, Killeen T, Laurance WF, Leano C, Lewis S, Meir P, Monteagudo A, Neill D, Vargas PN, Panfil SN, Patino S, Pitman N, Quesada CA, Rudas-Ll A, Salomao R, Saleska S, Silva N, Silveira M, Sombroek WG, Valencia R, Martinez RV, Vieira ICG, Vinceti B. (2002) An international network to monitor the structure, composition and dynamics of Amazonian forests (RAINFOR). Journal of Vegetation Science, 13, 439-450. (abstract)

    Nascimento HEM, Laurance WF. (2002) Total aboveground biomass in central Amazonian rainforests: a landscape-scale study. Forest Ecology and Management, 168, 311-321. (abstract)

    Phillips OL, Malhi Y, Vinceti B, Baker T, Lewis SL, Higuchi N, Laurance WF, Vargas PN, Martinez RV, Laurance S, Ferreira LV, Stern M, Brown S, Grace J. (2002) Changes in growth of tropical forests: Evaluating potential biases. Ecological Applications, 12, 576-587. (abstract)

    Fearnside PM, Laurance WF. (2003) Comment on \'Determination of deforestation rates of the world\'s humid tropical forests\'. Science, 299.

    Gascon C, Laurance WF, Lovejoy TE. Forest fragmentation and biodiversity in central Amazonia, in How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance and Ecosystem Fragmentation in the Americas, edited by G.A.Bradshaw and P.Marquet, pp. 33-48, Springer, New York, 2003.

    Laurance WF. (2003) Slow burn: the insidious effects of surface fires on tropical forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 18, 209-212. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Albernaz A, Da Costa C. (2003) O desmatamento está se accelerando na Amazõnia brasileira? BiotaNeotropica, 2, 1-9.

    Laurance WF, Merona JMRD, Andrade A, Laurance SG, D\'Angelo S, Lovejoy TE, Vasconcelos HL. (2003) Rain-forest fragmentation and the phenology of Amazonian tree communities. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 19, 343-347.

    Read JM, Clark DB, Venticinque EM, Moreira MP. (2003) Application of merged 1-m and 4-m resolution satellite data to research and management in tropical forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 592-600. (abstract)

    *Baker TR, Phillips OL, Malhi Y, Almeida S, Arroyo L, Di Fiore A, Erwin T, Higuchi N, Killeen TJ, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Lewis SL, Monteagudo A, Neill DA, Vargas PN, Pitman NCA, Silva JNM, Martinez RV. (2004) Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 353-365. (abstract)

    Baker TR, Phillips OL, Malhi Y, Almeida S, Arroyo L, Di Fiore A, Erwin T, Killeen TJ, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Lewis SL, Lloyd J, Monteagudo A, Neill DA, Patino S, Pitman NCA, Silva JNM, Martinez RV. (2004) Variation in wood density determines spatial patterns in Amazonian forest biomass. Global Change Biology, 10, 545-562. (abstract)

    D\'Angelo SA, Andrade ACS, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Mesquita RCG. (2004) Inferred causes of tree mortality in fragmented and intact Amazonian forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 20, 243-246.

    Fearnside PM, Laurance WF. (2004) Tropical deforestation and greenhouse-gas emissions. Ecological Applications, 14, 982-986. (abstract)

    Laurance WF. Rapid Land-Use Change and Its Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity, in Ecosystems and Land Use Change, edited by DeFries RS, Asner GP and Houghton RA, pp. 189-202, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, 2004.

    Laurance WF. (2004) Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 345-352. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Albernaz AKM, Fearnside PM, Vasconcelos HL, Ferreira LV. (2004) Deforestation in Amazonia. Science, 304, 1109.

    Laurance WF, Nascimento HEM, Laurance SG, Condit R, D\'Angelo S, Andrade A. (2004) Inferred longevity of Amazonian rainforest trees based on a long-term demographic study. Forest Ecology and Management, 190, 131-143. (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Oliveira AA, Laurance SG, Condit R, Nascimento HEM, Sanchez-Thorin AC, Lovejoy TE, Andrade A, D\'Angelo S, Ribeiro JE, Dick CW. (2004) Pervasive alteration of tree communities in undisturbed Amazonian forests. Nature, 428, 171-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02383 (abstract)

    Laurance WF, Vasconcelos HL. Ecological effects of habitat fragmentation in the tropics, in Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes, edited by Schroth G, Fonseca GAB, Harvey CA, Gascon C, Vasconcelos HL and Izac AM, pp. 33-49, IAG International, New York, 2004.

    Lewis SL, Malhi Y, Phillips OL. (2004) Fingerprinting the impacts of global change on tropical forests. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 437-462. (abstract)

    Lewis SL, Phillips OL, Baker TR, Lloyd J, Malhi Y, Almeida S, Higuchi N, Laurance WF, Neill DA, Silva JNM, Terborgh J, Lezama AT, Martinez RV, Brown S, Chave J, Kuebler C, Vargas PN, Vinceti B. (2004) Concerted changes in tropical forest structure and dynamics: evidence from 50 South American long-term plots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 421-436. (abstract)

    *Malhi Y, Baker TR, Phillips OL, Almeida S, Alvarez E, Arroyo L, Chave J, Czimczik CI, Di Fiore A, Higuchi N, Killeen TJ, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Lewis SL, Montoya LMM, Monteagudo A, Neill DA, Vargas PN, Patino S, Pitman NCA, Quesada CA, Salomao R, Silva JNM, Lezama AT, Martinez RV, Terborgh J, Vinceti B, Lloyd J. (2004) The above-ground coarse wood productivity of 104 Neotropical forest plots. Global Change Biology, 10, 563-591. (abstract)

    Malhi Y, Phillips OL. (2004) Tropical forests and global atmospheric change - Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 309-310.

    Malhi Y, Phillips OL. (2004) Tropical forests and global atmospheric change: a synthesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 549-555. (abstract)

    Nascimento HEM, Laurance WF. (2004) Biomass dynamics in Amazonian forest fragments. Ecological Applications, 14, 127-138. (abstract)

    Phillips OL, Baker TR, Arroyo L, Higuchi N, Killeen TJ, Laurance WF, Lewis SL, Lloyd J, Malhi Y, Monteagudo A, Neill DA, Vargas PN, Silva JNM, Terborgh J, Martinez RV, Alexiades M, Almeida S, Brown S, Chave J, Comiskey JA, Czimczik CI, Di Fiore A, Erwin T, Kuebler C, Laurance SG, Nascimento HEM, Olivier J, Palacios W, Patino S, Pitman NCA, Quesada CA, Salidas M, Lezama AT, Vinceti B. (2004) Pattern and process in Amazon tree turnover, 1976-2001. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 359, 381-407. (abstract)

    Schroth G, Fonseca GAB, Harvey C, Gascon C, Vasconcelos HL, Izac AM, Angelsen B, Finegan B, Kaimowitz D, Krauss U, Laurance SG, Laurance WF, Nasi R, Naughton-Treves L, Niesten E, Richardson D, Somarriba E, Tucker N, Vincent B, Wilkie D. Agroforestry and biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes, in Agroforestry biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes, edited by Schroth G, Fonseca GAB, Harvey CA, Gascon C, Vasconcelos HL and Izac AM, pp. 487-502, IAG International, New York, 2004.

    Vasconcelos HL, Luizao FJ. (2004) Litter production and litter nutrient concentrations in a fragmented Amazonian landscape. Ecological Applications, 14, 884-892. (abstract)

    Fearnside PM, Laurance WF, Albernaz AKM, Vasconcelos HL, Ferreira LV. (2005) A delicate balance in Amazonia - Response. Science, 307, 1045.

    Laurance WF, Fearnside PM, Albernaz AKM, Vasconcelos HL, Ferreira LV. (2005) Amazonian deforestation models - Response. Science, 307, 1044.

    Phillips OL, Martinez RV, Mendoza AM, Baker TR, Vargas PN. (2005) Large lianas as hyperdynamic elements of the tropical forest canopy. Ecology, 86, 1250-1258. (abstract)

     

    Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

     

    Science Questions:

    Carbon Dynamics:

            CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
            CD-Q2 - How do biological processes such as mortality and recruitment or succession following land use change influence the net annual carbon balance for different land cover and land use types?
            CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?
            CD-Q3c - What factors (biologically mediated, land use history, soil properties, etc.) control the rate of carbon sequestration in biomass and soils of regrowing forest?

    Land Cover and Land Use Change:

            LC-Q1 - What are the rates and mechanisms of forest conversion to agricultural land uses, and what is the relative importance of these land uses?
            LC-Q2 - At what rate are converted lands abandoned to secondary forests; what is the fate of these converted lands, and what are the overall dynamic patterns of land conversion and abandonment?
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Other Research Teams:

    CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
    CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
    CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
    LC-02  -  LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
    LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
    LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
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