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  • Gold-rush in a forested El Dorado: deforestation leakages and the need for regional cooperation

    Gold-rush in a forested El Dorado: deforestation leakages and the need for regional cooperation

    03/03/2017

    Tropical forests of the Guiana Shield are the most affected by gold-mining in South America, experiencing an exponential increase in deforestation since the early 2000's.

  • Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

    Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

    23/01/2017

    When 2 Mha of Amazonian forests are disturbed by selective logging each year, more than 90 Tg of carbon (C) is emitted to the atmosphere. Emissions are then counterbalanced by forest regrowth. With an original modelling approach, calibrated on a network of 133 permanent forest plots (175 ha total) across Amazonia, we link regional differences in climate, soil and initial biomass with survivors’ and recruits’ C fluxes to provide Amazon-wide predictions of post-logging C recovery. We show that net aboveground C recovery over 10 years is higher in the Guiana Shield and in the west (21 ±±3 Mg C ha−1-1) than in the south (12 ±±3 Mg C ha−1-1) where environmental stress is high (low rainfall, high seasonality). We highlight the key role of survivors in the forest regrowth and elaborate a comprehensive map of post-disturbance C recovery potential in Amazonia.

  • Forests covers

    New Forests paper

    15/06/2016

    Vulnerability of Commercial Tree Species to Water Stress in Logged Forests of the Guiana Shield

  • New Biotropica paper

    New Biotropica paper

    04/04/2016

    Evidence of Tree Height Reduction After Logging

  • New Nature paper

    New Nature paper

    11/02/2016

    Tree functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition

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