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Arias et al 2016 Hydrobiologia. doi: 10.1007/s10750-016-2664-3
Ana Paula Dutra Aguiar et al Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13134
Regrowing secondary tropical forests rapidly sequester carbon. An international team of forest researchers led by researchers from Wageningen University measured an eleven times higher carbon uptake compared with old-growth forests. In this week Nature they elaborate their findings.
Some of our ATDN colleagues contributed to this study.
Gerardo Aymard contributed plot information for an additional 1-ha plot in Amazonas, Venezuela.
The total nr of plots now stand at 1919, 1671 of which with composition.
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Baker et al. 2016. Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12529
Understanding the resilience of moist tropical forests to treefall disturbance events is important for understanding the mechanisms that underlie species coexistence and for predicting the future composition of these ecosystems. Here, we test whether variation in the functional composition of Amazonian forests determines their resilience to disturbance.
Guevara et al. Biotropica 48: 34-46 DOI: 10.1111/btp.12298
Ricardo Zárate Gómez, George Pepe Gallardo Gonzales, Linder Felipe Mozombite Pinto and Hilda Paulette Dávila Doza contributed 4 white sand plots from the Allpahuayo Mishana area in Peru.
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Beatriz Marimon-Swantes and Ben-Hur Marimon contributed 16 new plots in the ecotone of Amazon forest to cerrado of Mato Grosso, Brazil. They also updated data for one more plot in Para, Brazil. Areas both heavily impacted by deforestation.
December 9 and 10 Ben-Hur Marimon, Beatriz Marimon and Daniel Sabatier visted Naturalis Biodiversity Center for a two day workshop on monodominance in the Amazon rainforest as an example for monodominance in tropicals forests.
Anouk Boersen, MSc student of Utrecht University accepted an intership of 9 months to spend on this topic