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The carbon sink of secondary and degraded humid tropical forests

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The Forest and Land use Declaration from the 26th Climate Change Conference of the Parties underscores the crucial role of tropical moist forests  as a nature-based solution to address climate and ecological emergencies. However, the Amazon, Borneo, and Central Africa forests experience ongoing forest cover losses due to various anthropogenic drivers. This has led to a mosaic of recovering forests at different stages post-disturbance, with limited understanding of their impact on forest carbon dynamics. 

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Ecological filtering shapes the impacts of agricultural deforestation on biodiversity

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Deforestation for agriculture poses a significant threat to biodiversity. However, the severity of these impacts varies in agricultural landscapes. This study emphasizes the need to understand the factors underlying this variation to predict future biodiversity impacts of agricultural land use. While previous studies focused on landscape features and management regimes, this article introduces the concept of filtering, suggesting that natural and anthropogenic filtering may shape biodiversity responses at large geographical scales

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Understanding the importance of primary tropical forest protection as a mitigation strategy

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Primary tropical forests play a key role in the urgent task of mitigating climate change. Nevertheless, despite the recognition of forest-based mitigation strategies, the role of primary forest protection has not been explicitly considered in international policy negotiations. The authors aim to address this deficit by estimating primary tropical forest ecosystem carbon stocks and flows.

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Developing a framework for sustainable development indicators for the mining and minerals industry

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Restoring tropical forests on lands mined for bauxite: Examples from the Brazilian Amazon

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Carbon sequestration and biodiversity following 18 years of active tropical forest restoration

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The potential of secondary forests to restore biodiversity of the lost forests in semi-deciduous West Africa

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20th-Century hurricanes leave long-lasting legacies on tropical forest height and the abundance of a dominant wind-resistant palm

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Medición y evaluación de parcelas de restauración

Dentro del marco del programa de reforestación y restauración, se llevan a cabo actividades de evaluación de la mortalidad y mediciones periódicas de las plantas en campo. Estas actividades brindan importante informacion acerca del desempeño de las especies, como por ejemplo supervivencia o crecimiento primario y secundario. Información que es escencial para la restauración de áreas degradadas por la minería. Este documento busca describir en detalle los procedimientos recomendados para llevar a cabo evaluaciones de la mortalidad y desarrollo anual de parcelas de restauración

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Characterizing a tropical deforestation wave: a dynamic spatial analysis of a deforestation hotspot in the Colombian Amazon

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Restoration of degraded forest ecosystem through non-forestry livelihood supports: experience from the Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary in Bangladesh

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Evaluation of Forest Recovery over Time and Space Using Permanent Plots Monitored over 30 Years in a Jamaican Montane Rain Forest

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Forty Years of Tropical Forest Recovery from Agriculture: Structure and Floristics of Secondary and Old-growth Riparian Forests in the Dominican Republic

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The value of secondary forests in the tropics has received increased attention in recent years. The recovery of tropical forests from agricultural use, given the increase in abandoned agricultural lands, has gained momentum. Yet, few long-term studies of post-agriculture vegetation recovery in the tropics exist. The study compares 40-year-old secondary forests regenerating naturally after agricultural abandonment with old-growth forests in the Dominican Republic's Cordillera Central.

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Restoring Caribbean Dry Forests: Evaluation of Tree Propagation Techniques

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