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An Evaluation of Farmers' Experiences Planting Native Trees in Rural Panama: Implications for Reforestation with Native Species in Agricultural Landscapes

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Carbon Sequestration and Plant Community Dynamics Following Reforestation of Tropical Pasture

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Conversion of abandoned cattle pasture to secondary forest in the tropics is a potential means to increase carbon sequestration as well as to enhance local biodiversity. This study uses data from a long-term tropical reforestation project – Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico – to estimate rates of above- and belowground carbon sequestration.

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Restoration of dry tropical forests in Central America: A review of pattern and process

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Much information on restoration and management exists for wet tropical forests of Central America but comparatively little work has been done in the dry forests of this region. Such information is critical for reforestation efforts that are now occurring throughout Central America. This paper describes processes of degradation due to land use and provides a conceptual framework for the restoration of dry tropical forest, of which less than 2% remains intact.

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Pure and Mixed Forest Plantations with Native Species of the Dry Tropics of Costa Rica: A Comparison of Growth and Productivity

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This research monitored the growth and survival of 13 natives species in pure and mixed-species plantations, and compared the results to measurements of T. grandis, an exotic species commonly planted in the area.

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How Successful is Tree growing for Smallholders in the Amazon?

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Forest Plantations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Performance of Species and Preferences of Farmers

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This paper presents data on the survival and growth of mixed native and exotic forest plantations established on abandoned pastures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The article also includes information on farmer species preference and socioeconomic information.

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Domesticación de cedro y caoba en la Península de Yucatán, México: Experiencias en el mejoramiento del germoplasma forestal (Domestication of cedar and mahogany in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Experiences in improving forest germplasm)

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Existe un déficit en la oferta de madera de caoba que pudiera ser parcialmente remediado a través del control del barrenador de brotes.

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Los hongos micorrízicos arbusculares y su implicación en la producción y manejo de especies neotropicales forestales, con énfasis en meliáceas (Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and its use in the production and management of neotropical forest)

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Crecimiento Inicial de Especies Arbóreas Multipropósito en un Terreno Ganadero del Norte de Veracruz (Initial Growth of Multipurpose Tree Species in a Rancher Land in Northern Veracruz)

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El establecimiento de plantaciones forestales es útil para la restauración de áreas degradadas por la expansión de actividades ganaderas. SIn emabargo, información básica sobre el crecimiento inicial de especies arbóreas es aún escasa.

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Reforestation with Native Species in the Dry Lands of Panama

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Natural populations of precious timber species in Panama are being overexploited, and some have been registered in the IUCN Red List in recent years. Within the overall framework of natural resource scarcity and mounting effects of climate change, the need for sustainable production of native trees that offer added values of water cycle regulation, soil improvement, and biodiversity conservation is stressed.

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Comportamiento de las especies y preferencias de los productores. Plantaciones forestales en Costa Rica y Nicaragua (Species behavior and farmers' preferences. Forest plantations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua)

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Los autores estudiaron plantaciones comerciales en 112 fincas de productores forestales, en el Cantón de Sarapiquí, Costa Rica y el Departamento de Carazo, Nicaragua.

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