Recovery of Biomass Following Shifting Cultivation in Dry Tropical Forests of the Yucatan

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Read, L; Lawrence, Deborah; Foster, David Russell;
  • Publisher: Ecological Society of America
  • Subject: biomass | dry tropical forest | land-use change | secondary forest | shifting cultivation | Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Land-use change in the tropics is creating secondary forest at an unprecedented rate. In the tropical Americas, mature dry tropical forest is rapidly being converted to secondary forest during the fallow period of shifting cultivation. This study addresses chan... View more
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