publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2012

Logging impacts on species and functional diversity

Baraloto, Christopher; Hérault, Bruno; Paine, C E Timothy; Massot, Hélène; Blanc, Lilian; Bonal, Damien; Molino, Jean-François; Nicolini, Eric A; Sabatier, Daniel;
  • Published: 04 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract
1. Considerable debate surrounds the extent to which tropical forests can be managed for resource extraction while conserving biodiversity and ecosystem properties, which depend on functional composition. Here we evaluate the compatibility of these aims by examining the effects of logging on taxonomic and functional diversity and composition in a tropical forest. 2. Twenty years after selective logging, we inventoried 4140 stems regenerating in logging gaps and adjacent undisturbed areas, and we integrated a database of 13 functional traits describing leaf and wood economics of tropical trees. 3. We found no differences in taxonomic and functional richness among...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), canopy gap dynamics, French Guiana, functional diversity, functional evenness, functional traits, disturbance, light partitioning, species richness, tropical rain forest, [SDV.SA]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences, K01 - Foresterie - Considérations générales, F40 - Ecologie végétale, P01 - Conservation de la nature et ressources foncières, K10 - Production forestière, F70 - Taxonomie végétale et phyto-géographie, forêt tropicale, Biodiversité, Abattage d'arbres, Forêt, Taxonomie, Composition botanique, Morphologie végétale, Régénération naturelle, Aménagement forestier, Xylème, Densité, Croissance, Impact sur l'environnement, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24904, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33949, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2847, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7631, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15945, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_13434, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5090, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16129, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8471, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2186, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3394, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24420, Ecology, Biodiversity, Logging, Habitat, Nutrient, Species evenness, Biology, Ecosystem, Agroforestry
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