The FORMNET-B database:monitoring the biomass and dynamics of disturbed and degraded tropical forests

Cho, Percival and Blackburn, George Alan and Bird, Neil M. and Brewer, Steven W. and Barlow, Jos (2013) The FORMNET-B database:monitoring the biomass and dynamics of disturbed and degraded tropical forests. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24 (6). pp. 1204-1207. ISSN 1100-9233

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Abstract

The biomass and dynamics of disturbed and degraded tropical forests have mostly been ignored in the recent scientific literature, partly because of a spotlight on old-growth forests but also due to a lack of long-term data from degraded forests. There is a pressing need to understand the rates and patterns of growth, mortality and recruitment in degraded forests, not only because they are increasing in area relative to old-growth forests, but also due to their potential capacity to sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This paper introduces a permanent forest plot network and database, FORMNET-B (GIVD ID# NA-BZ-001), designed to study the long-term dynamics of disturbed and degraded tropical forests in Belize, Central America.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Vegetation Science
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05 Mar 2014 11:44
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Published
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07 Apr 2020 02:50