Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical by Götz Schroth, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, Celia A. Harvey,

By Götz Schroth, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, Celia A. Harvey, Claude Gascon, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Anne-Marie N. Izac

Agroforestry should be the main biodiversity-friendly land use alternative. This quantity examines the potential for agroforestry in tropical areas for making land economically effective with out degrading the surroundings.

Show description

Read or Download Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes PDF

Best trees books

George W. Bush's Healthy Forests: Reframing the Environmental Debate

Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna J. Cortner aspect how the Bush management, through altering the phrases and tactics of dialogue, side-stepped competition and installed position rules that limit public and medical involvement in environmental judgements. Their groundbreaking research analyses the context and felony results of the fit Forests Initiative, the fit Forests recovery Act, and similar regulatory adjustments.

The Politics of Decentralization: Forests, Power and People

'Around the area, everyone is suffering to discover how you can get neighborhood governments and groups extra focused on handling their very own forests, whereas nonetheless retaining nationwide and worldwide curiosity. it's not effortless. a few of the sharpest thinkers, movers and shakers curious about this factor percentage their very own stories and realizing during this quantity, that is correct there at the innovative.

Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe, a Synthesis

For the 1st time, a synthesis at the examine paintings performed in Europe on all Bark And wooden uninteresting bugs In dwelling bushes (BAWBILT) is gifted. As ultimate made of a four-year study venture amassing jointly a hundred scientists from 24 nations, the publication is the fruit of a true collective synthesis during which all ecu experts have participated.

Additional info for Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes

Sample text

Therefore, exploitation of natural resources in the tropics results in the destruction of large genetic reservoirs. Incalculable benefits are gained from maintaining species numbers and the current diversity of organisms. Much of the research on ecological and evolutionary benefits is new, and more research must be conducted to determine broad patterns and processes. Research has shown that on local scales, the lower the species diversity within a system, the more vulnerable it is to species and population extinctions as a result of nonnative species invasions (Levine 2000).

Landscape-scale strategies must use research on a broad base of ecosystems, species, and populations. For example, Madagascar, which holds a high amount of unique biodiversity, has lost more than 90 percent of its primary forest. Threats on the island have not abated, and forest losses continue in the few remaining fragments. The medium-term existence of many tropical forest species is threatened by widespread forest loss and fragmentation. Introduced Species A biodiversity concern related to fragmentation is that of introduced species.

If a substantial portion of a tropical landscape undergoes deforestation, the ecological function of the fragmented landscape can be permanently altered from its natural state. These changes in the biodiversity and integrity of fragmented landscapes argue in favor of the construction of conservation corridors, where biodiversity-friendly land uses such as agroforestry can be integrated with fragments of natural habitat in interconnected networks that help restore functional aspects of the landscape.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 6 votes