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Biodiversity conservation in the era of biofuels: risks and opportunities
(Ecological Society of America, 2011-04)
Growing demand for alternative energy sources has contributed to increased biofuel production, but the effects on biodiversity of land-use change to biofuel crops remain unclear. Using a meta-analysis for crops being used ...
Low mortality in tall tropical trees
(Ecological Society of America, 2013-04)
The dynamics of the tallest trees in tropical forests are of special interest due to their carbon content, canopy dominance, and the large canopy gaps created when they die. Known ecological mechanisms that may influence ...
sampling methods to estimate foliage and other characteristics of individual trees
(Ecological Society of America, 1995-06)
The total foliar area or mass of a tree is difficult to measure, as is its bark or cambial area, and various other components of aboveground biomass. A variety of sampling methods is proposed and estimators of these ...