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Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon

Editore: University Of Chicago Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 022611807X / ISBN 13: 9780226118079
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Titolo: Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical ...

Casa editrice: University Of Chicago Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tropical forests the world over are in a state of degradation. The unrelenting pressures of human activity are seen by many as irreversible, and include logging, fire, war, agriculture, industry, ranching, pollution, among others. Conservation initiatives have tended to focus specifically on old-growth forests, based on the assumption that in these ecosystems the greatest biodiversity can be found. But it can take centuries for a forest to regain the characteristics of old growth. And nature's adaptive abilities have resulted in the great ecological value of secondary forests, particularly in the tropics. For decades underappreciated by scientists and conservations, secondary forests have been shown to harbor incredibly biodiversity. And Second Chance is Robin Chazdon's attempt to recognize these forests through the trees. This book deconstructs the myth of the pristine forest, and shows readers just how dynamic a system secondary forests are. Chapters discuss the role these forests play in carbon cycling, local climates, food (fruit) production, and agriculture. And an important tap root that runs throughout the work is the need to conserve, and further study, secondary tropical forests in an attempt to inspire local and global stewardship. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_022611807X

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