The resilience of tropical forests

29 June 2012

Biological Conservation,Volume 153, September 2012, Pages 108–117 Authors: Shonil A. Bhagwata, Sandra Noguéb, Katherine J. Willis

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There is growing recognition that the fate of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity depends on the management of human-dominated tropical forest landscapes. While global environmental change is transforming the ecology of tropical forests, a number of studies have also demonstrated that tropical forests are able to recover following disturbance. But are tropical forests resilient to environmental and anthropogenic disturbances over timescales of centuries or millennia?