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Public awareness generation for the reforestation in Amazon tropical lowland region

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Miyawaki, A. & Abe, S. 2004, "Public awareness generation for the reforestation in Amazon tropical lowland region," Tropical Ecology, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 59-65.


  • Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology, (JISE), 32 Yamachita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, 231-0023, Japan


Tropical Ecology

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  • This study compares two plots of native tree species, one that was planted with small numbers of species representing potential natural vegetation and another that was planted with many species, including fast-growing pioneers.
  • After 9 years, tree height, DBH, species composition, stand volume, tree density and species diversity were measured in both plots.
  • The authors found that the inclusion of pioneer species in the second plot did not increase the early accumulation of biomass or initiate a rapid increase of species diversity.
  • In conclusion, they recommend selecting species for restoration from mature potential natural vegetation rather than planting pioneer species.

Geographical Region

  • Amazon Basin
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Brazil
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