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Trees and regeneration in rubber agroforests and other forest-derived vegetation in Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia)

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Tata, H. L., van Noordwijk, M., & Werger, M. 2008, "Trees and regeneration in rubber agroforests and other forest-derived vegetation in Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia)", Journal of Forestry Research vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-20.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author:


o    Forest and Nature Conservation Research and Development Center, Jl. Gunung Batu No. 5, P.O. Box 165, Bogor 16610, Indonesia
o    World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF South East Asia), P.O. Box 161, Bogor 16001, Indonesia
o    Department Plant Ecology and Biodiversity, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, Utrecht, the Netherlands


Journal of Forestry Research

available free of cost at the World Agroforestry Center

Species Info

Hevea brasiliensis (exotic)


o   This study compared tree species composition between rubber agroforest with natural lowland seasonal forest: Rubber is planted in an agroforestry setting.
o   Late successional forest trees (Dipterocarpaceae and Fagaceae) were found to have close association with ectomycorrhizae, while early succession associates with endomycorrhizae.
o   Secondary forests in the study included areas with low concentrations of untapped rubber.
o   Authors found similar diversity among seedlings and saplings in secondary forest and rubber agroforest. Agroforest plots lose floristic diversity in the upper strata, due to human intervention for rubber management. Agroforest plant composition is skewed towards economically useful plants, as many of these are actively managed.
o   Authors found little Dipterocarp regeneration in agroforest (they have large seeds and short range dispersal). Few trees dependent on ectomycorrhizae were found in the agroforest plots.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Indonesia
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