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Recovery and resilience of tropical forests after disturbance

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The time taken for forested tropical ecosystems to re-establish post-disturbance is of widespread interest. Yet to date there has been no comparative study across tropical biomes to determine rates of forest re-growth, and how they vary through space and time. Here we present results from a meta-analysis of palaeoecological records that use fossil pollen as a proxy for vegetation change over the past 20,000 years. A total of 283 forest disturbance and recovery events, reported in 71 studies, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/ncomms4906

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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Communications
Volume:
5
Publication date:
2014-05-20
Acceptance date:
2014-04-17
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2041-1723
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3906
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English
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