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Isolated ficus trees deliver dual conservation and development benefits in a rural landscape

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Many of the world’s rural populations are dependent on the local provision of economically and medicinally important plant resources. However, increasing land-use intensity is depleting these resources, reducing human welfare, and thereby constraining development. Here we investigate a low cost strategy to manage the availability of valuable plant resources, facilitated by the use of isolated Ficus trees as restoration nuclei. We surveyed the plants growing under 207 isolated trees in Assam, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
Journal:
Ambio
Publication date:
2015-03-21
Acceptance date:
2015-02-19
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EISSN:
1654-7209
ISSN:
0044-7447
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uuid:b6b36869-8ba5-491c-8e5d-23dc15556f9a
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2015-04-01

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