Ecological impacts of selective logging in the Brazilian Amazon: a case study from the Paragominas region of the state of Para

Christopher Uhl, I. C. Guimaraes Vieira

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Abstract

Some 30-50 m3 of wood volume were removed per ha. equivalent to 4-8 trees per ha, or 1-2% of all tree stems ≥10 cm dbh. Total canopy cover was reduced from 80% to 45%, and 8% of the forest area was scarred by logging roads. If logging continues at its present rate, all of Para state could easily be logged within the next 80 yr. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalBiotropica
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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