Rapid Land-Use Change and its Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity

  1. Ruth S. Defries,
  2. Gregory P. Asner and
  3. Richard A. Houghton
  1. William F. Laurance

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/153GM15

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

How to Cite

Laurance, W. F. (2004) Rapid Land-Use Change and its Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity, in Ecosystems and Land Use Change (eds R. S. Defries, G. P. Asner and R. A. Houghton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/153GM15

Author Information

  1. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama, and Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Manaus, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904184

Online ISBN: 9781118665985

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Keywords:

  • Land use—Decision making—Case studies;
  • Environmental degradation—Case studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Selective Logging

  • Forest Fragmentation

  • Surface Fires

  • Hunting

  • Synergistic Effects of Multiple Threats