The International Year of Forests, declared by the UN in 2011, was a good occasion to discuss approaches to reducing forest degradation in developing countries. The articles collected in ‘Forests: Looking to the Future’ formed a diversity of ideas which is essential for setting the levels below which the countries' reduced emissions could be measured and credited.
Palms, peccaries and perturbations: widespread effects of small-scale disturbance in tropical forests
Disturbance is an important process structuring ecosystems worldwide and has long been thought to be a significant driver of diversity and dynamics. In forests, most studies of disturbance have focused on larg...
Citation: BMC Ecology 2012 12:3