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Mapping disturbance from selective logging in tropical forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Hernández Gómez, Irving Uriel (autor) ; Vázquez Luna, Dinora (autora) ; Cerdán Cabrera, Carlos Roberto (autor) ; Navarro Martínez, María Angélica (autora) ; Ellis, Edward Alan (autor) ;
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Contenido en: Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems Volumen 23, número 1 (2020), páginas 143-152 ISSN: 1870-0462
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El mapeo de los impactos de la tala selectiva en la Península de Yucatán es importante para lograr la reducción de las emisiones de carbono y los objetivos de conservación de la biodiversidad. Objetivo. Evaluar la efectividad de la aplicación de técnicas de teledetección mediante el uso de imágenes LANDSAT 8 OLI para detectar la perturbación del bosque tropical a partir de la extracción de madera en cuatro bosques con manejo comunitario (ejidos). Además, evaluamos las diferencias entre ellos en términos de implementación de manejo forestal mejorado (IFM) y prácticas de aprovechamiento de impacto reducido (RIL). Metodología. Se calcularon los índices de vegetación y se realizó la clasificación de la cubierta forestal para hacer un mapa de las zonas taladas y no taladas y las perturbaciones específicas del aprovechamiento (por ejemplo, claros por la tala de árboles, carriles de arrastre, caminos forestales y áreas de acopio de madera) en las áreas de corta anual de 2014. Las evaluaciones de precisión se realizaron en función de los puntos de validación colectados en el campo después del aprovechamiento. Resultados. Encontramos que el 75% de las clasificaciones binarias (áreas impactadas y no impactadas) tenían precisiones globales medias superiores al 60%, lo que representa una precisión aceptable (40 a 70%), aunque el mapeo de las perturbaciones específicas de la cosecha tuvo poca precisión (<40%). Los índices de vegetación que obtuvieron los mejores resultados fueron el índice de vegetación de diferencia normalizada (NDVI), Tasseled Cap Greenness y Tasseled Cap Wetness. Los ejidos que aplicaron IFM y RIL impactaron un porcentaje menor de sus áreas de corta y menos área de bosque por metro cúbico de madera extraída, a pesar de intensidades de tala similares o mayores que los ejidos sin prácticas mejoradas.

Implicaciones. El monitoreo del impacto por la tala selectiva es importante para mejorar el manejo forestal y la certificación de sostenibilidad. Conclusiones. El mapeo y el monitoreo de los impactos de la tala selectiva por gestores y técnicos forestales se puede realizar de manera costo-efectiva utilizando imágenes LANDSAT 8, aunque la precisión se puede mejorar con imágenes de alta resolución.

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Background. Mapping selective logging impacts on the Yucatan Peninsula is important to pursuing carbon emissions reduction and biodiversity conservation goals. Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of applying remote sensing techniques using LANDSAT 8 OLI imagery to detect tropical forest disturbance from timber harvesting in four communally managed forests (ejidos). We further assess differences among them in terms of implementing improved forest management (IFM) and reduced impact logging (RIL). Methodology. Vegetation indices were calculated, and forest cover classification was performed to map logged and unlogged forest and specific harvest disturbances (e.g. felling gaps, skid trails, logging roads and log landings) in annual cutting areas of 2014. Accuracy assessments were conducted based on validation points collected in the field after logging. Results. We found that 75% of the binary classifications (logged and unlogged forest) had mean overall accuracies greater than 60%, representing a fair (40 to 70%) accuracy, although mapping of specific harvesting disturbances had poor accuracy (<40%). Vegetation indices that performed the best were normalized vegetation index (NDVI), Tasseled Cap Greenness and Tasseled Cap Wetness. Ejidos that applied IFM and RIL impacted a smaller percentage of their cutting areas and less area of forest per cubic meter of timber extracted, despite similar or higher logging intensities than ejidos without improved practices. Implication. Monitoring selective logging disturbance is important to improved forest management and certification of sustainability. Conclusion. Mapping and monitoring impacts from selective logging by forest managers and technicians can be performed in a cost-efficient manner using LANDSAT 8 images, although accuracy could be improved with higher resolution imagery.


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Vidas fronterizas / coordinación: Ailsa Winton ; diseño: Nancy Silva García ; fotografía de portada: Fernando Limón Aguirre
Winton, Ailsa (coordinadora) ; Silva García, Nancy (diseño) ; Limón Aguirre, Fernando (fotógrafo) (1964-) ;
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México : El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Departamento de Sociedad y Cultura , 2020
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Detecting and monitoring forest disturbance from selective logging is necessary to develop effective strategies and polices that conserve tropical forests and mitigate climate change. We assessed the potential of using the remote sensing tool, CLASlite forest monitoring system, to detect disturbance from timber harvesting in four community forests (ejidos) of the Selva Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Selective logging impacts (e.g. felling gaps, skid trails, logging roads and log landings) were mapped using GPS in the 2014 annual cutting areas (ACAs) of each ejido. We processed and analyzed two pre-harvest Landsat images (2001 and 2013) and one post-harvest image (November 2014) with the CLASlite system, producing maps of degraded, deforested and unlogged areas in each ACA. Based on reference points of disturbed (felling and skidding), deforested (log landings and roads) and unlogged areas in each ACA, we applied accuracy assessments which showed very low overall accuracies (<19.1%). Selective logging impacts, mainly from log landings and new logging road construction, were detected in only one ejido which had the highest logging intensity (7 m³ ha–¹).


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El tapir de Baird es el más grande de las especies de tapires Neotropicales y está considerado como en peligro por la UICN. La Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul (CBR por sus siglas en ingles) es el área de bosque tropical protegido mas grande de México y se encuentra en el corazón de la Selva Maya, un bosque tri-nacional localizado entre Belice, Guatemala y México considerado el bosque tropical mas extenso de Mesoamérica. El agua de lluvia en la CBR percola al subsuelo y solamente en pocos sitios (localmente conocidos como aguadas) se almacena agua en el suelo. Estos sitios son raros en el paisaje con una densidad de uno cada 10 km2 y una distancia promedio de 3 km entre aguadas. Solamente algunos de esos sitios conserva agua durante la época seca de cada año. Se detectó una reducción de la disponibilidad de agua desde el 2008 al 2018. Documentamos la población de tapires durante estos años y examinamos la relación con este patrón de reducción de la disponibilidad de agua. Usando la técnica de foto-trampeo monitoreamos entre 9 a 15 aguadas en 8 años dentro de este periodo de 11 años. Con un total de mas de 18,000 días-cámaras encontramos que aunque la población de tapires de la CBR permanece estable en promedio el índice de abundancia relativa detectó una ligera disminución en la abundancia y en algunas aguadas se asoció con la falta de agua. Estudios de largo plazo de especies en peligro asociadas a cuerpos de agua son importantes porque permiten estimar los efectos de la disponibilidad de agua y predecir futuros escenarios para las poblaciones de fauna silvestre. Esta información es esencial para elaborar planes de conservación de especies en peligro y sensibles tales como el Tapir de Baird.

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Baird’s tapir is the largest Neotropical tapir species, and it is considered Endangered by the IUCN. The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (CBR) is the largest protected tropical forest in Mexico. The CBR is at the heart of the Maya Forest, a tri-national forest located in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize that is the largest tropical forest outside the Amazon River basin. Free-standing water in the CBR occurs in only a few ephemeral ponds. These ponds are rare in the landscape, with a mean density of one pond in every 10 km2, and with an average distance among ponds of 3 km. Only some of these ponds have free-standing water in every year. A decreasing trend in water availability from these ponds was detected from 2008 to 2018. Our present objective was to document population of the tapirs during these 11 years, and reveal any relationship to the pattern of water availability. Using the technique of photo-trapping, we monitored from 9 to 15 ponds over a period of 8 years (a total of more than 18,000 camera-days) during the 11-year period. Results showed that although the population remained relatively stable, the index of relative abundance indicated a slight decrease in population abundance and in some sites seemed at least superficially associated with decreasing water availability. Such long-term population studies are becoming more important for estimating the impacts of possible changes and for predicting the future of populations. In turn, they assist the conservation of endangered and sensitive species such as Baird’s tapir.


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Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time
Poorter, Lourens (autor) ; Rozendaal, Danaë M. A. (autora) ; Bongers, Frans (autor) ; Almeida Cortez, Jarcilene Silva (autora) ; Almeyda Zambrano, Angélica María (autora) ; Álvarez, Francisco S. (autor) ; Andrade, José Luis (autor) ; Arreola Villa, Luis Felipe (autor) ; Balvanera, Patricia (autora) ; Becknell, Justin M. (autor) ; Bentos, Tony V. (autor) ; Bhaskar, Radika (autora) ; Boukili, Vanessa (autora) ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. (autor) ; Broadbent, Eben North (autor) ; César, Ricardo G. (autor) ; Chave, Jerome (autor) ; Chazdon, Robin L. (autor) ; Dalla Colletta, Gabriel (autor) ; Craven, Dylan (autor) ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (autor) ; Denslow, Julie Sloan (autora) ; Dent, Daisy H. (autora) ; DeWalt, Saara J. (autora) ; Díaz García, Elisa (autora) ; Dupuy Rada, Juan Manuel (autor) ; Durán, Sandra M. (autora) ; Espírito Santo, Mario M. (autor) ; Fandiño, María C. (autora) ; Fernandes, Geraldo Wilson (autor) ; Finegan, Bryan (autor) ; Granda Moser, Vanessa (autora) ; Hall, Jefferson S. (autor) ; Hernández Stefanoni, José Luis (autor) ; Jakovac, Catarina C. (autora) ; Junqueira, André B. (autor) ; Kennard, Deborah (autra) ; Lebrija Trejos, Edwin (autor) ; Letcher, Susan G. (autora) ; Lohbeck, Madelon (autora) ; López, Omar R. (autor) ; Marín Spiotta, Erika (autora) ; Martínez Ramos, Miguel (autor) ; Martins, Sebastião Venâncio (autor) ; Massoca, Paulo E. S. (autor) ; Meave, Jorge A. (autor) ; Mesquita, Rita C. G (autora) ; Mora Ardila, Francisco (autor) ; Moreno, Vanessa de Souza (autora) ; Müller, Sandra C. (autora) ; Muñoz, Rodrigo (autor) ; Muscarella, Robert (autor) ; Nolasco de Oliveira Neto, Silvio (autor) ; Nunes, Yule R. F. (autor) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (autora) ; Paz, Horacio (autor) ; Peña Claros, Marielos (autor) ; Piotto, Daniel (autor) ; Ruíz, Jorge (autor) ; Sanaphre Villanueva, Lucía (autora) ; Sánchez Azofeifa, Gerardo Arturo (autor) ; Schwartz, Naomi B. (autora) ; Steininger, Marc K. (autor) ; Thomas, William Wayt (autor) ; Toledo, Marisol (autora) ; Uriarte, María (autora) ; Utrera, Luis P. (autor) ; van Breugel, Michiel (autor) ; van der Sande, Masha T. (coaut.) ; Van Der Wal, Hans (coaut.) ; Veloso, María D. M. (autora) ; Vester, Henricus F. M. (autor) ; Vieira, Ima Celia G. (autora) ; Villa, Pedro Manuel (autor) ; Williamson, G. Bruce (autor) ; Wright, S. Joseph (autor) ; Zanini, Kátia J. (autora) ; Zimmerman, Jess K. (autor) ; Westoby, Mark (autor) ;
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Contenido en: Nature Ecology & Evolution Vol. 3, no. 6 (Jun 2019), p. 928–934 ISSN: 2397-334X
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Tropical forests are converted at an alarming rate for agricultural use and pastureland, but also regrow naturally through secondary succession. For successful forest restoration, it is essential to understand the mechanisms of secondary succession. These mechanisms may vary across forest types, but analyses across broad spatial scales are lacking. Here, we analyse forest recovery using 1,403 plots that differ in age since agricultural abandonment from 50 sites across the Neotropics. We analyse changes in community composition using species-specific stem wood density (WD), which is a key trait for plant growth, survival and forest carbon storage. In wet forest, succession proceeds from low towards high community WD (acquisitive towards conservative trait values), in line with standard successional theory. However, in dry forest, succession proceeds from high towards low community WD (conservative towards acquisitive trait values), probably because high WD reflects drought tolerance in harsh early successional environments. Dry season intensity drives WD recovery by influencing the start and trajectory of succession, resulting in convergence of the community WD over time as vegetation cover builds up. These ecological insights can be used to improve species selection for reforestation. Reforestation species selected to establish a first protective canopy layer should, among other criteria, ideally have a similar WD to the early successional communities that dominate under the prevailing macroclimatic conditions.


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Distribution and Abundance of Big-Leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Navarro Martínez, María Angélica (autora) ; Ellis, Edward Alan (autor) ; Hernández Gómez, Irving Uriel (autor) ; Romero Montero, José Arturo (autor) ; Sánchez Sánchez, Odilón Manuel (autor) ;
Contenido en: Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 11 (2018), p. 1–17 ISSN: 1940-0829
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Big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) is an economically important timber species in the Neotropics. For over three centuries, it has been selectively extracted from tropical forests, threatening its populations. We investigate the actual and potential distribution of big-leaf mahogany and assess its abundance on the Yucatan Peninsula based on the National Forest and Soils Inventory database. Furthermore, we evaluate environmental factors associated with its distribution, abundance, and tree size. The actual and potential distribution models show the presence of mahogany in a wide geographic area covering the southern and eastern portions of the Yucatan Peninsula. Abundance of mahogany in the landscape varies and in general is low. The spatial potential distribution model was best explained by the environmental variables of vegetation cover (medium- and high-stature semievergreen tropical forest) and elevation (upland areas). Results also indicate that mahogany remains relatively abundant and contain larger size classes in localities where the species has been harvested and managed for decades under community forest management. Furthermore, statistical analyses show greater tree density of mahogany mostly associated with low-stature semievergreen tropical forest having deep soils (gleysols and vertisols), while larger tree size (diameter at breast height) was associated with medium-stature semievergreen tropical forests in upland areas with moderately deep or shallow soils (mostly rendzinas or leptosols). Despite deforestation, land-use change and forestry activities on the Yucatan Peninsula, particularly in the past 20 years, the distribution and abundance of mahogany do not appear to be as drastically reduced as described in other neotropical regions.


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Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae) es la principal plaga del mango y cítricos en México. Actualmente para su manejo se aplican varias estrategias de control con un enfoque holístico. El hongo entomopatógeno, Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill. (Cordycipitaceae) es un agente de control biológico que ataca adultos de muchas tefrítidos que son plagas, incluyendo A. ludens. En este trabajo, realizamos cuatro experimentos y el objetivo fue estimar la mortalidad de adultos de A. ludens con diferentes concentraciones de conidios del hongo B. bassiana, que fueron aplicados en suelo con diferentes humedades, texturas y temperatura, en condiciones controladas de laboratorio. En el primer experimento, la mortalidad varió de 38.3 a 79.8%, ocurriendo la mortalidad más alta a la concentración de 800 mg del formulado de conidios/kg de suelo, mientras que la mortalidad más baja se registró en la concentración de 400 mg/kg de suelo. En el segundo experimento, cuando se evaluaron diferentes texturas de suelo con 12% de humedad, la patogenicidad de B. bassiana sobre adultos de A. ludens fue similar en suelo areno-arcilloso y areno-limoso (64.0% de mortalidad), pero fue más bajo en suelo arenoso donde hubo 36.0% de mortalidad.

En el tercer experimento, cuando se evaluó la humedad del suelo, la mortalidad de adultos de A. ludens varió de 43.0 a 79.8%, donde la mayor mortalidad se registró en suelo con 12% de humedad y la menor mortalidad fue en suelo con 21% de humedad. En el cuarto experimento, la mortalidad fue similar cuando la temperatura del suelo varió de 15 a 35 °C, siendo siempre >83%. La emergencia de adultos en los testigos varió de 94.5 a 98.3%. La humedad del suelo fue el mayor factor que afectó significativamente la eficacia del hongo. En este estudio se demostró el potencial del hongo B. bassiana aplicado al suelo para el control de A. ludens y otros tefrítidos. Sin embargo, es necesario que B. bassiana sea evaluado bajo condiciones de campo antes de recomendar su uso.

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Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a major pest of mango and citrus in Mexico. It is usually controlled by applying several strategies in a holistic approach. The entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill. (Cordycipitaceae) is a biocontrol agent that infects adults of many tephritids pests including A. ludens. In this work, we carried out 4 experiments with the objective of estimating the mortality of A. ludens adults when different conidial concentrations of the fungus B. bassiana were applied to the soil at different humidity, texture, and temperature conditions under controlled laboratory conditions. In a first experiment, mortality ranged from 38.3 to 79.8%, with the highest mortality occurring at a concentration of 800 mg of formulated conidia per kg of soil, while the lowest mortality was recorded at a concentration of 400 mg/kg. In a second experiment, when soils with different texture were investigated at 12% humidity, the pathogenicity of B. bassiana on A. ludens adults was similar in sandy clay soil and sandy loam (64.0% mortality), but was lower in sandy soil with 36.0% mortality. In a third experiment on humidity tests, fly mortality of A. ludens adults ranged from 43.0 to 79.8%, showing the highest mortality at 12% soil humidity and the lowest at 21%. Mortality was similar between 15 to 35 °C (>83%). Emergence of A. ludens adults in the controls ranged between 94.5 and 98.3%. The soil humidity was the major factor that significantly affected fungal efficacy. The study demonstrated the potential of using B. bassiana applied to the soil for management of A. ludens and other tephritids. However, B. bassiana must be evaluated under field conditions before recommendations can be made.


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Natural forest management in the tropics is often impeded by scarcity of advanced regeneration of commercial species. To supplement natural regeneration in a forest managed by a community in the Selva Maya of Mexico, nursery-grown Swietenia macrophylla seedlings were planted in multiple-tree felling gaps, known as bosquetes. Remnant trees are often left standing in gaps for cultural and economic reasons or due to their official protected status. We focus on these purposefully retained trees and their impacts on planted seedlings. Sampled bosquetes were 400–1800 m², of which remnant trees covered a mean of 29%. Seedling height growth rates over the first 18 months after out-planting more than doubled with increased canopy openness from 0.09 m year-¹ under medium cover to 0.22 m year-¹ in full sun. Liana infestations and shoot tip damage were most frequent on seedlings in the open, but, contrary to our expectations, height growth rates were 0.14 m year-¹ faster for liana-infested seedlings than non-infested and did not differ between damaged and undamaged seedlings. Apparently the more rapid height growth of well-illuminated seedlings more than compensated for the effects of lianas or shoot tip damage. Despite the abundance of remnant trees and their negative effects on seedling growth, enrichment planting in bosquetes has potential for community-based natural forest management in the tropics in supplementing natural regeneration of commercial species. One obvious recommendation is to leave fewer remnant trees, especially those of commercial species that are non-merchantable due to stem defects and trees retained for no apparent reason, which together constituted half of the remnant crown cover in the sampled bosquetes. Finally, given the rapid growth of lianas and understory palms in large canopy gaps, at least the most vigorous of the planted seedlings should be tended for at least two years.


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Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests
Poorter, Lourens (coaut.) ; Bongers, Frans (coaut.) ; Aide, T. Mitchell (coaut.) ; Almeyda Zambrano, Angélica M. (coaut.) ; Balvanera, Patricia (coaut.) ; Becknell, Justin M. (coaut.) ; Boukili, Vanessa (coaut.) ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. (coaut.) ; Broadbent, Eben N. (coaut.) ; Chazdon, Robin L. (coaut.) ; Craven, Dylan (coaut.) ; Almeida Cortez, Jarcilene Silva (coaut.) ; Cabral, George A. L. (coaut.) ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (coaut.) ; Denslow, Julie Sloan (coaut.) ; Dent, Daisy H. (coaut.) ; DeWalt, Saara J. (coaut.) ; Dupuy, Juan Manuel (coaut.) ; Durán, Sandra M. (coaut.) ; Espírito Santo, Mario M. (coaut.) ; Fandino, María C. (coaut.) ; César, Ricardo G. (coaut.) ; Hall, Jefferson S. (coaut.) ; Hernández Stefanoni, José Luis (coaut.) ; Jakovac, Catarina C. (coaut.) ; Junqueira, André B. (coaut.) ; Kennard, Deborah (coaut.) ; Letcher, Susan G. (coaut.) ; Licona, Juan Carlos (coaut.) ; Lohbeck, Madelon (coaut.) ; Marín Spiotta, Erika (coaut.) ; Martínez Ramos, Miguel (coaut.) ; Massoca, Paulo E. S. (coaut.) ; Meave, Jorge A. (coaut.) ; Mesquita, Rita C. G. (coaut.) ; Mora Ardila, Francisco (coaut.) ; Muñoz, Rodrigo (coaut.) ; Muschler, Reinhold G. (coaut.) ; Nunes, Yule R. F. (coaut.) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (coaut.) ; Oliveira, Alexandre A. de (coaut.) ; Orihuela Belmonte, Dolores Edith (coaut.) ; Peña Claros, Marielos (coaut.) ; Pérez García, Eduardo A. (coaut.) ; Piotto, Daniel (coaut.) ; Powers, Jennifer S. (coaut.) ; Rodríguez Velázquez, Jorge (coaut.) ; Romero Pérez, Isabel Eunice (coaut.) ; Ruíz, Jorge (coaut.) ; Saldarriaga, Juan G. (coaut.) ; Sánchez Azofeifa, Gerardo Arturo (coaut.) ; Schwartz, Naomi B. (coaut.) ; Steininger, Marc K. (coaut.) ; Swenson, Nathan G. (coaut.) ; Toledo, Marisol (coaut.) ; Uriarte, María (coaut.) ; van Breugel, Michiel (coaut.) ; Van Der Wal, Hans (coaut.) ; Veloso, María D. M. (coaut.) ; Vester, Hans F. M. (coaut.) ; Vicentini, Alberto (coaut.) ; Vieira, Ima Celia G. (coaut.) ; Vizcarra Bentos, Tony (coaut.) ; Williamson, G. Bruce (coaut.) ; Rozendaal, Danaë M. A. (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Nature Vol. 530, no. 211 (February 2016), p. 211–214 ISSN: 0028-0836
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Land-use change occurs nowhere more rapidly than in the tropics, where the imbalance between deforestation and forest regrowth has large consequences for the global carbon cycle1. However, considerable uncertainty remains about the rate of biomass recovery in secondary forests, and how these rates are influenced by climate, landscape, and prior land use2–4. Here we analyse aboveground biomass recovery during secondary succession in 45 forest sites and about 1,500 forest plots covering the major environmental gradients in the Neotropics. The studied secondary forests are highly productive and resilient. Aboveground biomass recovery after 20 years was on average 122 megagrams per hectare (Mg ha−¹), corresponding to a net carbon uptake of 3.05 Mg C ha−¹ yr−¹, 11 times the uptake rate of old-growth forests. Aboveground biomass stocks took a median time of 66 years to recover to 90% of old-growth values. Aboveground biomass recovery after 20 years varied 11.3-fold (from 20 to 225 Mg ha−¹) across sites, and this recovery increased with water availability (higher local rainfall and lower climatic water deficit). We present a biomass recovery map of Latin America, which illustrates geographical and climatic variation in carbon sequestration potential during forest regrowth. The map will support policies to minimize forest loss in areas where biomass resilience is naturally low (such as seasonally dry forest regions) and promote forest regeneration and restoration in humid tropical lowland areas with high biomass resilience.