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Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests
Rozendaal, Danaë M. A. (autora) ; Bongers, Frans (coaut.) ; Aide, T. Mitchell (coaut.) ; Álvarez Dávila, Esteban (autor) ; Ascarrunz, Nataly (autora) ; Balvanera, Patricia (autora) ; Becknell, Justin M. (coaut.) ; Bentos, Tony V. (coaut.) ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. (autor) ; Cabral, George A. L. (coaut.) ; Calvo Rodríguez, Sofía (autora) ; Chave, Jerome (coaut.) ; César, Ricardo G. (autor) ; Chazdon, Robin L. (autor) ; Condit, Richard (autor) ; Dallinga, Jorn S. (coaut.) ; Almeida Cortez, Jarcilene Silva (coaut.) ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (autor) ; Oliveira, Alexandre A. de (autor) ; Denslow, Julie S. (autor) ; Dent, Daisy H. (coaut.) ; DeWalt, Saara J. (autora) ; Dupuy, Juan Manuel (autor) ; Durán, Sandra M. (autora) ; Dutrieux, Loïc P. (coaut.) ; Espírito Santo, Mario M. (autor) ; Fandino, María C. (autora) ; Fernandes, G. Wilson (autor) ; Finegan, Bryan (coaut.) ; García, Hernando (autor) ; González Valdivia, Noel Antonio (autor) ; Granda Moser, Vanessa (autora) ; Hall, Jefferson S. (autor) ; Hernández Stefanoni, José Luis (autor) ; Hubbell, Stephen (autor) ; Jakovac, Catarina C. (autora) ; Hernández, Alma Johanna (autora) ; Junqueira, André B. (autor) ; Kennard, Deborah (coaut.) ; Larpin, Denis (autora) ; Letcher, Susan G. (autora) ; Licona, Juan Carlos (autor) ; Lebrija Trejos, Edwin (autor) ; Marín Spiotta, Erika (autora) ; Martínez Ramos, Miguel (autor) ; Massoca, Paulo E. S. (autor) ; Meave, Jorge A. (autor) ; Mesquita, Rita C. G. (autora) ; Mora, Francisco (autor) ; Müller, Sandra C. (autora) ; Muñoz, Rodrigo (autor) ; Nolasco de Oliveira Neto, Silvio (autor) ; Norden, Natalia (autora) ; Nunes, Yule R. F. (coaut.) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (autora) ; Ortiz Malavassi, Edgar (autor) ; Ostertag, Rebecca (autora) ; Peña Claros, Marielos (autor) ; Pérez García, Eduardo A. (autor) ; Piotto, Daniel (autor) ; Powers, Jennifer S. (autora) ; Aguilar Cano, José (autor) ; Rodríguez Buritica, Susana (autora) ; Rodríguez Velázquez, Jorge (autor) ; Romero Romero, Marco Antonio (autor) ; Ruíz, Jorge (autor) ; Sánchez Azofeifa, Gerardo Arturo (autor) ; Silva de Almeida, Arlete (autor) ; Silver, Whendee L. (coaut.) ; Schwartz, Naomi B. (coaut.) ; Thomas, William Wayt (coaut.) ; Toledo, Marisol (autora) ; Uriarte, María (autora) ; Valadares de Sá Sampaio, Everardo (autor) ; van Breugel, Michiel (autor) ; Van Der Wal, Hans (coaut.) ; Martins, Sebastião Venâncio (autor) ; Veloso, María D. M. (autor) ; Vester, Hans F. M. (coaut.) ; Vicentini, Alberto (autor) ; Vieira, Ima C. G. (coaut.) ; Villa, Pedro (autor) ; Williamson, G. Bruce (autor) ; Zanini, Kátia J. (autora) ; Zimmerman, Jess (coaut.) ; Poorter, Lourens (coaut.) ;
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Contenido en: Science Advances Vol. 5, no. 3, eaau3114 (March 2019), p. 1-10 ISSN: 2375-2548
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Old-growth tropical forests harbor an immense diversity of tree species but are rapidly being cleared, while secondary forests that regrow on abandoned agricultural lands increase in extent. We assess how tree species richness and composition recover during secondary succession across gradients in environmental conditions and anthropogenic disturbance in an unprecedented multisite analysis for the Neotropics. Secondary forests recover remarkably fast in species richness but slowly in species composition. Secondary forests take a median time of five decades to recover the species richness of old-growth forest (80% recovery after 20 years) based on rarefaction analysis. Full recovery of species composition takes centuries (only 34% recovery after 20 years). A dual strategy that maintains both old-growth forests and species-rich secondary forests is therefore crucial for biodiversity conservation in human-modified tropical landscapes.


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Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests
Gei, Maga ; Rozendaal, Danaë M. A. (coaut.) ; Poorter, Lourens (coaut.) ; Bongers, Frans (coaut.) ; Sprent, Janet I. (coaut.) ; Garner, Mira D. (coaut.) ; Aide, T. Mitchell (coaut.) ; Andrade, José Luis (coaut.) ; Balvanera, Patricia (coaut.) ; Becknell, Justin M. (coaut.) ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S. (coaut.) ; Cabral, George A. L. (coaut.) ; Gomes César, Ricardo (coaut.) ; Chazdon, Robin L. (coaut.) ; Cole, Rebecca J. (coaut.) ; Dalla Colletta, Gabriel (coaut.) ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (coaut.) ; Denslow, Julie S. (coaut.) ; Dent, Daisy H. (coaut.) ; DeWalt, Saara J. (coaut.) ; Dupuy, Juan Manuel (coaut.) ; Durán, Sandra M. (coaut.) ; do Espírito Santo, Mário Marcos (coaut.) ; Fernandes, G. Wilson (coaut.) ; Ferreira Nunes, Yule Roberta (coaut.) ; Finegan, Bryan (coaut.) ; Granda Moser, Vanessa (coaut.) ; Hall, Jefferson S. (coaut.) ; Hernández Stefanoni, José Luis (coaut.) ; Junqueira, André B. (coaut.) ; Kennard, Deborah (coaut.) ; Lebrija Trejos, Edwin (coaut.) ; Letcher, Susan G. (coaut.) ; Lohbeck, Madelon (coaut.) ; Marín Spiotta, Erika (coaut.) ; Martínez Ramos, Miguel (coaut.) ; Meave, Jorge A. (coaut.) ; Menge, Duncan N. L. (coaut.) ; Mora, Francisco (coaut.) ; Muñoz, Rodrigo (coaut.) ; Muscarella, Robert (coaut.) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (coaut.) ; Orihuela Belmonte, Dolores Edith (coaut.) ; Ostertag, Rebecca (coaut.) ; Peña Claros, Marielos (coaut.) ; Pérez García, Eduardo A. (coaut.) ; Piotto, Daniel (coaut.) ; Reich, Peter B. (coaut.) ; Reyes García, Casandra (coaut.) ; Rodríguez Velázquez, Jorge (coaut.) ; Romero Pérez, Isabel Eunice (coaut.) ; Sanaphre-Villanueva, Lucía (coaut.) ; Sánchez Azofeifa, Arturo (coaut.) ; Schwartz, Naomi B. (coaut.) ; Silva de Almeida, Arlete (coaut.) ; Almeida Cortez, Jarcilene Silva (coaut.) ; Silver, Whendee L. (coaut.) ; de Souza Moreno, Vanessa (coaut.) ; Sullivan, Benjamin W. (coaut.) ; Swenson, Nathan G. (coaut.) ; Uriarte, María (coaut.) ; van Breugel, Michiel (coaut.) ; Van Der Wal, Hans (coaut.) ; Magalhães Veloso, Maria Das Dores (coaut.) ; Vester, Hans F. M. (coaut.) ; Guimarães Vieira, Ima Célia (coaut.) ; Zimmerman, Jess K. (coaut.) ; Powers, Jennifer S. (caout.) ;
Contenido en: Nature Ecology and Evolution Vol. 2, no. 7 (Jun. 2018), p. 1104–1111 ISSN: 2397-334X
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The nutrient demands of regrowing tropical forests are partly satisfied by nitrogen-fixing legume trees, but our understanding of the abundance of those species is biased towards wet tropical regions. Here we show how the abundance of Leguminosae is affected by both recovery from disturbance and large-scale rainfall gradients through a synthesis of forest inventory plots from a network of 42 Neotropical forest chronosequences. During the first three decades of natural forest regeneration, legume basal area is twice as high in dry compared with wet secondary forests. The tremendous ecological success of legumes in recently disturbed, water-limited forests is likely to be related to both their reduced leaflet size and ability to fix N2, which together enhance legume drought tolerance and water-use efficiency. Earth system models should incorporate these large-scale successional and climatic patterns of legume dominance to provide more accurate estimates of the maximum potential for natural nitrogen fixation across tropical forests.


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Trends in structural and chemical leaf traits along a chronosequence of semi-evergreen tropical forest and their correlation with litter production and decomposition and associated carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) fluxes were assessed. Leaves of 15 dominant species in each plot were collected to measure leaf area, specific leaf area (SLA), C and N concentration and C:N ratio. Litterfall was measured and litter decomposition experiments were set up in 16 experimental plots in a chronosequence of secondary and mature forest. All five leaf traits combined discriminated the secondary forests from mature forest. SLA, N and C:N were significantly correlated to litter decomposition rates. Litter decompositionwas significantly slower inmature forest compared with secondary forests. TheNconcentration of litter was lowest during the dry season, when litterfall was highest. N concentration in fresh leaves was higher than in litter, indicating thatNis re-absorbed before leaf abscission. Leaf dynamics and associated nutrient cycling differ significantly between secondary forests andmature forest. Ecosystem-level leaf structural and chemical traits are good predictors of the stage of the forest and explain well the differences in decomposition rates between secondary and primary forests.


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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, 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.


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Direct seeding of Oreomunnea mexicana, a threatened tree species from Southeastern Mexico
Atondo Bueno, Edel Joshua ; López Barrera, Fabiola (coaut.) ; Bonilla Moheno, Martha (coaut.) ; Williams Linera, Guadalupe (coaut.) ; Ramírez Marcial, Neptalí (coaut.) (1963-) ;
Contenido en: New Forests Vol. 47, no. 6 (November 2016), p. 845–860 ISSN: 1573-5095
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Compared to enrichment planting techniques, direct seeding may represent a viable low-cost method to ensure the conservation and recovery of forest ecosystems. However, it is necessary to identify the environmental factors that affect seed germination and seedling establishment in order to improve the success of this technique. It has been suggested that the establishment of Oreomunnea mexicana (Juglandaceae), a threatened tropical montane cloud forest tree species, is associated with microsites of high soil moisture. We assessed seedling emergence in O. mexicana through direct seeding in a secondary forest and characterized the microenvironmental conditions of the sowing microsite. We also assessed the effect of seed hydration on seedling emergence and evaluated the effect of soil moisture content and seed hydration in O. mexicana seed germination and seedling emergence under laboratory conditions. Seedling emergence was lower in the field than in the laboratory (37 vs. 42 %, respectively). At microsite level, seedling emergence correlated positively with soil moisture content but negatively with vegetation cover. After 11 months, 52 % of the emerged seedlings still survived. Under laboratory conditions, seedling emergence did not differ significantly between hydrated and non-hydrated seeds (43.2 ± 0.52 vs. 40.3 ± 0.51 %, respectively), but did between high and low soil moisture contents (80 ± 0.18 vs. 3.5 ± 0.085 %, respectively). With appropriate soil moisture and vegetation cover conditions, O. mexicana seed introduction into secondary forest is a reliable technique. However, the method could be improved by protecting the seedlings from physical damage.


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Tesis - Maestría
Diversidad de chinches (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) en bosques secundarios de Pino-Encino en Chiapas, México / León Felipe De La Mora Estrada
De la Mora Estrada, León Felipe ; Ruiz Montoya, Lorena (directora) (1964-) ; Morón Ríos, Alejandro (asesor) (1960-) ; Mayorga Martínez, María Cristina (asesora) ; Ramírez Marcial, Neptalí (asesor) (1963-) ;
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México : El Colegio de la Frontera Sur , 2015
Clasificación: TE/595.754097275 / M6
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SIBE Campeche
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Capítulo I. Introducción
Capítulo II. Antecedentes
2.1 Problema de investigación
2.2 Justificación
2.3 Objetivo general
2.4 Objetivos particulares
2.5 Hipótesis
Capítulo III. Análisis espacial de Hemípteros en San Cristóbal de las Casas
Artículo: Diversidad de chinches (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) en bosques secundarios de Pino- Encino en Chiapas, México
Introducción
Materiales y método
Área de estudio
Diseño de muestreo
Disturbio
Riqueza de plantas y cobertura arbórea
Análisis de la diversidad local
Análisis de la diversidad ß
Distribución de tamaños corporales y grupos tróficos
Resultados
Descripción ambiental de los sitios
Diversidad local de heterópteros. . 21 Ajuste de la diversidad por “Rarefacción”
Diversidad ß: Semejanza
Diversidad ß: Disimilitud
Diversidad de tamaños corporales
Diversidad de grupos tróficos
Discusión
Diversidad а, ß
Gremios tróficos
Diversidad de tamaños
Agradecimientos
Literatura citada
Cuadros
Pies de figura
Figuras
Anexos
Anexo 1. Normas Editoriales de la revista: Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad
Anexo 2. Licencia de colecta científica o con propósitos de enseñanza en materia de Vida Silvestre Modalidad B: Por Proyecto. Registrado con el oficio Núm: SGPA/DGVS/12891/13


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Diversidad y composición de murciélagos frugívoros en bosques secundarios de Tabasco, México
Oporto, Samuel ; Arriaga Weiss, Stefan Louis (coaut.) ; Castro Luna, Alejandro A. (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad Vol. 86, no. 2 (junio 2015), p. 431-439 ISSN: 1870-3453
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Con el fin de comparar la riqueza, diversidad y composición de especies de murciélagos, se capturaron murciélagos frugívoros utilizando redes de niebla en 4 bosques secundarios que representan un gradiente de alteración en el sureste de México. Se obtuvieron 691 murciélagos de 15 especies, de las cuales Artibeus jamaicensis (A. jamaicensis) y Sturnira lilium (S. lilium) fueron las más abundantes. No hubo diferencias significativas en la riqueza y diversidad de murciélagos frugívoros entre los bosques secundarios, aunque la composición de especies sí fue marcadamente diferente, siendo S. lilium, A. jamaicensis, Glossophaga soricina, Artibeus lituratus y Carollia sowelli las especies que más contribuyeron a estas diferencias. Los bosques secundarios, últimos refugios existentes en la llanura costera tabasqueña, una región dominada por pastizales y zonas urbanas, son importantes para la conservación de los murciélagos frugívoros y, en general, para la fauna silvestre.

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We captured bats using mist nets in 4 secondary forests that represent a perturbation gradient in Southeast Mexico, in order to compare frugivore bat species richness, diversity and composition. We captured 691 frugivorous bats from 15 species; Artibeus jamaicensis (A. jamaicensis) and Sturnira lilium (S. lilium) were the most abundant. There were no significant differences in frugivorous bat richness and diversity in secondary forests, although species composition was notably different, S. lilium, A. jamaicensis, Glossophaga soricina, Artibeus lituratus and Carollia sowelli contributed the most to differences. Secondary forests are important for frugivorous bats conservation and in general for wildlife, since they are the last refuges in the Tabasco coastal plain, a region dominated by grasslands and urban areas.


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Landscape composition influences abundance patterns and habitat use of three ungulate species in fragmented secondary deciduous tropical forests, Mexico
García Marmolejo, Gabriela (autora) ; Chapa Vargas, Leonardo (autor) ; Weber, Manuel (autor) ; Huber Sannwald, Elisabeth (autora) ;
Contenido en: Global Ecology and Conservation Vol. 3 (January 2015), p. 744–755 ISSN: 2351-9894
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Secondary forests are extensive in the tropics. Currently, these plant communities are the available habitats for wildlife and in the future they will possibly be some of the most wide-spread ecosystems world-wide. To understand the potential role of secondary forests for wildlife conservation, three ungulate species were studied: Mazama temama, Odocoileus virginianus and Pecari tajacu. We analyzed their relative abundance and habitat use at two spatial scales: (1) Local, where three different successional stages of tropical deciduous forest were compared, and (2) Landscape, where available habitats were compared in terms of landscape composition (proportion of forests, pastures and croplands within 113 ha). To determine the most important habitat-related environmental factors influencing the Sign Encounter Rate (SER) of the three ungulate species, 11 physical, anthropogenic and vegetation variables were simultaneously analyzed through model selection using Akaike’s Information Criterion. We found, that P. tajacu and O. virginianus mainly used early successional stages, while M. temama used all successional stages in similar proportions. The latter species, however, used early vegetation stages only when they were located in landscapes mainly covered by forest (97%). P. tajacu and O. virginianus also selected landscapes covered essentially by forests, although they required smaller percentages of forest (86%). All ungulate species avoided landscape fragments covered by pastures. For all three species, landscape composition and human activities were the variables that best explained SER. We concluded that landscape is the fundamental scale for ungulate management, and that secondary forests are potentially important landscape elements for ungulate conservation.


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Successional and seasonal variation in litterfall and associated nutrient transfer in semi-evergreen tropical forests of SE Mexico
Aryal, Deb Raj (autor) ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (autor) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (autora) ; Mendoza Vega, Jorge (autor) ; Esparza Olguín, Ligia Guadalupe (autora) ;
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Contenido en: Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems Vol. 103, no. 1 (September 2015), p. 45-60 ISSN: 1573-0867
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Forest conversion to agriculture and grassland has been widespread in south-eastern Mexico. The productivity, functioning and carbon dynamics of secondary forests growing after abandonment of agricultural fields are expected to differ from those of primary forests. This study analysed whether forest age and seasonal variations affect the amount and temporal distribution of litterfall and associated nutrient transfer. Litterfall was measured across a chronosequence of semi-evergreen tropical forest in Calakmul, Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, and an index was created to evaluate the effect of land use intensity on litterfall collected in 16 stands from October 2012 to September 2014. Total litterfall ranged from 5.2 ± 0.6 to 7.1 ± 0.3 Mg ha−1 year−1 and peaked in secondary forest aged 10–20 years. Leaves contributed 84–91 % of total litterfall. The associated transfer of carbon ranged from 2.3 ± 0.3 to 3.2 ± 0.1 Mg ha−1 year−1 and of nitrogen from 62 ± 7 to 84 ± 4 kg ha−1 year−1. Carbon and nutrient accumulation in the organic horizon (Oa) increased significantly with forest age. However, carbon in mineral soil (down to 0.30 m depth) did not increase over time. Peaks in monthly litterfall coincided with the dry season, with higher peaks in a year with lower rainfall in the dry season. Peaks were also higher in secondary forests than in primary forests, due to changes in species composition. Higher land use intensity reduced carbon and nutrient transfer through litter in regenerating secondary forests. Longer-term research is required to analyse the climate sensitivity of litter dynamics in these tropical forest frontiers.


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Carbon stocks and changes in tropical secondary forests of southern Mexico
Aryal, Deb Raj ; De Jong, Bernardus Hendricus Jozeph (coaut.) ; Ochoa Gaona, Susana (coaut.) ; Esparza Olguín, Ligia Guadalupe (coaut.) ; Mendoza Vega, Jorge (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Vol. 195 (October 2014), p. 220–230 ISSN: 0167-8809
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The role of tropical secondary forests in carbon accumulation has been widely acknowledged, but the rates of changes in carbon stocks still remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to analyze the changes in carbon pool sizes and accumulation rates associated with growth, recruitment and mortality of trees at different ages of forest succession in semi-evergreen tropical forests and relate these to the age of the secondary vegetation and prior land use intensity. The study was carried out in a chronosequence of secondary and mature forests around Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in southern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Permanent monitoring plots were established and measured in 2011 and 2012 to account all carbon stocks and changes due to tree increments, establishment of new trees and tree mortality in different age classes of secondary forests. We found that carbon stocks in living tree biomass increased rapidly in the early stages and decreased in the older secondary forests. The annual carbon dynamics of trees were higher in younger secondary forest compared to older forests due to higher tree growth and recruitment. Growth functions predict that the secondary forests recover live aboveground biomass carbon stocks to pre-disturbance levels (99.56 Mg C ha−1) at the age of about 125 years or more, while the basal area (33.2 m2 ha−1) regains this level at the age of about 85 years.

The longer carbon recovery time can be explained by the fact that mature forests are dominated by hardwood species whereas secondary forests are composed of softwood species and that species composition turnover during succession is relatively slow. Secondary forests of 35 years look similar to mature forests in terms of basal area, but this is located in large number of small and medium sized trees, whereas in mature forests, most of the basal area is in trees of >20 cm diameter. In addition, the intensity of slash and burn agriculture can negatively alter the velocity of carbon accumulation. These findings have important implications for national forest carbon monitoring systems, greenhouse gas emission inventories and regional level REDD+ strategies.