Publications

Nature: “Driving a wedge into the Amazon” by Laurance and Luizão.

August 13, 2007

Nature: “Driving a wedge into the Amazon” by Laurance and Luizão.

Things are heating up in the Amazon as the burning season begins

“Things are heating up in the Amazon as the burning season begins. In Brazil, a 30-year-old study of forest fragments is itself threatened by farming, logging and hunting, say William Laurance and Regina Luizão.” Nature 448 (July 26): 409-410.

Road Kill: “As a new season of burning and logging gets under way in the Brazilian rainforest, a project studying the effects of fragmentation on rainforest communities has itself become endangered.

William Laurance and Regina Luizão report on the work of the Biological Dynamics of Forests Fragmentation Project and the new highway that threatens both this project and an important Amazonian conservation area.”

Editor's summary, Nature You may obtain the article from calderom@si.edu.

Back

PrintPrint article   ArchiveMore articles   Send your commentsComments