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Elucidating Pathways and Discourses Linking Cocoa Cultivation to Deforestation, Reforestation, and Tree Cover Change in Nicaragua and Peru
Cocoa cultivation is labeled as a driver of both deforestation and reforestation, yet the extent of the phenomena varies at farm and landscape level and as a response to national and local contexts. In this study, we ...
Dung Beetle Assemblages Attracted to Cow and Horse Dung: The Importance of Mouthpart Traits, Body Size, and Nesting Behavior in the Community Assembly Process
(MDPI, Basel (Switzerland), 2021-08)
Dung beetles use excrement for feeding and reproductive purposes. Although they use a range of dung types, there have been several reports of dung beetles showing a preference for certain feces. However, exactly what ...
Transformation of coffee-growing landscapes across Latin America. A review
(CATIE, Turrialba (Costa Rica), 2021-09)
In Latin America, the cultivation of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) plays a critical role in rural livelihoods, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development. Over the last 20 years, coffee farms and landscapes ...
Sea Level Rise and Implications for Low Lying Islands, Coasts and Communities
(The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2019-06-14)
Selecting a core set of nuclear SNP markers for molecular characterization of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) genetic resources
(Springer, Nueva York (Estados Unidos), 2021)
Coffee is one of the most economically important agricultural commodities in the world. Labeling accuracy and conservation efficiency are essential for coffee germplasm management and for the exchange and utilization in ...
A methodological proposal for the evaluation of farmer's adaptation to climate variability, mainly due to drought in watersheds in Central America
The current study shows the process and the results of a methodology proposed to contribute with the issue of how to evaluate the adaptation to climate variability and future climate change. The proposed methodology consists ...
Old-growth neotropical forests are shifting in species and trait composition
Tropical forests have long been thought to be in stable state, but recent insights indicate that global change is leading to shifts in forest dynamics and species composition. These shifts may be driven by environmental ...
Searching for manatees in the dark waters of a transboundary river between Mexico and Belize: a predictive distribution model
(Springer, Nueva York (Estados Unidos), 2020-11-05)
Antillean manatees in the Hondo River have been recorded from aerial and aquatic surveys, and interviews. However, these studies have been conducted only in the lower riverbed, leaving a gap of information about their ...
Payment for Ecosystem Services: The roles of positive and information sharing in stimulating adoption of silvopastoral conservation practices
Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) applied to agricultural systems, such as tropical rangelands, seeks to provide multiple services while sustaining food production. However, there is considerable debate regarding the ...