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    • Transformation of coffee-growing landscapes across Latin America. A review 

      Harvey, Celia A.; Pritts, Alyssa A.; Zwetsloot, Marie J.; Jansen, Kees; Pulleman, Mirjam M.; Armbrecht, Inge; Avelino, Jacques; Barrera, Juan F.; Bunn, Christian; Hoyos García, Javier; Isaza, Carlos; Munoz-Ucros, Juana; Pérez-Alemán, Carlos J.; Rahn, Eric; Robiglio, Valentina; Somarriba, Eduardo; Valencia Vivian (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 ...
    • Dung Beetle Assemblages Attracted to Cow and Horse Dung: The Importance of Mouthpart Traits, Body Size, and Nesting Behavior in the Community Assembly Process 

      Tonelli, Mattia; Giménez Gómez, Victoria C.; Verdú, José R.; Casanoves, Fernando; Zunino, Mario (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 ...
    • Above-ground biomass storage potential in primary rain forests managed for timber production in Costa Rica 

      Morrison Vila, Leslie; Ménager, Matthieu; Finegan, Bryan; Delgado, Diego; Casanoves, Fernando; Ángel, Luis; Salas, Aguilar; Castillo, Mavin; Hernández Sánchez, Luis Gustavo; y 5 autores más. (Elsevier, Ámsterdam (Países Bajos), 2021-07)
      Tropical forests play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change through storage of carbon in above- and below- ground biomass. Their mitigation potential is, however, affected by significant greenhouse gas emissions ...
    • Cacao cultivation as a livelihood strategy: contributions to the well‑being of Colombian rural households 

      Hernámdez-Núñez, Héctor Eduardo; Gutiérrez-Montes, Isabel; Bernal-Núñez, Angie Paola; Gutiérrez-García, Gustavo Adolfo; Suárez, Juan Carlos; Casanoves, Fernando; Butler Flora, Cornelia (Springer, Nueva York (Estados Unidos), 2021-07)
      Cacao cultivation is one of the most important livelihoods for rural households in Colombia, where it is promoted as a substitute for the illegal cultivation of coca. To strengthen Colombian cacao farming, it is important ...
    • Epidemics and the future of coffee production. 

      Rhiney, Kevon; Guido, Zack; Knudson, Chris; Avelino, Jacques; Bacon, Christian M.; Leclecr, Grégoire; Aime, M. Catherine; Bebber, Daniel P. (2021-06)
      In this perspective, we draw on recent scientific research on the coffee leaf rust (CLR) epidemic that severely impacted several countries across Latin America and the Caribbean over the last decade, to explore how the ...
    • Impact of Shrimp Ponds on Mangrove Blue Carbon Stocks in Ecuador 

      Merecí-Guamán, Jéssica; Casanoves, Fernando; Delgado-Rodríguez, Diego; Ochoa, Pablo; Cifuentes-Jara, Miguel (2021-06)
      Mangrove forests play an important role in mitigating climate change but are threatened by aquaculture expansion. The inclusion of mangroves in climate change mitigation strategies requires measuring of carbon stocks and ...
    • Biomass of timber species in Central American secondary forests: Towards climate change mitigation through sustainable timber harvesting 

      Souza Oliveira, Maïri; Finegan, Bryan; Casanoves, Fernando; Delgado, Diego; Sepulveda, Norvin; Aguilar Porras, Adriana; Chamorro, María Alejandra; Morales Aymerich, Jean Pierre; Ngo Bieng, Marie Ange (Elsevier, Ámsterdam (Países Bajos), 2021-06)
      Sustainable management of secondary forests for timber production offers the opportunity to combine nature-based climate change mitigation with direct improvement of human livelihoods in the tropics, but this dual potential ...
    • Elucidating Pathways and Discourses Linking Cocoa Cultivation to Deforestation, Reforestation, and Tree Cover Change in Nicaragua and Peru 

      Orozco-Aguilar, Luis; López-Sampson, Arlene; Leandro-Muñoz, Mariela E.; Robiglio, Valentina; Reyes, Martin; Bordeaux, Melanie; Sepúlveda, Norvin; Somarriba, Eduardo (2021-06-17)
      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 ...
    • Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for Latin American dairy production: A Costa Rica case study 

      Duffy, Colm; Apdini, Titis; Styles, David; Gibbons, James; Peguero, Felipe; Arndt, Claudia; Mazzetto, Andre; Vega, Andres; Chavarro-Lobo, Johan A.; y 2 autores más. (Elsevier, Ámsterdam (Países Bajos), 2021-05)
      This study utilises data collected from Costa Rican dairy farmers to conduct a cradle to farm gate Life Cycle Assessment and the first Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) for dairy production in Latin America. Ninety dairy ...
    • Prediction model for sap flow in cacao trees under different radiation intensities in the western Colombian Amazon. 

      Suárez, Juan Carlos; Casanoves, Fernando; Ngo Bieng, Marie Ange; Melgarejo, Luz Marina; Di Rienzo, Julio A.; Armas, Cristina (2021-01)
      In this study, we measured diurnal patterns of sap fow (Vs) in cacao trees growing in three types of agroforestry systems (AFs) that difer in the incident solar radiation they receive. We modeled the relationship of Vs ...
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