Infrastructure expansion and the fate of Central African forests

Laurance, William F., Mahmoud, Mahmoud I., and Kleinschroth, Fritz (2017) Infrastructure expansion and the fate of Central African forests. In: Brouwer, Meindert, (ed.) Central African Forests Forever. Central African Forests Commission, Bunnik, The Netherlands, pp. 88-95.

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Abstract

The tropical forests of Central Africa sustain exceptionally high biodiversity and environmental services such as forest hydrology and carbon storage. These forests span the Congo Basin and equatorial forests adjoining it. Like much of sub-Saharan Africa, this region facing dramatic changes in the number, extent, and environmental impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects. A particular concern is how such projects will affect important wildlife habitats, protected areas, and environmental services.

Item ID: 49300
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
Funders: Arcus Foundation, James Cook University
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 23:18
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 88 TRANSPORT > 8801 Ground Transport > 880106 Road Infrastructure and Networks @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 50%
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