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The Tropical Rain Forest: A Nonrenewable Resource

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dc.contributor.author Gomez-Pompa, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vazquez-Yanes, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Guevara, S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 1972 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-01-29 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-01-29 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2857
dc.description.abstract "There is a popular opinion that the tropical rain forests because of their exuberant growth, their great number of species, and their wide distribution will never disappear from the face of the earth. "On the other hand, it has often been stated that the tropical rain forests (tall evergreen forests in tropical warm and humid regions) around the world must be protected and conserved for the future generations. It has also been stated that it is most important that knowledge about the structure, diversity, and function of these ecosystems has priority in future biological research. Unfortunately, either these voices have not been heard or their arguments have not been convincing enough to promote action in this direction. "It is the purpose of this article to provide a new argument that we think is of utmost importance: the incapacity of the rain forest throughout most of its extent to regenerate under present land-use practices." en_US
dc.subject rain forests--tropics en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title The Tropical Rain Forest: A Nonrenewable Resource en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Science en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 117 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4051 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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