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- Gastauer, Markus, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2018 v.430 pp. 312-320
- old-growth forests; lianas; agroforestry; land use; models; fallow; environmental sustainability; leaching; secondary forests; livelihood; shifting cultivation; species diversity; soil fertility; tree and stand measurements; trees; woody plants; stand basal area; crops; Amazonia
- ... Shifting cultivation is a traditional land-use system to ensure livelihood in the Northern Amazon. Here, we evaluated how intensification of shifting cultivation (SC) affects secondary forest recovery in the northern Amazon forest. To measure intensity of shifting cultivation, we used the number of previous SC cycles. We selected three study sites containing second-growth forest (SG) with differen ...