By Götz Schroth, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, Celia A. Harvey, Claude Gascon, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Anne-Marie N. Izac
Agroforestry could be the main biodiversity-friendly land use alternative. This quantity examines the opportunity of agroforestry in tropical areas for making land economically effective with no degrading the surroundings.
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1990). The protection of tropical ecosystems is a cornerstone of global climate change solutions. The effect of human-induced climate change on biodiversity will be profound. Species ranges will track climatic patterns, including temperature and precipitation patterns. The heterogeneous nature of climate change over time and space makes it difficult to predict the effects on local or even regional scales. In general, in the warming climate species ranges will independently shift toward the poles and upwards in altitude, although there is no general linear pattern (Peters 1991).
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