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FOREST CONSERVATION

Prioritizing biodiversity and carbon

Nature Climate Changevolume 8pages667668 (2018) | Download Citation

Protecting and restoring forests to mitigate climate change also promises to help protect tropical biodiversity and ecosystem services. Analysis now shows that optimizing for carbon can come at the expense of protecting biodiversity, but there are ways to effectively pair the two.

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  1. Conservation Ecology Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute , Front Royal, VA, USA

    • Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira
  2. Center for Tropical Forest Science- Forest Global Earth Observatory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama

    • Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira

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