How Monkeys Sequester Carbon

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Abstract

Unsustainable hunting does more than threaten wildlife populations and human livelihood - Carlos Peres and colleagues recently showed that it can also reduce how much carbon the forest stores. Maintaining primates and other important seed dispersing animals in tropical forests could be an important piece of the climate change mitigation puzzle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Aboveground biomass
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Overhunting
  • Seed dispersal
  • Sustainable hunting

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