Environmental Impact of Biofuels by M. Bernardes

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A large-scale forest fragmentation experiment: the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, in press FAO (2011). In: FAOSTAT Online Statistical Service. ; Eggleton, P. & Foster, WA. (2009). ) in Sabah Malaysia. ; Eggleton, P. & Foster, WA. (2010). Oil palm expansion into rain forest greatly reduces ant biodiversity in canopy, epiphytes and leaf-litter. ; Donald, PF. & Phalan, B. (2008). How will oil palm expansion affect biodiversity?

2007). Impacts of habitat fragmentation on genetic diversity in a tropical forest butterfly on Borneo. ; Fjeldså, J. & Mohamed, M. (2009). A case study on the effects of disturbance and conversion of tropical lowland rain forest on the non-volant small mammals in north Borneo: Management implications. ; Hölldobler, B. & Linsenmair, KE. (2006). Influence of Habitat Fragmentation on the Genetic Variability in Leaf Litter Ant Populations in The Impact of Oil Palm Expansion on Environmental Change: Putting Conservation Research in Context 35 Tropical Rainforests of Sabah, Borneo.

4. Number and percentage of publications on oil palm in different research areas published since 2007. 3 Gaps in existing knowledge and future research priorities Despite this increase in knowledge, substantial gaps still exist in our understanding of the impacts of oil palm expansion and the functioning of oil palm ecosystems. In particular, it is still not clear how communities and ecosystem functions fare as plantations develop, although limited research indicates that communities change as oil palm matures (De Chenon & Susanto, 2006).

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