Shifts in swidden agriculture alter the diversity of young fallows: Is the regeneration of cloud forest at stake in southern Mexico?

Shifts in swidden agriculture alter the diversity of young fallows: Is the regeneration of cloud... •Milpa agrosystem has been part of the landscape dynamics in tropical cloud forests.•Currently, a semipermanent system (SP) is gradually replacing the milpa system.•Successional trees in milpa early fallows are replaced by native herbs in SP fallows.•N-fixing and late-successional tree species are absent in SP fallows.•Milpa fallows are more diversity-friendly than SP fallows. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Shifts in swidden agriculture alter the diversity of young fallows: Is the regeneration of cloud forest at stake in southern Mexico?

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.07.024
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Abstract

•Milpa agrosystem has been part of the landscape dynamics in tropical cloud forests.•Currently, a semipermanent system (SP) is gradually replacing the milpa system.•Successional trees in milpa early fallows are replaced by native herbs in SP fallows.•N-fixing and late-successional tree species are absent in SP fallows.•Milpa fallows are more diversity-friendly than SP fallows.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Oct 1, 2017

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