Wild native trees in tropical homegardens of Southeast Mexico: Fostered by fragmentation, mediated by management

Wild native trees in tropical homegardens of Southeast Mexico: Fostered by fragmentation,... •Homegardens in a post-deforestation area have many native trees, mostly self-established.•Homegardens in more fragmented landscapes have more wild trees.•Garden management and socio-economy also strongly link to wild tree diversity.•As crucial sinks of wild trees, homegardens could help in landscape restoration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Wild native trees in tropical homegardens of Southeast Mexico: Fostered by fragmentation, mediated by management

Wild native trees in tropical homegardens of Southeast Mexico: Fostered by fragmentation, mediated by management

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 254 (2018) 149–161 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/agee Wild native trees in tropical homegardens of Southeast Mexico: Fostered by fragmentation, mediated by management a,b, a b Bastiaan Rooduijn , Frans Bongers , Hans van der Wal Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University & Research, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands Departamento de Agricultura, Sociedad y Ambiente, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur – Unidad Villahermosa, 86280 Centro, Tabasco, Mexico ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Tropical homegardens (THGs) are a model system for rural development that may reconcile food production Homegardens with social resilience and biodiversity conservation, particularly in rapidly changing landscapes. This study Plant diversity quantified the sink function of THGs for wild native trees in relation to tree cover fragmentation, garden Conservation management and household socio-economics. Abundance, richness and diversity of naturally established spared Landscape fragmentation native trees were recorded for 59 rural THGs in Southeast Mexico, along a gradient of tree cover fragmentation. Tree utilization The majority of native species and individuals encountered in THGs had arrived naturally. Contrary to previous Human-environment interactions work, both the abundance and diversity of spared native trees increased with tree cover fragmentation. However, this sink function was strongly mediated by the type of garden management: lush, multi-layered gardens and gardens with few exotics and low labour input had more spared native trees of more species, while simple-structured gardens and gardens with high labour input and many exotic fruits had only few. Overall, the results indicate that tree cover fragmentation determines which species come in, and management determines how many of each stay. Our...
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.10.015
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Abstract

•Homegardens in a post-deforestation area have many native trees, mostly self-established.•Homegardens in more fragmented landscapes have more wild trees.•Garden management and socio-economy also strongly link to wild tree diversity.•As crucial sinks of wild trees, homegardens could help in landscape restoration.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Feb 15, 2018

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