William F Laurance

Summary

Affiliation: James Cook University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Agricultural expansion and its impacts on tropical nature
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld 4878, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 29:107-16. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Does research help to safeguard protected areas?
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld 4878, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:261-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
    Nature 489:290-4. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Environmental synergisms and extinctions of tropical species
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Conserv Biol 23:1427-37. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Impacts of roads and linear clearings on tropical forests
    William F Laurance
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:659-69. 2009
  6. pmc Habitat fragmentation, variable edge effects, and the landscape-divergence hypothesis
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    PLoS ONE 2:e1017. 2007
  7. pmc Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:19010-4. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Have we overstated the tropical biodiversity crisis?
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Panama
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:65-70. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Long-term dynamics of a fragmented rainforest mammal assemblage
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Conserv Biol 22:1154-64. 2008
  10. pmc Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:345-52. 2004

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Agricultural expansion and its impacts on tropical nature
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld 4878, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 29:107-16. 2014
    ..Key priorities are to improve technologies and policies that promote more ecologically efficient food production while optimizing the allocation of lands to conservation and agriculture. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Does research help to safeguard protected areas?
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld 4878, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 28:261-6. 2013
    ..However, much remains unknown about the generality and impacts of such benefits. A key priority is to develop a better understanding of the advantages and limitations of field research for aiding protected areas and their biodiversity...
  3. doi request reprint Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
    William F Laurance
    Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
    Nature 489:290-4. 2012
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  4. doi request reprint Environmental synergisms and extinctions of tropical species
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Conserv Biol 23:1427-37. 2009
    ..The perils posed by environmental synergisms highlight the need for a precautionary approach to tropical biodiversity conservation...
  5. doi request reprint Impacts of roads and linear clearings on tropical forests
    William F Laurance
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:659-69. 2009
    ..We also highlight practical measures to reduce the negative impacts of roads and other linear infrastructure on tropical species...
  6. pmc Habitat fragmentation, variable edge effects, and the landscape-divergence hypothesis
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    PLoS ONE 2:e1017. 2007
    ..This 'landscape-divergence hypothesis', if generally valid, will have key implications for biodiversity-conservation strategies and for understanding the dynamics of fragmented ecosystems...
  7. pmc Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:19010-4. 2006
    ..These diverse changes in tree communities are likely to have wide-ranging impacts on forest architecture, canopy-gap dynamics, plant-animal interactions, and forest carbon storage...
  8. ncbi request reprint Have we overstated the tropical biodiversity crisis?
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Panama
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:65-70. 2007
    ..Here, I summarize this controversy and describe how the debate is stimulating a serious examination of the causes and biological consequences of future tropical deforestation...
  9. doi request reprint Long-term dynamics of a fragmented rainforest mammal assemblage
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Conserv Biol 22:1154-64. 2008
    ..A combination of factors, including long-term fragmentation effects, shifts in the surrounding matrix vegetation, and recurring cyclone disturbances, appear to underlie these dynamic changes in mammal assemblages...
  10. pmc Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:345-52. 2004
    ..Positive feedbacks among deforestation, regional climate change and fire could pose a serious threat for some tropical forests, but the details of such interactions are poorly understood...
  11. doi request reprint Impacts of roads, hunting, and habitat alteration on nocturnal mammals in African rainforests
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Conserv Biol 22:721-32. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Driving a wedge into the Amazon
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
    Nature 448:409-10. 2007
  13. ncbi request reprint Rain forest fragmentation and the proliferation of successional trees
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Ecology 87:469-82. 2006
    ..The proliferation of fast-growing successional trees and correlated decline of old-growth trees will have important effects on species composition, forest dynamics, carbon storage, and nutrient cycling in fragmented forests...
  14. pmc Increasing arboreality with altitude: a novel biogeographic dimension
    Brett R Scheffers
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science TESS and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia, National Museum of the Philippines, Padre Burgos Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131581. 2013
    ..This 'flattening' could potentially have serious impacts on forest functioning and species survival. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Pervasive alteration of tree communities in undisturbed Amazonian forests
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Nature 428:171-5. 2004
    ..These compositional changes could have important impacts on the carbon storage, dynamics and biota of Amazonian forests...
  16. ncbi request reprint Environmental science. How green are biofuels?
    Jorn P W Scharlemann
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Science 319:43-4. 2008