William E Laurance

Summary

Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Impacts of roads and hunting on central African rainforest mammals
    William E Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Conserv Biol 20:1251-61. 2006
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Impacts of roads and hunting on central African rainforest mammals
    William E Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Conserv Biol 20:1251-61. 2006
    ..Roads had the greatest impacts on large and small ungulates, with the magnitude of road avoidance increasing with local hunting pressure...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. doi request reprint The need to cut China's illegal timber imports
    William F Laurance
    Science 319:1184-5;author reply 1184-5. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint Can neutral theory predict the responses of Amazonian tree communities to forest fragmentation?
    Benjamin Gilbert
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am Nat 168:304-17. 2006
    ..Overall, neutral theory accurately predicted the pace of local extinctions in fragments but consistently underestimated changes in species composition...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Determination of deforestation rates of the world's humid tropical forests"
    Philip M Fearnside
    Science 299:1015; author reply 1015. 2003
  16. ncbi request reprint Deforestation in Amazonia
    William F Laurance
    Science 304:1109-11. 2004
  17. pmc Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots
    Timothy R Baker
    Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie, Postfach 10 01 64, D 07701 Jena, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:353-65. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Influence of habitat, litter type, and soil invertebrates on leaf-litter decomposition in a fragmented Amazonian landscape
    Heraldo L Vasconcelos
    Institute of Biology, Federal University of Uberlândia UFU, C P 593, 38400 902, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil
    Oecologia 144:456-62. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Diversity in tropical forests
    William F Laurance
    Science 311:1376. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Detecting anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests
    Carlos A Peres
    Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, NR4 7TJ
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:227-9. 2006
    ..Here, we discuss different forms of disturbance in Amazonian forests and question how much of the apparently intact forest in this region remains relatively undisturbed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Issues in Amazonian development
    William F Laurance
    Science 295:1643-44. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Switch to corn promotes Amazon deforestation
    William F Laurance
    Science 318:1721. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Environmental science: forests and floods
    William F Laurance
    Nature 449:409-10. 2007