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A one-stop location for information on big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla, Meliaceae)


Publications by members of our research team about mahogany and other high-value Amazonian timber species, appearing in scientific journals and as book chapters, booklets, and technical documents, are listed below. Most are based on field data from the Marajoara field site in southeast Pará, Brazil. PDFs of most documents are available upon request from James Grogan (jegrogan@mtholyoke.edu, jgrogan@swietking.org).

André T, Lemes MR, Grogan J & Gribel R (2008) Post-logging loss of genetic diversity in a mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) population in Brazilian Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 340-345 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/29953).

Cornelius J, Wightman K, Grogan J & Ward S (2004) Swietenia (American mahogany). In: Burley J (Ed.), Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, pp. 1720-1726. Elsevier Science Publishers BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Free C, Landis RM & Grogan J (2011) User Manual for the Big-Leaf Mahogany Growth & Yield Model. Middlebury, VT, USA. 69 pp. PDF

Free C, Landis RM & Grogan J (2013) Manual del Usuario para el Modelo de Crecimiento y Rendimiento de la Caoba. Middlebury, VT, USA. 73 pp. PDF

Free CM, Landis RM, Grogan J, Schulze MD, Lentini M & Dünisch O (2014) Management implications of long-term tree growth and mortality rates: A modeling study of big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 46-54.

Grogan J (2001) Bigleaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) in southeast Pará, Brazil: a life history study with management guidelines for sustained production from natural forests. PhD dissertation, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

Grogan J (2002) Some simple management guidelines could help the sustainable management of bigleaf mahogany in the neotropics. Tropical Forest Update, ITTO Newsletter 12(4): 22-23.

Grogan J, Barreto P & Veríssimo A (2002) Mogno na Amazônia Brasileira: Ecologia e Perspectivas de Manejo (Mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon: Ecology and Perspectives on Management). IMAZON, Belém, PA, Brazil. 58 pp. Available in Portuguese & English at www.imazon.org.br.

Grogan J, Ashton MS & Galvão J (2003) Big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) seedling survival and growth across a topographic gradient in southeast Pará, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 186: 311-326.

Grogan J, Galvão J, Simões L & Veríssimo A (2003) Regeneration of big-leaf mahogany in closed and logged forests of southeastern Pará, Brazil. In: Lugo A, Figueroa Colón JC & Alayón M (Eds.), Big-Leaf Mahogany: Genetics, Ecology, and Management, pp. 193-208. Springer-Verlag: New York, NY, USA.

Grogan J (2005) Mogno (Swietenia macrophylla, Meliaceae). In: Shanley P & Medina G (Eds.), Frutiferas e Plantas Úteis na Vida Amazônica, pp. 115-122. Mulheres da Mata/Imazon: Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Grogan J & Barreto P (2005) Big-leaf mahogany on CITES Appendix II: big challenge, big opportunity. Conservation Biology 19: 973-976 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/30087).

Grogan J, Landis RM, Ashton MS & Galvão J (2005) Growth response by big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) advance seedling regeneration to overhead canopy release in southeast Pará, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 204: 399-412 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/30088).

Grogan J & Galvão J (2006) Factors limiting post-logging seedling regeneration by big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in southeastern Amazonia, Brazil, and implications for sustainable management. Biotropica 38: 219-228 (http://treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/30038).

Grogan J & Galvão J (2006) Physiographic and floristic gradients across topography in transitional seasonally dry evergreen forests of southeastern Amazonia, Brazil. Acta Amazonica 36: 483-496 (http://acta.inpa.gov.br/fasciculos/36-4/BODY/v36n4a09.html).

Grogan J & Schulze M (2008) Estimating the number of trees and forest area necessary to supply internationally traded volumes of big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in Amazonia. Environmental Conservation 35: 26-35 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/35366).

Grogan J, Jennings SB, Landis RM, Schulze M, Baima AMV, Lopes JCA, Norghauer JM, Oliveira LR, Pantoja F, Pinto D, Silva JNM, Vidal E & Zimmerman BL (2008) What loggers leave behind: impacts on big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) commercial populations and potential for post-logging recovery in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 269-281 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/29979).

Grogan J & Landis RM (2009) Growth history and crown vine coverage are principal factors influencing growth and mortality rates of big-leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophylla in Brazil. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 1283-1291 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/36898).

Grogan J (2010) Mogno (Swietenia macrophylla, Meliaceae). In: Shanley P, Serra M, Medina G (Eds.), Frutiferas e Plantas Úteis na Vida Amazônica (2nd Edition), pp. 119-126. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia.

Grogan J, Blundell AG, Landis RM, Youatt A, Gullison RE, Martinez M, Kometter RF, Lentini M & Rice RE (2010) Over-harvesting driven by consumer demand leads to population decline: big-leaf mahogany in South America. Conservation Letters 3: 12-20.

Grogan J, Schulze M & Galvão J (2010) Survival, growth and reproduction by big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in open clearing vs. forested conditions in Brazil. New Forests 40: 335-347 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/37823).

Grogan J, Peña-Claros M & Günter S (2011) Managing natural populations of big-leaf mahogany. In: Günter S, Stimm B, Weber M, Mosandl R (Eds.), Silviculture in the Tropics, pp. 227-235. Springer-Verlag, Berlin – Heidelberg, Germany.

Grogan J & Schulze M (2012) The impact of annual and seasonal rainfall patterns on growth and phenology of emergent tree species in southeastern Amazonia, Brazil. Biotropica 44: 331-340.

Grogan J, Schulze M, Lentini M, Zweede J, Landis RM & Free CM (2013) Managing big-leaf mahogany in natural forests: Lessons learned from an ITTO-CITES Programme project. Tropical Forest Update, ITTO Newsletter 22(1): 12-15, 19.

Grogan J & Loveless MD (2013) Flowering phenology and its implications for management of big-leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophylla in Brazilian Amazonia. American Journal of Botany 100: 2293-2305.

Grogan J, Landis RM, Free CM, Schulze MD, Lentini M & Ashton MS (2014) Big-leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophylla population dynamics and implications for sustainable management. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 664-674.

Kelty MJ, Cámara-Cabrales L & Grogan J (2012) Red oak in southern New England and big-leaf mahogany in the Yucatan Peninsula: can mixed-species forests be sustainably managed for single-species production? Journal of Sustainable Forestry 30: 637-653.

Lemes MR, Grattapaglia D, Grogan J, Proctor J & Gribel R (2007) Flexible mating system in a logged population of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae): implications for the management of a threatened neotropical tree species. Plant Ecology 192: 169-180 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/29994).

Martinez M, Blundell AG, Gullison RE & Grogan J (Eds.) (2008) Historic range and current status of big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in South America. Report for the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science–Conservation International, Washington, DC, USA.

Mejía E, Buitrón X, Peña-Claros M & Grogan J (2008) Bigleaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Case Study for the International Expert Workshop on CITES Non-Detriment Findings, 17-22 November 2008, Cancún, Mexico.

Norghauer JM, Grogan J, Malcolm JR & Felfili JM (2010) Long-distance seed dispersal helps big-leaf mahogany seedlings escape defoliation by a specialist caterpillar. Oecologia 162: 405-412.

Norghauer JM, Nock C & Grogan J (2011) The importance of tree size and fecundity for wind dispersal of big-leaf mahogany. PLoS ONE 6: e17488 (http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017488).

Norghauer JM & Grogan J (2012) The intriguing case of Steniscadia poliophaea (Noctuidae): potent moth enemy of young mahogany trees in Amazonian forests. In: Cauterruccio L (ed.), Moths: Types, Ecological Significance and Control Methods, pp. 39-74. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, USA.

Schulze MD & Whitacre DF (1999) A classification and ordination of the tree community of Tikal National Park, Petén, Guatemala. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 41: 169-297.

Schulze M, Vidal E, Grogan J, Zweede J & Zarin D (2005) Madeiras nobres em perigo: práticas e leis atuais de manejo florestal não garantem a exploração sustentável (Current best practices and harvest regulations won't sustain timber yields in Amazonian forests). Ciência Hoje 214: 66-69.

Schulze M, Grogan J, Landis RM & Vidal E (2008) How rare is too rare to harvest? Management challenges posed by low-density timber species in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 1443-1457 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/35402).

Schulze M, Grogan J, Uhl C, Lentini M & Vidal E (2008) Evaluating ipê (Tabebuia, Bignoniaceae) logging in Amazonia: sustainable management or catalyst for forest degradation? Biological Conservation 141: 2071-2085 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/35404).

Veríssimo A & Grogan J (2002) Síntese da situação do mogno em nível internacional. Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Brasília, DF, Brasil. 39 pp.

Ward S, Boshier D & Grogan J (Eds.) (2008) Introduction to the Special Issue on the Meliaceae. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 265-268 (http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/30004).

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