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Here we list publications by our research team on topics in tropical forest science, management , and public policy based on research conducted in the Brazilian Amazon. PDFs of most documents are available upon request from James Grogan (jgrogan@crocker.com, jgrogan@swietking.org).

Amaral P, Veríssimo A, Barreto P & Vidal E (1998) Floresta para Sempre; um Manual para a Produção de Madeira na Amazônia. IMAZON, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Barreto P, Amaral P, Vidal E & Uhl C (1998) Costs and benefits of forest management for timber production in eastern Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 108: 9-26.

Fonseca MG, Vidal E & Santos FAM (2008) Efeito da exploração madeireira sobre o número de indivíduos férteis de três espécies arbóreas comerciais na Amazônia oriental. Acta Amazonica 38: 681-686.

Fonseca MG, Vidal E & Santos FAM (2009) Intraspecific Variation in the Fruiting of an Amazonian Timber Tree: Implications for Management. Biotropica 41: 179-185.

Gerwing JJ & Vidal E (2002) Changes in liana abundance and species diversity eight years after liana cutting and logging in an eastern Amazonian forest. Conservation Biology 16: 544-548.

Gerwing JJ & Vidal E (2005) Manejo de cipós na Amazônia. Ciência Hoje 37: 66-69.

Grogan J, Vidal E & Schulze M (2005) Apoio científico para os padrões de manejo de madeira na floresta amazônica – a questão da sustentabilidade (The role of science in improving forest management for timber production in Amazonia – the question of sustainability). Ciência & Ambiente 32: 103-117.

Lentini M, Pereira D, Celentano & Pereira R (2005) Fatos Florestais da Amazônia 2005. IMAZON, Belém, PA, Brazil. Available in Portuguese at www.imazon.org.br.

Lentini MW, Carter DR & Macpherson AJ (2010) A decision support system for land allocation under multiple objectives in public production forests in the Brazilian Amazon. International Journal of Forestry Research 2010: 10.

Macpherson AJ, Carter DR, Lentini MW & Schulze MD (2010) Following the rules: Brazilian logging concessions under imperfect enforcement and royalties. Land Economics 86: 493-513.

Macpherson AJ, Schulze MD, Carter DR & Vidal E (2010) A model for comparing reduced impact logging with conventional logging for an Eastern Amazonian forest. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 2002-2011.

Macpherson AJ, Carter DR, Schulze MD, Vidal E & Lentini MW (In press) The sustainability of timber production from eastern Amazonian forests. Natural Resource Modeling.

Schulze M & Zweede J (2006) Canopy dynamics in unlogged and logged forest stands in the eastern Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 236: 56-64.

Schulze M (2008) Technical and financial analysis of enrichment planting in logging gaps as a potential component of forest management in eastern Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 866-879.

Schulze M, Grogan J & Vidal E (2008) Certification in Amazonia: standards matter. Oryx 42: 229-239.

Schulze M, Grogan J & Vidal E (2008) National Forests in the Brazilian Amazon: not just a policy issue. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 26: 61-76.

Schulze M, Grogan J & Vidal E (2008) O manejo florestal como estratégia de conservação e desenvolvimento socioeconômico na Amazônia: quanto separa os sistemas de exploração madeireira atuais do conceito de manejo florestal sustentável? (Forest management as a conservation and socioeconomic development strategy in Amazonia: how close are current logging systems to sustainable forest management?) In: Bensusan N, Armstrong G (Eds.), O Manejo da Paisagem e a Paisagem do Manejo, pp. 163-213. IEB, Brasília, DF, Brazil.

Schulze MD, Lentini MW, Macpherson AJ & Grogan J (2010) Certification, concessions, and biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon: can an independent, market-based approach be wed to a large-scale government initiative? European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) News 51: 83-89.

Uhl C, Barreto P, Veríssimo A, Vidal E, Amaral P, Barros AC, Souza Jr. C, Johns J & Gerwing J (1997) Natural resource management in the Brazilian Amazon. BioScience 47: 160-168.

Valle D, Phillips P, Vidal E, Schulze M, Grogan J & Sales M (2007) Adaptation of a spatially explicit individual tree-based growth and yield model and long-term comparison between reduced-impact and conventional logging in eastern Amazonia, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 243: 187-198.

Valle D, Schulze M, Vidal E, Grogan J & Sales M (2006) Identifying bias in stand-level growth and yield estimations: a case study in eastern Brazilian Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 236: 127-135.

Vidal E, Johns J, Gerwing JJ, Barreto P & Uhl C (1997) Vine management for reduced-impact logging in eastern Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 98: 105-114.

Zarin D, Schulze M, Vidal E & Lentini M (2007) Beyond reaping the first harvest: management objectives for timber production in the Brazilian Amazon. Conservation Biology 21: 916-925.

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