Intensification of açaí palm management largely impoverishes tree assemblages in the Amazon estuarine forest

The study analyzes how the expansion of açaí monocultures to serve the international market has led to a loss of biodiversity and structural changes in forests around the Amazon River, in the State of Pará. According to researchers, areas where there should be around 70 plant species per hectare were occupied by areas with up to one thousand sets of palm trees per hectare.

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