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dc.contributor.authorVirapongse, Arika
dc.contributor.authorEndress, Bryan A.
dc.contributor.authorGilmore, Michael P.
dc.contributor.authorHorn, Christa M.
dc.contributor.authorRomulo, Chelsie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-27T22:44:06Z
dc.date.available2020-05-27T22:44:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier2351-9894
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gecco.2016.12.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/248
dc.description.abstractMauritia flexuosa is a key ecological and economic palm found throughout tropical South America. To inform improved management of M. flexuosa, we conducted a systematic review of published information about the ecology, livelihoods, and management of M. flexuosa, synthesized the information and identified knowledge gaps, and analyzed the spatial distribution of publications. A total of 143 documents (primary research, literature reviews, and grey literature) were reviewed. Most published information originates from Peru and Brazil, with a disproportionate number of documents based in the Loreto Department of Peru. Significant geographical gaps in published information exist, especially in the northern portion of the species range. Existing literature emphasizes M. flexuosa fruit, although leaves, oil, and other products play important roles economically. To improve M. flexuosa management, we recommend that future research focuses on: (1) M. flexuosa availability; (2) harvest and cultivation; (3) development of consistent methods and standards; (4) landscape-level issues like land use change; (5) M. flexuosa within broader systems; (6) spatial gaps in research; (7) long-term research; and (8) multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989416301032
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPLANT ECOLOGY
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.subjectECONOMICS
dc.subjectPALMS
dc.subjectPERU
dc.subjectBRAZIL
dc.subjectFRUITS AND SEEDS
dc.subjectLEAVES
dc.subjectSOUTH AMERICA
dc.titleEcology, livelihoods, and management of the Mauritia flexuosa palm in South America
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleGlobal Ecology and Conservation
dc.source.volume10
dc.source.beginpage70
dc.source.endpage92
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
refterms.dateFOA2020-05-27T22:44:06Z
html.description.abstractMauritia flexuosa is a key ecological and economic palm found throughout tropical South America. To inform improved management of M. flexuosa, we conducted a systematic review of published information about the ecology, livelihoods, and management of M. flexuosa, synthesized the information and identified knowledge gaps, and analyzed the spatial distribution of publications. A total of 143 documents (primary research, literature reviews, and grey literature) were reviewed. Most published information originates from Peru and Brazil, with a disproportionate number of documents based in the Loreto Department of Peru. Significant geographical gaps in published information exist, especially in the northern portion of the species range. Existing literature emphasizes M. flexuosa fruit, although leaves, oil, and other products play important roles economically. To improve M. flexuosa management, we recommend that future research focuses on: (1) M. flexuosa availability; (2) harvest and cultivation; (3) development of consistent methods and standards; (4) landscape-level issues like land use change; (5) M. flexuosa within broader systems; (6) spatial gaps in research; (7) long-term research; and (8) multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.


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