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Lessons from Research for Sustainable Development and Conservation in Borneo

Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, and College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
Academic Editors: Barry Brook and Jessie C. Buettel
Forests 2016, 7(12), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/f7120314
Received: 23 October 2016 / Revised: 5 December 2016 / Accepted: 7 December 2016 / Published: 11 December 2016
I present a brief synopsis of six key lessons provided by research on forest ecology and conservation, focusing particularly on the Malaysian state of Sabah in northeastern Borneo. These lessons are generalizable to other contexts, especially for tropical developing nations, where surviving forests are under growing pressures from a range of human activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: Borneo; climate change; land-use planning; Malaysia; oil palm; protected areas; pulpwood plantations; Sabah; selective logging Borneo; climate change; land-use planning; Malaysia; oil palm; protected areas; pulpwood plantations; Sabah; selective logging
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Laurance, W.F. Lessons from Research for Sustainable Development and Conservation in Borneo. Forests 2016, 7, 314.

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