Are we approaching 'peak timber' in the tropics?
Over the past few decades, tropical timber production in many Asia-Pacific countries has been akin to the symmetric logistic distribution curve, or 'Hubbert Curve', observed in the exploitation of many non-renewable resources-a rapid increase in production followed by a peak and then decline. There are three principal reasons why logging of native tropical forests resembles the mining of a non-renewable resource: the standard cutting cycle of 30-40. years is too brief to allow the wood volume...[Show more]
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