C. M. Peters

C. M. Peters
New York Botanical Garden · Institute of Economic Botany

Ph.D

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This study examined tree species diversity, distribution, and community differentiation patterns along an elevation gradient in pine–oak forest in the Sierra Norte mountains in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pine and oak are ecologically and economically valuable both locally and globally, but their dynamics are poorly understood in seasonally dry montane forests...
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Next-generation surveys like the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) on the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will generate orders of magnitude more discoveries of transients and variable stars than previous surveys. To prepare for this data deluge, we developed the Photometric LSST Astronomical Time-series Classification Challenge (PLAsTiCC), a competi...
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Next-generation surveys like the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) on the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will generate orders of magnitude more discoveries of transients and variable stars than previous surveys. To prepare for this data deluge, we developed the Photometric LSST Astronomical Time-series Classification Challenge (PLAsTiCC), a competi...
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Classification of transient and variable light curves is an essential step in using astronomical observations to develop an understanding of the underlying physical processes from which they arise. However, upcoming deep photometric surveys, including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), will produce a deluge of low signal-to-noise data for...
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We describe the simulated data sample for the "Photometric LSST Astronomical Time Series Classification Challenge" (PLAsTiCC), a publicly available challenge to classify transient and variable events that will be observed by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a new facility expected to start in the early 2020s. The challenge was hosted by...
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Guizhou Province is one of the most expansive and important forest regions in China. Traditional Miao people have inhabited the mountains and managed the forest resources of this region for more than 1000 years. In the 1980s, the Chinese government transferred many collectively owned forests to individual household control. Since then, there have b...
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Research focused on community forestry and the sustainable use of tropical forest resources has been conducted at The New York Botanical Garden for over 30 years. Five of the projects are located in the Neotropics, six are in Southeast Asia, and three are in Tropical Africa; project sites include some of the largest remaining areas of tropical fore...
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Este manual fue elaborado con la finalidad de apoyar a los dueños de bosques y selvas que desean saber cuánto crecen sus árboles, cuánta madera producen y cómo han respondido al manejo. También les servirá para decidir qué tratamientos necesitan llevar a cabo para optimizar la producción de madera o de servicios ambientales, como la captura de carb...
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Revisiting Camu-camu ( Myrciaria dubia ): Twenty-seven Years of Fruit Collection and Flooding at an Oxbow Lake in Peruvian Amazonia Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia HBK McVaugh; Myrtaceae) is an important riparian species in the floodplain forests of Peruvian Amazonia, and its fruits have been harvested commercially for over 30 years. We examined the pop...
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The Chinese government initiated one of the world's largest conservation programs involving agricultural ecosystems with the implementation of the ‘Grain for Green’ (Tui Geng Huan Lin) forest policy between 1999 and 2003. This is the first study to systematically quantify multiple dimensions of biodiversity, phytochemical quality and economic benef...
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Background/Question/Methods Single-tree selection logging is similar to “background” tree mortality of individuals in unmanaged hardwood forests, and is believed to be suitable for shade-tolerant species in smaller areas of woodland. However, few studies have specifically evaluated this method for improving quality and controlling stocking of the...
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The colonial history of North America presents a contrast between Mexico and the two predominantly English-speaking countries, the United States and Canada. In Mexico, indigenous and other local communities own considerable forested lands, a consequence of the Mexican Revolution of the early twentieth century. In the United States, forest land is n...
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a b s t r a c t Agave cupreata is harvested from tropical dry forests, oak forests, and other habitats by rural communities in the Chilapa region of Guerrero, Mexico to make mescal, a traditional and culturally important liquor. Local management systems use various techniques to regulate Agave harvest and encourage regeneration, including the exclu...
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Over the past decade, shihuahuaco timber – comprising several species of Dipteryx (Fabaceae) traded internationally as “cumarú” or “Brazilian teak” – has become one of the most highly demanded types of hardwood from Peruvian Amazonia, particularly in the Chinese market. Dipteryx is an ecologically important canopy-emergent genus with widespread dis...
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Seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs) are preferred habitats for people who live in the Neotropics. The reasons for this are straightforward. There are fewer big trees in dry forests than in moist or wet forests, and the land is easier to clear for farming. It is also easier to burn the felled trees and slash after clearing, because of the season...
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This study assesses the persistence and change of traditional land use patterns and ecological knowledge in response to expanded commercialization of tea (Camellia sinensis var. assamica (L.) Kuntze Theaceae) in an indigenous Akha (Hani) community in the midlevel montane forests of southwest Yunnan, China. Surveys were conducted in 2005 and 2008, o...
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Pu-erh (or pu'er) tea tasting is a social practice that emphasizes shared sensory experience, wellbeing, and alertness. The present study examines how variable production and preparation practices of pu-erh tea affect drinkers' perceptions, phytochemical profiles, and anti-oxidant activity. One hundred semi-structured interviews were conducted in Y...
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One of the main threats to the sustainability of community forestry in the Selva Maya is insufficient regeneration of commercial tree species. We evaluated the regeneration status of 22 commercial tree species in a managed semideciduous tropical rain forest in Southern Mexico. The study was carried out in six harvesting areas along a 16-year chrono...
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Background/Question/Methods Understanding the nature of competitive interactions among co-occurring species is central to our understanding of plant communities. It is also critical to the development of sustainable management of forest ecosystems, which are routinely managed for complex residual structure following harvests. In the past decades,...
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Although Myanmar exports millions of dollars of rattan cane each year, the last systematic treatment of rattans in this country was done over 100 years ago, and virtually nothing has been written about the collection and trade of this important forest resource. Here we report the results from a study of rattans in the Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve i...
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The UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), while not originally conceived to include urban areas, was intended to include sites representing all significant ecosystems with the goal of support for sustainable development locally and globally. Drawing on the example of the New York Metropolitan Region (NYMR), which has a population of 21...
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Maintaining crop diversity on farms where cultivars can evolve is a conservation goal, but few tools are available to assess the long-term maintenance of genetic diversity on farms. One important issue for on-farm conservation is gene flow from crops with a narrow genetic base into related populations that are genetically diverse. In a case study o...
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Bursera glabrifolia, a dominant component of the tropical dry forests in southwestern Mexico, is used to illustrate the importance of a broader contextual framework for ethnobotanical studies. The species is currently used as a carving wood to produce small, painted figurines known as alebrijes. Over the past hundred years, however, B. glabrifolia...
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We present a Monte Carlo simulation, managedpop, to project the loss of allelic diversity in a population with overlapping generations supported (or invaded) by a prodigious subpopulation. Input parameters allow the user to account for complex life histories and critical management practices, such as the frequency at which supportive breeding stock...
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In the past three decades tropical rainforests of the Far East have been managed using systems based almost exclusively on cutting cycles. Much recent research concerning this management approach has focused on reducing logging impacts on the residual forest. Evidence from historical records and research suggests that in certain circumstances shelt...
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In the past three decades tropical rainforests of the Far East have been managed using systems based almost exclusively on cutting cycles. Much recent research concerning this management approach has focused on reducing logging impacts on the residual forest. Evidence from historical records and research suggests that in certain circumstances shelt...
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This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on the ecology of non-timber resources and outlines a series of management recommendations for their sustainable harvest. The discussion is divided into four chapters. Chapter I summarizes the basic characteristics of tropical plant populations that limit the nature and intensity of resource exp...
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Tropical forests dominated by only one or two tree species occupy tens of millions of hectares in Ammonia In many cases, the dominant species produce fruits, seeds, or oils of economic importance. Oligarchic (Gr. oligo = few, archic = dominated or ruled by) forests of six economic species, i. e., Euterpe oleracea, Grias peruviana, Jessenia bataua,...
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Exploitation of non-wood resources would provide profits while conserving Amazon forests. Yet little is done to promote their development.
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The Otomi village of San Pablito in northern Puebla has preserved the tradition of making bark paper for over 400 yr, and today is the only papermaking center in all of Mexico. In the past 20 yr, bark paper has become highly commercialized and severalaspects of the Otomi papermaking process have changed. Unprecedented production levels have caused...
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RESUMEN En 1984 se inició un estudio a largo plazo sobre el crecimiento, reproducción y dinámica poblacional del camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) en Sahua cocha, río Ucayali. El presente artículo describe la biología floral de la especie y reporta dos años de datos de la producción de frutos. Las flores de M. dubia son hermafroditas pero muestran protóg...
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Las plantas vivas mas antiguas de Mexico tienen mas de 2,5000 anos; Dioon elude, pese a su gran capacidad de adaptación, actualmente se encuentra en peligro de extinction. Si no tomas las medidas ecologicas necesarias, este recurso mexicano desaparecer para siempre.
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The results from an autecological study of the growth, reproduction, and population dynamics of Brosimum alicastrum (ramon) in southern Mexico are applied to the controversy surrounding the use of this species in Maya subsistence practice. The frequent occurrence of B. alicastrum near ruins is explained by its competitive advantage on shallow limes...
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Brosimum alicastrum is a large, evergreen tropical tree which is widely distributed in Mexico. Its protein-rich seeds and leaves may be used for food and forage, and several medicines and beverages can be made from parts of the tree. Although an important alternative food in pre-Columbian times, the current use of the tree is very limited. Recent s...

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