NIMBioS Study Finds Chronic Harvesting Threatens Tropical Tree

Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree’s reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree’s lifetime, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UT. The study, which appears this week in the Journal of Ecology, is the first of its kind to use what’s called “age-from-stage” mathematical modeling. To read the full article about the study, visit the NIMBioS website.

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