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Annual per-country net benefits of converting tropical forests to agriculture for the years 2000–2012 compared to total ecosystem services value (TEV) losses.

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posted on 21.07.2017, 17:24 by Luis R. Carrasco, Edward L. Webb, William S. Symes, Lian P. Koh, Navjot S. Sodhi

This figure shows the result of deducting cubic root–transformed agricultural rents (ARs) of the crops replacing forests under 4 different scenarios (A, B, C, and D with corresponding agricultural rents AR1, AR2, AR3, and AR4) to the cubic root TEV based on the market price of carbon (TEVm)—i.e., TEV1/3 –AR1/3. Error bars indicate the 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles of the uncertainty distribution of outcomes.