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1 September 2003 Vegetation Dynamics of a Permanent Pasture Plot in Puerto Rico
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I set up a 250 m2 plot and found after five years that (1) grass dominated by ferns and woody species was gradually increasing over time; (2) woody genera (Syzygium, Calophyllum, and Clidemia) common here have not been found elsewhere on the island and “successional” trees, such as Cecropia sp. and Shefflera sp., were completely absent; (3) smaller, earlier trees were also found away from the forest; and (4) the plot had multiple strata and was recovering forest structural characteristics such as productivity and richness.

Randall W. Myster "Vegetation Dynamics of a Permanent Pasture Plot in Puerto Rico," BIOTROPICA 35(3), (1 September 2003). https://doi.org/10.1646/02053
Published: 1 September 2003
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