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dc.contributor.authorFonseca da Silva, Jéssica
dc.contributor.authorLugo, Ariel E.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-21T21:29:51Z
dc.date.available2015-11-21T21:29:51Z
dc.date.issued2009-11
dc.identifier.citationFonseca da Silva, Jéssica; and Lugo, Ariel E. "Leaf Fall in a New Forest: ecosystem functioning of stands dominated by an introduced species". Río Piedras Campus: External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009. http://repositorio.upr.edu:8080/jspui/handle/10586 /206
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2509
dc.description.abstractToday about half of the island has been naturally reforested with native and introduced species (Lugo and Helmer 2004). These new forests have been criticized around the world, but studies showing the real influence of introduced species upon the ecosystems are relatively few. We studied the litterfall dynamics of a secondary forest established in valleys at El Tallonal, in the karst region of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This forest is dominated by Castilla elastica (Moraceae), an introduced tree species from Central America and the North of South America. It’s common in secondary forests (Cokeley et al 2000) and is a deciduous tree species.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherExternal Scientific Advisory Committe
dc.subjectecosystem
dc.subjectEl Tallonal
dc.subjectforest
dc.subjectPuerto Rico
dc.subjectleaf fall
dc.subjectkarst
dc.subjectArecibo
dc.subjectCastilla elastica
dc.subjectMoraceae
dc.titleLeaf Fall in a New Forest: ecosystem functioning of stands dominated by an introduced species
dc.typePoster


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