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Composition and aboveground tree biomass of a dry semi-evergreen forest on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
Abstract Forest biomass estimates are used to help quantify pools and flux of greenhouse gases (e.g., CO2–C) from the terrestrial biosphere to the atmosphere associated with land-use and land coverExpand
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The impact of Hurricane Gilbert on trees, litterfall, and woody debris in a dry tropical forest in the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula
Hurricane Gilbert struck the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula in an area where we have been conducting studies of the vegetation and avifauna in a dry tropical forest since 1984. AllExpand
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Decomposition and mass of woody detritus in the dry tropical forests of the Northeastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
The decomposition rates and mass of fine ( 10-cm-diameter) woody detritus were measured in the dry tropical forests of the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula. The smallest mass of woody detritus wasExpand
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TROPICAL MEXICO'S RECENT LAND-USE CHANGE: A REGION'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE
We applied modeled biomass density estimates to changes in land use/land cover (LU/LC) statistics for the intensively impacted and highly fragmented landscape of tropical Mexico to estimate the fluxExpand
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Tropical dry forest recovery after long term Henequen (sisal, Agave fourcroydes Lem.) plantation in northern Yucatan, Mexico
Abstract Low-stature tropical dry forests are some of the most threatened ecosystems on a global level. Only recently have studies been conducted to characterize them. Little is known about theirExpand
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Wetlands of Mexico
Among the many diverse habitats in Mexico, wetlands vary with regard to hydrological, geomorphological, and biological factors. Humid tropical to temperate mountain climates over complex geologicalExpand
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Sustainable Harvesting of Tropical Trees: Demography and Matrix Models of Two Palm Species in Mexico
Thrinax radiata and Coccothrinax readii, two palm species of the dry tropical forest in Quintana Roo, Mexico, had been used in earlier times by the Mayans and adult palms are used extensively today.Expand
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Host tree utilization by vascular epiphytes in a seasonally inundated forest (tintal) in Mexico
We studied fifteen species of vascular epiphytes in a 1200 m 2 sample of seasonally inundated forest (tintal) near Cancun, Mexico. The community of epiphytes occupied 14 species of host tree. WhileExpand
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Impacts of hurricanes on the forests of Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Hurricanes are common throughout the Caribbean (Alaka 1976; Vega and Binkley 1993), and they often cause extensive disturbance to forests (Walker et al. 1991; Yih et al. 1991; Smith et al. 1994;Expand
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Tree-Epiphyte-Ant Relationships in the Low Inundated Forest of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico'
Research on epiphyte (9 bromeliads and 1 orchid) relationships with host trees, and with arthropods, especially ants, was undertaken in the low inundated forest of Quintana Roo, Mexico. EpiphyteExpand
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