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Factors Limiting Tropical Rain Forest Regeneration in Abandoned Pasture: Seed Rain, Seed Germination, Microclimate, and Soil1
  • K. Holl
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 June 1999
Vegetation, seed rain, seed germination, microclimate, and soil physical and chemical parameters were measured in a recently abandoned pasture and adjacent primary rain forest in southern Costa Rica.Expand
Tropical Montane Forest Restoration in Costa Rica: Overcoming Barriers to Dispersal and Establishment
Tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate although our understanding of their ecology is limited. It is therefore essential to design restoration experiments that both further our basicExpand
Do Bird Perching Structures Elevate Seed Rain and Seedling Establishment in Abandoned Tropical Pasture
Lack of seed dispersal has been shown to be a major factor limiting tropical forest recovery in abandoned pasture land. The goal of this work was to determine whether bird perching structures serveExpand
When and where to actively restore ecosystems
Given the extent of land use and land cover change by humans on a global scale, conservation efforts have increasingly focused on restoring degraded ecosystems to provide ecosystem services andExpand
Long‐term vegetation recovery on reclaimed coal surface mines in the eastern USA
  • K. Holl
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 December 2002
Summary 1 While reclamation of degraded landscapes is becoming increasingly common, few studies have investigated the long-term effects of reclamation efforts on plant conservation. The goals ofExpand
Using lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor tropical forest recovery
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Large areas of tropical lands are being removed from agriculture and restored to address conservation goals. However, monitoring the ecological value of these efforts at theExpand
Effect of shrubs on tree seedling establishment in an abandoned tropical pasture
Summary 1 The objective of this study was to evaluate whether early successional shrubs facilitate, tolerate or inhibit different stages of tree establishment in abandoned tropical pasture. 2 SeedExpand
Cattle Grazing Impacts on Annual Forbs and Vegetation Composition of Mesic Grasslands in California
Livestock grazing represents a major human alteration of natural disturbance regimes in grass- lands throughout the world, and its impacts on plant communities have been highly debated. WeExpand
Effects of Species, Habitat, and Distance from Edge on Post‐dispersal Seed Predation in a Tropical Rainforest1
We examined the effects of species, habitat type (open pasture, forest, and beneath isolated pasture trees), and distance from the forest/pasture edge (25 m and 250 m) on post-dispersal seedExpand
Effects of above- and below-ground competition of shrubs and grass on Calophyllum brasiliense (Camb.) seedling growth in abandoned tropical pasture
Early-successional vegetation is often a major factor that limits recovery of tropical forest in abandoned pastures by outcompeting seedlings of forest trees. The goal of this study was to compareExpand