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The pine-dominated forests of west-central Mexico are internationally recognized for their high biodiversity, and some areas are protected through various conservation measures including prohibition of human activity. In this region, however, there is evidence for human settlement dating back to ca. AD 1200. It is therefore unclear whether the present(More)
Detailed information on 38 species and 26 environmental variables was recorded from a network of 86 permanent plots across a geographical range of 10 km, in order to determine the patterns of floristic composition in Quercus-dominated forests; to elucidate environmental differentiation in such forests; and to determine whether species are partitioning their(More)
Regeneration patterns in relation to canopy species composition and site variables were analyzed in mixed oak forests of the Sierra de Manantlán in western Mexico with the aim of establishing an ecological basis for the design of management alternatives. Using ordination (canonical correspondence analysis) and classification (two-way indicator species(More)
We investigated how environmental variables explain patterns of tree regeneration in high altitude sub-tropical Quercus-dominated forests by: (1) determining whether the seedling and sapling communities show non-random spatial patterns of floristic composition; (2) identifying which environmental variables explain the observed patterns of floristic(More)
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