Biomass and water storage dynamics of epiphytes in old-growth and secondary montane cloud forest stands in Costa Rica

@article{Khler2006BiomassAW,
  title={Biomass and water storage dynamics of epiphytes in old-growth and secondary montane cloud forest stands in Costa Rica},
  author={Lars K{\"o}hler and C. Tob{\'o}n and K. Frumau and L. Bruijnzeel},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={193},
  pages={171-184}
}
Epiphytic biomass, canopy humus and associated canopy water storage capacity are known to vary greatly between old-growth tropical montane cloud forests but for regenerating forests such data are virtually absent. The present study was conducted in an old-growth cloud forest and in a 30-year-old secondary forest (SF) on wind-exposed slopes in the Cordillera de Tilarán (Monteverde area) in northern Costa Rica. Epiphytic vegetation in both forests was dominated by bryophytes. Epiphyte mat weight… Expand

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