Dwarf Forest Recovery after Disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico

  title={Dwarf Forest Recovery after Disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico},
  author={Peter L. Weaver},
Abstract. Dwarf forest in Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains varies according to substrate and topography with very short, dense forest growing on exposed, rocky sites. High elevation level sites suffered considerable damage during past hurricanes whereas the trees on certain lower slopes were protected by ridges or spurs. Post-disturbance recovery of dwarf forest on two types of sample plots near East Peak was slow. Nearly 37 years after a 1968 airplane crash, Cyathea bryophila (R. Tryon… 

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