Effect of isolation on the structure and nutrient content of oak epiphyte communities

@article{FloresPalacios2004EffectOI,
  title={Effect of isolation on the structure and nutrient content of oak epiphyte communities},
  author={Alejandro Flores-Palacios and Jos{\'e} Guadalupe Garc{\'i}a-Franco},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={173},
  pages={259-269}
}
Because isolated trees in pasture experience greater exposure than forest trees, the epiphytes on them should be more drought and sun-tolerant. In Veracruz, Mexico, we compared the structure and nutrient content of the epiphyte community on five forest oaks (FO) in a fragment of lower montane cloud forest to that of five isolated oaks in pasture (IO). IO supported fewer epiphyte species than FO; 62.8% of the 35 epiphyte species were recorded only in one habitat (51.4% on FO and 11.4% on IO… CONTINUE READING