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Forest vegetation along environmental gradients in northeastern Puerto Rico

@inproceedings{Weaver2013ForestVA,
  title={Forest vegetation along environmental gradients in northeastern Puerto Rico},
  author={Peter L. Weaver and William A. Gould},
  year={2013}
}
The Luquillo Mountains in northeastern Puerto Rico rise abruptly from sea level to 1074 m at El Toro Peak in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) (Fig. 1). The simplest classification of forest types along this gradient recognized moist coastal forest surrounding the mountains, and lower and upper forests within the LEF (Little and Wadsworth 1964). During the 1940s, climax forests along the same gradient from shoreline to mountain summit were described in the Lesser Antilles as follows (Beard… 

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