Gap-phase regeneration in a tropical montane forest: the effects of gap structure and bamboo species

  title={Gap-phase regeneration in a tropical montane forest: the effects of gap structure and bamboo species},
  author={Marcelo Tabarelli and Waldir Mantovani},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
To study the influence of gap structure and bamboo species on the regrowth of montane Atlantic forest, colonization by plants was characterized in 30 treefall gaps (30.3–500.5 m2). The study was conducted at Santa Virgínia (45°30′ W, 23°17′ S), a 4970-ha reserve of Atlantic montane forest in southeastern Brazil. Area covered by bamboos ranged from 0% to 100% of gap area. Average height of surrounding canopies ranged from 12 to 30 m. As gap are covered by bamboo and average height of surrounding… CONTINUE READING
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