High litterfall in old-growth and secondary upper montane forest of Costa Rica

@article{Koehler2008HighLI,
  title={High litterfall in old-growth and secondary upper montane forest of Costa Rica},
  author={Lars Koehler and Dirk Hoelscher and C. Jaco Leuschner},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={199},
  pages={163-173}
}
Tropical upper montane forests usually comprise trees of small stature with a relatively low aboveground productivity. In contrast to this rule, in the Cordillera de Talamanca (Costa Rica), tall trees (>35 m in height and more than 60 cm in diameter) are characteristic for the upper montane old-growth oak forests which are growing at an altitude of almost 3,000 m close to the alpine timberline. For these exceptional forests, productivity data are not yet available. In this study, we analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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