Phenology of Atlantic Rain Forest Trees: A Comparative Study1

@inproceedings{Patricia2000PhenologyOA,
  title={Phenology of Atlantic Rain Forest Trees: A Comparative Study1},
  author={Lilia Patricia and C. Morellato and Daniela Cust{\'o}dio Talora and Adriana Takahasi and Cinara C. Bencke and Eliane C. Romera and Valescka B. Zipparro},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract This paper describes the phenology of leaf, flower, and fruit phenology in the Atlantic rain forests of southeastern Brazil. For 17 months, we observed the phenological patterns of trees from two Atlantic forest types at four sites: pre-montane forest (Sites I and IV; the “typical” Atlantic rain forest) and coastal plain forest (Sites II and III). All sites experience a nonseasonal, tropical wet climate, characterized by an annual rainfall usually > 2000 mm and lacking a dry season. We… 
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