Recovery of the rain forest tree Vochysia ferruginea over 5 years following Hurricane Joan in Nicaragua: a preliminary population projection matrix

@inproceedings{Boucher1997RecoveryOT,
  title={Recovery of the rain forest tree Vochysia ferruginea over 5 years following Hurricane Joan in Nicaragua: a preliminary population projection matrix},
  author={Douglas H. Boucher and Maria Antonia Mallona},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract Initial observations of the effects of Hurricane Joan on southeastern Nicaraguan rain forest in 1988 indicated that, although damage to the forest was heavy, only one common tree species, Vochysia ferruginea , appeared to have declined so much as to be in danger of local extinction. We followed the population dynamics of this species over the next 5 years and developed a mathematical model of its recovery, using a stage-projection (Lefkovitch) matrix. The finite rate of natural… CONTINUE READING

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