Small-scale altitudinal variation in lowland wet tropical forest vegetation

@inproceedings{Lieberman1985SmallscaleAV,
  title={Small-scale altitudinal variation in lowland wet tropical forest vegetation},
  author={Milton Lieberman and Diana Lieberman and Gary S. Hartshorn and Rodolfo Peralta},
  year={1985}
}
(1) All trees and lianas (>10 cm dbh) on 12.4 ha of primary lowland wet tropical forest at La Selva, Costa Rica, were enumerated. (2) A total of 5530 live stems were encountered, representing 269 species. Palms comprised 25-5% of stems, lianas 2-4%, tree ferns 0-1% and true trees 72-0%. The most abundant species, Pentaclethra macroloba (Mimosaceae), accounted for 13.6% of stems. Species richness ranged from 79 to 107 species per ha. (3) Species composition varies continuously with altitude over… CONTINUE READING

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