Structure and floristics of secondary and old-growth forest stands in lowland Costa Rica

  title={Structure and floristics of secondary and old-growth forest stands in lowland Costa Rica},
  author={Manuel R Guariguata and Robin L. Chazdon and Julie S Denslow and Juan Manuel Dupuy and Laura Anderson},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
We characterized stand structure and floristic composition of woody life forms in three, 16–18 yr old secondary stands that regenerated after pasture abandonment, and three nearby old-growth stands of tropical rain forest in lowland Costa Rica. Basal area and stem density for each of four plant size classes (seedlings, saplings, treelets, trees) were similar among stand types, but density of adult canopy palms (individuals ≥ 10 cm DBH), was lower in the secondary stands. We estimate that 15% of… CONTINUE READING
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