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Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Peru: History and Description of the Reserve

  title={Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Peru: History and Description of the Reserve},
  author={Terry L Erwit},
At least seven major forest types can be distinguished at the T ambopata Reserved Zone. In order to facilitate a uniform use of habitat designations for the many scientific studies being undertaken in the Zone, descriptions and basic measurements are included for each forest type. These data include mean circumference, mean trunk area, and standing wood basal area as well as individual numbers of trees in hectares of each forest type. Soil type and drainage are likely important factors in… 

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