Topographic position affects the water regime in a semideciduous tropical forest in Panamá

  title={Topographic position affects the water regime in a semideciduous tropical forest in Panam{\'a}},
  author={Matthew I. Daws and Christopher E. Mullins and David F. R. P. Burslem and Steven R. Paton and James W. Dalling},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The effects of topographic position on water regime in a semideciduous tropical forest on Barro Colorado Island in Panamá were assessed by measuring soil matric potential using the filter paper technique and by using measured soil water release characteristics to convert a long-term (20 years) gravimetric water content data-set to matric potential. These were also compared against predictions from a simple water balance model. Soil matric potentials on slope sites were significantly higher than… CONTINUE READING
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