publication . Article . 2014

Diameter growth performance of tree functional groups in Puerto Rican secondary tropical forests

Adame, Patricia; Brandeis, Thomas J; Uriarte, Maria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2014 Journal: Forest Systems (issn: 2171-9845, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
Abstract
<p><em>Aim of study:</em> Understanding the factors that control tree growth in successional stands is particularly important for quantifying the carbon sequestration potential and timber yield of secondary tropical forests. Understanding the factors that control tree growth in successional stands is particularly important for quantifying the carbon sequestration potential and timber yield of secondary tropical forests. Yet, the high species diversity of mixed tropical forests, including many uncommon species, hinders the development of species-specific diameter growth models.<br /><em>Area of study:</em> In these analyses, we grouped 82 species from secondary f...
Subjects
free text keywords: Forestry, SD1-669.5, Soil Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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Alder D, 1995. Growth modelling for mixed tropical forests. Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford, UK. [OpenAIRE]

Andreassen K, Tomter SM, 2003. Basal area growth models for individual trees of Norway spruce, Scots pine, birch and other broadleaves in Norway. For. Ecol. Manage. 180: 11-24. [OpenAIRE]

Ashton PS, Hall P, 1992. Comparisons of structure among mixed dipterocarp forests of north-western Borneo. Journal of Ecology 80: 459-481. [OpenAIRE]

Baker TR, Swaine MD, Burslem DFRP, 2003. Variation in tropical forest growth rates: combined effects of functional group composition and resource availability. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 6: 21-36. [OpenAIRE]

Birdsey RA, Weaver PL, 1982. The forests resources of Puerto Rico. Resour. Bull. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, LA, p. 59.

Brandeis TJ, 2009. Diameter Growth of Subtropical Trees in Puerto Rico. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, p. 44.

Brandeis TJ, Helmer EH, Oswalt SN, 2007. The Status of Puerto Rico's Forests, 2003. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, USA, p. 75.

Brandeis TJ, Randolph KC, Strub MR, 2009. Modeling Caribbean tree stem diameters from tree height and crown width measurements. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences 1: 78-95.

Canham C, Papaik MJ, Uriarte M, McWilliams WH, Jenkins JC, Twery MJ, 2006. Neighborhood analyses of canopy tree competition along environmental gradients in New England forests. Ecological applications 16: 540-554. [OpenAIRE]

Chai FYC, LeMay VM, 1993. Development and testing of diameter increment models for mixed swamp forests of Sarawak. For. Ecol. Manage. 58: 51-64.

Chazdon RL, 2003. Tropical forest recovery: legacies of human intervention and natural disturbances. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 6: 51-71. [OpenAIRE]

Clark DA, Clark DB, 1994. Climate-induced annual variation in canopy tree growth in a Costa Rican tropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology 82: 865-872.

Clark DB, Clark DA, Read JM, 1998. Edaphic variation and the mesoscale distribution of tree species in a neotropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology 86: 101-112.

Daly C, Helmer EH, Quiñones AM, 2003. Mapping the climate of Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra. International Journal of Climatology 23: 1359-1381.

Draper NR, Smith H, 1998. Applied Regression Analysis. Wiley-Interscience, New York.

58 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
<p><em>Aim of study:</em> Understanding the factors that control tree growth in successional stands is particularly important for quantifying the carbon sequestration potential and timber yield of secondary tropical forests. Understanding the factors that control tree growth in successional stands is particularly important for quantifying the carbon sequestration potential and timber yield of secondary tropical forests. Yet, the high species diversity of mixed tropical forests, including many uncommon species, hinders the development of species-specific diameter growth models.<br /><em>Area of study:</em> In these analyses, we grouped 82 species from secondary f...
Subjects
free text keywords: Forestry, SD1-669.5, Soil Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
58 references, page 1 of 4

Alder D, 1995. Growth modelling for mixed tropical forests. Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford, UK. [OpenAIRE]

Andreassen K, Tomter SM, 2003. Basal area growth models for individual trees of Norway spruce, Scots pine, birch and other broadleaves in Norway. For. Ecol. Manage. 180: 11-24. [OpenAIRE]

Ashton PS, Hall P, 1992. Comparisons of structure among mixed dipterocarp forests of north-western Borneo. Journal of Ecology 80: 459-481. [OpenAIRE]

Baker TR, Swaine MD, Burslem DFRP, 2003. Variation in tropical forest growth rates: combined effects of functional group composition and resource availability. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 6: 21-36. [OpenAIRE]

Birdsey RA, Weaver PL, 1982. The forests resources of Puerto Rico. Resour. Bull. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, LA, p. 59.

Brandeis TJ, 2009. Diameter Growth of Subtropical Trees in Puerto Rico. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, p. 44.

Brandeis TJ, Helmer EH, Oswalt SN, 2007. The Status of Puerto Rico's Forests, 2003. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, USA, p. 75.

Brandeis TJ, Randolph KC, Strub MR, 2009. Modeling Caribbean tree stem diameters from tree height and crown width measurements. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences 1: 78-95.

Canham C, Papaik MJ, Uriarte M, McWilliams WH, Jenkins JC, Twery MJ, 2006. Neighborhood analyses of canopy tree competition along environmental gradients in New England forests. Ecological applications 16: 540-554. [OpenAIRE]

Chai FYC, LeMay VM, 1993. Development and testing of diameter increment models for mixed swamp forests of Sarawak. For. Ecol. Manage. 58: 51-64.

Chazdon RL, 2003. Tropical forest recovery: legacies of human intervention and natural disturbances. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 6: 51-71. [OpenAIRE]

Clark DA, Clark DB, 1994. Climate-induced annual variation in canopy tree growth in a Costa Rican tropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology 82: 865-872.

Clark DB, Clark DA, Read JM, 1998. Edaphic variation and the mesoscale distribution of tree species in a neotropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology 86: 101-112.

Daly C, Helmer EH, Quiñones AM, 2003. Mapping the climate of Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra. International Journal of Climatology 23: 1359-1381.

Draper NR, Smith H, 1998. Applied Regression Analysis. Wiley-Interscience, New York.

58 references, page 1 of 4
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