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    Changes in forest structure and area over a 44-year period in coastal moist forests in Puerto Rico show succession toward a single climax on white sands. A Pterocarpus forest has not changed and is considered a climax on flooded soils.

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    Figueroa, Julio C.; Totti, Luis; Lugo, Ariel E.; Woodbury, Roy O. 1984. Structure and composition of moist coastal forests in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Res. Pap. SO-202. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 11 p.


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    Tropical forests, tropical succession, forested wetlands, pterocarpus swamps

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