Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): R. Myster
    Date: 2003
    Source: BIOTROPICA 35(3): 422–428
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: View PDF  (157 B)

    Description

    I set up a 250 m2 plot and found after five years that (1) grass dominated by ferns and woody species was gradually increasing over time; (2) woody genera (Syzygium, Calophyllum, and Clidemia) common here have not been found elsewhere on the island and ‘‘successional’’ trees, such as Cecropia sp. and Shefflera sp., were completely absent; (3) smaller, earlier trees were also found away from the forest; and (4) the plot had multiple strata and was recovering forest structural characteristics such as productivity and richness.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Myster, R. 2003. Vegetation Dynamics of a Permanent Pasture Plot in Puerto Rico. BIOTROPICA 35(3): 422–428

    Keywords

    invasibility, land use, LTER, Luquillo Experimental Forest, old fields, succession.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/30173