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    During June 17 and 18, 2008, a Castilla elastica forest located in El Tallonal, municipality of Arecibo, functioned as a carbon sink. The net photosynthetic rate ranged from 14.28 (native species) and 21.96 (C. elastica) g C m-1 day-1 and respiration of leaves, stems, and soil varied from 13.76 (native species) and 16.88 (C. elastica) g C m-1 day-1. The net accumulation of carbon in the forest ranged from 0.52 (native species) and 5.08 (C. elastica) g C m-1 day-1. These values may change significantly during days with low rates of photosynthesis and depending on how respiration rates in soil and stems vary.

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    Lugo, Ariel E.; da Silva, Jessica Fonseca; Sáez Uribe, Alejandra María. 2008. Balance de carbono en un bosque novedoso de Castilla elastica: resultados preliminares. Acta Científica. 22(1-3): 13-27.

    Keywords

    novel forests, Puerto Rico, Castilla elastica, carbon balance

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