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    From 1983 to 2008, the mean annual diameter growth (MAI) for 1,402 surviving stems of 62 species in the Cinnamon Bay watershed was 0.08¡À0.002 cm yr-1. Long-term MAI ranged from 0.02 cm yr-1 for Randia aculeata to 0.23 cm yr-1 for Inga laurina. Of the 30 species with ¡Ý8 surviving stems, eight averaged ¡Ý0.10 cm yr-1. Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Hurricane Marilyn in 1995, and a severe drought in 1994 and 1995 were the major climatic events during the 25-year measurement period. Plot dbh measurements provide useful information about stand structure, composition and dynamics, and for silvicultural applications.

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    Weaver, Peter L. 2009. Long-term diameter growth for trees in the Cinnamon Bay Watershed. Acta Cientifica. 23(1-3): 23-34.


    Cinnamon Bay watershed, U.S. Virgin Islands, long-term monitoring, dbh increment

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