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Title A Caribbean forest tapestry : the multidimensional nature of disturbance and response / edited by Nicholas Brokaw ... [and others]
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
copyright 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Long-Term Ecological Research Network series
Long-Term Ecological Research Network series.
Summary Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides, floods, droughts, and human disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. These ecosystems recover quickly after natural disturbances, having been shaped over time by such events. But human disturbance has longer-lasting impacts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Forest ecology -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest ecology -- Caribbean Area.
Forest ecology -- Tropics.
Ecological disturbances -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Biotic communities -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest management -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest conservation -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Luquillo Mountains (P.R.) -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Brokaw, Nicholas V. L.
ISBN 9780190267742 ebook