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Factors affecting site productivity of a Costa Rican secondary rain forest in relation to Vochysia ferruginea, a commercially valuable canopy tree species :

by Alvarado, Alfredo; Herrera Fernández, Bernal; Finegan, Bryan; Campos Arce, José Joaquín.
Publisher: 1999Subject(s): VOCHYSIA FERRUGINEA | SUELOS FORESTALES | MANEJO FORESTAL | CALIDAD DE SITIO | SUCESION FORESTAL | PRODUCTIVIDAD | BOSQUE TROPICAL HUMEDO | COSTA RICAOnline Resources: (En) In: Forest Ecology and Management (Países Bajos) v. 118 p. 73-81Summary: The objectives of the present study were to estimate site productivity in a 28-year-old secondary rain forest and to identify the most important substrate factors correlated with it, in relation to a commercially important tree species. On the basis of the assumption that populations of tree species in neotropical secondary rain forests are approximately even-aged, we applied principles and methods of site quality evaluation for forest plantations to the study, and assessed their utility in the tropical forest context.
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The objectives of the present study were to estimate site productivity in a 28-year-old secondary rain forest and to identify the most important substrate factors correlated with it, in relation to a commercially important tree species. On the basis of the assumption that populations of tree species in neotropical secondary rain forests are approximately even-aged, we applied principles and methods of site quality evaluation for forest plantations to the study, and assessed their utility in the tropical forest context.

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