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Ouragans et diversite biologique dans les forets tropicales. L’exemple de la Guadeloupe (Hurricanes and diversity in tropical forests: the example of Guadeloupe).

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Imbert, D. et al. 1998. Ouragans et diversite biologique dans les forets tropicales. L’exemple de la Guadeloupe. Actu Oecologica, vol. 19 no. 3, pp. 251-262.

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Corresponding author:


  • Laboratoire de biologie vegetale, universite des Antilles et de la Guyane, BP 592, 97159 Pointe-a-Pire cedex, France.
  • Station de recherches forestieres, Institut national de la recherche agronomipue, BP 1232, 97184 Pointe-a-Pire cedex, France


Acta Oecologica

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This article is written in French

  • The authors examined the relationship between hurricane disturbances and biodiversity.
  • The authors found that diversity of forests increased their resistance to hurricane disturbances.
  • The authors concluded that recurrence of strong hurricanes could lead to extirpation of rare or vulnerable non-pioneer species.

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