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La vegetación leñosa en helechales y bosque de ribera en la reserva científica Ebano Verde, República Dominicana (Woody vegetation in fernlands and riparian forests in Ebano Verde scientific reserve, Dominican Republic)

Literature: Journal Articles Recursos en Español - Spanish Available at NO COST

Slocum, M., Aide, M. Zimmerman, J. & Navarro, L., 2000, "La vegetación leñosa en helechales y bosque de ribera en la reserva científica Ebano Verde, República Dominicana", Moscosa, vol. 11, pp. 38-56.

Affiliations

  • Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico
  • Institute fro Tropical Ecosystems Studies, University of Puerto Rico
  • Laboratoria de Botánica, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España

Link(s)

Available at no cost: Moscosa

Species Info

  • Dicranopteris pectinata

Description

This article is in Spanish
  • Los autores compararon la diversidad florística de áreas dominadas por helechos y bosques riparios en un área montana tropical de la República Dominicana.
  • Se identificaron todas las especies leñosas presentes en parcelas ubicadas en helechales y bosques de ribera.
  • El bosque ripario presentó una densidad de plantas leñosas mayor a la de las áreas dominadas por helechos (78.5 tallos/100m2 y 10.1 tallos/100m2, respectivamente); y más especies (41 contra 28).
  • Se encontraron solo ocho especies exclusivas del bosque ripario.
  • La baja diversidad y densidad de plantas leñosas en las áreas dominadas por helechos se debe a la limitada dispersión de semillas, suelos pobres y competencia con D. Pectinata
  • Los autores concluyen que si se logra reducir estas barreras con técnicas de manejo adecuadas, el bosque ripario sería una importante fuente de propágulos para el establecimiento de un bosque en las áreas dominadas por helechos.

  • The authors compared the floristic diversity of areas dominated by ferns and riparian forests in a tropical mountain area of the Dominican Republic
  • All the woody species present in plots established in fern dominated areas and riparian woodlands were identified
  • The riparian forest presented a density of woody plants greater than areas dominated by ferns (78.5 and 10.1 stems/100m2 stems/100m2, respectively) and more species (41 against 28).
  • Only eight species were exclusive of the riparian forest.
  • The low diversity and density of woody plants in the areas dominated by ferns is due to limited seed dispersal, poor soil conditions and competition with D. pectinata.
  • The authors concluded that if these barriers can be reduced with proper management techniques, the riparian forest would be an important source of propagules for the establishment of a forest in areas dominated by ferns.

Geographical Region

  • Caribbean Islands
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
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