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Ecological Paradigms for the Tropics: Old Questions and Continuing Challenges

  • Author(s): Lugo, AE
  • Waide, RB
  • Willig, MR
  • Crowl, TA
  • Scatena, FN
  • Thompson, J
  • Silver, WL
  • McDowell, WH
  • Brokaw, N
  • et al.
Abstract

This chapter focuses on the ecological response mechanisms of the Luquillo Mountains tonatural and human-induced disturbances, such as hurricanes and land cover change. It identifies the ecosystems of the Luquillo Mountains as a perfect representation of large masses of a non-frost tropical land because of its naturally occurring features: high rainfall, hurricane disturbances, maritime climate, and insularity. It then sets out the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program as a by-product of the 20th and 21st century experimentations, and discusses its contributions to the basic understanding of the ecological make-up and biogeochemistry of the Luquillo Mountains.

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