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Long-Term Research in the Luquillo Mountains: Synthesis and Foundations for the Future

  • Author(s): Willig, MR
  • Bloch, CP
  • Covich, AP
  • Hall, CAS
  • Jean Lodge, D
  • Lugo, AE
  • Silver, WL
  • Waide, RB
  • Walker, LR
  • Zimmerman, JK
  • et al.
Abstract

This chapter examines the causal relationship between disturbance, succession, and ecological changes by considering the biotic feedback mechanisms. It also provides an outline of rippling effects of natural phenomena, agricultural clearings, river flooding, and human-induced disturbances to the Luquillo Mountains and other tropical ecosystems in the world. In this regard, this chapter describes the intellectual and societal motivations that have influenced people to further the forecast of the ecological changes over time.

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