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A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides, floods, droughts, and human disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. These ecosystems recover quickly after natural disturbances, having been shaped over thousands of years by such events.

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Author: 
Nicholas Brokaw
Todd Crowl
Ariel Lugo
William McDowell
Frederick Scatena
Robert Waide
Michael Willig
Number of pages: 
480
Format: 
Hardback
Dimensions: 

6-1/8 x 9-1/4

Price: 
69.95
Availability: 
in_stock
Publication Date: 
2011-12

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