Vegetation recovery on earthquake-triggered landslide sites in the Ecuadorian Andes
In this study, researchers surveyed vegetation in a landslide on the Quijos river in Ecuador and inventoried species distribution at distances along the landslide.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors found that species composition at the upper limit of the landslide is most similar to the plant composition of the forest, indicating that the forest is an important pool of colonizers. The authors suggest that earthquake landslides are common and an important contributor to floristic diversity
Stern, M. J. 1995, "Vegetation recovery on earthquake-triggered landslide sites in the Ecuadorian Andes" in Biodiversity and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Forests, eds. S. P. Churchill, H. Balslev, E. Forero&J. L. Luteyn, New York Bot. Gard., Bronx, pp. 207-220.