Parinari pachyphylla

Barriers to Lowland Tropical Forest Restoration in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia


This article examines the major barriers to forest restoration in the abandoned pastureland surrounding three forest fragments  in the Rio Rancheria watershed of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. These barriers include: seed source, seed predation, competition from grasses, microclimate, soil quality, and fire.

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