Sloanea berteriana

Forest Regeneration in a Chronosequence of Tropical Abandoned Pastures: Implications for Restoration Ecology


During the mid‐1900s, most of the island of Puerto Rico was deforested, but a shift in the economy from agriculture to small industry beginning in the 1950s resulted in the abandonment of agricultural lands and recovery of secondary forest. This research examines the natural regeneration patterns on these abandoned agricultural lands in four different regions of Puerto Rico.

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