Understory Regeneration

Development of Floristic Diversity in 10-year-old Restoration Forests on a Bauxite Mined Site in Amazonia


This article evaluates the diversity of species in a 10-year-old native species plantation in the Para state of Brazil. The study site was mined for bauxite in 1984 and planted in 1985 with 70 species of native forest tree species.

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Early Woody Invasion Under Tree Plantations in Costa Rica: Implications for Forest Restoration


This study evaluates the regeneration of woody plants, the amount of herbaceous cover, and the light conditions in the understory of 3-year-old mixed and single-species plantations in Costa Rica.

Research Goals & Methods

Single species plots included the native species Jacaranda copaia and Vochysia guatemalensis.

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