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Title A Caribbean forest tapestry : the multidimensional nature of disturbance and response / edited by Nicholas Brokaw [and others].

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Long-Term Ecological Research Network series
Long-Term Ecological Research Network series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ecological paradigms for the tropics : old questions and continuing challenges / Ariel E. Lugo [and others] -- Conceptual overview : disturbance, gradients, and ecological response / Robert B. Waide and Michael R. Willig -- Geographic and ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains / William H. McDowell [and others] -- Disturbance regime / Frederick N. Scatena [and others] -- Response to disturbance / Nicholas Brokaw [and others] -- When and where biota matter : linking disturbance regimes, species characteristics and dynamics of communities and ecosystems / Todd A. Crowl [and others] -- Management implications and applications of long-term ecological research / Ariel E. Lugo [and others] -- Long-term research in the Luquillo Mountains : synthesis and foundations for the future / Michael R. Willig [and others].
Summary 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 time by such events. But human disturbance has longer-lasting impacts.
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Subject Forest ecology -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest ecology -- Caribbean Area.
Forest ecology -- Tropics.
Ecological disturbances -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Biotic communities -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest management -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Forest conservation -- Puerto Rico -- Luquillo Mountains.
Luquillo Mountains (P.R.) -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brokaw, Nicholas V. L.
Other Form: Print version: Caribbean forest tapestry. New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012 9780195334692 (DLC) 2011035972 (OCoLC)754186767
ISBN 9780190267742 (electronic bk.)
0190267747 (electronic bk.)
9780199715114 (electronic bk.)
0199715114 (electronic bk.)