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landscape ecology of secondary tropical forest in montane Costa Rica

Eileen Hoey Helmer

landscape ecology of secondary tropical forest in montane Costa Rica

by Eileen Hoey Helmer

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rain forest ecology -- Costa Rica -- Remote sensing.,
  • Forest landscape management -- Costa Rica.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Eileen H. Helmer.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination106 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages106
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15534189M

    Study Tropical Ecology and Conservation abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica next semester and explore Cloud Forest, Rain Forest, and more in Central America. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys at a unique biological station, on the doorstep of acre Monteverde Cloud Forest . Small terrestrial rodents in disturbed and old-growth montane oak forest in Costa Rica Maurits B. van den Bergh and Maarten Kappelle Habitat preference, feeding habits and conservation of Baird's Tapir in neotropical montane oak forests Mathias W. Tobler, Eduardo J. Naranjo, and Ivan Lira-Torres Part VI Conservation and sustainable use.

    In the s, he expanded his tropical horizons with research projects and students in the tropical forests Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand, The Philippines, and China (Yunnan Province). A main focus of his work and those of his students was the impact of forestry and agriculture on tropical forests. Kincaid Teacher On Her Way To Costa Rica Originally published in the Galleria Patch Houston's environment is a lot different than Costa Rica's, a fact that should give Sarah Shea lots of adventure. Shea, a teacher at The Kincaid School, was awarded a fellowship that will take her to the Central American country for eight days to take part in an.

      "'Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest' is an impressive page volume which includes the work of individual contributors, each selected for his and her specialized knowledge of Monteverde flora, fauna, history and s: 2.   The ephemerality of secondary forests in southern Costa Rica. Conservation Letters, e Rodrigo Pérez Ortega (@rpocisv) is a graduate student in .


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Landscape ecology of secondary tropical forest in montane Costa Rica by Eileen Hoey Helmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The landscape ecology of tropical secondary forest in montane Costa Rica. Author(s): Helmer, E. Author Affiliation: Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORby: The landscape ecology of secondary tropical forest in montane Costa Rica / Article (PDF Available) January with 19 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Multinomial logistic models of land use/land cover in montane Costa Rica and landscape pattern analysis showed that relative to agriculture, secondary forest occurred closer to old-growth forest, further from roads, in forest reserves, and at higher elevations.

Collinearity between explanatory variables yielded simple multivariate models; proportion of surrounding old growth Cited by: The montane tropical study area was located in the Talamanca Mountain Range in southern Costa Rica.

The Kappa accuracy for this classification was 83%. I also examined temporal patterns of spectral responses for various land covers and whether using digital data from multiple decades improved classification accuracy.

In the s, he expanded his tropical horizons with research projects and students in the tropical forests Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand, The Philippines, and China (Yunnan Province). A main focus of his work and those of his students was the impact of forestry and agriculture on tropical forests.

The literature on tropical secondary forests, defined as those resulting from human disturbance (e.g. logged forests and forest fallows), is reviewed to address questions related to their extent, rates of formation, ecological characteristics, values and uses to humans, and potential for management.

Book Review Editor. Norbert Kunert. Editorial Coordinator. Wendy Martin. Secondary forest, landscape ecology, tropical agriculture, land-use, disturbances, remote sensing. Bryan Finegan, Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE), Costa Rica. Secondary forest ecology and management.

We synthesized the results of 5 years research on tropical montane forest recovery in abandoned pastures in Costa Rica to address the following questions: (1) What factors limit tropical forest recovery in abandoned pastures. and (2) How can we use this information to design strategies to facilitate ecosystem recovery.

Our results indicate that a number of factors impede tropical forest. Size and structure of fine root systems in old-growth and secondary tropical montane forests (Costa Rica). Biotropica – HOCH, G.

& KÖRNER, C. Explore the latest full-text research PDFs, articles, conference papers, preprints and more on TROPICAL ECOLOGY. Find methods information, sources, references or conduct a literature review on. The study was performed in Southern Costa Rica, around the Las Cruces Biological Station (8°47N, 82°57W).

The landscape was origi-nally covered by Pacific pre-montane humid forest, but after massive deforestation 40 to 60 years ago, only app. 30% of landscape remains forested, one-third of which is secondary forest (Zahawi et al., ). The disturbance and destruction of the old-growth forests of the tropics continue to monopolize attention in international fora and the popular media, but a steadily growing land area is covered by secondary forest developing on sites which have been deforested and then abandoned by their owners.

The natural process of secondary forest succession offers hope that the unique combination of. Landscape-scale variation in forest structure and biomass in a tropical rain forest. Forest Ecology and Management Costa Rican Institute of Technology (ITCR) Digital atlas of CostaCartago, Costa Rica.

Cusack, D., and F. Montagnini The role of native species plantations in recovery of understory woody diversity. Tropical Montane Forest Restoration in Costa Rica: Overcoming Barriers to Dispersal and Establishment. Karen D. Holl. Landscape Ecology, 31, 7, (), A meta-analytical global comparison of aboveground biomass accumulation between tropical secondary forests and monoculture plantations, Forest Ecology and Management.

This volume represents a uniquely comprehensive overview of our current knowledge on tropical montane cloud forests. 72 chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics including cloud forest distribution, climate, soils, biodiversity, hydrological processes, hydrochemistry and water quality, climate change impacts, and cloud forest conservation, management, and restoration/5(3).

Tropical Ecology & Conservation Leadership Course in Osa, Costa Rica → ABOUT ATBC Founded inthe Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation is an international scientific and professional organization whose mission is to promote research, education, and communication about the world's tropical ecosystems.

This study took place on a farm near Monteverde, Costa Rica, which is in the tropical lower montane wet forest life zone (Holdridge, ). The farm is approximately meters in elevation, and receives 2–3 meters of rainfall annually.

Butterfly sampling occurred at the end of the dry season, in April,   Rapid biological changes are expected to occur on tropical elevational gradients as species migrate upslope or go extinct in the face of global warming.

We established a series of 9 1-ha plots in old-growth tropical rainforest in Costa Rica along a m relief elevational gradient to carry out long-term monitoring of tropical rain forest structure, dynamics and tree growth. tropical ecology and inform management strategies to facilitate recovery of these ecosystems.

Here we syn-thesize the results of research on tropical montane for-est recovery in abandoned pasture in Costa Rica to ad-dress the following questions: (1) What factors limit tropical forest.

Book Description: The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain forest, primarily because it has been easier to convert to agriculture.

Two billion ha have been identified globally for forest restoration. Our meta-analysis encompassing study landscapes worldwide reveals forest .(Van Uffelen, ; Kennis and De Vries, ); and in a Bolivian Lower Tropical Montane Forest ( m a.s.l) Dystrudepts were identified as the dominant soil type (Bautista-Cruz and Castillo, ).

In this study a general soil analysis was conducted at Reserva Cloudbridge in Costa Rica. The.Ph.D. Forest and Landscape Ecology, Wildland Resource Science Program, University of California, Berkeley, M.S.

Biogeography, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Organization for Tropical Studies 6-week tropical biology field course OTSUniversidad de Costa Rica, San José,