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Tropical secondary forests

Auteur :
CORLETT, R.T.

Description :
In this article the use of the term secondary forest is restricted to forests which have reoccupied a site after clearance. The literature on tropical forest succession is reviewed, showing the importance of the type, intensity and scale of the disturbance, the nature of the surrounding landscape and the composition of the surviving disperser fauna. The value of tropical secondary forests is compared to primary forest, with regards to regulatory function, commercial value and conservation significance. Finally, major research needs are briefly discussed.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 1995, vol. 19, n°. 2, p. 159-172, Références bibliographiques : 84 ref.

Date :
1995

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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