Changes in vegetation structure and composition along a tropical forest chronosequence: Implications for wildlife

DeWalt, S.J., S.K. Maliakal and J.S. Denslow

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Changes in tropical forest structure and species composition that occur during regeneration following land abandonment may have important consequences for wildlife populations. Many animals rely on forest resources as sites for foraging, nesting, and protection that may vary in abundance in forests of different ages. In this study, we examined aspects of forest composition and structure thought to be important to wildlife along a tropical moist forest chronosequence in the Barro Colorado Nature Monument (BCNM) of central Panama.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Forest Ecology and Management