Changes in forest structure and composition after fire in tropical montane cloud forests near the Andean treeline
Background: In tropical montane cloud forests (TMCFs) fires can be a frequent source of disturbance near the treeline.
Aims: To identify how forest structure and tree species composition change in response to fire and to identify fire-tolerant species, and determine which traits or characteristics are associated with fire tolerance.
Methods: Shifts in forest structure and diversity were assessed on 15 paired plots in burnt and unburnt (control) forests, along a fire chronoseq...Expand abstract
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- Peer reviewed
- Accepted Manuscript
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- Botanical Society of Scotland
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- This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor and Francis in Plant Ecology and Diversity on 16 Sep 2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17550874.2013.816800