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- Barry, Kathryn E., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biotropica 2015 v.47 no.6 pp. 672-680
- abandoned land; basal area; chronosequences; forest regeneration; forest succession; lianas; plant communities; secondary forests; species recruitment; stems; trees; tropical forests; woody plants; Panama
- ... Lianas (woody vines) can have profound effects on tree recruitment, growth, survival, and diversity in tropical forests. However, the dynamics of liana colonization soon after land abandonment are poorly understood, and thus it is unknown whether lianas alter tree regeneration early in succession. We examined the liana community in 43 forests that ranged from 1 to 31 yr old in central Panama to de ...