(Article of periodic en Français - 1980)

Document title

Régénération et reconstitution de forêts naturelles à l'île de la Réunion

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Although still densely forested, the vegetation of the island has been drastically modified by human intervention during the past 300 years. Little is left of the lowland coastal forest, except in the small reserve of Saint Philippe. The hill forests still cover most of the mountain slopes between 700 and 1300m above sea level, although some tree species have suffered from overexploitation in the past. The open forest of the endemic tree, le Tamarin des hauts (Acacia heterophylla), is found between 1300 and 1800m above sea level, in the highest ranges. The biology of this tree and the successful techniques devised by the Reunion Forest Service to ensure its regeneration after forest fires or landslides are described.


Article of periodic

published at : Terre et vie. Revue d'écologie appliquée Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 3-22]

Bibliographic references : 4 réf.



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