(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

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Tropical secondary forests

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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


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 159-172]

Bibliographic references : 84 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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