Request PDF on ResearchGate Coppice regrowth in a disturbed tropical dry limestone forest in Jamaica The Hellshire Hills are an extensive area of tropical dry forest over limestone, located on the south coast of Jamaica. Despite being a protected area, they are subject to encroachment and clearance by charcoal burners, leaving a
Caves, karst and limestone habitats (Substantial revision in 2007. ... plants on limestone walls elsewhere. The action plan also includes small areas of tufa development, for instance associated with springs in East Devon. Karst-like features may also rarely be developed in other rocks apart from limestone, including within
Tropical and subtropical ecosystems, especially those found on limestone substrates, are among the most diverse terrestrial habitats in China. However, little is known about patterns of plant diversity, ecology and conservation status within these ecosystems. In this special issue we present five
In deciduous forests on limestone outcrops, special attention has to be given to Ca because it is very abundant in soils and in the leaves of tree species. Ca is proposed as an important nutrient for biomass accumulation and plant growth, thus acting in important steps in the metabolism of cells, including carbon fixation. Based on Ca leaf content, Hou Merkle (1950) classified plants
They’re a centuries-old assault on our environment, but eradicating invasive plants requires more than pulling them out by the roots — especially since big box stores still sell them and red tape in the governor’s office still allows those sales. Writer Susan M. Brackney explains this weedy predicament, and how people can help. Click here ...
Deer, bears, gibbons, but especially elephants, play an important role in seed dispersal for a large-fruited tree in the forests of Thailand, according to a new study. The data illustrate the complexity of forest ecology and hint that, at least for this one species, changes have occurred that have
Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean . The moist forests of this ecoregion are characterized by rich floral and faunal diversity. In contrast to the rest of the Caribbean archipelago, Jamaica was never connected to another landmass. As a result, the island has a particularly high proportion of endemic plant and animal species. Two notable forest
Of the 152 vascular plant species found in Cockpit Country, over 100 are found nowhere else in the world. Amazingly, many individual hilltops claim their own unique species. Most of Jamaica's 550 native fern species are found in Cockpit Country and relative to its size, more species of ferns are found here than in any other tropical forest in ...