Elevational changes in a neotropical Fig (Ficus spp.) community in North Western Ecuador

Shanee, S and Peck, M R (2008) Elevational changes in a neotropical Fig (Ficus spp.) community in North Western Ecuador. Journal of Biogeosciences and Forestry, 1. pp. 104-106. ISSN 1971-7458

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Abstract

Differences in primary production levels at high elevations sites have a direct impact on the numbers, and types, of fauna that areas of tropical forest can support. We investigated the effects of increasing elevation on a Neotropical fig (Ficus spp.) community in the Andean Choco region of Ecuador. Results show that there is a significant reduction in mean density of fig trees (p = 0.01), likewise mean basal area decreases with increasing elevation (p < 0.05). Causes are suggested and the possible consequences of this on frugivores is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Mika Peck
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:26
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 16:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20554
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