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A Caribbean Forest TapestryThe Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response$
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Nicholas Brokaw, Todd Crowl, Ariel Lugo, William McDowell, Frederick Scatena, Robert Waide, and Michael Willig

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195334692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.001.0001

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Geographic and Ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains

Geographic and Ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains

(p.72) 3 Geographic and Ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains
A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

William H. McDowell

Frederick N. Scatena

Robert B. Waide

Nicholas Brokaw

Gerardo R. Camilo

Alan P. Covich

Todd A. Crowl

Grizelle González

Effie A. Greathouse

Paul Klawinski

D. Jean Lodge

Ariel E. Lugo

Catherine M. Pringle

Barbara A. Richardson

Michael J. Richardson

Douglas A. Schaefer

Whendee L. Silver

Jill Thompson

Daniel J. Vogt

Kristiina A. Vogt

Michael R. Willig

Lawrence L. Woolbright

Xiaoming Zou

Jess K. Zimmerman

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This chapter describes the geologic, geographic, and ecological context of the location of Luquillo Mountains, particularly the factors affecting the response mechanisms of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to disturbance. It describes the existing conditions of the physical environment, chemical environment, and the biota of the Luquillo Mountains as they respond to disturbances. It then merges the decade-long research about the Mountains with the other tropical ecosystems around the globe.

Keywords:   geologic context, geographic context, ecological context, Puerto Rico, terrestrial ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, chemical environment, environmental variation

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