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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Günter, S.; Weber, M.; Erreis, R.; Aguirre, N. 
Title:
Influence of forest edges on the regeneration of abandoned pastures in the tropical mountain rain forest of Southern Ecuador 
Abstract:
Abstract In spite of its high diversity the forests in Southern Ecuador are highly endangered by deforestation. One of the main reasons for the loss of forests is the conversion into pastures. Due to their fast degradation, the pastures are abandoned after several years and form an increasing area of unproductive land. The remoteness from existing forest edges is discussed as one reason for the very slow natural reforestation of these areas. In this study we analyzed the regeneration of...    »
 
Keywords:
Restoration · Natural succession · Abandoned pastures · Diversity 
Journal title:
European Journal of Forest Research 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
126 
Journal issue:
Nr. 1 
Pages contribution:
67–75 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
Springer 
Publisher address:
Berlin / Heidelberg 
Print-ISSN:
1612-4669 
E-ISSN:
1612-4677 
Accepted:
03.08.2006 
Date of publication:
07.10.2006 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl für Waldbau 
Format:
Text 
Ingested:
03.02.2009 
Last change:
03.02.2009