Nouragues: Dynamics and Plant-Animal Interactions in a by Pierre Charles-Dominique (auth.), Frans Bongers, Pierre

By Pierre Charles-Dominique (auth.), Frans Bongers, Pierre Charles-Dominique, Pierre-Michel Forget, Marc Théry (eds.)

Nouragues is a tropical woodland examine station in French Guiana. It used to be tested in 1986 for learn on typical mechanisms of wooded area regeneration. when you consider that then loads of examine has been performed in this and comparable topics.
This publication offers an outline of the most examine effects, and specializes in plant groups, vertebrate groups and evolutionary ecology, frugivory and seed dispersal, and wooded area dynamics and recruitment.
The appendices provide (annoted) checklists of vegetation, birds, mammals, herpetofauna and fishes present in an analogous area.

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6). 3 oktas at 18h). N. Carpenter for translation of this chapter. CHAPTER3 SCALES OF AMBIENT LIGHT VARIATION Frans Bongers, Peter J. van der Meer and Marc Thery 1. Introduction In tropical rain forests light availability is extremely variable, at many scales of observation, in time as well as in space (Chazdon 1988, Yanhong & Naoki 1997, Clarket a/. 1996, Endler 1993). Light is abundant in the upper part of the forest canopy and in (large) canopy gaps but it is scarce in the forest understorey.

A comprehensive inventory of trees in this area was initiated in 1992, aiming at numbering, labelling, mapping all trees ofDBH ~ 30cm. The inventory also included all stems ofDBH ~ lOcm on 22 of these quadrats. Twelve of them formed a 12-ha area of the so-called 'Petit-Plateau' where forest dynamics have been studied (van der Meer et a/. 1994, Van der Meer & Bongers 1996a, 1996b). The botanical study of canopy trees (DBH ~ 30cm) was carried out in a 9 x 1-ha strip of contiguous plots within this area (Poncy et a/.

G. when specific light conditions are available) should evolve a characteristic combination of colours, predictable from the encountered light habitat (Endler 1993). For example, fixed locations of display sites and colour patterns of three lekking forest-dwelling birds are nonrandomly associated with specific light habitats (Endler & Thery 1996, see also Chapter 14). Irradiance levels and light quality contribute to characterise and define optimal habitats both for plants and animals. As both spatial and temporal variability in these characteristics is high, this variability needs further attention in the Nouragues forest.

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