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A Comparison of the Structure and Composition of Montane and Lowland Tropical Forest in the Serranía Pilón Lajas, Beni, Bolivia

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Table 4. A comparison of one hectare forest inventories established in humid tropical forest on well-drained soils at selected localities in South America; only data for trees¹ 10 cm diameter is presented.

Locality

Source

Number of trees

Basal Area (m2)

Number of families

Number of genera

Number of species

Bolivia

Cumbre Pilón

this study

647

30.62

37

92

146

Río Colorado

this study

588

26.40

31

64

78

Bosque Chimanes (Beni)

de Aguila (1995)

582

25.59

32

63

78

Amboró, Río Saguayo (Santa Cruz)

Vargas (1995)

506

39.20

31

58

67

Perseverancia (Santa Cruz)

Vargas et al. (1994)

597

23.38

36

69

90

Noel Kempff Park -1 (Santa Cruz)

Saldias et al. (1994)

653

34.01

32

51

75

Noel Kempff Park -2 (Santa Cruz)

Saldias et al. (1994)

606

25.16

33

61

94

Alto Ivón (Beni)

Boom (1986)

649

21.48

28

63

94

Selected Other Localites

Añangu (Ecuador)1

Balslev et al. (1987)

728

33.70

53

141

228

Jatun Sacha (Ecuador)

Neill & Palacios (ms.)

724

30.53

47

128

246

Yanamono (Peru)

Gentry (1988a)

580

 

58

 

283

Mishana (Peru)

Gentry (1988b)

842

 

50

 

275

Tambopata (Peru)

Gentry (1988b)

602

 

42

 

155

Rio Xingú - 1 (Brazil)

Campbell et al. (1986)

393

27.63

33

76

133

Rio Xingú - 2 (Brazil)

Campbell et al. (1986)

567

32.14

33

83

162

Rio Xingú - 3 (Brazil)

Campbell et al. (1986)

460

28.27

33

72

118

1. Based on point-center transects transformed to hectare values.

 

 
 
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