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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 7. Tree diversity values for 24 one hectare plots established in Bolivia since 1980; only data for trees greater than 10 cm dbh is presented; precipitation data are approximate values in mm.

Locality

Coordinates

Elevation in m

Precipitacion in mm

Number of species/ha

LOWLAND FORESTS
Humid Forests

Alto Ivon 1

11° 45' S 66° 02' W

200

1550

94

Ríos Blanco y Negro 2

14° 33' S 62° 45' W

300

1400

90

Noel Kempff , Los Fierros-13

14° 35' S 66° 50' W

300

1500

94

Noel Kempff , Los Fierros-23

14° 35' S 66° 50' W

300

1500

75

Noel Kempff, Las Gamas 4

14° 48' S 60° 23' W

700

1500

75

Pilón Lajas, Río Colorado5

14° 55' S 67° 05' W

270

2500

79

Bosque Chimanes6

15° 00' S 66° 30' W

200

1700

78

Amboro, Río Saguayo7

17° 45' S 63° 44' W

360

1700

67

Riverine or Flooded Forests

Noel Kempff, Las Torres 34

13° 39' S 60° 49' W

250

1500

76

Estación Biológica del Beni , Maniqui8

14° 30' S 66° 50' W

200

1800

49

Estación Biológica del Beni -019

14° 46' S 66° 40' W

200

1800

51

Estación Biológica del Beni -029

14° 44' S 66° 40' W

200

1800

52

Deciduous Forests

Noel Kempff, Las Torres 111

13° 39' S 60° 49' W

350

1500

40

Noel Kempff, Las Torres 211

13° 39' S 60° 49' W

350

1500

34

Bajo Paraguá, Cerro Pelao 111

14° 32' S 61° 30' W

400

1500

46

Bajo Paraguá, Cerro Pelao 211

14° 32' S 61° 30' W

400

1500

62

Jardin Botánico de Santa Cruz10

17° 47' S 63° 04' W

375

1150

34

MONTANE FORESTS

Humid Forests

Pilón Lajas, Cumbre Pilón 5

15° 15' S 67° 00' W

900

3000

146

Alto Beni, Sapecho 112

15° 30' S 67° 25' W

700

1600

118

Alto Beni, Sapecho 212

15° 30' S 67° 25' W

600

1600

116

Alto Beni, Sapecho 312

15° 30' S 67° 25' W

700

1600

115

Cloud Forests

Amboró, Cerro Bravo7

17° 49' S 64° 32' W

2500

1000

43

Amboró, Río Amparo7

17° 50' S 63° 20' W

1000

1000

35

Amboró, San Rafael7

18° 23' S 63° 52' W

1500

1500

50

1. Boom, 1986.
2. Vargas et al., 1994
3. Saldias et al., 1994
4. Arroyo et al., 1994
5. this study
6. de Aguila, 1995
7. Vargas, 1995
8. W. Palacios et al. (unpublished data)
8. Dallmeier et al., 1991
9. Saldias, 1991
10. Jardim et al. 1994
11. R. Seidel (unpublished data)

 

 
 
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