Tropical forest communities in southeastern Mexico
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- Sánchez-Sánchez, O. & Islebe, G.A. Plant Ecology (2002) 158: 183. doi:10.1023/A:1015509832734
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A phytosociological study was carried out along a 450 kmtransect in tropical southeastern Mexico in order to identify plantcommunities.Five major plant communities were distinguished and described:Those communities reflect preference of different environmentalfactorssuch as soils, precipitation and local relief. Further, the major threats(hurricanes, fires, agriculture) to the vegetation of the study areaare discussed.