Plant Ecology

, Volume 158, Issue 2, pp 183–200

Tropical forest communities in southeastern Mexico

Authors

  • Odilón Sánchez-Sánchez
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad Chetumal
  • Gerald A. Islebe
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad Chetumal
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015509832734

Cite this article as:
Sánchez-Sánchez, O. & Islebe, G.A. Plant Ecology (2002) 158: 183. doi:10.1023/A:1015509832734

Abstract

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.

PhytosociologySpecies distributionTropical forestsYucatán peninsula
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