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Title: Forest Area Trends in Puerto Rico

Author: Birdsey, Richard A.; Weaver, Peter L.;

Date: 1987

Source: Res. Note SO-331. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Forest area trends in Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1985 are included in this update of earlier studies. Total forest area has increased from 279,000 ha in 1980 to 300,000 ha in 1985. Most of the new forest is growing on abandoned pasture. Secondary forest and abandoned coffee shade account for 78 percent of all forest land. Xeric scrub and active coffee shade account for 11 percent and 10 percent of all forest land, respectively.

Keywords: forest survey, remote sensing, tropical forests

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Birdsey, Richard A.; Weaver, Peter L. 1987. Forest Area Trends in Puerto Rico. Res. Note SO-331. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

 


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