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Caribbean Foresters Take Steps Towards a Network of Permanent Forest Plots in the Caribbean: A Meeting Report

Ariel E. Lugo*

*International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, 1201 Ceiba, Jardín Botánico Sur, Río Piedras, PR, USA 00926-1115.

Caribbean Naturalist, Special Issue No. 1 (2016)

This manuscript contains an overview of the 16th meeting of Caribbean Foresters that resulted in the establishment of a network of forest plots throughout the region with the purpose of increasing understanding of the patterns of long-term forest dynamics. Research projects in the network will improve collaboration among those working in Caribbean forests and will facilitate development of conservation plans consistent with the responses of Caribbean forests to hurricanes and other types of disturbances.

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