An EMERGY evaluation of Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Experimental Forest



Publisher: USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry in [Río Piedras, P.R.]

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Subjects:

  • Environmental economics -- Puerto Rico.,
  • Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects -- Puerto Rico.,
  • Luquillo Experimental Forest (P.R.)

Edition Notes

StatementF.N. Scatena ... [et al.].
SeriesGeneral technical report IITF-GTR -- 9., General technical report IITF -- 9.
ContributionsInternational Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[80] p.
Number of Pages80
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Open LibraryOL16044342M

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Get this from a library. An EMERGY evaluation of Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Experimental Forest. [F N Scatena; International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.);] -- "Emergy" synthesis was used to assess the balance between nature and humanity and the equity among forest outcomes of a US Forest Service ecosystem management demonstration project on the Wine Spring.

4 Luquillo Experimental Forest: Research History and Opportunities The Luquillo Mountains rise from the coast to over 1, meters (m) above sea level, with El Yunque Peak (1, m in elevation) located 8 km (straight line distance) from the nearest beach (sofianatsouli.com by: 8. Puerto Rico’s Luquillo site (LUQ) entered the program in to study the long-term effects of natural and human disturbances on tropical forests and streams in the Luquillo Mountains.

How have hurricanes, droughts, agriculture, and urbanization affected these mountains, and how. We developed a spatially-explicit version of the CENTURY soil model to characterize the storage and flux of soil organic carbon (SOC, 0 30 cm depth) in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF), Puerto Rico as a function of climate, vegetation, and soils.

The long-term monitoring program initiated as part of the Luquillo LTER was critical to the evaluation of immediate and subsequent effects of Hurricane Hugo, which struck Puerto Rico in The occurrence of a hurricane soon after the initiation of the LTER program provides an opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of a tropical forest.

An Emergy Evaluation of Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Experimental Forest. General Technical Report IITF-GTR U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR, 79 pp. The Ba de Oro area has the four forest types present in the Luquillo Experimental Forest: Tabonuco, Palm, Dwarf and Palo Colorado.

According to Ewel and Whitmore (), the Tabonuco forest is classified as a subtropical wet forest and the other three belong to the subtropical lower montane forest life zone, with a mean annual rainfall of sofianatsouli.com by: Soil Survey of Caribbean National Forest and Luquillo Experimental Forest, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico In cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Region and Southern Research Station; the International Institute of Tropical Forestry; and the University of Puerto Rico, Agricultural Experiment Stations.

Abbott-Wood, Chris, Landscape forest modeling of the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Master of Science (Environmental Science), Decemberpp, 44 tables, 60 illustrations, references.

This thesis contributes to modeling the dynamics of forest community response to environmental gradients and disturbances over a mountain Cited by: 2.

Emergy and eco-exergy evaluation of four forest restoration modes in southeast China. transformity is an important index in emergy evaluation, especially An EMERGY evaluation of Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Experimental Forest book comparing systems producing similar products.

Energy evaluation of the effects of human activiteis on Luquillo Experimental Forest. M.S. Project. University of Florida, Puerto Rico Cited by: Much of this research was published in seven co-authored articles and in a widely used book that they co-authored with John Miller, Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology.

While their contributions are synergistically linked and stem from their co-authored papers, their individual contributions are distinct and extend over 50 years. Energy Evaluation of the Effects of Human Activities on Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico.

38 pp. M.S. King, D.M.D., Emergy Accounting of the Resource Basis of Nations, Human Well-Being and International Debt. This banner text can have markup. Home; web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.

Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico The US Forest Service Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) and Luquillo Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program have helped organize a series of arts activities, including an art exhibit, artist residencies, publication of books, and other outreach activities.

Puerto Rico, the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles, is subject to storms of great mag- nitude at intervals of approximately 60 years (Doyle 1, ). The Luquillo Experimental Forest (18"10fN, 65"W), also known as the Caribbean National Forest, is located in the northeast corner.

The colorado and dwarf forests of the Luquillo Mountains, occurring above the m cumulus base of the trade winds, are frequently enveloped in clouds. Structurally, the forests are small, dense, and floristically impoverished when compared to lower-elevation sofianatsouli.com by: Indians lived in the Forest and throughout Puerto Rico (fig.

At one time, the Spanish Crown managed Soil Survey of Caribbean National Forest and Luquillo Experimental Forest, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico By Loren Huffaker Edited by Gregory R.

Brannon, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jerry F. Ragus, Forest Service. Emergy and eco-exergy evaluation of four forest restoration modes. studied in Puerto Rico, ing Using Emergy: Evaluation of the State of West Virginia. EPA//R/ Emergy Assessment of a Wastewater Treatment Pond System in the Lake Victoria Basin of the Luquillo Experimental Forest and Puerto Rico.

Final report to International Institute of Tropical. Probing the deep critical zone beneath the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. fracturing and geomorphology of the deep critical zone in the Bisley watershed in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico, from two boreholes drilled to and m depth, from which continuous core samples were taken.

Probing the deep. Atmospheric Inputs to Watersheds of the Luquillo Mountains in Eastern Puerto Rico 91 volcanoes. Some ammonia and nitrate come from vegetation, biogenic emissions from soils, and from lightning (Junge, ). Eastern Puerto Rico is not close to any major terrestrial sources of sulfur or nitrogen, although Soufrière Hills VolcanoCited by: 3.

four forested watersheds of Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico Emergy evaluation of wood chip production and use as an alternative biomass fuel for a 10 MW district heating facility Sweden Emergy evaluation of wood powder production and use as an alternative biomass fuel for a 10 MW Emergy evaluation of recreation district heating.

Impacts of disturbance initiated by road construction in a subtropical cloud forest in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico Lydia P. Olandera,*, F.N Scatenab, Whendee L. Silverc a Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CAUSA b International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Call BoxRio Piedras, Puerto Rico,USA.

Oct 17,  · ORNL DAAC: This data set contains ten ASCII files .txt format), one NPP file for each of the nine different montane tropical rainforest sites within the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) of Puerto Rico and one file containing climate data.

The NPP study sites are located along an environmental gradient of different soils, elevation (, m), develop stage, and mean annual sofianatsouli.com: A.E. Lugo, F.

Scatena, C.F. Jordan. Feb 03,  · While the Luquillo Mountains are not the highest mountains in Puerto Rico and only rise to the relatively modest height of about 3, feet (1,m), they are the eastern most mountain range and have the first opportunity to wring moisture out of the easterly trade winds as the come ashore.4/4(12).

BIOTROPICA 22(1): Forest Structure and Productivity in Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains1' 2 Peter L. Weaver Institute of Tropical Forestry, Southern. energy-based evaluation of human and environmental systems, called Emergy Synthesis, that form a quantitative basis for public policy decision-making.

The Center is a focal point on the University of Florida campus for faculty interested in local, regional, national, and global aspects of environmental policy.

Faculty members from a variety. This data set contains ten files sofianatsouli.com format, one Net Primary Productivity (NPP) file for each of the nine different montane tropical rainforest sites within the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) of Puerto Rico, and one file containing climate data.

Field measurements were carried out from through A 10,curie ¹³⁷Cs gamma source was placed by helicopter at the center of a selected site in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico. The source was operated for three months after which it was retracted into its shield and eventually removed.

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A new dust deposition calculation is used to construct a broad analysis of the importance of dust-derived P to the P budget of a montane wet tropical forest in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto sofianatsouli.com by: A NEIGHBORHOOD ANALYSIS OF TREE GROWTH AND SURVIVAL IN A from the ha Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot in Puerto Rico and describe effects of the spatial configuration, sizes, and species of neighboring trees on the growth and survival of Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.

Our approach al-lows us to test hypotheses by using likelihood ratio.