Direct Effects of Elevation on Tree Size and Forest Density on Maderas Volcano, Nicaragua
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The forest visually changes with elevation on Maderas Volcano in Nicaragua. This study investigates the attributes of the forest that change with elevation; by taking measurements of tree’s Diameter at Breast Height and Forest Density using the Point Center Quarter method at three different elevation sites. A significant decrease in forest density was found between the low elevation forests and the high elevation forests. The forest gets less dense as elevation increases on Maderas volcano.
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