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By Pierre Charles-Dominique (auth.), Frans Bongers, Pierre Charles-Dominique, Pierre-Michel Forget, Marc Théry (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048158699

ISBN-13: 9789048158690

ISBN-10: 9401598215

ISBN-13: 9789401598217

Nouragues is a tropical wooded area learn station in French Guiana. It was once verified in 1986 for examine on ordinary mechanisms of wooded area regeneration. on the grounds that then loads of learn has been performed in this and similar topics.
This booklet presents an summary of the most examine effects, and specializes in plant groups, vertebrate groups and evolutionary ecology, frugivory and seed dispersal, and wooded area dynamics and recruitment.
The appendices supply (annoted) checklists of crops, birds, mammals, herpetofauna and fishes present in an identical area.

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Although the available series of data runs since November 1987 to December 1996, only 88 months out of a total of 110 in this period have a complete record. The least well recorded months are January and December. On the annual rainfall map published in the Atlas of French Guiana (Boyeet a!. 1979), the Nouragues station is located between the 3000mm and 3250mm isohyets. Over the period of records, the measured annual precipitation attains an average of 2990 mm, the total being spread over 310 days of rainfall.

From Thery 2000) 28 F. Bongers et a/. These statistical differences in hue, PPFD, and R/FR separate forest types at Nouragues. We wondered whether reference forests at different sites would be comparable with respect to their ambient light spectra. Consequently, we compared the same undisturbed forest type between Nouragues, and two other sites in French Guiana: Paracou research station (5°15'N-52°55'W), located 20 km from the coast, and the Piste de Saint-Elie research station (5°14'N-53°03'W), 30 km from the coast in the same unbroken evergreen rain forest.

Under these same conditions, the relative humidity of the air is negatively correlated with temperature (Sarthou 1992), with a minimum of 22% M. Grimaldi and B. Riera 18 during the dry season and 65% during the rainy season. The daily range in humidity varies from 61-69% during the dry season to 27-35% during the rainy season. 0 3 (]) c: 2 1 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Figure 6. Mean monthly nebulosity at the Nouragues station. Nebulosity is correlated with the amount of precipitation.

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