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FONSECA E, Ana C; CORTES, Jorge  and  ZAMORA, Priscilla. Monitoreo del manglar de Gandoca, Costa Rica (sitio CARICOMP). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2007, vol.55, n.1, pp.23-31. ISSN 0034-7744.

Monitoring of the mangrove forest at Gandoca, Costa Rica (CARICOMP site). The mangrove forest at Gandoca, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo, Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, has been monitored since 1999, following the CARICOMP protocol. The dominant species was the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle. The peak of productivity and flowering was in July. The mangrove productivity decline from 2001 to 2004 while the temperature rised. Biomass (14 kg/m2) and density (9 trees/10 m2) in Gandoca were relatively low compared to other CARICOMP sites, while productivity in July in Costa Rica (4 g/m2/day) was intermediate, similar to most CARICOMP sites. Rev. Biol. Trop. 55 (1): 23-31. Epub 2007 March. 31.

Keywords : mangrove; Rhizophora mangle; monitoring; CARICOMP; Gandoca; Caribbean; Costa Rica.

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