Earthquake-caused landslides: A major disturbance to tropical forests

Nancy C. Garwood, David Janos, Nicholas Brokaw

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Abstract

Earthquakes occasionally denude large areas of tropical forest: for example, 54 square kilometers in Panama in 1976 and 130 square kilometers in New Guinea in 1935. Earthquake rates in New Guinea, but not in Panama, are sufficiently high so that substantial areas of disturbed, nonclimax forest may accumulate. In New Guinea, earthquake-caused landslides are as important as tree falls in the disturbance regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-999
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume205
Issue number4410
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

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Garwood, N. C., Janos, D., & Brokaw, N. (1979). Earthquake-caused landslides: A major disturbance to tropical forests. Science, 205(4410), 997-999.

Earthquake-caused landslides : A major disturbance to tropical forests. / Garwood, Nancy C.; Janos, David; Brokaw, Nicholas.

In: Science, Vol. 205, No. 4410, 01.12.1979, p. 997-999.

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Garwood, NC, Janos, D & Brokaw, N 1979, 'Earthquake-caused landslides: A major disturbance to tropical forests', Science, vol. 205, no. 4410, pp. 997-999.
Garwood NC, Janos D, Brokaw N. Earthquake-caused landslides: A major disturbance to tropical forests. Science. 1979 Dec 1;205(4410):997-999.
Garwood, Nancy C. ; Janos, David ; Brokaw, Nicholas. / Earthquake-caused landslides : A major disturbance to tropical forests. In: Science. 1979 ; Vol. 205, No. 4410. pp. 997-999.
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