Changes in the Costa Rican Forest

In 1976 researchers started recording the different types of trees in the Costa Rican forest over a twenty year period. Over that period of time they found that some trees became more successful and others less successful. There was a very large reduction in the number of trees in the forest that they studied and a change in the types of trees. Smaller trees and saplings were less successful and larger deciduous canopy type trees were more successful. The nature of the forest changed. Continue reading