Big-Leaf Mahogany

Genetics, Ecology, and Management

  • Ariel E. Lugo
  • Julio C. Figueroa Colón
  • Mildred Alayón

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 159)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mahogany: Tree of the Future

    1. Timothy C. Whitmore
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Tree and Its Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Marilyn D. Loveless, Raymond E. Gullison
      Pages 9-28
    3. John K. Francis, Salvador E. Alemañy
      Pages 94-102
    4. Carlos Navarro, Julia Wilson, Amanda Gillies, Marvin Hernández
      Pages 103-114
  4. Ecophysiology and Regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Ned Fetcher, Shiyun Wen, Adisel Montaña, Francisco de Castro
      Pages 117-128
    3. Ernesto Medina, Hsiang-Hua Wang, Ariel E. Lugo, Nathaniel Popper
      Pages 146-168
    4. James Grogan, Jurandir Galvão, Luciana Simões, Adalberto VerÍssimo
      Pages 193-208
    5. Raymond E. Gullison, Corine Vriesendorp, AgustÍn Lobo
      Pages 209-236
  5. Silviculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. John E. Mayhew, M. Andrew, James H. Sandom, S. Thayaparan, Adrian C. Newton
      Pages 261-277
    3. Patricia Negreros-Castillo, Carl W. Mize
      Pages 278-287
    4. Ariel E. Lugo, Shenglei Fu
      Pages 288-328
    5. Frank H. Wadsworth, Edgardo González González, Julio C. Figueroa Colón, Javier Lugo Pérez
      Pages 342-357
  6. Shoot Borer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Robert B. Floyd, Caroline Hauxwell, Manon Griffiths, Marianne Horak, Don P. A. Sands, Martin R. Speight et al.
      Pages 381-394
    3. Allan D. Watt, Adrian C. Newton, Jonathan P. Cornelius
      Pages 395-404
  7. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Ariel E. Lugo
      Pages 407-413
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 415-433

About this book


Big-Leaf Mahogany is the most important commercial timber species of the tropics. Current debate concerning whether to protect it as an endangered species has been hampered by the lack of complete, definitive scientific documentation. This book reports on vital research on the ecology of big-leaf mahogany, including genetic variations, regeneration, natural distribution patterns and the silvicutural and trade implications for the tree.


Artenschutz Silviculture biology development ecology ecophysiology forest forestry growth nutrition physiology regeneration taxonomy tree wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Ariel E. Lugo
    • 1
  • Julio C. Figueroa Colón
    • 2
  • Mildred Alayón
    • 3
  1. 1.International Institute of Tropical ForestryUSDA Forest ServiceRío PiedrasUSA
  2. 2.Puerto Rico Conservation FoundationUrbanización Puerto NuevoSan JuanUSA
  3. 3.International Institute of Tropical ForestryUSDA Forest ServiceRío PiedrasUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98837-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21778-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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