Effects of trampling on a terrestrial orchid environment

Orchids and soil communities that support them may be affected when we monitor or conduct inves- tigative procedures, or through tourism especially during the blooming season, but this has never been investigated or quantified (Light 2004). The immedi- ate and direct effect of human disturbance incl...

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Main Authors: Light, Marilyn H. S., MacConaill, Michael
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19523
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21092
Summary: Orchids and soil communities that support them may be affected when we monitor or conduct inves- tigative procedures, or through tourism especially during the blooming season, but this has never been investigated or quantified (Light 2004). The immedi- ate and direct effect of human disturbance including crushing of flowering plants and seedlings is obvious: broken stems are unlikely to resume growth and a season’s reproductive effort can be lost.