corals and rainforest tree species

Ed Green edg at
Mon Jun 5 04:40:05 EDT 2000

Dear All,

A titbit of information in response to John Ware's last posting: according to our 'forest people' there are approx. 30,000 spp. of rain forest trees. The number of tree spp. per hectare ranges between 56-92 in Africa, 108-240 in SE Asia and 56-285 in the Americas. 

Does anyone on this list know of regional figures for the number of species of coral/unit area for reefs?


Dr. Edmund Green
Head, Marine and Coastal Programme
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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United Kingdom

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