Acknowledgments

This work was done in cooperation with the University of Puerto Rico as part of the USA National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research Program at the Luquillo Experimental Forest (Grants DBI-0218039 and DEB-0080538) to the Terrestrial Ecology Division, University of Puerto Rico, and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF), US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The first author was supported by Forest Service, Center for Forest Mycology Research and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Housing for Dr. W.H. McDowell and K. Kuhnert was provided at the Sabana Field Research Station, IITF. Housing, training and stipends for S. Ward and K. Claudio-Campos were provided by a USA National Science Foundation Grant for Research Experience for Undergraduate Students to the University of Puerto Rico. We thank Dr. F.N. Scatena and Mrs. E. TreviƱo (both previously with IITF) for arranging the international research internship for K. Kuhnert, and Dr. G. Stanoz at the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, for arranging R. Leisso's research internship.

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