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Ecology and Man in Mexico's Central Volcanoes Area

Edited By: Gerrit W Heil, Roland Bobbink and Nuri Trigo Boix

222 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #146260 | ISBN: 1402017081
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About this book

Mexico has been recognized as one of the most diverse countries in the world with roughly 10-12% of world's species in a territory of only approximately 1.5% of the world's total emerged land. This book shows numerous methodologies for collecting, processing and analyzing data from natural area, illustrated with reference to Mexico's Iztacichuatl-Popocatepetl National Park.


Contents

Preface * Mexico?s central volcanoes area: an introduction * Classification and mapping of the vegetation using field observations and remote sensing * Man-induced changes in vegetation cover in the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl Region * Birds of the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park and their significance for ecotourism * Effects of habitat fragmentation on the mammalian assemblage at the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes, Mexico * Dynamics of plant communities in the Iztaccihuatl ? Popocatepetl National Park * Remote Sensing biomass of forested ecosystems: Modelling the carbon cycle of the Iztaccihuatl ?Popocatepetl National Park, Mexico * Strategic Planning of the Iztaccihuatl?Popocatepetl National Park * Ecology and Man: Synthesis * Index.

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