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Monitoring Biodiversity / Monitoreo de Biodiversidad compiles case studies regarding the biodiversity research and monitoring program of Andean species and habitats carefully chosen as indicators to assess the short- and long-term effects of a linear disturbance: the PERU LNG pipeline. Set in a scientifically unexplored region of the Andes, Monitoring Biodiversity clearly articulates the Smithsonian-led conceptual framework for the implementation in the field by scientists. It addresses scientific and conservation questions addressed by the research protocols, the experimental design, and data gathering. Moreover, Monitoring Biodiversity / Monitoreo de Biodiversidad covers a gap on how to integrate biodiversity research, monitoring, and conservation into sustainable development projects of national and international interest.
Alfonso Alonso is a conservation biologist and Director of the Field Programs at the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Since 1996 he has established strategic partnerships for conservation and development programs with the energy industry.
Francisco Dallmeier has been a conservation biologist with the Smithsonian Institution since 1986. He is the Director of the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. He has developed programs associated to biodiversity research, monitoring and conservation in Latin America and Africa.
Grace P. Servat is an associate researcher with the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. She has extensive experience doing ecological research in the Andes and Amazon systems.