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Life Sciences - Ecology | Biodiversity and Conservation of the Yucatan Peninsula

Biodiversity and Conservation of the Yucatan Peninsula

Gerald, Islebe, Gerald, Islebe (Eds.)

2015, X, 300 p. 50 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • No book available on this matter for this biologically important area
  • Will provide up-to-date information on the state of biodiversity and conservation in the Yucatan Peninsula based on state-of-the-art research, for both coastal and forest ecosystems
  • Will provide a deep understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of the challenges awaiting biodiversity in face of global change in the Yucatan Peninsula
This book provides information relevant for the conservation of biodiversity and the sound management of the coastal and forest ecosystems of the Yucatan Peninsula in the face of global change. Various aspects of the biodiversity of the Yucatan Peninsula are analysed in an integrative manner, including phenological, ecophysiological, ecological and conservation aspects of plants and animals and their relationships with humans in coastal and forest ecosystems.  

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biodiversity - Conservation - Ecology - Management - Sustainable Development

Related subjects » Ecology

Table of contents 

1.Introduction.- 2.Physical Setting and History.- 3.Distribution of vegetation types.- 4.Ecology (Plant).- 4.1.Phenology.-4.2.Ecophysiology.- 4.3.Disturbance, Conservation and use.- 5.Ecology (Animal).- 5.1.Plant-insect interaction.- 5.2.Large fauna.- 5.3.Reptiles and amphibians.- 5.4.Birds.- 5.5.Subsistence hunting & conservation.- 6.Coastal ecosystems and conservation.- 7.Forest ecosystems and conservation.- 8.Integration of conservation measures and policies.

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