Geobotany Studies

Subtropical Mountain Forests of Las Yungas: Vegetation and Bioclimate

Authors: Entrocassi, Gabriela S., Gavilán, Rosario G., Sánchez Mata, Daniel

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  • Applies an integrated geobotanical approach to an unknown territory
  • Takes a bioclimatical view of the area for greater territorial understanding
  • Compiles data covering all forest-types in the area
  • Proposes a classification to systematize the natural vegetation units recognized in the area
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The vegetation addressed in this book is, biologically, one of the most diverse on Earth, with many characteristic taxa offering refuge and food sources for many resident and migratory animals. Yet the forests of Las Yungas remain poorly known from a floristic and vegetation point of view. This book seeks to fill that gap by studying the distribution of forest along an altitudinal but also a bioclimatic gradient. 

The richness in species demonstrates that these forests are substantially more diverse than other subtropical mountain woodlands. 103 diagnostic (characteristic or indicator) species were selected, of which 29 are dominant, 67 are exclusive, selective, preferential or differential, and 7 are stenoic. In addition, 13 communities were identified and characterized. These forests can be attributed to the Bolivian-Tucuman biogeographical province (South-Andean Region, Neotropical Sub-Kingdom). They are seasonal, semi-deciduous or evergreen micro- and mesowoodlands growing on foothills, hillsides, ravines, gorges and the edges of mountain ranges (terrestrial communities), as well as river terraces and beaches (riparian communities). 

Thanks to the range of new findings, the content presented here will benefit experts in related fields such as geographers, ecologists and botanists, but also teachers, nature guides, those involved in the management of forest or conservation areas, and policymakers.

 


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Vegetation of Las Yungas (Serranías de Zapla, Jujuy, Argentina): Subtropical Mountain Forest

    Pages 1-8

    Entrocassi, Gabriela S. (et al.)

  • General Features of Serranías de Zapla Multiple Use Ecology Reserve

    Pages 9-22

    Entrocassi, Gabriela S. (et al.)

  • Bioclimatology

    Pages 23-41

    Entrocassi, Gabriela S. (et al.)

  • Geobotany of Serranías de Zapla Multiple Use Ecology Reserve: Flora and Vegetation

    Pages 43-108

    Entrocassi, Gabriela S. (et al.)

  • Biodiversity Analysis: A Geobotanic Interpretation

    Pages 109-156

    Entrocassi, Gabriela S. (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25521-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25520-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subtropical Mountain Forests of Las Yungas: Vegetation and Bioclimate
Authors
Series Title
Geobotany Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25521-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25521-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25520-6
Series ISSN
2198-2562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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