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- 1Calvo Rodriguez, Sofia
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- 1Hesketh, Michael S
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Assessing the Conservation status of Neotropical Dry forests using Geographic Information Systems and Optical Remote SensingDownload
Planet Earth is undergoing a rapid rate of ecosystem conversion and degradation and one of the major challenges of current environmental science is to contribute to the management and conservation of biodiversity through the development of tools for assessing environmental change. The main goal...
The main objective of this thesis was to identify and integrate scientific knowledge of ecosystem characterization and quantification with the goal of assessing ecosystem services (ES) in tropical dry forests (TDFs). By doing so, first I identify main existing gaps and trends on the...
The persistence of forest-dependent species in fragmented landscapes is fundamentally linked to the movement of individuals among subpopulations. The paths taken by dispersing individuals can be considered a series of steps built from individual route choices. Despite the importance of these...
Tropical dry forests are important ecosystems for their high species richness, endemism and their important role in sustaining earth’s system. This thesis utilized leaf area index measurements to characterize tropical dry forest successions and their seasonality in a tropical dry forest in...
Monitoring the effects of climate change in the Tropical Dry Forest of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere ReserveDownload
Tropical dry forests are among the most exploited and less conserved of large tropical ecosystems. This study shows advanced remote sensing techniques used to determine the land cover status of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve (Mexico). Within the context of the primary basins in the...
Opportunities and challenges for the pursuit of sustainability under globalization: A study from Costa RicaDownload
Globalization and human-domination of the globe have increased the complexity, scope and pace of human-environment interactions in ways that have fundamentally reconfigured the opportunities and challenges for sustainability. As a result, what society needs from science has shifted. Society and...
This thesis explores the variability of leaf traits resulting from changes in season, ecosystem successional stage, and site characteristics. In chapter two, I present a review of the use of remote sensing analysis for the evaluation of Neotropical dry forests. Here, I stress the conclusion,...