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  1. ¿Cuánto vale una reserva forestal?: el caso de El Robledal

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    Jorge Ruiz Linares

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de valoración económica directa e indirecta de la Reserva Forestal Protectora El Robledal obtenidos a 2005. Esta reserva es un bosque andino seco y se encuentra ubicada en los municipios de Guachetá y Ráquira, departamentos de Cundinamarca y Boyacá, en la jurisdicción de la Corporación Autónoma Regional de Cundinamarca (CAR, con una elevación entre los 2.700 y los 3.200 MSNM y con una un área de 400,2 ha. Con base en una imagen satelital LANDSAT TM de 1994, se estima la cobertura boscosa de la reserva en tan solo 173 ha y se caracteriza el bosque en cuanto a estructura y composición a través del levantamiento aleatorio de 12 cuadrantes de 2 por 50 m. La especie leñosa dominante es el roble (Quercus humboldtii Bonpl. Finalmente, se procedió a hallar los valores económicos de uso directo de subsistencia y productivo y de uso indirecto de los servicios ambientales establecidos para la investigación: valor económico de la madera en pie, recolecta de madera y producción de carbón vegetal por la población aledaña a la reserva y finalmente del bosque como sumidero de carbono. Para tal fin se utilizaron metodologías de valoración económica tales como precios de mercado, valoración contingente, costes evitados o inducidos, basadas en costos y transferencia de beneficios. Se concluye que el valor más alto esta asociado con la madera en pie y el valor de subsistencia, producto de la tala de bosques para la producción ilegal de carbón vegetal, es insignificante y motivo de preocupación. Una recomendación de política es trasladar el ingreso derivado de los habitantes de la zona por el valor de subsistencia a la protección de la reserva. Por tratarse de una reserva forestal muy antigua y a la luz del desarrollo sostenible y el tiempo ecológico, este recurso debería tratarse como no renovable.

  2. Conocimiento y valoración de la calidad ambiental de la Reserva Forestal Bosque de Yotoco: perspectiva psicoambiental

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    Henry Granada; Christian Molina Cortés

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo de investigación se enmarca en el campo de la Psicología Ambiental y tuvo como propósito describir los conocimientos y las valoraciones que las personas expresaron sobre la calidad ambiental de la Reserva Forestal Bosque de Yotoco (Valle del Cauca, Colombia), así como descubrir sugerencias implícitas o explicitas pertinentes para el mejoramiento de la calidad ambiental del ecosistema en mención. Los participantes fueron algunos de los visitantes a la reserva desde el año 1...

  3. Conocimiento y valoración de la calidad ambiental de la Reserva Forestal Bosque de Yotoco: perspectiva psicoambiental

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    Henry Granada

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de investigación se enmarca en el campo de la Psicología Ambiental y tuvo como propósito describir los conocimientos y las valoraciones que las personas expresaron sobre la calidad ambiental de la Reserva Forestal Bosque de Yotoco (Valle del Cauca, Colombia, así como descubrir sugerencias implícitas o explicitas pertinentes para el mejoramiento de la calidad ambiental del ecosistema en mención. Los participantes fueron algunos de los visitantes a la reserva desde el año 1994 hasta el 2011. Este estudio utilizó una estrategia metodológica cualitativa. Los datos analizados se obtuvieron a través del muestreo al azar de los libros de registro de visitantes, en el cual éstos escriben los comentarios sobre el carácter de su experiencia inmediatamente culminan el recorrido de la misma. Los resultados son ampliamente favorables hacia el reconocimiento de la calidad ambiental de la Reserva en sus aspectos físicos, bióticos y especialmente los psicosociales. Se destacan algunos comentarios relacionados con la apreciación del paisaje, la importancia como fuente originaria y reguladora de agua, el ser uno de los pocos “sobrevivientes” de bosque en la vertiente oriental de la cordillera occidental colombiana, la buena atención de los funcionarios y su posibilidad para la educación ambiental pertinente.

  4. Atributos vitales de especies leñosas en bordes de bosque altoandino de la Reserva Forestal de Cogua (Colombia)

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    Alba Lucía Montenegro; Orlando Vargas

    2008-01-01

    En la Reserva Forestal de Cogua (Colombia), estudiamos mediante transectos la vegetación leñosa en dos parches de bosque altoandino para tres tipos de borde: chusque, paramizado y antiguo (este último denominado así por presentar un estado sucesional más avanzado). Seleccionamos como especies típicas de borde las que tenían mayor abundancia en esta zona, presentes en ambos parches del borde y capaces de colonizar la matriz adyacente. Se obtuvo un conjunto de nueve especies a las cuales se les...

  5. The Massabesic Experimental Forest

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    Thomas W. McConkey; Wendell E. Smith

    1958-01-01

    White pine and fire! These two - the tree and its destroyer, fire - are keys to the history and present make-up of the research program on the Massabesic Experimental Forest at Alfred, Maine. The Forest was established in the late 1930's to study the management of eastern white pine. During World War II, it was shut down, and reopened again in 1946. Then, in 1947...

  6. Atributos vitales de especies leñosas en bordes de bosque altoandino de la Reserva Forestal de Cogua (Colombia

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    Alba Lucía Montenegro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva Forestal de Cogua (Colombia, estudiamos mediante transectos la vegetación leñosa en dos parches de bosque altoandino para tres tipos de borde: chusque, paramizado y antiguo (este último denominado así por presentar un estado sucesional más avanzado. Seleccionamos como especies típicas de borde las que tenían mayor abundancia en esta zona, presentes en ambos parches del borde y capaces de colonizar la matriz adyacente. Se obtuvo un conjunto de nueve especies a las cuales se les evaluaron 20 atributos vitales, generando seis grupos mediante un análisis de agrupamiento (cluster: 1 Weinmannia balbisiana-W. tomentosa, 2 Gaiadendron punctatum-Hedyosmum bonplandianum, 3 Miconia ligustrina-M. squamulosa, 4 Macleania rupestris, 5 Pentacalia pulchella y 6 Tibouchina grossa. La amplia variación y plasticidad de las especies estudiadas en cuanto a los atributos analizados, conduce a pensar que los conjuntos obtenidos no obedecen a grupos funcionales claramente diferenciados, sino más bien a estrategias diferentes y que estas especies podrían hacer parte de un solo grupo funcional de gran plasticidad. T. grossa es la especie de borde más exitosa en la reserva, dados sus altos valores de abundancia, tolerancia fisiológica, reproducción vegetativa, producción de hojarasca y producción de semillas pequeñas, numerosas, formadoras de un banco de semillas persistente que evidencian su alta fecundidad.Vital traits of woody species in High Andean forest edges of the Cogua Forest Reserve (Colombia. The Cogua Forest Reserve was studied throughout eight months to detect the existence of functional species-groups associated with edge wood forest. A second goal was to determine which species were the most successful in edge areas and their particular vital traits. The regeneration and growth of the forest patches to the adjacent matrix depends on the establishment of these species and their tolerance to both habitats. Three types of High

  7. Effects of forest fragmentation on dipterofauna (Calliphoridae at the Reserva Biológica do Tinguá, Nova Iguaçu, RJ

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    ACP. Ferraz

    Full Text Available Samples were collected every month in three different sites of the Reserva Biológica do Tinguá, Brazil: site A was located on the border of the forest and sites B and C were located 1,000 and 500 m, respectively, towards the forest interior. The objective was to determine edge effects on a fragment of the Atlantic Forest. The greatest species richness was observed in sites A and B (23 species, compared with site C (16 species. Site A showed the greatest abundance and constancy, independent of the degree of synanthropy. Asynanthropic species were more abundant and constant in sites B and C. Site B showed the greatest diversity; and sites A and B showed the greatest similarity of populations. There was no significant correlation between Calliphoridae richness and canopy openness except in site C. Richness and abundance were positively correlated with subwood density, except for richness in site B.

  8. H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.

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    Art McKee; Pamela. Druliner

    1998-01-01

    The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest is a world renowned center for research and education about the ecology and management of forests and streams. Located about 50 miles (80 km) east of Eugene, Oregon, the Andrews Experimental Forest lies in the Blue River Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. Established in 1948, the Experimental Forest is administered...

  9. Variación espacio-temporal de la lluvia de semillas en pastizales abandonados de alta montaña tropical (Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua)

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    Vargas Ríos Orlando; Díaz Martín Ruth Marina

    2004-01-01

    Se evaluó la variación espacio-temporal de la lluvia de semillas en dos pastizales con diferentes edades de abandono pertenecientes a la Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca). Se seleccionó un pastizal con 11 años de abandono ubicado a 3.350 msnm (pastizal B) y
    un pastizal con tres años de abandono ubicado a 3.300 msnm (pastizal A). La fase de campo se realizó desde el 18 de enero hasta el seis de octubre de 2003, período que incluye la época seca y la época de lluvias...

  10. Penobscot Experimental Forest: resources, administration, and mission

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    Alan J. Kimball

    2014-01-01

    The Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) was established more than 60 years ago as a result of private forest landowners' interest in supporting forest research in Maine. In 1950, nine pulp and paper and land-holding companies pooled resources and purchased almost 4,000 acres of land in east-central Maine. The property was named the Penobscot Experimental Forest...

  11. Modelo para calculo estimación del carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí-Coigüe en la Reserva Nacional Malleco: Chile

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    Norman Moreno Garcia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es la selección de un modelo para estimación de carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí y Coigüe. La recolección de datos se realizo en la Reserva Nacional Malleco. Cada sitio fue representado por un grupo de 5 parcelas (cuadradas, de lado 35m, superficie 1225m2, ubicadas en un transecto según la pendiente más fuerte. Fueron estimados los volúmenes de madera con y sin corteza de la totalidad de los individuos por medio de funciones para cada especie del tipo forestal en estudio. La cantidad de carbono almacenado a nivel de fuste de las parcelas fue estimada aplicando la función universal de carbono. En cada parcela se contabilizaron los árboles por clase diamétrico de DAP, siendo definidas las clases a partir del DAP mínimo de 3 cm y con una amplitud de 5 cm. Fueron ajustados los modelos de Spurr, Meyer, Stoate, Naslund y Schumacher-Hall. El modelo Schumacher-Hall presento el mejor ajuste de acuerdo a los indicadores estadísticos considerados, además de una mejor distribución de residuales.

  12. Range management research, Fort Valley Experimental Forest

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    Henry A. Pearson; Warren P. Clary; Margaret M. Moore; Carolyn Hull Sieg

    2008-01-01

    Range management research at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest during the past 100 years has provided scientific knowledge for managing ponderosa pine forests and forest-range grazing lands in the Southwest. Three research time periods are identified: 1908 to 1950, 1950 to 1978, and 1978 to 2008. Early research (1908-1950) addressed ecological effects of livestock...

  13. PÉRDIDA DE COBERTURA FORESTAL EN LA RESERVA DE LA BIÓSFERA MARIPOSA MONARCA, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO (2006-2010

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    Omar Champo-Jiménez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza la pérdida de cobertura forestal en la reserva de la Mariposa Monarca en el periodo entre 2006 y 2010, a partir de imágenes satelitales de alta resolución (10 m SPOT. Las imágenes se calibraron, se corrigieron atmosféricamente y se sobrepusieron con puntos de control. En cada imagen se obtuvo un mapa de bosque y no bosque (con y sin vegetación arbórea aparente. Los mapas se validaron a partir de imágenes de muy alta resolución de las mismas fechas. Dentro de la zona de bosque, se distinguió entre oyamel (Abies religiosa (Kunth Schltdl. y Cham. y pino, a partir de una clasificación supervisada y un criterio de altitud. La comparación de los mapas permitió establecer la pérdida de bosque de oyamel, se estimó en 2,227.00 ha en el periodo estudiado, que corresponde a una tasa de deforestación de 556.75 ha·año-1. El mapa de cambios se comparó con los reportes de áreas afectadas por plagas, presentados por la Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR y la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo en 2004, y los trabajos de saneamiento realizados por la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT entre 2005 y 2009.

  14. Inventario orquideológico de la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco, Valle del Cauca Orchidologic inventory of the Yotoco Forest Reserve, Cauca Valley

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    Oscar Alejandro Pérez Escobar

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco (76° 20' O, 3° 50' N, 1200 - 1700 m.s.n.m. relicto de selva subandina de aproximadamente 500 ha, durante 3 años (marzo de 2006 y mayo de 2009 se realizaron búsquedas intensivas aleatorias de especies de la familia Orchidaceae. Hasta junio de 2009 se habían reportado 80 especies pertenecientes a 46 géneros, siendo los de mayor riqueza específica Epidendrum L. con 13 y Maxillaria Ruiz y Pav. con seis. Como exclusivas de algunas zonas fueron identificadas Macroclinium oberonia (Schltr. Dodson y Porroglossum muscosum (Rchb. f. Schltr.; como abundantes y ampliamente distribuidas Epidendrum porpax Rchb.f., Campylocentrum micranthum (Lindl. Rolfe y Oncidium adelaidae Königer; y como poco abundantes Cryptocentrum latifolium Schltr. y Specklinia picta (Lindl. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase.In the Yotoco Forest Reserve, in the Municipality of Yotoco, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (3°50'N, 76° 20'W, 1200 - 1700 m.a.s.n., a remnant sub-Andean forest of approximately 500 ha, orchids were collected during three years. Eighty species distributed in 46 genera were found. The most species-rich genera are Epidendrum L. (tirthteen species and Maxillaria Ruiz & Pav. (six species. Macroclinium oberonia (Schltr. Dodson and Porroglossum muscosum (Rchb. f. Schltr. were restricted to certain zones, Epidendrum porpax Rchb. f., Campylocentrum micranthum (Lindl. Rolfe, and Oncidium adelaidae Königer were abundant and widely distributed, and Cryptocentrum latifolium Schltr. and Specklinia picta (Lindl. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase. were scarce.

  15. Forest pathology and entomology at Fort Valley Experimental Forest

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    Brian W. Geils

    2008-01-01

    Forest pathology and entomology have been researched at Fort Valley Experimental Forest throughout its history. The pathogens and insects of particular interest are mistletoes, decay and canker fungi, rusts, bark beetles, and various defoliators. Studies on life history, biotic interactions, impacts, and control have been published and incorporated into silvicultural...

  16. Reserva de carbono en biomasa forestal y suelos minerales en el Parque Nacional Malinche (México

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    María Eugenia Valdez Pérez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Las áreas naturales protegidas representan una de las estrategias para la mitigación del cambio climático. El objetivo de esta investigación consistió en estimar el contenido de carbono en biomasa forestal en suelos minerales y calcular las pérdidas de carbono por cambios de uso del suelo en el Parque Nacional Malinche (PNM. La superficie de bosque del PNM es de 17.496,34 ha y almacena 1.544.377,66 mg en bosque y 4.148.985,97 mg en suelos. Para estimar el contenido de biomasa forestal se aplicaron ecuaciones alométricas y se trabajó con la cartografía del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI en el análisis espacio-temporal de los cambios de uso de suelo. Para el carbono en suelos se aplicaron los valores del Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC.

  17. Luquillo Experimental Forest: Research History and Opportunities

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    Nancy L. Harris; Ariel E. Lugo; Sandra Brown; Tamara Heartsill-Scalley

    2012-01-01

    The goals of this Luquillo Experimental Forest: Research History and Opportunities are to synthesize the new research that has emerged from the LEF since the publication of Brown et al. (1983) into a concise summary of key research findings and to highlight opportunities for future research that will contribute to a greater understanding of the structure and function...

  18. Variación espacio-temporal de la lluvia de semillas en pastizales abandonados de alta montaña tropical (Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua

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    Vargas Ríos Orlando

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la variación espacio-temporal de la lluvia de semillas en dos pastizales con diferentes edades de abandono pertenecientes a la Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca. Se seleccionó un pastizal con 11 años de abandono ubicado a 3.350 msnm (pastizal B y
    un pastizal con tres años de abandono ubicado a 3.300 msnm (pastizal A. La fase de campo se realizó desde el 18 de enero hasta el seis de octubre de 2003, período que incluye la época seca y la época de lluvias. La lluvia de semillas del pastizal B presentó valores de abundancia,
    riqueza y diversidad más altos. En este pastizal cayeron casi el doble del número de semillas que las encontradas en el pastizal A (7.162 semillas frente a 3.946 semillas. En cuanto a riqueza, en el pastizal B se encontraron 74 especies, mientras que en el pastizal A se encontraron 56. De estas, 46 son comunes a los dos pastizales, incluyendo las más abundantes para cada pastizal, de modo que la lluvia de semillas en las dos zonas es semejante en composición, diferenciándose por la importancia de las especies al interior de cada una. En el pastizal A las especies dominantes fueron principalmente especies herbáceas, la mayoría de ellas exóticas o cosmopolitas. En este pastizal Geranium sibbaldioides, una herbácea formadora de cojines, fue la especie dominante en la lluvia de semillas, con una abundancia de 2.725 semillas equivalente al 69% del total. Esta especie es característica de procesos de regeneración del páramo luego de cultivos. En el pastizal B, tres especies dominan la lluvia de semillas: Diplostephium aff alveolatum (1.546 semillas, Pentacalia nitida (1.539 semillas y Cortaderia sp. (783 semillas, las cuales representan el 54% del total. La única especie característica del bosque altoandino encontrada en la lluvia de semillas de estos pastizales fue Weinmannia tomentosa. En el pastizal A el síndrome
    de dispersión dominante en abundancia fue la

  19. Hydrological processes of reference watersheds in Experimental Forests, USA

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    Devendra Amatya; John Campbell; Pete Wohlgemuth; Kelly Elder; Stephen Sebestyen; Sherri Johnson; Elizabeth Keppeler; Mary Beth Adams; Peter Caldwell; D. Misra

    2016-01-01

    Long-term research at small, gauged, forested watersheds within the USDA Forest Service, Experimental Forest and Range network (USDA-EFR) has contributed substantially to our current understanding of relationships between forests and streamflow (Vose et al., 2014). Many of these watershed studies were established in the early to mid-20th century and have been used to...

  20. Techniques in Experimental Mechanics Applicable to Forest Products Research

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    Leslie H. Groom; Audrey G. Zink

    1994-01-01

    The title of this publication-Techniques in Experimental Mechanics Applicable to Forest Products Research-is the theme of this plenary session from the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society (FPS). Although this session focused on experimental techniques that can be of assistance to researchers in the field of forest products, it is hoped that the...

  1. Distribuição da brioflora em diferentes fisionomias de cerrado da Reserva Biológica e Estação Experimental de Mogi-Guaçu, SP, Brasil Distribution of the brioflora in the different cerrado physiognomies of the Biological Reserve and of the Experimental Station of Mogi-Guaçu, SP, Brazil

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    Sandra Regina Visnadi

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho refere-se à distribuição da brioflora ocorrente no cerrado Reserva Biológica e Estação Experimental de MogiGuaçu. Este bioma apresenta fisionomias que variam de florestas a campos. As coletas foram realizadas entre 1993 e 1995, na casca de 15 espécies de forófitos arbustivo-arbóreos, ao longo de um transecto, passando por cinco fisionomias diferentes de cerrado. Estudaramse 1.345 exsicatas de 49 gêneros e 92 espécies de briófitas. A brioflora está relacionada às fisionomias de cerrado e não aos forófitos arbustivo-arbóreos. As fisionomias são mais semelhantes quanto à flora de musgos do que em relação à flora de hepáticas. As briófitas distribuem-se em três grupos de fisionomias: cerrado sentido restrito, campo cerrado e transição / cerrado sentido restrito de Myrsine / campo cerrado queimado.This paper refers to the distribution of the brioflora in the cerrado vegetation of the Biological Reserve and of the Experimental Station of Mogi-Guaçu. This biome includes forests to grassland physiognomies. Collects of bryophytes was made between 1993 and 1995 on bark of 15 shrubby-arboreous phorophytes species along a transect, through five different physiognomies of the cerrado vegetation. The studied material totalized 1,345 numbers from 49 genera and 92 species of bryophytes. The brioflora is not related to the shrubby-arboreous phorophytes, but to the cerrado physiognomies. Similarity between physiognomies is higher due to mosses than hepatics distribution. Bryophytes are distributed in three physiognomic groups: cerrado 'stricto sensu', cerrado grassland and transition / cerrado 'stricto sensu' of Myrsine / burned cerrado grassland.

  2. Ecological lessons from long-term studies in experimental forests: ponderosa pine silviculture at Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, central Oregon

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    Andrew. Youngblood

    2011-01-01

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service celebrated the 100th anniversary of its network of experimental forests in 2008. For a century, the network of experimental forests have contributed immensely, both in the US and around the world, to the practical understanding of the environment and to the formation of management approaches and policies...

  3. Research in the Luquillo Experimental Forest has advanced understanding of tropical forests and resolved management issues

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    A.E. Lugo; T. Heartsill Scalley

    2014-01-01

    Long-term research on the response of wet forests in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) to natural and anthropogenic disturbances yielded information useful for the management of these forests and to a better understanding of the functioning of tropical forests and how species composition changes under different distrubance regimes. We summarize studies on basal...

  4. Implementación de un sistema de fitorremediación en zona aledaña a reserva forestal protectora El Malmo, Boyacá, Colombia

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    Albaluz Ramos Franco

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Las actividades de fitorremediación a través de humedales artificiales, contribuyen con la depuración de aguas residuales mediante procesos biológicos y físicos. En la Reserva El Malmo (Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia no existe un mecanismo de captación para disponer  las aguas residuales domésticas veredales. Las aguas de desecho son vertidas al ecosistema sin tratamiento previo, lo que hace necesaria la búsqueda de alternativas que mitiguen el impacto de los vertidos. En esta investigación, se implementó un humedal artificial de flujo subsuperficial con el uso de Cyperus papyrus y Schoenoplectus californicus para el tratamiento de aguas residuales domésticas. Con esta alternativa se logra una reducción de coliformes totales y fecales de 98,5% y 88% respectivamente. Así mismo, el DBO5 y DQO tuvieron remociones de 27,4% y 25,2%. El oxígeno disuelto disminuyó, al igual que el ambiente se tornó ligeramente ácido y anaerobio. La percepción de los habitantes de la zona fue positiva y se consideran capacitados para replicar el método mejorando las características propias del diseño. 

  5. Range management research, Fort Valley Experimental Forest (P-53)

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    Henry A. Pearson; Warren P. Clary; Margaret M. Moore; Carolyn Hull Sieg

    2008-01-01

    Range management research at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest during the past 100 years has provided scientific knowledge for managing ponderosa pine forests and forest-range grazing lands in the Southwest. Three research timeperiods are identified: 1908 to 1950, 1950 to 1978, and 1978 to 2008. Early research (1908-1950) addressed ecological effects of livestock...

  6. The role of experimental forests in science and management

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    Theresa B. Jain

    2012-01-01

    Happy 100 years to the Priest River Experimental Forest (PREF)! PREF, which is managed by the Research and Development Branch of the USDA Forest Service, celebrated its centennial in September 2011. It was established in northern Idaho to provide useful information that would improve forest management in the western part of District One at a time when US forestry was...

  7. Early thinning experiments established by the Fort Valley Experimental Forest

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    Benjamin P. De Blois; Alex. J. Finkral; Andrew J. Sanchez Meador; Margaret M. Moore

    2008-01-01

    Between 1925 and 1936, the Fort Valley Experimental Forest (FVEF) scientists initiated a study to examine a series of forest thinning experiments in second growth ponderosa pine stands in Arizona and New Mexico. These early thinning plots furnished much of the early background for the development of methods used in forest management in the Southwest. The plots ranged...

  8. Birds and mammals of Manitou Experimental Forest, Colorado

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    Meredith J. Morris; Vincent H. Reld; Richard E. Pillmore; Mary C. Hammer

    1977-01-01

    Seasonal occurrence, relative abundance, and habitat preference are listed for 90 bird and 41 mammal species that can be found at Manitou Experimental Forest. An annotated list is given also for an additional 70 casual or accidental bird species. Manitou Experimental Forest is located near Colorado Springs in the montane zone of the Colorado Front Range.

  9. Mapping Terpenes over the Teakettle Experimental Forest

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    Tycner, J.; Ustin, S.; Grigsby, S.

    2015-12-01

    Terpenes are a category of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) produced by many plants, most notably coniferous plants. Commonly, these terpenes are aromatic compounds. The intensity of terpene emission varies depending greatly on light and temperature. Through remote sensing data as well as ASD spectroradiometry data this study focuses on locating sources of terpene emissions in the Teakettle Experimental Forest. These emissions are of particular concern because of their influence on the chemical concentration of the lower troposphere, as well as being an indicator of tree health. A novel approach has been designed through this study in order to locate and further understand these terpene emissions. Terpenes such as camphene have been reported to have subtle spectral features located at around 1.7 μm. For the first time, a map of terpene sources has been constructed by accentuating this particular feature. A continuum interpolated band ratio (CIBR) was used in order to compute a relative abundance of terpenes from the AVIRIS data. The CIBR equation showed promise, as terpenes were most strongly concentrated in areas of coniferous vegetation (a primary source of terpenes) and were less prominent over bodies of water or industrialized areas. The greatest concentrations were focused over treetops and other woody vegetation. Although it is known that terpenes have weak absorption features in the SWIR, there is little information available regarding the mapping of terpene emissions. This project addresses a novel approach to observing biochemical components in the lower troposphere and could potentially give more information to explain the health of forest ecosystems.

  10. Caracterización de bordes de bosque altoandino e implicaciones para la restauración ecológica en la Reserva Forestal de Cogua (Colombia

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    Full Text Available Se caracterizaron tres tipos de borde de bosque altoandino: borde de Chusquea scandens, paramizado y antiguo; este último denominado así por presentar un estado sucesional más avanzado. Se seleccionaron dos parches de bosque por cada tipo de borde, para analizar 13 criterios entre fisiográficos, microclimáticos, estructura y composición de la vegetación. Tres de los criterios (pendiente, forma y área del parche son poco determinantes del tipo de hábitat de borde, los demás están estrechamente relacionados con las condiciones del microambiente y éste a su vez con la estructura y composición de la vegetación, confiriendo características particulares a cada hábitat de borde. El borde paramizado muestra la menor capacidad de autorregulación ambiental estando más expuesto a la fluctuación en estas variables, debido a su exposición directa a la acción del viento y a la pérdida de los estratos arbóreos más altos (entre 10 y 15 m, por lo que requiere la mayor intervención para su restauración. El borde de chusque es el más resguardado al actuar esta especie como una barrera protectora, que sin embargo debe ser controlada para promover la expansión del bosque como habita en el borde antiguo, el cual presenta una capacidad reguladora intermedia entre los otros dos.Characterization of High Andean forest edges and implications for their ecological restoration (Colombia. The growth of a forest patch through colonization of the adjacent matrix is mostly determined by the particular characteristics of the edge zone. Knowing how these characteristics are related to a specific edge type and how they influence the regeneration process, is important for High Andean forest edges restoration. This study aimed to characterize three types of High Andean forest edge in Cogua Forest Reserve (Colombia: 1 edge of Chusquea scandens, 2 "paramizado", and 3 old edge, characterized for being in a later successional state. Two forest patches were

  11. Preliminary checklist of fungi of the Fernow Experimental Forest. Forest Service general technical report (Final)

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    Stephenson, S.L.; Kumar, A.; Bhatt, R.; Dubey, T.; Landolt, J.C.

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    The report provides a checklist of fungi found on the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia during 4 years of research and collecting by the authors. More than 500 fungi in seven major taxonomic groups (Acrasiomycetes, Myxomycetes, Chytridiomycetes, Oomycetes, Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, and Basidiomycetes) are listed alphabetically by genus and species. Also provided is a general description of the forest vegetation of the Fernow Experimental Forest.

  12. Registro recente de harpia, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus (Aves, Accipitridae, na Mata Atlântica da Reserva Natural Vale do Rio Doce, Linhares, Espírito Santo e implicações para a conservação regional da espécie Recent record of harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus (Aves, Accipitridae, in Atlantic forest of Vale do Rio Doce Natural Reserve, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil and implications for the regional conservation of the species

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    Full Text Available A presente comunicação reporta o registro de um macho adulto de harpia, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758, na Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce (RNVRD, região norte do Espírito Santo, em agosto de 2005. A análise deste e de registros históricos da espécie nesta reserva indica a presença de uma população residente na região compreendida pela RNVRD e pela Reserva Biológica de Sooretama. Estas duas reservas, contíguas entre si, compreendem cerca de 46250 ha de Floresta Atlântica de baixada (Mata de Tabuleiro, na sua maior parte bem conservada. Além da grande extensão de floresta, a rica e densa fauna de mamíferos presente nestas reservas contribuem para a permanência das harpias na região.The present communication reports an observation occurred in August 2005 of the harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758, in the Vale do Rio Doce Natural Reserve (VRDNR, located in northern Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil. The analysis of this and past records of the species in this reserve indicates the presence of a resident population in the region encompassed by the VRDNR and the Sooretama Biological Reserve. These two reserves total circa 46,250 ha of lowland Atlantic forest (Tabuleiros forest, which are mostly well preserved. Besides the great extension of forests, the rich and abundant mammal fauna present in these two reserves contribute to the regional permanence of the harpy eagle.

  13. El Toro Wilderness, Luqillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico

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    The El Toro Wilderness, designated by Congress in 2005, occupies about 36 percent of the 11,300 ha Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical forest in the wilderness system managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. El Toro extends from 370 to 1,074 m in elevation, and is occupied by four forest types found in the...

  14. Vascular flora and macroscopic fauna on the Fernow Experimental Forest

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    Darlene M. Madarish; Jane L. Rodrigue; Mary Beth Adams

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    This report is the first comprehensive inventory of the vascular flora and macroscopic fauna known to occur within the Fernow Experimental Forest in north-central West Virignia. The compendium is based on information obtained from previous surveys, current research, and the personal observations of USDA Forest Service personnel and independent scientists. More than 750...

  15. Silvicultural activities in Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, Central Oregon

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    Andrew Youngblood; Kim Johnson; Jim Schlaich; Boyd Wickman

    2004-01-01

    Pringle Falls Experimental Forest has been a center for research in ponderosa pine forests east of the crest of the Cascade Range since 1931. Long-term research facilities, sites, and future research opportunities are currently at risk from stand-replacement wildfire because of changes in stand structure resulting from past fire exclusion. At the same time, many of the...

  16. Experimental forests and ranges : 100 years of research success stories

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    Gail Wells; Deborah Hayes; Katrina Krause; Ann Bartuska; Susan LeVan-Green; Jim Anderson; Tivoli Gough; Mary Adams; Thomas Schuler; Randy Kolka; Steve Sebestyen; Laura Kenefic; John Brissette; Susan Stout; Keith Kanoti; Fred Swanson; Sarah Greene; Margaret Herring; Martin Ritchie; Carl Skinner; Tom Lisle; Elizabeth Keppeler; Leslie Reid; Peter Wohlegemuth; Stanley Kitchen; Ward McCaughey; Jim Guldin; Don Bragg; Michael Shelton; David Loftis; Cathryn Greenberg; Julia Murphy

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    In 2008, Forest Service Research and Development celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of these Experimental Forests and Ranges. This publication celebrates the many scientists who over the course of decades conducted the long-term studies that began and are continuing to shed light on important natural resource issues. Story suggestions were solicited from the...

  17. CMS: Aboveground Biomass from Penobscot Experimental Forest, Maine, 2012

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set includes estimates of aboveground biomass (AGB) in 2012 from the Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) in Bradley, Maine. The AGB was modeled using LiDAR...

  18. Building a "cyber forest" in complex terrain at the Andrews Experimental Forest

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    Donald L. Henshaw; Fred Bierlmaier; Barbara J. Bond; Kari B. O' Connell

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    Our vision for a future "cyber forest" at the Andrews Experimental Forest foresees high performance wireless communications enhancing connectivity among remote field research locations, station headquarters, and beyond to the university and outside world. New sensor technologies and collaboration tools foretell exponential increases in data and information...

  19. US Forest Service experimental forests and ranges: an untapped resource for social science

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    Susan Charnley; Lee K. Cerveny

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    For a century, US Forest Service experimental forests and ranges (EFRs) have been a resource for scientists conducting long-term research relating to forestry and range management social science research has been limited, despite the history of occupation and current use of these sites for activities ranging from resource extraction and recreation to public education....

  20. Experimental manipulation of a forest ecosystem

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    The report describes the scientific research activities at the Klosterhede research site, Lemvig, West Jutland, Denmark. The site was selected as being located on the most sensitive soil type in Denmark with respect to potential soil acidification, as a permanent observation plot. From including descriptions of the biochemical cycling and ion balances of the forest ecosystem the research has been extended to include manipulations of the water and element fluxes of the ecosystem by means of a roof construction for removal of the atmospheric inputs of strong acids to the soil. A brief overview describes the applied methods and instrumentation, the general objectives, the hypotheses to be tested and the measuring programmes in addition to a description of the site and environmental conditions. Currently, it is considered that forest decline is a multifactoral problem caused by a combined stress on the trees from air pollution, climate, forest management, biological and abiotic influences etc. The project attempts to assess the importance of the various factors contributing to the total stress on the ecosystem. At the Klosterhede site the aim is to test some of the hypotheses by creating different research plots within the same research stand and site, thus ensuring that all soil and climatic factors are comparable whilst different manipulations of the biochemical cycles of the ecosystem are performed. The investigations, which cover nitrogen circulation, denitrification, ecophysiological activity, ectomycorrhiza and fertilization, susceptibility to insect attacks, microbial decomposition etc. are described in detail. (AB) (67 refs.).

  1. Características hidrológicas do solo saturado na Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke - Amazônia central Hydrological characterists of the satured soil in the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve - central Amazonia

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    Juan Daniel Villacis Fajardo

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo, investigaram-se a porosidade e condutividade hidráulica da zona saturada do solo, buscando entender como essas variáveis físicas afetam os processos hidrológicos em uma área de floresta primária, sob pressão urbana, na Amazônia central. O experimento foi realizado na Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, localizada ao norte da cidade de Manaus, AM. No igarapé Bolívia foi instalado um posto fluviométrico (régua linimétrica e linígrafo; no local, foram instalados quatro piezômetros na zona ripária, perpendicular ao curso do igarapé. A porosidade variou no perfil do solo, alcançando valores acima de 0,40 cm³/cm³. Os valores médios de condutividade hidráulica saturada ou infiltração básica (K foram elevados e variaram de 89,5 ± 12,8 a 279,5 ± 9,0 mm/h. O nível d'água no igarapé oscilou entre 65 e 141 cm, no período de observação (novembro de 2005 a outubro de 2007. O piezômetro da camada profunda do solo, distante do curso d'água, variou entre 166,2 e 304,9 cm. As condutividades hidráulicas do solo saturado foram maiores nos pontos mais distantes do curso d'água, tanto na camada superficial quanto na profunda, determinando o comportamento hidrológico do lençol freático no local.This study investigated the porosity and the hydraulic conductivity on the saturated zone of the soil trying to understand how these physical variables affect the hydrological processes, in an area of primary forest under urban pressure, in Central Amazonia. The experiment was carried out in the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, located on the north of the city of Manaus - AM. One water measurement station (water level scale was installed in the Igarapé Bolívia and four piezometers were installed in the site, the latter on the riparian zone, perpendicular to the course of the stream. The porosity varied in the soil profile, reaching values above 0.40 cm³/cm³. The mean values for the saturated hydraulic conductivity or basic

  2. Estrutura do componente arbustivo-arbóreo de dois estádios sucessionais de floresta estacional semidecidual na Reserva Florestal Mata do Paraíso, Viçosa, MG, Brasil Structure of the tree-shrub component in two successional stages of semideciduous forest in the Mata do Paraíso Forest Reserve, Viçosa, MG, Brazil

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    Sheila Isabel do Carmo Pinto

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se o estudo das variações estruturais do componente arbustivo- arbóreo em dois estádios sucessionais - inicial e madura - de Floresta Estacional Semidecidual, na Reserva Florestal Mata do Paraíso, em Viçosa, MG, Brasil. A Reserva Florestal está situada nas coordenadas 20º45'S e 42º55'W e a uma altitude média de 689 m. O clima da região é classificado como Cwb pelo sistema de Köppen. As espécies arbustivo-arbóreas foram amostradas dentro de 20 parcelas de 10 x 30 m, sendo 10 parcelas em cada estádio sucessional, sendo considerados apenas os indivíduos com diâmetro a 1,30 m do solo (DAP > 4,8 cm. Na floresta inicial foram amostrados 399 indivíduos, distribuídos em 27 famílias e 55 espécies. As espécies com maior valor de importância (VI foram Piptadenia gonoacantha, Vernonanthura diffusa, Miconia cinnamomifolia, Piptocarpha macropoda e Luehea grandiflora. O índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' foi de 3,31 nat.ind.-1 e a equabilidade de Pielou (J', igual a 0,83. No estádio floresta madura foram amostrados 623 indivíduos, distribuídos em 31 famílias e 78 espécies. As espécies com maior valor de importância (VI foram Euterpe edulis, Piptadenia gonoacantha, Nectandra lanceolata, Myrcia sphaerocarpa e Guapira opposita. O índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' foi de 3,46 nat.ind.-1 e a equabilidade de Pielou (J', igual a 0,79. As distribuições diamétricas das quatro espécies mais abundantes em cada estádio sucessional apresentaram padrões distintos, aparentemente relacionados ao estádio sucessional.The study of the floristic and structural variations of the tree-shrub component was carried out in two successional stages of Semideciduous Forest, initial and mature, located in the Mata do Paraíso Forest Reserve, in Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The Forest Reserve is located at 20º45'S and 42º55'W, with average altitude of 689 m. The regional climate is classified as Cwb by the Köppen system

  3. Musgos pleurocárpicos das matas de galeria da Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, RECOR, Distrito Federal, Brasil Pleurocarpous mosses from the gallery forests at the IBGE Ecological Reserve, RECOR, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Paulo Eduardo Aguiar Saraiva Câmara

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    Full Text Available A Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, localizada a 35 km ao sul do centro da cidade de Brasília é possuidora de área representativa do bioma cerrado sendo uma das Áreas Núcleo da Reserva da Biosfera do Cerrado, criada em 1993, pela UNESCO. Neste trabalho são apresentados os musgos pleurocárpicos que ocorrem na reserva e que estão representados por nove famílias e 15 espécies. A família com maior número de especies encontrada é Sematophyllaceae (quatro. Foram encontradas cinco novas ocorrências para o Distrito Federal e seis para a região CentroOeste. São apresentadas chaves e diagnoses.IBGE's Ecological Reserve is located 35 km from downtown Brasilia. It contains an important area of the cerrado biome and is a core area of the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve created by UNESCO in 1993. Here we present the pleurocarpous mosses found in the reserve, with nine families and 15 species. The family with most species is Sematophyllaceae (four. We found six new occurrences for Midwest Brazil and five for the Federal District. Keys and descriptions are provided.

  4. Checklist of vertebrate animals of the Cascade Head Experimental Forest.

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    Chris Maser; Jerry F. Franklin

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    Three months, April and August 1971 and August 1972, were spent studying the vertebrate fauna of Cascade Head Experimental Forest. The resulting annotated checklist includes 9 amphibians, 2 reptiles, 35 birds, and 40 mammals. A standardized animal habitat classification is presented in an effort to correlate the vertebrates in some meaningful way to their environment...

  5. Inorganic nitrogen retention by watersheds at Fernow Experimental Forest and Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

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    Mary Beth Adams; Jennifer D. Knoepp; Jackson R. Webster

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    Because elevated N loading can impair both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, understanding the abiotic and biotic controls over retention and export of dissolved inorganic N (DIN) is crucial. Long-term research has been conducted on experimental watersheds at two U.S. Forest Service experimental forests in the Appalachian region: Fernow Experimental Forest (FEF) in...

  6. A network of experimental forests and ranges: Providing soil solutions for a changing world

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    Mary Beth. Adams

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    The network of experimental forests and ranges of the USDA Forest Service represents significant opportunities to provide soil solutions to critical issues of a changing world. This network of 81 experimental forests and ranges encompasses broad geographic, biological, climatic and physical scales, and includes long-term data sets, and long-term experimental...

  7. Musgos acrocárpicos das matas de galeria da Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, RECOR, Distrito Federal, Brasil Acrocarpous mosses of the gallery forests at IBGE Ecological Reserve, RECOR, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Paulo Eduardo Aguiar Saraiva Câmara

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, localizada a 35 km ao sul do centro da cidade de Brasília é uma das Áreas Núcleo da Reserva da Biosfera do Cerrado, criada pela UNESCO. Neste trabalho são apresentados os musgos acrocárpicos que alí ocorrem e que são representados por 12 famílias e 26 espécies sendo Bryaceae (cinco a de maior riqueza específica. Foram encontradas quatro novas ocorrências para o Distrito Federal e duas para a região Centro-Oeste. São apresentadas chaves, cometários, distribuição geográfica e diagnoses.The IBGE Ecological reserve, located 35 km from downtown Brasilia, is one of the core areas of the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve created by UNESCO. This article lists 26 species of acrocarpous mosses representing 12 families. Bryaceae (five was the most species-rich family. Four new occurrences for the Midwestern Region and three for the Distrito Federal are presented. Keys, comments, geographic distribution and diagnoses are provided.

  8. Patrimonio Natural y Reservas Marinas

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    Raquel de la Cruz Modino

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    Full Text Available Las reservas marinas intentan preservar ciertas zonas de especial interés biológico de los excesos de la pesca con el fin de asegurar la protección, la regeneración y el desarrollo de los recursos marinos. Con ellas se aspira a regular las diferentes actividades que en estas áreas se llevan a cabo y conjugar los usos turísticos y recreativos que se pueden realizar con la conservación de sus valores naturales. Sin embargo, por norma general, la regulación sobre los usos que pueden desarrollarse en áreas naturales especialmente frágiles como éstas, se restringe a establecer una serie de limitaciones sobre las actividades que son llevadas a cabo en la zona. La implantación de figuras como éstas, dentro de un contexto turístico, puede alentar y promover el desarrollo de actividades recreativas frente a los usos tradicionales, que han podido quedar limitados en el área protegida

  9. Long-term flow dynamics of three coastal experimental forested watersheds

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    Devendra M. Amatya; Artur Radecki-Pawlik

    2005-01-01

    Three 1st2nd, and 3rd order experimental forested watersheds located within Francis Marion National Forest in Coastal South Carolina were monitored for rainfall and stream outflows. These watersheds were WS80, a pine-hardwood forest (206 ha); WS79 a predominantly pine forest (500 ha); and WS78, a...

  10. Evolution of soil, ecosystem, and critical zone research at the USDA FS Calhoun Experimental Forest

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    Daniel deB. Richter; Allan R. Bacon; Sharon A. Billings; Dan Binkley; Marilyn Buford; Mac Callaham; Amy E. Curry; Ryan L. Fimmen; A. Stuart Grandy; Paul R. Heine; Michael Hofmockel; Jason A. Jackson; Elisabeth LeMaster; Jianwei Li; Daniel Markewitz; Megan L. Mobley; Mary W. Morrison; Michael S. Strickland; Thomas Waldrop; Carol G. Wells

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    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Calhoun Experimental Forest was organized in 1947 on the southern Piedmont to engage in research that today is called restoration ecology, to improve soils, forests, and watersheds in a region that had been severely degraded by nearly 150 years farming. Today, this 2,050-ha research forest is managed by the Sumter...

  11. O efeito da fragmentação florestal na composição e riqueza de árvores na região da Reserva Morro Grande (Planalto de Ibiúna, SP. The effect of the forest fragmentation in the composition and richness of trees in the region of the Morro Grande Reserve (Ibiúna plateau, SP.

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    Luís Carlos BERNACCI

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    Full Text Available Diversas modificações estruturais efuncionais têm sido indicadas como decorrência doprocesso de fragmentação das comunidades vegetais.Para avaliar alguns desses efeitos, foramcomparadas a composição e a riqueza arbóreaem diferentes áreas em duas paisagens do Planaltode Ibiúna (Cotia e Ibiúna, SP. As duas paisagenslocalizam-se sob condições abióticas similares,mas uma é predominantemente florestal (ReservaMorro Grande - 9.400 ha, onde foram estudadas6 áreas e outra agrícola (onde foram estudados21 fragmentos com ampla gama de tamanhos – 0,9 a275 ha. Utilizou-se o método de quadrantes paraindivíduos com Diâmetro à Altura do Peito 5 cm,sendo que o esforço amostral incluiu 2.400 indivíduosna Reserva e 5.000 indivíduos na paisagemfragmentada. Foram amostradas 362 espécies,pertencentes a 171 gêneros e 71 famílias, sendo asmais ricas Myrtaceae, Lauraceae, Fabaceae,Rubiaceae e Euphorbiaceae. Considerando-se oconjunto dos fragmentos foram observadasdiferenças na composição de espécies e menorriqueza. Nos fragmentos ocorreram mais indivíduose espécies anemocóricas e barocóricas e pioneirase secundárias iniciais. Inversamente, ocorrerammais indivíduos e espécies secundárias tardias eumbrófilas e zoocóricas na Reserva Morro Grande,destacando a importância desta área para amanutenção da biodiversidade regional. Apesardesses claros efeitos da fragmentação, algumasespécies ameaçadas de extinção, pouco conhecidasou mesmo inéditas para São Paulo, foramamostradas exclusivamente nos fragmentosflorestais, evidenciando a necessidade de incluirestes fragmentos remanescentes, da região sul doPlanalto Paulistano, em mecanismos de preservaçãoe promover a restauração florestal, para garantir amanutenção da biodiversidade regional.Several structural and functionalmodifications have been indicated as result ofthe process of fragmentation of the forestcommunities. To evaluate some of these effects,we compared

  12. The key roles of four Experimental Forests in the LTSP International Research Program [Chapter 23

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    Robert F. Powers; David H. Alban; Robert Denner; John D. Elioff; Gary O. Fiddler; Deborah Page-Dumroese; Felix Ponder; Allan E. Tiarks; Peter E. Avers; Richard G. Cline; Nelson S. Loftus

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    Four Experimental Forests were pivotal in piloting the long-term soil productivity (LTSP) cooperative research program - one of the most successful and extensive collaborative science efforts yet undertaken by the USDA Forest Service. Launched on the Palustris, Challenge, Marcell, and Priest River Experimental Forests, LTSP traces to a seminal discussion during a field...

  13. Effect of Grazing Systems on Range Condition in Pabbi Hills Reserve Forest, Kharian, Punjab, Pakistan Efecto de los Sistemas de Pastoreo en la Condición del Pastizal en la Reserva Forestal Pabbi Hills, Kharian, Punjab, Pakistán

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    Full Text Available Grazing management of rangeland systems has not been well researched in Pakistan; grazing system the most sustainable is not known. In order to evaluate various grazing systems, a study was performed at Pabbi Hills Reserve Forest, Kharian, Punjab. Four simulated grazing treatments, viz. ungrazed control, continuous grazing, seasonal deferred grazing, and rotational deferred grazing, were tested in a randomized complete block design with four replicates. Response variables included species composition, fresh herbage yield, dry herbage yield of grasses and forbs, basal cover, and ground cover. Of the three grazing systems, the six-month seasonal deferred grazing system resulted in a marked increase in basal cover, but had no changes in relative species composition. A significant increase in grass cover and herbage production were also observed in this grazing system, suggesting that the 6-mo seasonal deferred grazing system is the most sustainable rangeland system.El manejo del pastoreo de sistemas de praderas no ha sido bien estudiado en Pakistán y no se sabe cuál sistema de pastoreo es más sustentable. Con el fin de evaluar los diferentes sistemas de pastoreo se realizó un estudio en la Reserva Forestal Pabbi Hills, Kharian, Punjab. Se probaron cuatro tratamientos de pastoreo simulado: control sin pastoreo, pastoreo continuo, pastoreo estacional diferido, y rotación de pastoreo diferido, en un diseño en bloques completos al azar con cuatro repeticiones. Las variables de respuesta fueron: la composición de especies vegetales, rendimiento de forraje fresco y de forraje seco de gramíneas y herbáceas, rendimiento de forraje basal y la cobertura del suelo. De los tres sistemas de pastoreo, el sistema de pastoreo estacional diferido 6 meses resultó en un marcado aumento en la cobertura basal, pero no cambios en la composición relativa de las especies. Un aumento significativo en la cobertura de pastos y la producción de forraje se

  14. Efeito da pressão antrópica sobre igarapés na Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, área de floresta na Amazônia Central Effect of the human pressure on the streams of the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, a forest area in Central Amazon

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    Sávio José Filgueiras Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram investigadas variáveis físico-químicas e químicas de ambientes aquáticos, em área de floresta primária de terra firme, próxima à área urbana, no município de Manaus. Os cursos de águas superficiais investigados drenam tanto área de floresta primária como urbanizada e, na região, são chamados igarapés. Dois desses igarapés têm suas nascentes na área urbana, adentram a área de floresta e lá se juntam. Ainda dentro da mesma área o igarapé resultante encontra-se com um outro que drena apenas área de floresta primária. Neste estudo foram pesquisadas as variáveis ambientais: pH, condutividade elétrica da água, os cátions (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ e Fe2+ e material em suspensão. Foi possível observar diferenças significativas nas médias da concentração de íons hidrogênio, na condutividade elétrica e na quantidade de material em suspensão, entre os igarapés estudados. No igarapé cuja nascente encontra-se dentro da reserva, os valores médios correspondentes ao pH, condutividade elétrica e material em suspensão foram, respectivamente, 4,47; 6,44 mS cm-1 e 1,25 mg L-1; e os valores mais elevados registrados nos impactados foram 6,84, 141,50 mS cm-1 e 9,50 mg L-1. Os resultados mostram que o igarapé que drena área de floresta mantém suas características naturais por estar protegido das atividades antrópicas, e os que provêm da área urbana encontram-se impactados.Physicochemical and chemical variables from water environments were investigated in an area of upland primary forest, near an urban area, in the municipality of Manaus. The investigated surface water streams drain both primary forest and urbanized areas, and are called igarapés in the region. The headwaters of two of these streams are in the urban area, and they run to the forest area and join to make up another stream, and later are joined with another stream which headwaters are located inside the primary forest. This study encompassed the

  15. Birds of the Reserva Biológica do Mato Grande and surroundings, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Vizentin-Bugoni, Jeferson; Jacobs, Fernando; Coimbra, Marco Antônio Afonso

    2015-01-01

    The Reserva Biológica do Mato Grande encompasses 5,161 hectares of wetlands, restinga forests and grasslands in southern Brazil. Aiming to assemble a list of bird species occurring in the reserve, we carried out 21 monthly expeditions from July 2007 to March 2009 and an additional visit on October...

  16. In Land of Cypress and Pine: An Environmental History of the Santee Experimental Forest, 1683-1937

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    Hayden R. Smith

    2012-01-01

    The Santee Experimental Forest is a 6,100-acre research facility located within the Francis Marion National Forest, SC. Situated within the Huger Creek watershed in the headwaters of the East Branch of the Cooper River, the Santee Experimental Forest supports research in forest ecology, silviculture, prescribed fire, forest hydrology, ecosystem restoration, and...

  17. A baseline assessment of forest composition, structure, and health in the Hawai‘i experimental tropical forests

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    Robert R. Pattison; Andrew N. Gray; Lori. Tango

    2015-01-01

    The US Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station has been working in the Hawaiian islands since 2010. During this time they have installed a base grid of field plots across all of the Hawaiian Islands and an intensified sample of two experimental forests, the Laupāhoehoe and Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a units of the...

  18. Half a century of research - Fort Valley Experimental Forest 1908-1958

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    Edward M. Gaines; Elmer W. Shaw

    1958-01-01

    Fifty years ago in 1908, the U. S. Forest Service launched its research program in forest management on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona. This was the first scientific venture of its kind in America - - now the oldest.From the beginning the chief aim of research here has been to work out better ways of managing ponderosa...

  19. Long-term monitoring sites and trends at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Chapter 2.

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    Stephen D. Sebestyen; Carrie Dorrance; Donna M. Olson; Elon S. Verry; Randall K. Kolka; Art E. Elling; Richard. Kyllander

    2011-01-01

    The MEF is one of few long-term research programs on the hydrology and ecology of undrained peatlands in boreal forests. No other site in the Experimental Forest and Range Network of the Forest Service and few sites around the globe have studied the hydrology and biogeochemistry of peatland watersheds with the intensity or longevity as on the MEF. In this chapter, we...

  20. Climate impacts on soil carbon processes along an elevation gradient in the tropical Luquillo Experimental Forest

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    Dingfang Chen; Mei Yu; Grizelle González; Xiaoming Zou; Qiong Gao

    2017-01-01

    Tropical forests play an important role in regulating the global climate and the carbon cycle. With the changing temperature and moisture along the elevation gradient, the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Northeastern Puerto Rico provides a natural approach to understand tropical forest ecosystems under climate change. In this study, we conducted a soil translocation...

  1. Long-term trends from ecosystem research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

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    John L. Campbell; Charles T. Driscoll; Christopher Eagar; Gene E. Likens; Thomas G. Siccama; Chris E. Johnson; Timothy J. Fahey; Steven P. Hamburg; Richard T. Holmes; Amey S. Bailey; Donald C. Buso

    2007-01-01

    Summarizes 52 years of collaborative, long-term research conducted at the Hubbard Brook (NH) Experimental Forest on ecosystem response to disturbances such as air pollution, climate change, forest disturbance, and forest management practices. Also provides explanations of some of the trends and lists references from scientific literature for further reading.

  2. Results of small woodlot cuttings on Penobscot Experimental Forest, 1953 and 1954

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    Arthur C. Hart

    1956-01-01

    In 1951 foresters at the Penobscot Experimental Forest near Bangor, Maine, began a demonstration of the financial returns that can be realized through careful management of small forest properties. Light improvement cuts made in 1951 and 1952 on a moderately stocked 47-acre tract (Compartment 2) yielded gross incomes of $623.74 and $191.81 respectively. Another well-...

  3. Bob Frank's recollections made on the occasion of the Penobscot Experimental Forest's 60TH anniversary

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    Robert M. Frank; Laura S. Kenefic

    2014-01-01

    Robert M. (Bob) Frank, Jr., spent his career with the U.S. Forest Service and oversaw the long-term silvicultural research on the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine for nearly 30 years. His reflections here span more than four decades, from his first days with the Forest Service until his retirement in 1996. He touches upon the agency's relations with members...

  4. Reserva legal nacional: concepto y elementos

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    Full Text Available Este artículo de investigación tiene como objetivo general determinar la reserva legal nacional en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela de 1999. Se utiliza la estrategia de investigación documental y el método analítico. Las fuentes para la recolección de información corresponden a cinco ámbitos: constitucional, legal, sublegal, doctrinal y jurisprudencial. La reserva legal nacional se conceptúa como materias específicas de com- petencia nacional que por disposición constitucional o por congelación del rango legal requieren ser reguladas exclusivamente mediante actos jurídicos normativos de rango legal: la ley formal o el decreto con fuerza de ley propiamente dicho, con exclusión del acto jurídico normativo de rango sublegal: el reglamento ejecutivo.

  5. Capacidad de reserva de agua en los suelos del Borde Norte de Bogotá

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    Yolima del C. Agualimpia Dualiby; Carlos Enrique Castro Méndez

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    La información aquí presentada corresponde a resultados parciales de la investigación que se adelanta sobre procesos hidrodinámicos que afectan los suelos de la sabana de Bogotá -Colombia y cuyo propósito principal es el cálculo e interpretación de la capacidad de reserva hídrica en los suelos de la reserva forestal borde norte de Bogotá, con el fin de investigar sobre la susceptibilidad a la desertificación que presentan las aproximadamente 1.600 hectáreas que la componen. El análisis se rea...

  6. The experimental design of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project

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    Steven L. Sheriff; Shuoqiong. He

    1997-01-01

    The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is an experiment that examines the effects of three forest management practices on the forest community. MOFEP is designed as a randomized complete block design using nine sites divided into three blocks. Treatments of uneven-aged, even-aged, and no-harvest management were randomly assigned to sites within each block...

  7. Riqueza de esfíngidos (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae en el Bosque Serrano de la Reserva Hídrica Natural "Parque La Quebrada" y sus alrededores (Córdoba, Argentina Hawkmoths richness (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae of the Serrano Forest in "La Quebrada Park" natural hydrologic reserve and its surroundings (Córdoba, Argentina

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    Hernán M Beccacece

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    Full Text Available El Bosque Serrano es, en la provincia de Córdoba, un área de gran interés en términos de biodiversidad. Los esfíngidos son lepidópteros de tamaño generalmente grande, nectarívoros, de hábitos mayoritariamente nocturnos y que participan, entre otras funciones ecológicas, en la polinización. La distribución y riqueza de estos organismos son aspectos poco estudiados en esta provincia. El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer la riqueza de esfíngidos del Bosque Serrano en la Reserva Hídrica Natural "Parque La Quebrada" y sus alrededores. Se muestreó un área ubicada en las Sierras Chicas (provincia de Córdoba, Argentina utilizando trampas de luz, entre diciembre y abril de 2006-2007 y 2007-2008. Se registraron un total de 12 especies pertenecientes a las subfamilias Macroglossinae y Sphinginae. Ocho de las especies constituyen nuevos registros para el área de estudio.The Serrano Forest of Cordoba is an important area in terms of biodiversity. The sphingid adults are large, mostly nocturnal moths with nectar-feeding habits. The hawkmoths are involved, among other roles, in pollination. The richness and distribution of the species are poorly known in this province. The aim of this study was to determine the hawkmoths richness of the Serrano Forest in "La Quebrada Park" natural hydrologic reserve and its surroundings. We sampled an area in the Sierras Chicas (province of Córdoba, Argentina using light traps from December to April 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. A total of 12 species, belonging to the subfamilies Macroglossinae and Sphinginae, were found. Eight species are new records for the study area.

  8. BookTable : reserva de restaurantes on-line

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    Gomes, Diana Sofia Pereira

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    O procedimento mais utilizado para a realização de reservas de restaurantes em Portugal é a reserva por telefone ou presencial. Em alguns restaurantes, este tipo de reserva é registado informaticamente após o contacto com o cliente, ou é realizado em formato papel. Em ambas as situações, o cliente não tem acesso a este registo, não podendo confirmar se a reserva foi ou não registada devidamente. Estes procedimentos são suscetíveis a falhas, o que provoca muitas vezes o descontentamento por pa...

  9. Forest influences on snow accumulation and snowmelt at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA

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    Colin A. Penn; Beverley C. Wemple; John L. Campbell

    2012-01-01

    Many factors influence snow depth, water content and duration in forest ecosystems. The effects of forest cover and canopy gap geometry on snow accumulation has been well documented in coniferous forests of western North America and other regions; however, few studies have evaluated these effects on snowpack dynamics in mixed deciduous forests of the northeastern USA....

  10. Sixty years of research, 60 years of data: long-term US Forest Service data management on the Penobscot Experimental Forest

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    Matthew B. Russell; Spencer R. Meyer; John C. Brissette; Laura Kenefic

    2014-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service silvicultural experiment on the Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) in Maine represents 60 years of research in the northern conifer and mixedwood forests of the Acadian Forest Region. The objective of this data management effort, which began in 2008, was to compile, organize, and archive research data collected in the...

  11. The Kane Experimental Forest carbon inventory: Carbon reporting with FVS

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    Coeli Hoover; Stephanie Rebain

    2008-01-01

    As the number of state and regional climate change agreements grows, so does the need to assess the carbon implications of planned forest management actions. At the operational level, producing detailed stock estimates for the primary carbon pools becomes time-consuming and cumbersome. Carbon reporting functionality has been fully integrated within the Forest...

  12. H.T. Odum and the Luquillo Experimental Forest

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    Ariel E. Lugo

    2004-01-01

    How does the forest operate, develop its patterns, retain information in its memory sites, and transmit the great message to the future? (Odum, 1970a, p. x) The rain forest achieves complexity, high metabolism, and stability over geological time periods without surges and waste. Can we find in this example the clues for designing our own equally effective systems of...

  13. Elevation dependent sensitivity of northern hardwoods to Ca addition at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH USA

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    Rakesh Minocha; Stephanie Long; Palaniswamy Thangavel; Subhash C. Minocha; Christopher Eagar; Charles T. Driscoll

    2010-01-01

    Acidic deposition has caused a depletion of calcium (Ca) in the northeastern forest soils. Wollastonite (Ca silicate) was added to watershed 1 (WS1) at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in 1999 to evaluate its effects on various functions of the HBEF ecosystem. The effects of Ca addition on foliar soluble (extractable in 5% HClO4) ions...

  14. Built for the future: New directions in silviculture research and demonstration at Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest

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    Christopher R. Keyes; Thomas E. Perry

    2010-01-01

    Manipulative experiments at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest have long been set aside as permanent research and demonstration areas (RDA’s) to communicate the tradeoffs among different stand management strategies. However, most of these have either degraded over time or have diminished relevance to contemporary forest management issues. An...

  15. Technology transfer: taking science from the books to the ground at Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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    Julia Kirschman

    2014-01-01

    Technology transfer has been an important part of the research program at Bent Creek Experimental Forest (Bent Creek) since its establishment in 1925. Our stated mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge and strategies for restoring, managing, sustaining, and enhancing the vegetation and wildlife of upland hardwood-dominated forest ecosystems of the Southern...

  16. Effects of forest management on streamflow, sediment yield, and erosion, Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds

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    Elizabeth T. Keppeler; Jack Lewis; Thomas E. Lisle

    2003-01-01

    Abstract - Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds were established in 1962 to research the effects of forest management on streamflow, sedimentation, and erosion in the rainfall-dominated, forested watersheds of north coastal California. Currently, 21 stream sites are gaged in the North Fork (473 ha) and South Fork (424 ha) of Caspar Creek. From 1971 to 1973, 65% of...

  17. Research publications of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon: 1948 to 1986.

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    A. McKee; G.M. Stonedahl; J.F. Franklin; F.J. Swanson

    1987-01-01

    A list of publications resulting from research at th H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, from 1948 to 1986 is presented. Nearly 600 publications are listed, including papers, theses, and abstracts. An index is provided that cross-references the listings under appropriate keywords.

  18. The remarkable story of the partial cutting study at the Dukes Experimental Forest

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    Laura S. Kenefic; Christel C. Kern

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes our recent and successful efforts to reopen the pioneering U.S. Forest Service "Partial Cutting Study" on the Dukes Experimental Forest in Michigan. This experiment in northern hardwood silviculture was initiated in 1926 and closed in 1966. Although the research conducted there informed the use of uneven-aged silviculture throughout the...

  19. Experimental forests and ranges as a network for for long-term data

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    Martin Vavra; John Mitchell

    2010-01-01

    In the new millennium, national leaders and policymakers are facing profound issues regarding people and the environment. Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs), managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), form a network of locations amenable to the development of long-term data collection across many major ecosystems of the continental United...

  20. Expanding the vision of the Experimental Forest and Range network to urban areas

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    J. Morgan. Grove

    2014-01-01

    After 100 years, the USDA Forest Service has emerging opportunities to expand the Experimental Forest and Range (EFR) network to urban areas. The purpose of this expansion would be to broaden the types of ecosystems studied, interdisciplinary approaches used, and relevance to society of the EFR network through long-term and large-scale social-ecological projects in...

  1. Ecological research at the Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest in northeastern California

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    William W. Oliver

    2000-01-01

    At Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest in northeastern California, an interdisciplinary team of scientists developed and implemented a research project to study how forest structural complexity affects the health and vigor of interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) ecosystems, the ecosystem's resilience to natural and human-caused disturbances,...

  2. LBA-ECO LC-02 Forest Flammability Data, Catuaba Experimental Farm, Acre, Brazil: 1998

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: This data set provides the results of controlled burns conducted to assess the flammability of mature forests on the Catuaba Experimental Farm of the...

  3. LBA-ECO LC-02 Forest Flammability Data, Catuaba Experimental Farm, Acre, Brazil: 1998

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set provides the results of controlled burns conducted to assess the flammability of mature forests on the Catuaba Experimental Farm of the Federal...

  4. Geology of Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Little Belt Mountains, Meagher County, Montana

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    Mitchell W. Reynolds

    1975-01-01

    The Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest in the west-central part of the Little Belt Mountains occupies a transition zone in the west-central part of the Mountains-a transition from rolling mountain parks with rounded peaks that rise about 500 feet above the upland of the range to deeply incised canyons that drain the west end of the Mountains. The Experimental Forest...

  5. Breeding success of Cacicus haemorrhous (Linnaeus (Aves: Icteridae in different environments in an Atlantic Forest reserve in Southeast Brazil Sucesso reprodutivo de Cacicus haemorrhous (Linnaeus (Aves: Icteridae em diferentes ambientes de uma reserva de Mata Atlântica no sudeste do Brasil

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Several factors, including the site where the colony was established and number of active nests can influence directly or indirectly the breeding success of colonial birds. The red-rumped cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous (Linnaeus, 1766, is a passerine (Icteridae that breeds in colonies in different environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the breeding success of red-rumped cacique in relation to three environments (lake edge, forest and swamp in which colonies were established in an Atlantic Forest reserve in southeast Brazil. Seven colonies from the three environments were monitored during the breeding season of 2001. Overall probability of nest survival was 40.5%. We found that colonies established in the swamp presented higher nest survival than the others and the ones in the lake edge had lower survival. Nest predation was the most important cause of nest failure, representing 46.5% of all nest losses. Other failure causes were abandonment and fall of nests, representing 6.6% and 6.1% of the losses, respectively. Red-rumped cacique had higher success breeding in colonies located in the swamp.Diversos fatores, incluindo os locais onde as colônias são estabelecidas e o número de ninhos ativos, podem exercer uma influência direta ou indireta no sucesso reprodutivo de aves que reproduzem em colônias. O Guaxe é uma espécie de Passeriformes (Icteridae que se reproduz em colônias situadas em diferentes ambientes. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o sucesso reprodutivo de Cacicus haemorrhous (Linnaeus, 1766 em relação a três ambientes (margem de lago, floresta e brejo onde são estabelecidas colônias em uma reserva de Mata Atlântica no sudeste do Brasil. Sete colônias foram monitoradas durante a estação reprodutiva de 2001 apresentando uma probabilidade de sobrevivência dos ninhos de 40,5%. As colônias estabelecidas em brejos apresentaram sucesso reprodutivo significativamente maior do que colônias estabelecidas

  6. Understanding ponderosa pine forest-grassland vegetation dynamics at Fort Valley Experimental Forest using phytolith analysis

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    Becky K. Kerns; Margaret M. Moore; Stephen C. Hart

    2008-01-01

    In the last century, ponderosa pine forests in the Southwest have changed from more open park-like stands of older trees to denser stands of younger, small-diameter trees. Considerable information exists regarding ponderosa pine forest fire history and recent shifts in stand structure and composition, yet quantitative studies investigating understory reference...

  7. Avian research on U.S. Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges: Emergent themes, opportunities, and challenges

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    Stoleson, Scott H.; King, D.I.; Tomosy, M.

    2011-01-01

    Since 1908, U.S. Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges have been dedicated to long-term interdisciplinary research on a variety of ecological and management questions. They encompass a wide diversity of life zones and ecoregions, and provide access to research infrastructure, opportunities for controlled manipulations, and integration with other types of long-term data. These features have facilitated important advances in a number of areas of avian research, including furthering our understanding of population dynamics, the effects of forest management on birds, avian responses to disturbances such as fire and hurricanes, and other aspects of avian ecology and conservation. However, despite these contributions, this invaluable resource has been underutilized by ornithologists. Most of the Experimental Forests and Ranges have had no ornithological work done on them. We encourage the ornithological community, especially graduate students and new faculty, to take advantage of this largely untapped potential for long-term work, linkage with long-term data sets, multiple disciplines, and active forest management. ?? 2010 Elsevier B.V.

  8. Influences of stand structure and fuel treatments on wildfire severity at Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest, northeastern California

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    Julie N. Symons; Dean H. K. Fairbanks; Carl N. Skinner

    2008-01-01

    This study utilizes forest stand structures and fuel profiles to evaluate the influence of different types of silvicultural treatments on fire severity in the Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest (BMEF), located within Lassen National Forest of northeastern California. We compare the severity of fire, assessed based on tree crown and bole scorch on 100 ha experimental...

  9. Growth of Araucaria angustifolia in the Embrapa/Epagri forest reserve, Caçador, SC, Brazil Crescimento de Araucaria angustifolia na Reserva Florestal Embrapa/ Epagri, Caçador, SC

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    Full Text Available Araucaria Forest is one of most threatened phyto-physiognomies in the Atlantic Forest domain,
    presenting great ecological-economical importance. Nevertheless, there are still lacks of knowledge concerning growth and dynamic of important species, as Araucaria angustifolia. The objective of this work was to recover  the past growth of Araucaria angustifolia, native from Caçador, SC, Brazil, by measuring growth rings and to estimate the average periodic diametric increment. The growth rings were counted and measured, using a stereoscope microscope, in increment cores of 0.5 cm collected from 32 adult trees. The measurements were done with LINTAB measuring table, with 0.01 mm of precision. The samples sizes were irregular, varying from 4.2 to 20.2 cm long. The trees presented average diameter breast height (DBH of 76.3 cm, varying from 10.7 to 141.3 cm. The periodic diameter increment from the last 10 years was 0.4 cm, varying from 0.11 to 1.15 cm. It was observed differences among trees, but there was a tendency of reduction of growth rhythm in larger trees, being more
    evident in trees with more than 110 cm of DBH.A Floresta Ombrófila Mista (FOM é uma das fitofisionomias mais ameaçadas da área de domínio da
    Mata Atlântica, apresentando grande importância ecológico-econômica. Apesar disso, ainda existem lacunas de conhecimento sobre a produtividade primária, o crescimento e a dinâmica de espécies importantes, como a Araucaria angustifolia. O presente trabalho tem por objetivo estudar o crescimento anual de Araucaria angustifolia, nativa do Município de Caçador, SC, pela medição dos anéis de crescimento. A contagem e medição dos anéis de crescimento foram feitas com o auxílio de um microscópio estereoscópico, em baguetas de 0,5 cm de diâmetro, coletadas de 32 árvores adultas. As medições foram feitas com o medidor de anéis de crescimento LINTAB, com precisão de 0,01 mm. O comprimento das amostras

  10. Experimental evidence for a phylogenetic Janzen-Connell effect in a subtropical forest

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    Liu, Xubing; Liang, Minxia; Etienne, Rampal S.; Wang, Yongfan; Staehelin, Christian; Yu, Shixiao

    Observational evidence increasingly suggests that the JanzenConnell effect extends beyond the species boundary. However, this has not been confirmed experimentally. Herein, we present both observational and experimental evidence for a phylogenetic JanzenConnell effect. In a subtropical forest in

  11. Linking water age and solute dynamics in streamflow at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH, USA

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    Paolo Benettin; Scott W. Bailey; John L. Campbell; Mark B. Green; Andrea Rinaldo; Gene E. Likens; Kevin J. McGuire; Gianluca Botter

    2015-01-01

    We combine experimental and modeling results from a headwater catchment at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), New Hampshire, USA, to explore the link between stream solute dynamics and water age. A theoretical framework based on water age dynamics, which represents a general basis for characterizing solute transport at the catchment scale, is here applied to...

  12. Experimental evidence for extreme dispersal limitation in tropical forest birds.

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    Moore, R P; Robinson, W D; Lovette, I J; Robinson, T R

    2008-09-01

    Movements of organisms between habitat remnants can affect metapopulation structure, community assembly dynamics, gene flow and conservation strategy. In the tropical landscapes that support the majority of global biodiversity and where forest fragmentation is accelerating, there is particular urgency to understand how dispersal across habitats mediates the demography, distribution and differentiation of organisms. By employing unique dispersal challenge experiments coupled with exhaustive inventories of birds in a Panamanian lacustrine archipelago, we show that the ability to fly even short distances (birds, and that this variation correlates strongly with species' extinction histories and current distributions across the archipelago. This extreme variation in flight capability indicates that species' persistence in isolated forest remnants will be differentially mediated by their respective dispersal abilities, and that corridors connecting such fragments will be essential for the maintenance of avian diversity in fragmented tropical landscapes.

  13. Análisis de escenarios de cambio climático A1B, A2 y B1 para la reserva forestal protectora bosque oriental de Bogotá años 2040, 2070 y 2095 utilizando MarksimGCM

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo presenta los resultados y análisis de las condiciones climáticas futuras de temperatura y precipitación para la Reserva Forestal Bosque Protector Cerros Orientales de Bogotá (RFPBOB. Para esto, se simularon los escenarios de cambio climático: A1B, A2 y B1 en los años 2040, 2070 y 2095. La simulación de las condiciones climáticas futuras en la RFPBOB tuvo en cuenta las variables: temperatura y precipitación, descritas bajo escenarios de cambio climático aplicando modelos de circulación general en MarkSimGCM. Se encontró que para todos los escenarios la temperatura aumentará para el año 2095, respecto al periodo de referencia 1960-1990. Los incrementos esperados para cada escenario son: 3,6 °C A1B, 4,3 °C A2, 2,5 °C B1. El escenario más caluroso es el A2, seguido por el A1B y el B1. Para el caso de la precipitación anual la tendencia es hacia el aumento respecto al periodo de referencia en los escenarios A1B y A2, en el escenario B1 la variación no es significativa, 21% A1B, 14,5 % A2, 1 % B1. Producto de la comparación de los resultados encontrados en MarkSimGCM con resultados de estudios previos particularmente realizados por el Instituto de Investigaciones Ambientales (Ideam, se encontraron diferencias particularmente en la precipitación, siendo mucho más bajos los incrementos en la simulación efectuada en esta investigación Para la temperatura, los escenarios realizados por el Ideam coinciden con los discutidos en este estudio. Los escenarios comparados fueron el A1B y el A2.

  14. International co-operative program on assessment and monitoring of air pollution effects on forests: The Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest, Arizona

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    Boris Poff; Daniel G. Neary

    2008-01-01

    At the end of the 2007 Fiscal Year, the Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFR) Synthesis Network Committee awarded funds to 18 sites to establish a strategic ICP Level II (described below) synthesis network in the United States. Eleven Experimental Forest were selected to be included in the network, as well as seven Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. This will...

  15. Efficiency in inventories of ants in a forest reservein Central Amazonia Eficiência em inventários de formigas em uma reserva florestal na Amazônia Central

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    Jorge Luiz Pereira de Souza

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate an inventory method efficiency for ants. We used subsamples collected in 24 transects of 100 m, distributed in 6 plots of 600 ha each in primary forest, as part of a long-term project. Ten litter subsamples were extracted per transect using Winkler extractors. Ants were identified to genus level, and Crematogaster, Gnamptogenys and Pachycondyla genera to species/morphospecies level. To evaluate the consequences of reduced sampling on the retention of ecological information, we estimated the lowest number of subsamples needed to detect the effects of environmental variables. Multidimensional scaling (MDS was used to generate dissimilarity matrices, and Mantel correlations between each reduced-sampling effort and maximum effort were used as an index of how much information was maintained and could still be used in multivariate analyses. Lower p-values was observed on the effect of soil pH in the community of genera, and on the effect of the litter volume for the community of Crematogaster. The trend was still detectable in the analysis based on reduced-sampling. The number of subsamples can be reduced, and the cost-efficiency of the protocol can be improved with little loss of information.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência da metodologia de inventário de formigas. Foram usadas subamostras coletadas em 24 transectos de 100 m, distribuídos em 6 parcelas de 600 ha, em floresta primária, como parte de um projeto de longa duração. Dez subamostras foram extraídas por transecto com extratores de Winkler. As formigas foram identificadas quanto ao gênero. Crematogaster, Gnamptogenys e Pachycondyla foram identificados quanto a espécies ou morfoespécies. Para avaliar as consequências de redução da amostragem na retenção da informação ecológica, foi estimado o menor número de subamostras necessário para detectar os efeitos das variáveis ambientais. A ordenação em escala

  16. Managing the forest for more than the trees: effects of experimental timber harvest on forest Lepidoptera.

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    Summerville, Keith S

    2011-04-01

    Studies of the effects of timber harvest on forest insect communities have rarely considered how disturbance from a range of harvest levels interacts with temporal variation in species diversity to affect community resistance to change. Here I report the results of a landscape-scale, before-and-after, treatment-control experiment designed to test how communities of forest Lepidoptera experience (1) changes in species richness and composition and (2) shifts in species dominance one year after logging. I sampled Lepidoptera from 20 forest stands allocated to three harvest treatments (control, even-aged shelterwood or clearcuts, and uneven-aged group selection cuts) within three watersheds at Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Indiana, USA. Moths were sampled from all forest stands one year prior to harvest in 2007 and immediately post-harvest in 2009. Species composition was most significantly affected by temporal variation between years, although uneven-aged management also caused significant changes in lepidopteran community structure. Furthermore, species richness of Lepidoptera was higher in 2007 compared to 2009 across all watersheds and forest stands. The decrease in species richness between years, however, was much larger in even-aged and uneven-aged management units compared to the control. Furthermore, matrix stands within the even-aged management unit demonstrated the highest resistance to species loss within any management unit. Species dominance was highly resistant to effects of timber harvest, with pre- and post-harvest values for Simpson diversity nearly invariant. Counter to prediction, however, the suite of dominant taxa differed dramatically among the three management units post-harvest. My results suggest that temporal variation may have strong interactions with timber harvest, precipitating loss of nearly 50% species richness from managed stands regardless of harvest level. Even-aged management, however, appeared to leave the smallest "footprint" on moth

  17. Campesinos entre la selva, invasores de reservas

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    Daniel Ruiz Serna

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Cuando en 1992 la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo realizó la Cumbre para la Tierra en Río de Janeiro, los países del mundo entero pactaron la protección de la biodiversidad como estrategia fundamental para frenar la acelerada desaparición de especies biológicas, hábitats y ecosistemas del planeta. A partir de las principales políticas ambientales que en esta materia ha adelantado el Estado colombiano, abordaré la forma en que dichas políticas se cristalizan en una región particular: el Parque Nacional Natural de La Macarena en Colombia. El énfasis estará puesto en la forma en que los distintos actores presentes en la zona (campesinos, guerrilla, ONG y Estado construyen, desde sus propias perspectivas, una intrincada red de significaciones sobre las causas y consecuencias que tiene el hecho de encontrarse en una reserva declarada Patrimonio Biológico de la Humanidad en 1933. Pese a que estos actores poseen interpretaciones e intereses disímiles, veremos cómo en sus discursos existe una coincidencia en cuanto los fines perseguidos (mejoramiento en la calidad de vida, desarrollo, productividad, etc., aunque sea el arreglo a medios su principal controversia.

  18. Investigation of forest canopy temperatures recorded by the thermal infrared multispectral scanner at H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest

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    Sader, Steven A.

    1986-01-01

    Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) data were collected over the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Western Oregon on July 29, 1983 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. The relation of changes in canopy temperature to green leaf biomass levels in reforested clearcuts and old-growth forest was investigated. A digital data base was generated in order to isolate that portion of the thermal emission that could be attributed to surface properties other than the vegetation biomass component. The TIMS appears to be capable of detecting subtle differences in ERT as related to canopy closure and green lead biomass, however calibration techniques are needed to correct for emissivity and atmospheric effects.

  19. Decomposition of recalcitrant carbon under experimental warming in boreal forest.

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    Adriana L Romero-Olivares

    Full Text Available Over the long term, soil carbon (C storage is partly determined by decomposition rate of carbon that is slow to decompose (i.e., recalcitrant C. According to thermodynamic theory, decomposition rates of recalcitrant C might differ from those of non-recalcitrant C in their sensitivities to global warming. We decomposed leaf litter in a warming experiment in Alaskan boreal forest, and measured mass loss of recalcitrant C (lignin vs. non-recalcitrant C (cellulose, hemicellulose, and sugars throughout 16 months. We found that these C fractions responded differently to warming. Specifically, after one year of decomposition, the ratio of recalcitrant C to non-recalcitrant C remaining in litter declined in the warmed plots compared to control. Consistent with this pattern, potential activities of enzymes targeting recalcitrant C increased with warming, relative to those targeting non-recalcitrant C. Even so, mass loss of individual C fractions showed that non-recalcitrant C is preferentially decomposed under control conditions whereas recalcitrant C losses remain unchanged between control and warmed plots. Moreover, overall mass loss was greater under control conditions. Our results imply that direct warming effects, as well as indirect warming effects (e.g. drying, may serve to maintain decomposition rates of recalcitrant C compared to non-recalcitrant C despite negative effects on overall decomposition.

  20. Decomposition of recalcitrant carbon under experimental warming in boreal forest.

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    Romero-Olivares, Adriana L; Allison, Steven D; Treseder, Kathleen K

    2017-01-01

    Over the long term, soil carbon (C) storage is partly determined by decomposition rate of carbon that is slow to decompose (i.e., recalcitrant C). According to thermodynamic theory, decomposition rates of recalcitrant C might differ from those of non-recalcitrant C in their sensitivities to global warming. We decomposed leaf litter in a warming experiment in Alaskan boreal forest, and measured mass loss of recalcitrant C (lignin) vs. non-recalcitrant C (cellulose, hemicellulose, and sugars) throughout 16 months. We found that these C fractions responded differently to warming. Specifically, after one year of decomposition, the ratio of recalcitrant C to non-recalcitrant C remaining in litter declined in the warmed plots compared to control. Consistent with this pattern, potential activities of enzymes targeting recalcitrant C increased with warming, relative to those targeting non-recalcitrant C. Even so, mass loss of individual C fractions showed that non-recalcitrant C is preferentially decomposed under control conditions whereas recalcitrant C losses remain unchanged between control and warmed plots. Moreover, overall mass loss was greater under control conditions. Our results imply that direct warming effects, as well as indirect warming effects (e.g. drying), may serve to maintain decomposition rates of recalcitrant C compared to non-recalcitrant C despite negative effects on overall decomposition.

  1. Decomposition of recalcitrant carbon under experimental warming in boreal forest

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    Allison, Steven D.; Treseder, Kathleen K.

    2017-01-01

    Over the long term, soil carbon (C) storage is partly determined by decomposition rate of carbon that is slow to decompose (i.e., recalcitrant C). According to thermodynamic theory, decomposition rates of recalcitrant C might differ from those of non-recalcitrant C in their sensitivities to global warming. We decomposed leaf litter in a warming experiment in Alaskan boreal forest, and measured mass loss of recalcitrant C (lignin) vs. non-recalcitrant C (cellulose, hemicellulose, and sugars) throughout 16 months. We found that these C fractions responded differently to warming. Specifically, after one year of decomposition, the ratio of recalcitrant C to non-recalcitrant C remaining in litter declined in the warmed plots compared to control. Consistent with this pattern, potential activities of enzymes targeting recalcitrant C increased with warming, relative to those targeting non-recalcitrant C. Even so, mass loss of individual C fractions showed that non-recalcitrant C is preferentially decomposed under control conditions whereas recalcitrant C losses remain unchanged between control and warmed plots. Moreover, overall mass loss was greater under control conditions. Our results imply that direct warming effects, as well as indirect warming effects (e.g. drying), may serve to maintain decomposition rates of recalcitrant C compared to non-recalcitrant C despite negative effects on overall decomposition. PMID:28622366

  2. Integrating beneficiaries into assessment of ecosystem services from managed forests at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, USA

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    Jesse Caputo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Forests contribute to human wellbeing through the provision of important ecosystem services. Methods: In this study, we investigated how the perceived importance of ecosystem services may impact the overall benefit provided by managed watersheds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest over a 45-year period, using standardized measures of service capacity weighted by service importance weights derived from a survey of beneficiaries. Results: The capacity of watersheds to regulate water flow and quality was high in all watersheds throughout the study period, whereas cultural services such as scenic beauty declined after harvest. Impacts on greenhouse gas regulation depended on the efficiency with which harvested biomass was used. Surveys revealed that stakeholders placed high value on all ecosystem services, with regulating and cultural services seen as more important than provisioning services. When service metrics were weighted by survey responses and aggregated into a single measure, total service provision followed the same overall trend as greenhouse gas regulation. Where biomass use was less efficient in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, harvesting resulted in an overall “ecosystem service debt”; where use was more efficient, this “ecosystem service debt” was reduced. Beneficiaries’ educational backgrounds significantly affected overall assessment of service provision. Beneficiaries with college or university degrees incurred smaller “ecosystem service debts” and were less negatively affected by harvesting overall. Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of including empirical measures of beneficiary preference when attempting to quantify overall provision of ecosystem services to human beneficiaries over time. Keywords: Ecosystem services, Forests, Long-term ecological research, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Regulating services

  3. Forests

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    Louis R. Iverson; Mark W. Schwartz

    1994-01-01

    Originally diminished by development, forests are coming back: forest biomass is accumulating. Forests are repositories for many threatened species. Even with increased standing timber, however, biodiversity is threatened by increased forest fragmentation and by exotic species.

  4. Protocols for care and handling of deer and elk at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range.

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    Michael J. Wisdom; John G. Cook; Mary M. Rowland; James H. Noyes

    1993-01-01

    Several hundred Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni V. Bailey) and Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus Rafinesque) inhabit a fenced, 25,000-acre enclosure at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Research there requires handling...

  5. Research publications of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon: 1988 supplement.

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    T. Blinn; F.J. Swanson; A. McKee

    1988-01-01

    This bibliography updates the list of publications, abstracts, theses, and unpublished reports included in "Research Publications of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon, 1948 to 1986," General Technical Report PNW-GTR-201. Citations are referenced under appropriate keywords.

  6. The role of experimental forests and ranges in the development of ecosystem science and biogeochemical cycling research [Chapter 17

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    James M. Vose; Wayne T. Swank; Mary Beth Adams; Devendra Amatya; John Campbell; Sherri Johnson; Frederick J. Swanson; Randy Kolka; Ariel E. Lugo; Robert Musselman; Charles Rhoades

    2014-01-01

    Forest Service watershed-based Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs) have significantly advanced scientific knowledge on ecosystem structure and function through long-term monitoring and experimental research on hydrologic and biogeochemical cycling processes. Research conducted in the 1940s and 1950s began as “classic” paired watershed studies. The emergence of the...

  7. The role of experimental forests and ranges in the development of ecosystem science and biogeochemical cycling research

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    James M. Vose; Wayne T. Swank; Mary Beth Adams; Devendra Amatya; John Campbell; Sherri Johnson; Frederick J. Swanson; Randy Kolka; Ariel E. Lugo; Robert Musselman; Charles. Rhoades

    2014-01-01

    Forest Service watershed-based Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs) have significantly advanced scientific knowledge on ecosystem structure and function through long-term monitoring and experimental research on hydrologic and biogeochemical cycling processes. Research conducted in the 1940s and 1950s began as “classic” paired watershed studies. The emergence of the...

  8. Microbial responses to experimental warming in a peatland forest ecosystem

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    Kluber, L. A.; Hanson, P. J.; Schadt, C. W.

    2016-12-01

    The Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) experiment is a ten-year ecosystem manipulation experiment examining how peatland forests respond to increased temperature and CO2 levels. This experiment is expected to lead to various changes in ecosystem processes, including microbially mediated biogeochemical cycles that may ultimately alter the overall C balance of these ecosystems. The initial phase of this experiment began over the summer of 2014 by heating deep subsurface peat to +2.25, +4.5, +6.75 and +9.0 °C above ambient plots with a target heating zone of 1.5-2 meters depth. Whole ecosystem warming began the summer of 2015 with the addition of aboveground heating to the same target temperatures. The response of microbial communities to in-situ warming is assessed with qPCR and rRNA amplicon sequencing at eleven discrete depths across the peat profile to a depth of 200 cm. Additionally, metagenomic sequencing is used to characterize microbial metabolic and functional potential on four depths per profile. After one year of deep peat warming, microbial community structure and abundance of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, and methanogenic populations showed strong vertical stratification across the peat depth profile yet no clear response to the temperature treatments. In an effort to identify factors that may be limiting decomposition and microbial community change in deep peat, we conducted a microcosm incubation of deep peat (150-200 cm depth) at 6 and 15 °C to mimic ambient and +9 °C SPRUCE conditions. Additional treatments included elevated pH and the addition of N and P. Microcosms were monitored for CO2 and CH4 production, and microbial community dynamics were assessed using qPCR and amplicon sequencing. Increasing temperature elevated both CO2 and CH4 production while elevated pH only resulted in greater CH4 production. The effects of elevating temperature and pH in combination with N, P, or N+P additions were more

  9. Caracterización del borde de un relicto de bosque altoandino dominado por Chusquea scandens (Kunth y evaluación del efecto de disturbios experimentales sobre la regeneración natural en la Reserva forestal municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Vargas Ríos Orlando

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio se realizó en la Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia, como parte del proyecto “Hacia un modelo de restauración del bosque”. Tiene como objetivos caracterizar el borde de avance del bosque, dominado por la especie Chusquea scandens y evaluar la regeneración de especies luego de disturbios experimentales a lo largo del borde de bosque. Con el primero se generó información preliminar del estado del borde de avance y del potencial que puede existir allí para la regeneración natural de la vegetación, el muestreo se realizó entre los meses de julio y octubre de 2003, en el cual se evaluaron algunas condiciones bióticas, abióticas y edáficas por medio del método línea intercepto a lo largo del gradiente pastizal-chuscal-bosque. El segundo estableció que tipo de disturbios son favorables para activar y potencializar la regeneración en los bordes de avance dominados por el chusque, los disturbios se basaron en reducir la competencia que hace el chusque por luz, así como también aumentar la disponibilidad de espacio para el establecimiento de otras especies. Para la caracterización del borde de avance se obtuvo que hacia el pastizal el chusque presenta una
    alta densidad que genera una zona de difícil acceso, lo cual puede funcionar como una barrera natural que reduce la influencia de especies de áreas abiertas en el interior del borde de avance, en donde se presentan peque��os claros donde el chuscal se reduce y se muestra una regeneración natural de especies. Además se estableció que a altas densidades del chusque se reducen las posibilidades de regeneración natural y la implantación de especies arbóreas, así como también, que la regeneración presentada hacia el interior del borde de avance está dominada por especies de borde y de bosque, siendo las herbáceas, enredaderas y arbustos las formas de crecimiento más importantes. Luego de los disturbios experimentales se

  10. Reserva biológica estadual da Praia do Sul (Ilha Grande, Estado do Rio de Janeiro: lista preliminar da flora

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    Dorothy Sue Dunn de Araujo

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available A Reserva Biológica Estadual da Praia do Sul está localizada na parte meridional da Ilha Grande - RJ (23º10' S.; 44º17' W.Gr., abrangendo uma área de 3600 ha. Foram identificadas nesta Reserva 5 comunidades vegetais, a saber: psamofila reptante de anteduna, mata de cordão arenoso, mata alagadiça de planície, manguezal e mata de encosta. A fitofisionomia de cada comunidade está descrita, incluindo as espécies mais comuns e a área da Reserva ocupada por cada uma. O levantamento florístico ainda incompleto constitui uma lista de cerca de 300 espécies: as 4 famílias mais importantes são: Leguminose, Rubiaceae, Orchidaceae, BromeliaceaeThe Praia do Sul State Biological Reserve is located on Ilha Grande, State oí Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (23º10' S.; 44º17' W.Gr.. Five plant communities were identified within the limits of this 3600 ha tract: creeping foredune psammophytes, beach ridge forest, coastal plain swamp forest, mangrove and montane forest. The physiognomy of each community is described, including the most common species found and the area of occurrence within the Reserve. A list of approximately 300 species has been compiled to date; the 4 most important families are: Leguminosae, Rubiaceae, Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae

  11. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascades, Oregon: III. The Orthoptera (Grasshoppers and Crickets).

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    David C. Lightfoot

    1986-01-01

    An inventory of Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets) at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, near Blue River, Oregon, was conducted to determine the species present and ecological relationships. A key for identification and an annotated list are presented. From qualitative assessments of successional habitat relationships, generalized species associations of forest...

  12. Research publications of the Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Scenic Research Area, Oregon Coast Range, 1934 to 1990.

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    Sarah E. Greene; Tawny. Blinn

    1991-01-01

    A list of publications resulting from research at the Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Scenic Research Area, Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon, from 1934 to 1990 is presented. Over 200 publications are listed, including papers, theses, and reports. An index is provided that cross-references the listings under appropriate keywords.

  13. Changing forest water yields in response to climate warming: results from long-term experimental watershed sites across North America

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    Irena F. Creed; Adam T. Spargo; Julia A. Jones; Jim M. Buttle; Mary B. Adams; Fred D. Beall; Eric G. Booth; John L. Campbell; Dave Clow; Kelly Elder; Mark B. Green; Nancy B. Grimm; Chelcy Miniat; Patricia Ramlal; Amartya Saha; Stephen Sebestyen; Dave Spittlehouse; Shannon Sterling; Mark W. Williams; Rita Winkler; Huaxia. Yao

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    Climate warming is projected to affect forest water yields but the effects are expected to vary.We investigated how forest type and age affect water yield resilience to climate warming. To answer this question, we examined the variability in historical water yields at long-term experimental catchments across Canada and the United States over 5-year cool and warm...

  14. Experimental forests, ranges, and watersheds in the Northern Rocky Mountains: A compendium of outdoor laboratories in Utah, Idaho, and Montana

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    Wyman C. Schmidt; Judy L. Friede

    1996-01-01

    This is a compendium of experimental forests, ranges, watersheds, and other outdoor laboratories, formally established by the Forest Service and Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the universities in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. The purposes, histories, natural resource bases, data bases, past and current studies, locations, and who...

  15. Climatic summaries and documentation for the primary meteorological station, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1972 To 1984.

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    Frederick A. Bierlmaler; Arthur. McKee

    1989-01-01

    This report describes the primary meteorological station at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (elev. 426 m, lat. 44°15' N., long. 122°10' W.) in the Willamette National Forest, the automatic digital data logger, sensors, and data-processing procedures used in measuring air temperature, dewpoint temperature, windspeed, precipitation, and solar radiation....

  16. Seed dispersal turns an experimental plantation on degraded land into a novel forest in urban northern Puerto Rico

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    Oscar Abelleira; Elvia J. Meléndez Ackerman; Diana García Montiel; John A. Parrotta

    2015-01-01

    Planting tree species with desirable traits may catalyze forest regeneration in increasingly common degraded lands by restoring soil properties and attracting seed dispersers. We sampled forest regeneration in an experimental plantation of Albizia lebbek, an introduced N-fixing species, on a degraded pasture in northern Puerto Rico, 27 years after its establishment. We...

  17. Nonnative invasive plants in the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine, USA: influence of site, silviculture, and land use history

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    Elizabeth Olson; Laura S. Kenefic; Alison C. Dibble; John C. Brissette

    2011-01-01

    We investigated the occurrence of nonnative invasive plants on approximately 175 ha comprising a long-term, 60-year-old U.S. Forest Service silvicultural experiment and old-field stands in the Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) in central Maine. Stands in the silvicultural experiment were never cleared for agriculture, but have been repeatedly partially cut. Our...

  18. Influence of large wood on channel morphology and sediment storage in headwater mountain streams, Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado

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    Sandra E. Ryan; Erica L. Bishop; J. Michael Daniels

    2014-01-01

    Large fallen wood can have a significant impact on channel form and process in forested mountain streams. In this study, four small channels on the Fraser Experimental Forest near Fraser, Colorado, USA, were surveyed for channel geometries and large wood loading, including the size, source, and characteristics of individual pieces. The study is part of a larger effort...

  19. Experimental comparison of support vector machines with random forests for hyperspectral image land cover classification

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    Abe, B. T.; Olugbara, O. O.; Marwala, T.

    2014-06-01

    The performances of regular support vector machines and random forests are experimentally compared for hyperspectral imaging land cover classification. Special characteristics of hyperspectral imaging dataset present diverse processing problems to be resolved under robust mathematical formalisms such as image classification. As a result, pixel purity index algorithm is used to obtain endmember spectral responses from Indiana pine hyperspectral image dataset. The generalized reduced gradient optimization algorithm is thereafter executed on the research data to estimate fractional abundances in the hyperspectral image and thereby obtain the numeric values for land cover classification. The Waikato environment for knowledge analysis (WEKA) data mining framework is selected as a tool to carry out the classification process by using support vector machines and random forests classifiers. Results show that performance of support vector machines is comparable to that of random forests. This study makes a positive contribution to the problem of land cover classification by exploring generalized reduced gradient method, support vector machines, and random forests to improve producer accuracy and overall classification accuracy. The performance comparison of these classifiers is valuable for a decision maker to consider tradeoffs in method accuracy versus method complexity.

  20. Exploring genetic diversity, physiologic expression and carbon dynamics in longleaf pine: a new study installation at the Harrison Experimental Forest

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    John R. Butnor; Kurt H. Johnsen; C. Dana Nelson

    2012-01-01

    In 1960, an experiment was established on the Harrison Experimental Forest in southeast Mississippi to compare productivity and wood properties of planted longleaf (Pinus palustris), loblolly (Pinus taeda), and slash (Pinus elliotii) pines under different management intensities: cultivation, cultivation plus...

  1. Estructura y densidad de la red de caminos en la Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca

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    María Isabel Ramírez Ramírez

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    Full Text Available Por ser parte fundamental de uno de los fenómenos de migración e hibernación más sorprendentes y llamativos del mundo, la Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca (RBMM se ha convertido en una de las áreas naturales protegidas más emblemáticas de nuestro país. Sin embargo, sigue enfrentándose a serios problemas de fragmentación, perturbación y pérdida de sus bosques. Uno de los elementos del paisaje que más se ha reconocido como causa y efecto de la perturbación y pérdida de espacios forestales son los caminos. Utilizando mosaicos elaborados con fotografías aéreas digitales de marzo de 2003, escala 1:20 000, y recorridos en campo registrados con GPS, se identificaron 20 574 km de caminos dentro de los límites de la RBMM; 55% del ellos son brechas y 37% veredas, ambos abiertos específicamente para el aprovechamiento forestal. Las carreteras pavimentadas y las terracerías representan, respectivamente, 2 y 6% de la red. Esos 2 574 km de caminos se traducen en una densidad promedio de 4.7 km/km2. No obstante, el análisis a nivel de predio revela valores de densidad aún más altos, especialmente en el lado michoacano, que alcanzan hasta 13.6 km/km2. Asimismo, multiplicando los respectivos tipos de caminos por su ancho promedio de lecho, se encontró que 880 ha de la Reserva están ocupadas por caminos, lo cual tiene serias repercusiones sobre la vegetación, el suelo, la red de drenaje y la accesibilidad a los recursos.

  2. Diversidad de helechos y licófitas de la Reserva Natural Punta Lara, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Full Text Available Hasta el año 1987 el número de helechos y licofitas citados para la Reserva Punta Lara era de 30, incluyendo taxa específicos e infraespecíficos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la diversidad de los helechos y licofitas que crecen en esta reserva, donde se halla el relicto más austral de las selvas en galería. Para llevar a cabo este estudio se realizaron viajes de campo durante los años 2006-2009 y se consultaron herbarios locales así como bibliografía especializada. Como resultado del estudio se determinaron 24 taxa de helechos y licofitas, de hábito predominantemente terrestre (70%; pocas acuáticas (17% y epífitas (13%; dos especies exóticas, mientras que otras dos especies nativas citadas previamente no fueron halladas. Cinco taxa fueron registrados con escasa frecuencia. Se infiere que las principales causas de amenaza para las poblaciones de licofitas y helechos en la Reserva Natural Punta Lara son la extracción para su comercialización, la introducción de plantas exóticas y las fluctuaciones climáticas (periodos de sequía. Se presenta una clave de identificación de los taxa registrados y se plantean futuras estrategias de conservación de las especies consideradas vulnerables.Diversity of ferns and lycophytes from Reserva Natural Punta Lara, Buenos Aires , Argentina. Punta Lara Natural Reserve shelters the relict of the Southernmost riparian forest in the world, where the flora is threatened by the anthropic expansion and by the introduction of exotic species. In this area the ferns and lycophytes grow in particular environments as marshland, grassland and marginal forest. The aim of this work was to evaluate the diversity of ferns and lycophytes that inhabit in Punta Lara Natural Reserve. Field trips were conducted from 2006 to 2009 and local herbaria and specific bibliography were also revised. As a result of our study twenty four taxa of ferns and lycophytes were recognized. Their habit was mainly

  3. Aplicación en Visual Basic .NET: Reservas de Hotel 1.0

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    MONZÓ PASTOR, MIGUEL

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    El proyecto consiste en una aplicación sencilla, y de fácil manejo, para la reserva de habitaciones de hotel. Las operaciones que puede realizar el usuario son: Creación / modificación /eliminación de reservas Visualización de información de hoteles y tipos de habitación por hotel Alta / baja de usuarios en el sistema de reservas. Imprimir una reserva La interfaz gráfica se ha realizado en Visual Basic .NET 2008 con el entorno integrado de desarrollo (IDE) Visu...

  4. Distribución espacial de la macrofauna edáfica en bosque mesófilo, bosque secundario y pastizal en la reserva La Cortadura, Coatepec, Veracruz, México Spatial distribution of soil macrofauna in cloud forest, secondary forest and grassland in La Cortadura reserve, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Isis N. De la Rosa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La conversión de un área de bosque para la agricultura o el pastoreo homogeniza las propiedades del suelo y las comunidades de macroinvertebrados. Este trabajo estudió si la diversidad (H', densidad y heterogeneidad espacial (tamaño de parche de macroinvertebrados de hojarasca y suelo se recuperan en una secuencia sucesional pastizal (Pas-bosque secundario (Bsec-bosque mesófilo maduro (BMM. En el sustrato hojarasca se observó un gradiente de aumento para todas las variables estudiadas en la secuencia Pas-Bsec-BMM. Sin embargo, este patrón no se presentó en el suelo, ya que la mayor diversidad y densidad (por taxón y total se encontraron en el Bsec. Mediante un análisis de variografía, en la hojarasca se encontraron distribuciones espaciales heterogéneas de los macroinvertebrados en ambos bosques, mientras que en el pastizal la distribución fue homogénea, lo que apoya la idea de que el disturbio va acompañado de una homogenización espacial de las comunidades de macroinvertebrados, pero la restructuración espacial se recupera en la sucesión temprana. En el suelo de los 3 sitios, la distribución de todas las variables fue en parches (5 a 60 m de diámetro, pero no se encontró disminución en la heterogeneidad espacial predicha para la secuencia Pas-Bsec-BMM.The conversion of forest to agriculture or pasture homogenizes soil properties, including the communities of macroinvertebrates. This study examined whether the diversity (H', density and spatial heterogeneity (patch size of litter and soil macroinvertebrate recover through the secondary successional sequence pasture (Pas-secondary forest (Bsec- mature cloud forest (BMM. In the litter an increasing gradient for all variables was observed through the successional sequence. However, this pattern was not present in the soil, where the highest diversity and density (per taxon and total were found in the Bsec. Using variography, we found heterogeneous spatial distributions of

  5. An Experimental Test of Competition among Mice, Chipmunks, and Squirrels in Deciduous Forest Fragments.

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    Jesse L Brunner

    Full Text Available Mixed hardwood forests of the northeast United States support a guild of granivorous/omnivorous rodents including gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis, eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus, and white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus. These species coincide geographically, co-occur locally, and consume similar food resources. Despite their idiosyncratic responses to landscape and patch variables, patch occupancy models suggest that competition may influence their respective distributions and abundances, and accordingly their influence on the rest of the forest community. Experimental studies, however, are wanting. We present the result of a large-scale experiment in which we removed white-footed mice or gray squirrels from small, isolated forest fragments in Dutchess County, New York, and added these mammals to other fragments in order to alter the abundance of these two species. We then used mark-recapture analyses to quantify the population-level and individual-level effects on resident mice, squirrels, and chipmunks. Overall, we found little evidence of competition. There were essentially no within-season numerical responses to changes in the abundance of putative competitors. Moreover, while individual-level responses (apparent survival and capture probability did vary with competitor densities in some models, these effects were often better explained by site-specific parameters and were restricted to few of the 19 sites we studied. With only weak or nonexistent competition among these three common rodent species, we expect their patterns of habitat occupancy and population dynamics to be largely independent of one another.

  6. Climate Impacts on Soil Carbon Processes along an Elevation Gradient in the Tropical Luquillo Experimental Forest

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    Dingfang Chen

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    Full Text Available Tropical forests play an important role in regulating the global climate and the carbon cycle. With the changing temperature and moisture along the elevation gradient, the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Northeastern Puerto Rico provides a natural approach to understand tropical forest ecosystems under climate change. In this study, we conducted a soil translocation experiment along an elevation gradient with decreasing temperature but increasing moisture to study the impacts of climate change on soil organic carbon (SOC and soil respiration. As the results showed, both soil carbon and the respiration rate were impacted by microclimate changes. The soils translocated from low elevation to high elevation showed an increased respiration rate with decreased SOC content at the end of the experiment, which indicated that the increased soil moisture and altered soil microbes might affect respiration rates. The soils translocated from high elevation to low elevation also showed an increased respiration rate with reduced SOC at the end of the experiment, indicating that increased temperature at low elevation enhanced decomposition rates. Temperature and initial soil source quality impacted soil respiration significantly. With the predicted warming climate in the Caribbean, these tropical soils at high elevations are at risk of releasing sequestered carbon into the atmosphere.

  7. An Experimental Test of Competition among Mice, Chipmunks, and Squirrels in Deciduous Forest Fragments.

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    Brunner, Jesse L; Duerr, Shannon; Keesing, Felicia; Killilea, Mary; Vuong, Holly; Ostfeld, Richard S

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    Mixed hardwood forests of the northeast United States support a guild of granivorous/omnivorous rodents including gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus), and white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). These species coincide geographically, co-occur locally, and consume similar food resources. Despite their idiosyncratic responses to landscape and patch variables, patch occupancy models suggest that competition may influence their respective distributions and abundances, and accordingly their influence on the rest of the forest community. Experimental studies, however, are wanting. We present the result of a large-scale experiment in which we removed white-footed mice or gray squirrels from small, isolated forest fragments in Dutchess County, New York, and added these mammals to other fragments in order to alter the abundance of these two species. We then used mark-recapture analyses to quantify the population-level and individual-level effects on resident mice, squirrels, and chipmunks. Overall, we found little evidence of competition. There were essentially no within-season numerical responses to changes in the abundance of putative competitors. Moreover, while individual-level responses (apparent survival and capture probability) did vary with competitor densities in some models, these effects were often better explained by site-specific parameters and were restricted to few of the 19 sites we studied. With only weak or nonexistent competition among these three common rodent species, we expect their patterns of habitat occupancy and population dynamics to be largely independent of one another.

  8. Fertilizer Response Curves for Commercial Southern Forest Species Defined with an Un-Replicated Experimental Design.

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    Coleman, Mark; Aubrey, Doug; Coyle, David, R.; Daniels, Richard, F.

    2005-11-01

    There has been recent interest in use of non-replicated regression experimental designs in forestry, as the need for replication in experimental design is burdensome on limited research budgets. We wanted to determine the interacting effects of soil moisture and nutrient availability on the production of various southeastern forest trees (two clones of Populus deltoides, open pollinated Platanus occidentalis, Liquidambar styraciflua and Pinus taeda). Additionally, we required an understanding of the fertilizer response curve. To accomplish both objectives we developed a composite design that includes a core ANOVA approach to consider treatment interactions, with the addition of non-replicated regression plots receiving a range of fertilizer levels for the primary irrigation treatment.

  9. Past and future effects of atmospheric deposition on the forest ecosystem at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest: simulations with the dynamic model ForSAFE

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    Salim Belyazid; Scott Bailey; Harald. Sverdrup

    2010-01-01

    The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study presents a unique opportunity for studying long-term ecosystem responses to changes in anthropogenic factors. Following industrialisation and the intensification of agriculture, the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) has been subject to increased loads of atmospheric deposition, particularly sulfur and nitrogen. The deposition of...

  10. Effects of forest management on running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum Muhl. Ex A. Eaton) distribution and abundance in the Fernow Experimental Forest

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    J.Q. Burkhart; J.R. Rentch; T.M. Schuler

    2013-01-01

    Identifying habitat preferences of species of concern is fundamental to the practice of conservation, but disturbances and other environmental processes can substantially affect suitability. Trifolium stoloniferum, or running buffalo clover, is a federally endangered plant species that occurs on the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia....

  11. Understanding ponderosa pine forest-grassland vegetation dynamics at Fort Valley Experimental Forest using phytolith analysis (P-53)

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    Becky K. Kerns; Margaret M. Moore; Stephen C. Hart

    2008-01-01

    In the last century, ponderosa pine forests in the Southwest have changed from more open park-like stands of older trees to denser stands of younger, smalldiameter trees. Considerable information exists regarding ponderosa pine forest fire history and recent shifts in stand structure and composition, yet quantitative studies investigating understory reference...

  12. Diversidad y datos reproductivos de mamíferos medianos y grandes en el bosque mesófilo de montaña de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlán, Jalisco-Colima, México Medium and large mammal diversity and reproductive data in the cloud forest, Biosphere Reserve of Sierra Manantlán, Jalisco-Colima, Mexico

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    Marcelo Aranda

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El bosque mesófilo de montaña (BMM es uno de los ecosistemas con menor extensión territorial y de los más amenazados en México. Este trabajo presenta datos sobre la riqueza, abundancia relativa, actividad y datos reproductivos de especies de mamíferos medianos y grandes en el BMM ubicado en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlán. Entre febrero de 2008 y agosto de 2009, mediante la utilización de fototrampas, se obtuvieron 372 registros independientes que corresponden a 17 especies. Esta información respalda la elección adecuada de método y sitios de monitoreo. Los resultados indican que el ecosistema se encuentra en buen estado de conservación, lo que coincide con lo que en fecha reciente registró la Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad. Es recomendable establecer acciones de monitoreo a mediano y largo plazo en múltiples sitios, para complementar la evaluación que se ha realizado de este ecosistema en el país.The cloud forest (CF is one of the ecosystems with less surface and the most threatened in Mexico. This paper presents information on the richness, relative abundance, activity and reproductive data of medium and large mammals in the CF located in the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve. Between February 2008 and August 2009, we used camera-traps with which we obtained 372 independent records, corresponding to 17 species. We believe this data supports an appropriate choice of method and monitoring sites; but also data on richness, abundance and reproduction of the species indicate that the ecosystem is properly preserved in the area, which is consistent with recently reported Conabio. Therefore we recommend establishing monitoring activities in the medium and long term in multiple sites, which could complement the assessment that has been undertaken at national level in this ecosystem.

  13. An experimental test of the causes of forest growth decline with stand age.

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    Michael G. Ryan; Dan Binkley; James H. Fownes; Christian Giardina; Randy S. Senock

    2004-01-01

    The decline in aboveground wood production after canopy closure in even-aged forest stands is a common pattern in forests, but clear evidence for the mechanism causing the decline is lacking. The problem is fundamental to forest biology, commercial forestry (the decline sets the rotation age), and to carbon storage in forests. We tested three hypotheses...

  14. Gestor de reservas para una agencia de viaje

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    Vilela Atachao, Judith

    2013-01-01

    Vivimos en una sociedad donde necesitamos simplificar y agilizar las gestiones laborales de pequeñas y medianas empresas, informatizando estas tareas ofrecerán más servicios y de mejor calidad a sus clientes. Con esta línea de pensamiento surge la creación de este proyecto, gestor de reservas para una agencia de viajes “Manabí”. Debido al gran volumen de trabajo que experimentan empresas como la de una agencia de viajes y el hecho de que quieran llevar un control de su gesti...

  15. Regeneration of five commercially-valuable tree species after experimental logging in an Amazonian forest

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    Lima Albertina Pimentel

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the regeneration variation of five commercially valuable tree species in relation to different intensities of felling in fourteen 4-ha plots in an area under experimental forest management. This experiment was carried out in a typical Amazonian tropical forest sample on "terra-firme," in Manaus (AM. Plots were logged 7 and 8 years (1987 and 1988, or 3 years (1993 before the study. All trees with height greater than 2 m, and diameter at breast height (DBH smaller than 10 cm were measured. Only Aniba hostmanniana, Ocotea aciphylla, Licaria pachycarpa, Eschweilera coriacea and Goupia glabra were sufficiently common for individual analyses. These species have high timber values in the local market. Eight years after logging, the species responded differently to logging intensities. The numbers of individuals of Goupia glabra and Aniba hostmanniana were positively related to the intensity of logging, while Ocotea aciphylla, Licaria pachycarpa, and Eschweilera coriacea showed no statistically significant response. In the most recently (1993 logged areas, Goupia glabra and Aniba hostmanniana had higher numbers of individuals than the control plots.

  16. Musgos pleurocárpicos dos fragmentos de Mata Atlântica da Reserva Ecológica da Michelin, município de Igrapiúna, BA, Brasil: II - Hypnales (Bryophyta: Bryopsida Pleurocarpous mosses from Atlantic Forest fragments at the Michelin Ecological Reserve, Igrapiúna County, Bahia State Brazil: II - Hypnales (Bryophyta: Bryopsida

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    Silvana B. Vilas Bôas-Bastos

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    Full Text Available Durante os estudos brioflorísticos realizados na Reserva Ecológica da Michelin, foram identificadas 37 espécies de Hypnales pertencentes a 10 famílias. Sematophyllaceae e Pylaisiadelphaceae contribuíram com o maior número de espécies, 10 e sete, respectivamente, seguidas de Neckeraceae com seis. Taxithelium planum (Brid. Mitt. e Sematophyllum subsimplex (Hedw. Mitt. foram as espécies com maior ocorrência na área de estudo, 78 e 54 ocorrências, respectivamente. Estão sendo apresentadas chaves de identificação para os gêneros, distribuição geográfica, espectro ecológico e comentários para as espécies.During a bryofloristic study at the Michelin Ecological Reserve, 37 species were identified belonging to 10 families. Sematophyllaceae and Pylaisiadelphaceae were the most species-rich families, 10 and seven, respectively, followed by Neckeraceae with six species. Taxithelium planum (Brid. Mitt. and Sematophyllum subsimplex (Hedw. Mitt. were common, with 78 and 54 occurrences, respectively. An identification key to the genera, geographic distribution, ecological spectrum and comments on the species are provided.

  17. Experimental Forests and climate change: views of long-term employees on ecological change and the role of Experimental Forests and Ranges in understanding and adapting to climate change

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    Laurie Yung; Mason Bradbury; Daniel R. Williams

    2012-01-01

    In this project, we examined the views of 21 long-term employees on climate change in 14 Rocky Mountain Research Station Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs). EFRs were described by employees as uniquely positioned to advance knowledge of climate change impacts and adaptation strategies due to the research integrity they provide for long-term studies, the ability to...

  18. Invertebrates of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, western Cascades, Oregon II. an annotated checklist of caddisflies (Trichoptera)

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    N.H. Anderson; G.M. Cooper; D.G Denning

    1982-01-01

    At least 99 species, representing 14 families of Trichoptera, are recorded from the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, near Blue River, Oregon. The collecting sites include a wide diversity of environmental conditions in a 6000-hectare watershed of the western Cascade Range (from 400 to 1 630 meters in altitude and from 1st- to 7th-order streams).

  19. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascade Mountains, Oregon: IV. The Oribatid Mites (Acari: Cryptostigmata).

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    Andrew Moldenke; Becky. Fichter

    1988-01-01

    A fully illustrated key is presented for identifying genera of oribatid mites known from or suspected of occurring in the Pacific Northwest. The manual includes an introduction detailing sampling methodology; an illustrated glossary of all terminology used; two color plates of all taxa from the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest; a diagrammatic key to the 16 major...

  20. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascades, Oregon: I. An annotated checklist of fleas.

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    Robert E. Lewis; Chris. Maser

    1981-01-01

    During a trapping survey of small mammals (approximately 3,000 individuals), species of fleas (1,632 specimens) were collected in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascades, Oregon. Host mammals were represented by 15 species—6 insectivores and 9 rodents captured from June through September. The collections extend our knowledge of the fauna of Oregon.

  1. Overview of the Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory: Site description and selected science results from 2008 to 2013

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    J. Ortega; A. Turnipseed; A. B. Guenther; T. G. Karl; D. A. Day; D. Gochis; J. A. Huffman; A. J. Prenni; E. J. T. Levin; S. M. Kreidenweis; P. J. DeMott; Y. Tobo; E. G. Patton; A. Hodzic; Y. Y. Cui; P. C. Harley; R. S. Hornbrook; E. C. Apel; R. K. Monson; A. S. D. Eller; J. P. Greenberg; M. C. Barth; P. Campuzano-Jost; B. B. Palm; J. L. Jimenez; A. C. Aiken; M. K. Dubey; C. Geron; J. Offenberg; M. G. Ryan; P. J. Fornwalt; S. C. Pryor; F. N. Keutsch; J. P. DiGangi; A. W. H. Chan; A. H. Goldstein; G. M. Wolfe; S. Kim; L. Kaser; R. Schnitzhofer; A. Hansel; C. A. Cantrell; R. L. Mauldin; J. N. Smith

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    The Bio-hydro-atmosphere interactions of Energy, Aerosols, Carbon, H2O, Organics and Nitrogen (BEACHON) project seeks to understand the feedbacks and interrelationships between hydrology, biogenic emissions, carbon assimilation, aerosol properties, clouds and associated feedbacks within water-limited ecosystems. The Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory (MEFO) was...

  2. Northern Rocky Mountain experimental forests: Settings for science, management, and education alliances

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    Theresa B. Jain; Michael A. Battaglia; Russell T. Graham

    2014-01-01

    Society's view of forests and what they produce changed considerably during the latter part of the 20th century. Prior to the 1970s, society believed that forests in the western United States provided a seemingly infinite supply of natural resources and economic prosperity. The public trusted experts to make forest management decisions dedicated to resource...

  3. Chapter 12: The variable-density thinning study at Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest

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    E. Knapp; M. North; M. Benech; B. Estes

    2012-01-01

    Prior to historical logging and fire suppression, forests of the Sierra Nevada were extremely heterogeneous. Frequent low- to moderate-intensity fire was partly responsible for this heterogeneity, which in turn helped make forests resilient to high-severity stand-replacing events. Early observers of forests on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada noted the...

  4. A decade of streamwater nitrogen and forest dynamics after a mountain pine beetle outbreak at the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado

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    Charles C. Rhoades; Robert M. Hubbard; Kelly Elder

    2017-01-01

    Forests of western North America are currently experiencing extensive tree mortality from a variety of bark beetle species, and insect outbreaks are projected to increase under warmer, drier climates. Unlike the abrupt biogeochemical changes typical after wildfire and timber harvesting, the outcomes of insect outbreaks are poorly understood. The mountain pine bark...

  5. Culvert flow in small drainages in montane tropical forests: observations from the Luquillo Experimental Forest of Puerto Rico.

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    F. N. Scatena

    1990-01-01

    This paper describe the hydraulics of unsubmerged flow for 5 culverts in the Luiquillo Esperimental Forest of Puerto Rico. A General equation based on empirical data is presented to estimate culvert discharge during unsubmerged conditions. Large culverts are needed in humid tropical montane areas than in humid temperatute watersheds and are usually appropriate only...

  6. Evaluación de la reserva ventricular

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    Fernando Olaz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la reserva contráctil ventricular mediante técnicas de estrés puede ser útil en el manejo de pacientes con cardiopatía valvular e isquémica. Pacientes con insuficiencia mitral y aórtica asintomáticos pueden presentar disfunción ventricular izquierda latente a pesar de una fracción de eyección normal en reposo. Estudios de estrés mediante ejercicio físico o farmacológico con dobutamina pueden ayudar a identificar a estos pacientes y a su vez optimizar el tiempo para la cirugía. Técnicas de estrés con dobutamina a dosis bajas permiten identificar estenosis aórtica grave en pacientes con bajo flujo, además de analizar la existencia de reserva contráctil, y aportar información acerca del riesgo operatorio y evolución a largo plazo. El análisis de la viabilidad miocárdica es de gran utilidad para predecir la evolución de la función sistólica, decidir el manejo clínico y evaluar el pronóstico en pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio, disponiendo hoy en día de diferentes técnicas de imagen para su determinación en la práctica clínica diaria.

  7. Hydrologic and forest management controls on DOC dynamics in the small watersheds of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, OR

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    Lajtha, K.; Jones, J. A.

    2016-12-01

    Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) export from hillslopes to streams is an important component of the carbon cycle of a catchment and may be a critical source of energy for the aquatic food web in receiving waters. Using a long-term record of DOC and other dissolved nutrients and elements from paired watersheds from the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon, we explored hydrologic, climatic, and land-use controls on seasonal and inter-annual patterns of DOC flux in a seasonally dry ecosystem. Seasonal patterns of DOC flux demonstrated source limitations to DOC export, with DOC concentrations highest immediately following the first rains after a dry summer, and lowest after winter rains. In contrast, more geochemically-controlled elements showed simple dilution-concentration patterns with no seasonal hysteresis. Inter-annual patterns of DOC flux, however, did not provide evidence of source limitation, with DOC flux within a watershed tightly correlated to total discharge but not temperature. Among watersheds, forest harvest, even over 50 years ago, significantly reduced DOC flux but not fluxes of other elements including N; this response was linked to the loading of coarse woody debris to the forest floor. Chemical fingerprinting of DOC revealed that old-growth watersheds had higher fluxes of DOC characteristic of forest floor organic materials, likely delivered to streams through more surficial preferential flow pathways not subject to microbial alteration, respiration, or sorption losses. Taken together these results suggest that the biogeochemical composition of forested streams reflects both current hydrologic patterns and also processes that occurred many decades ago within the catchment.

  8. Simulating effects of changing climate and CO(2) emissions on soil carbon pools at the Hubbard Brook experimental forest.

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    Dib, Alain E; Johnson, Chris E; Driscoll, Charles T; Fahey, Timothy J; Hayhoe, Katharine

    2014-05-01

    Carbon (C) sequestration in forest biomass and soils may help decrease regional C footprints and mitigate future climate change. The efficacy of these practices must be verified by monitoring and by approved calculation methods (i.e., models) to be credible in C markets. Two widely used soil organic matter models - CENTURY and RothC - were used to project changes in SOC pools after clear-cutting disturbance, as well as under a range of future climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO(2) ) scenarios. Data from the temperate, predominantly deciduous Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in New Hampshire, USA, were used to parameterize and validate the models. Clear-cutting simulations demonstrated that both models can effectively simulate soil C dynamics in the northern hardwood forest when adequately parameterized. The minimum postharvest SOC predicted by RothC occurred in postharvest year 14 and was within 1.5% of the observed minimum, which occurred in year 8. CENTURY predicted the postharvest minimum SOC to occur in year 45, at a value 6.9% greater than the observed minimum; the slow response of both models to disturbance suggests that they may overestimate the time required to reach new steady-state conditions. Four climate change scenarios were used to simulate future changes in SOC pools. Climate-change simulations predicted increases in SOC by as much as 7% at the end of this century, partially offsetting future CO(2) emissions. This sequestration was the product of enhanced forest productivity, and associated litter input to the soil, due to increased temperature, precipitation and CO(2) . The simulations also suggested that considerable losses of SOC (8-30%) could occur if forest vegetation at HBEF does not respond to changes in climate and CO(2) levels. Therefore, the source/sink behavior of temperate forest soils likely depends on the degree to which forest growth is stimulated by new climate and CO(2) conditions. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Experimental drought in a tropical rain forest increases soil carbon dioxide losses to the atmosphere

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    Cleveland, Cory C.; Wieder, William R.; Reed, Sasha C.; Townsend, Alan R.

    2010-01-01

    Climate models predict precipitation changes for much of the humid tropics, yet few studies have investigated the potential consequences of drought on soil carbon (C) cycling in this important biome. In wet tropical forests, drought could stimulate soil respiration via overall reductions in soil anoxia, but previous research suggests that litter decomposition is positively correlated with high rainfall fluxes that move large quantities of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from the litter layer to the soil surface. Thus, reduced rainfall could also limit C delivery to the soil surface, reducing respiration rates. We conducted a throughfall manipulation experiment to investigate how 25% and 50% reductions in rainfall altered both C movement into soils and the effects of those DOM fluxes on soil respiration rates. In response to the experimental drought, soil respiration rates increased in both the -25% and -50% treatments. Throughfall fluxes were reduced by 26% and 55% in the -25% and -50% treatments, respectively. However, total DOM fluxes leached from the litter did not vary between treatments, because the concentrations of leached DOM reaching the soil surface increased in response to the simulated drought. Annual DOM concentrations averaged 7.7 ± 0.8, 11.2 ± 0.9, and 15.8 ± 1.2 mg C/L in the control, -25%, and -50% plots, respectively, and DOM concentrations were positively correlated with soil respiration rates. A laboratory incubation experiment confirmed the potential importance of DOM concentration on soil respiration rates, suggesting that this mechanism could contribute to the increase in CO2 fluxes observed in the reduced rainfall plots. Across all plots, the data suggested that soil CO2 fluxes were partially regulated by the magnitude and concentration of soluble C delivered to the soil, but also by soil moisture and soil oxygen availability. Together, our data suggest that declines in precipitation in tropical rain forests could drive higher CO2 fluxes

  10. Streamwater Chemistry and Nutrient Export During Five Years of Bark Beetle Infestation of Subalpine Watersheds at the Fraser Experimental Forest

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    Rhoades, C.; Elder, K.; Hubbard, R.; Porth, L.

    2008-12-01

    Forested watersheds of western North America are currently undergoing rapid and extensive canopy mortality caused by a variety of insect species. The mountain pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) began to attack lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) at the USFS Fraser Experimental Forest in central Colorado in 2002. By 2007, bark beetles had killed 78% of the overstory pine in Fraser research watersheds on average. The hydrologic, climatic, biogeochemical and vegetation records at the Fraser Experimental Forest provide a unique opportunity to quantify the impacts of this widespread, but poorly understood forest disturbance relative to a multi-decade pre-disturbance period. Here we compare seasonal streamwater chemistry and annual nutrient export for the five years since the bark beetle outbreak began with the pre- attack record. Patterns in post-outbreak streamwater biogeochemistry are compared to changes is species composition and proportional loss of overstory basal area for four basins. The influence of the outbreak will depend upon an aggregate of short (i.e. halted overstory water and nutrient use) and longer-term (i.e. altered canopy interception, windthrow, and understory growth) processes, so the hydrologic and biogeochemical implications of current beetle activity will not be fully realized for decades.

  11. Seasonal differences in runoff between forested and non-forested catchments: a case study in the Spanish Pyrenees. Revisiting Experimental Catchment Studies in Forest Hydrology

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    Lana-Renault, N.; Latron, J.; Karssenberg, D.J.; Serrano, P.; Regües, D.; Bierkens, M.F.P.

    2012-01-01

    The hydrological response of two neighbouring catchments in the central Spanish Pyrenees with similar lithology and topography but different land use was compared. One catchment (2.84 km2) was extensively cultivated in the past, and the other (0.92 km2) is covered by dense natural forest.

  12. EAB induced tree mortality impacts ecosystem respiration and tree water use in an experimental forest

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    Charles E. Flower; Douglas J. Lynch; Kathleen S. Knight; Miquel A. Gonzales-Meler

    2011-01-01

    The invasive emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, EAB) has been spreading across the forest landscape of the Midwest resulting in the rapid decline of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Ash trees represent a dominant riparian species in temperate deciduous forests of the Eastern United States (USDA FIA Database). Prior...

  13. Experimental forest watershed studies contribution to the effect of disturbances on water quality

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    Daniel G. Neary

    2012-01-01

    The most sustainable and best quality fresh water sources in the world originate in forested watersheds (Dissmeyer 2000, Brooks et al. 2003, Barten and Ernst 2004). The biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of forest soils are particularly well suited to delivering high quality water to streams, and moderating the climatic extremes which affect stream...

  14. The lost research of early northeastern spruce-fir experimental forests: a tale of lost opportunities

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    Kate Berven; Laura Kenefic; Aaron Weiskittel; Mark Twery; Jeremy. Wilson

    2013-01-01

    Long-term research is critical to our understanding of forest dynamics. Observations made over decades or centuries provide valuable insight into the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and allow scientists and forest managers to determine which management regimes succeed and which ones fail in terms of desired objectives. Unfortunately, many long-term...

  15. Vegetation treatments and hydrologic responses at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire

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    John L. Campbell; Amey S. Bailey; Christopher Eagar; Mark B. Green; John J. Battles

    2013-01-01

    By the late 19th and early 20th century, extensive forest harvesting was occurring throughout the United States, often with little regard for natural resources. The effects of logging on the environment were relatively unknown, which contributed to rising environmental concerns. Relationships between forests and stream water yield were of particular interest, because...

  16. Seed production on the Voight Creek Experimental Forest, 1950-1953.

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    Elmer W. Shaw

    1954-01-01

    Information on seed production is vitally important in obtaining good forest regeneration. This is true of young-growth as well as virgin stands of Douglas-fir, but thus far most seed studies have been confined to old growth. Now, with the transition to management and harvest of young stands, we need seed information from these forests, also.

  17. Development of old-growth northern hardwoods on Bartlett Experimental Forest - a 22-year record

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    Stanley M. Filip; David A. Marquis; William B. Leak

    1960-01-01

    Northern hardwood forests provide the industries of New England with their most valuable woods: yellow birch and sugar maple for veneer, paper birch for turning stock, and other hardwood species for a variety of specialty products. As a result of recent developments in hardwood pulping, these northern hardwood forests now represent a tremendous reservoir of raw...

  18. Water repellency under coniferous and deciduous forest - Experimental assessment and impact on overland flow

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    Butzen, Verena; Seeger, Manuel; Marruedo, Amaia; Jonge, de Lianne; Wengel, René; Ries, Johannes B.; Casper, Markus C.

    2015-01-01

    Current climate change makes it necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the runoff generation processes in Central European forests. A changing climate might affect soil water repellency (SWR) which can be seen as an import trigger for overland flow generation in forested areas. In this study

  19. Stand-level bird response to experimental forest management in the Missouri Ozarks

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    Sarah W. Kendrick; Paul A. Porneluzi; Frank R. Thompson; Dana L. Morris; Janet M. Haslerig; John. Faaborg

    2015-01-01

    Long-term landscape-scale experiments allow for the detection of effects of silviculture on bird abundance. Manipulative studies allow for strong inference on effects and confirmation of patterns from observational studies.We estimated bird-territory density within forest stands (2.89-62 ha) for 19 years of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP), a 100-...

  20. Sound propagation in forests: A comparison of experimental results and values predicted by the Nord 2000 model

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    Tarrero, A.I.; Martín, M.A.; González, J.

    2008-01-01

    forests with trees with deciduous and evergreen leaves, different tree density, different trunk diameter, etc. The experimental results indicate that trees have a noticeable effect on sound propagation at medium and high frequencies at distances longer than 40m. The Nord 2000 model uses a simple algorithm...... is allowed to vary with distance. The high frequency effect of trees is in general not predicted very well....

  1. A 4-year record of sitka spruce and western hemlock seed fall on the Cascade Head Experimental Forest.

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    Robert H. Ruth; Carl M. Berntsen

    1955-01-01

    Four years' measurement of seed fall in the spruce-hemlock type on the Cascade Head Experimental Forest indicates that an ample supply of seed is distributed over clear-cut areas under staggered-setting cutting. The largest tract sampled was 81 acres; in spite of a seed crop failure in 1950, it received an average of 243,000 viable spruce and hemlock seeds per...

  2. Chlorination and dechlorination rates in a forest soil — A combined modelling and experimental approach

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    Montelius, Malin, E-mail: malin.montelius@liu.se [Department of Thematic Studies — Environmental Change, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping (Sweden); Svensson, Teresia [Department of Thematic Studies — Environmental Change, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping (Sweden); Lourino-Cabana, Beatriz [EDF, Laboratoire National d' Hydraulique et Environnement, 78401 Chatou (France); Thiry, Yves [Andra, Research and Development Division, Parc de la Croix Blanche, 1/7 rue Jean Monnet, 92298 Châtenay-Malabry Cedex (France); Bastviken, David [Department of Thematic Studies — Environmental Change, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping (Sweden)

    2016-06-01

    Much of the total pool of chlorine (Cl) in soil consists of naturally produced organic chlorine (Cl{sub org}). The chlorination of bulk organic matter at substantial rates has been experimentally confirmed in various soil types. The subsequent fates of Cl{sub org} are important for ecosystem Cl cycling and residence times. As most previous research into dechlorination in soils has examined either single substances or specific groups of compounds, we lack information about overall bulk dechlorination rates. Here we assessed bulk organic matter chlorination and dechlorination rates in coniferous forest soil based on a radiotracer experiment conducted under various environmental conditions (additional water, labile organic matter, and ammonium nitrate). Experiment results were used to develop a model to estimate specific chlorination (i.e., fraction of Cl{sup −} transformed to Cl{sub org} per time unit) and specific dechlorination (i.e., fraction of Cl{sub org} transformed to Cl{sup −} per time unit) rates. The results indicate that chlorination and dechlorination occurred simultaneously under all tested environmental conditions. Specific chlorination rates ranged from 0.0005 to 0.01 d{sup −1} and were hampered by nitrogen fertilization but were otherwise similar among the treatments. Specific dechlorination rates were 0.01–0.03 d{sup −1} and were similar among all treatments. This study finds that soil Cl{sub org} levels result from a dynamic equilibrium between the chlorination and rapid dechlorination of some Cl{sub org} compounds, while another Cl{sub org} pool is dechlorinated more slowly. Altogether, this study demonstrates a highly active Cl cycling in soils. - Highlights: • Chlorination and dechlorination rates in soil were revealed by a radiotracer method. • Chlorination was hampered by nitrogen addition. • Both Cl{sup −} and many Cl{sub org} compounds are highly reactive in soils. • Some formed Cl{sub org} seem to be refractory.

  3. Organic Matter Transformation in the Peat Column at Marcell Experimental Forest: Humification and Vertical Stratification

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    A large-scale ecosystem manipulation (Spruce and Peatland Responses under Climatic and Environmental Change, SPRUCE) is being constructed in the Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota, USA, to determine the effects of climatic forcing on ecosystem processes in northern peatlands. Prior to the initiation of the manipulation, we characterized the solid-phase peat to a depth of 2 meters using a variety of techniques, including peat C:N ratios, 13C and 15N isotopic composition, Fourier Transform Infrared (FT IR), and 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (13C NMR). FT IR determined peat humification-levels increased rapidly between and 75 cm, indicating a highly reactive zone. We observed a rapid drop in the abundance of O-alkyl-C, carboxyl-C, and other oxygenated functionalities within this zone and a concomitant increase in the abundance of alkyl- and nitrogen-containing compounds. Below 75-cm, minimal change was observed except that aromatic functionalities accumulated with depth. Incubation studies revealed the highest methane production rates and greatest CH4:CO2 ratios within this and 75 cm zone. Hydrology and surface vegetation played a role in belowground carbon cycling. Radiocarbon signatures of microbial respiration products in deeper porewaters resembled the signatures of dissolved organic carbon rather than solid phase peat, indicating that more recently photosynthesized organic matter fueled the bulk of subsurface microbial respiration. Oxygen-containing functionalities, especially O-alkyl-C, appear to serve as an excellent proxy for soil decomposition rate, and in addition should be a sensitive indicator of the response of the solid phase peat to the climatic manipulation.

  4. Twenty-Five year (1982-2007) history of lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe animal vectors and ethephon control on the Fraser Experimental Forest in Colorado

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    Thomas. Nicholls

    2009-01-01

    This is a summary of the 25-year history of studies of mammal and bird vectors of lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum), ethephon control of dwarf mistletoe, and the ecology of the most important dwarf mistletoe vector, the gray jay (Persisoreus canadensis), on the USDA Forest Service, Fraser Experimental Forest...

  5. Long-term calcium addition increases growth release, wound closure, and health of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) trees at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

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    Brett A. Huggett; Paul G. Schaberg; Gary J. Hawley; Christopher Eager

    2007-01-01

    We surveyed and wounded forest-grown sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) trees in a long-term, replicated Ca manipulation study at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, USA. Plots received applications of Ca (to boost Ca availability above depleted ambient levels) or A1 (to compete with Ca uptake and further reduce Ca availability...

  6. Experimental evaluation of the significance of the pressure transport term for the Turbulence Kinetic Energy Budget across contrasting forest architectures

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    Ehrnsperger, Laura; Wunder, Tobias; Thomas, Christoph

    2017-04-01

    Forests are one of the dominant vegetation types on Earth and are an important sink for carbon on our planet. Forests are special ecosystems due to their great canopy height und complex architecture consisting of a subcanopy and a canopy layer, which changes the mechanisms of turbulent exchange within the plant canopy. To date, the sinks and sources of turbulence in forest canopies are not completely understood, especially the role of the pressure transport remains unclear. The INTRAMIX experiment was conducted in a mountainous Norway spruce (Picea abies) forest at the Fluxnet Waldstein site (DE-Bay) in Bavaria, Germany, for a period of 10 weeks in order to experimentally evaluate the significance of the pressure transport to the TKE budget for the first time. The INTRAMIX data of the dense mountain forest was compared to observations from a sparse Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) stand in Oregon, USA, to study the influence of forest architecture. We hypothesized that the pressure transport is more important in dense forest canopies as the crown decouples the subcanopy from the buoyancy- and shear-driven flow above the canopy. It is also investigated how atmospheric stability influences the TKE budget. Based upon model results from literature we expect the pressure transport to act as a source for TKE especially under free convective and unstable dynamic stability. Results to date indicate that pressure transport is most important in the subcanopy with decreasing magnitude with increasing height. Nevertheless, pressure transport is a continuous source of TKE above the canopy, while in the canopy and subcanopy layer pressure transport acts both as a sink and source term for TKE. In the tree crown layer pressure transport is a source in the morning and afternoon hours and acts as a sink during the evening, while in the subcanopy pressure transport is a source around noon and during the night and acts as a sink in the early morning and afternoon hours. This

  7. Mycorrhizal response to experimental pH and P manipulation in acidic hardwood forests.

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    Laurel A Kluber

    Full Text Available Many temperate forests of the Northeastern United States and Europe have received significant anthropogenic acid and nitrogen (N deposition over the last century. Although temperate hardwood forests are generally thought to be N-limited, anthropogenic deposition increases the possibility of phosphorus (P limiting productivity in these forest ecosystems. Moreover, inorganic P availability is largely controlled by soil pH and biogeochemical theory suggests that forests with acidic soils (i.e., forest ecosystems overcome an underlying P limitation by accessing mineral and organic P sources that are otherwise unavailable for direct plant uptake. We examined arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM and ectomycorrhizal (EcM communities and soil microbial activity in an ecosystem-level experiment where soil pH and P availability were manipulated in mixed deciduous forests across eastern Ohio, USA. One year after treatment initiation, AM root biomass was positively correlated with the most available P pool, resin P, while AM colonization was negatively correlated. In total, 15,876 EcM root tips were identified and assigned to 26 genera and 219 operational taxonomic units (97% similarity. Ectomycorrhizal richness and root tip abundance were negatively correlated with the moderately available P pools, while the relative percent of tips colonized by Ascomycetes was positively correlated with soil pH. Canonical correspondence analysis revealed regional, but not treatment, differences in AM communities, while EcM communities had both treatment and regional differences. Our findings highlight the complex interactions between mycorrhizae and the soil environment and further underscore the fact that mycorrhizal communities do

  8. Efeitos da sucessão florestal sobre a anurofauna (Amphibia: Anura da Reserva Catuaba e seu entorno, Acre, Amazônia sul-ocidental Effect of the forest succession on the anurans (Amphibia: Anura of the Reserve Catuaba and its periphery, Acre, southwestern Amazonia

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    Vanessa M. de Souza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a abundância, riqueza e a composição da anurofauna em diferentes estágios sucessionais em uma floresta do Acre (10º04'S, 67º37'W e seu entorno. Os dados foram obtidos entre agosto de 2005 a abril de 2006 em doze parcelas, localizadas em três áreas diferentes da floresta. Em cada área foram escolhidos quatro tipos de ambientes: floresta primária (mata, floresta secundária (capoeira, entorno (matriz e floresta secundária (sucessão. Observou-se a presença de 27 espécies distribuídas em sete famílias. Maior abundância foi constatada na matriz dois e capoeira três, e a menor na sucessão um. A maior riqueza foi constatada na matriz dois, com o maior número de espécies exclusivas. A abundância de anuros correlacionou-se significativamente com a circunferência das árvores e lianas. A riqueza de anuros correlacionou-se marginalmente com a circunferência das árvores. A maior riqueza em ambientes de capoeiras e matriz pode ser explicada em grande parte pela existência nesses locais de poças d'água, maior heterogeneidade estrutural e poderem constituir estágios intermediários de perturbação. Esses estágios têm sido apontados como fatores que promovem e mantêm níveis elevados de biodiversidade. Ambientes com níveis intermediários de perturbação são importantes para a conservação da anurofauna.The objective of this work it was verify the abundance, richness, and the anuran composition in plots of vegetation of different succession stages in a forest and the matrix that surrounds it, of Acre (10º04'S, 67º37'W. The sampling was carried out between August 2005 and April 2006 in twelve plots located in three different sites in the forest. In each site four kinds of environments were chosen: primary forest (wood, secondary forest (capoeira, periphery (matrix and secondary forest (succession. A total of twenty-seven species distributed in seven families was found. Greater

  9. The Entiat Experimental Forest: a unique opportunity to examine hydrologic response to wildfire.

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    Richard D. Woodsmith; Kellie B. Vache; Jeffrey J. McDonnell; Jan Seibert; J. David Helvey

    2007-01-01

    Water is generally regarded as the most important natural resource in the interior Columbia River basin (ICRB). Public agencies managing forested headwater source areas are under increasing pressure to document water quantity and quality, and the effects of background and anthropogenic disturbances that influence them. Fire is widely recognized as the primary...

  10. Dynamical role of predators in population cycles of a forest insect: an experimental test.

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    P. Turchin; A.D. Taylor; J.D. Reeve

    1999-01-01

    Population cycles occur frequently in forest insects.Time-series analysis of fluctuations in one such insect, the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis), suggests that beetle dynamics are dominated by an ecological process acting in a delayed density-dependent manner.The hypothesis that delayed density-dependence in this insect results from its interaction with...

  11. Strong spatial variability in trace gas dynamics following experimental drought in a humid tropical forest

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    Tana Wood; W. L. Silver

    2012-01-01

    [1] Soil moisture is a key driver of biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems, strongly affecting carbon (C) and nutrient availability as well as trace gas production and consumption in soils. Models predict increasing drought frequency in tropical forest ecosystems, which could feed back on future climate change directly via effects on trace gasdynamics and...

  12. Fire spread probabilities for experimental beds composed of mixedwood boreal forest fuels

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    M.B. Dickinson; E.A. Johnson; R. Artiaga

    2013-01-01

    Although fuel characteristics are assumed to have an important impact on fire regimes through their effects on extinction dynamics, limited capabilities exist for predicting whether a fire will spread in mixedwood boreal forest surface fuels. To improve predictive capabilities, we conducted 347 no-wind, laboratory test burns in surface fuels collected from the mixed-...

  13. Development of second-growth northern hardwoods on Bartlett Experimental Forest - a 25-year record

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    William B. Leak

    1961-01-01

    Second-growth timber occupies more than one-third of the commercial northern hardwood forest land in New England. The origin of these stands - clearcutting, or land abandonment with or without fire - determined their present characteristics; they are essentially even-aged, with a high proportion of intolerant and intermediate species and many stems of sprout origin (...

  14. Dampening effects of long-term experimental drought on growth and mortality rates of a Holm oak forest.

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    Barbeta, Adrià; Ogaya, Romà; Peñuelas, Josep

    2013-10-01

    Forests respond to increasing intensities and frequencies of drought by reducing growth and with higher tree mortality rates. Little is known, however, about the long-term consequences of generally drier conditions and more frequent extreme droughts. A Holm oak forest was exposed to experimental rainfall manipulation for 13 years to study the effect of increasing drought on growth and mortality of the dominant species Quercus ilex, Phillyrea latifolia, and Arbutus unedo. The drought treatment reduced stem growth of A. unedo (-66.5%) and Q. ilex (-17.5%), whereas P. latifolia remained unaffected. Higher stem mortality rates were noticeable in Q. ilex (+42.3%), but not in the other two species. Stem growth was a function of the drought index of early spring in the three species. Stem mortality rates depended on the drought index of winter and spring for Q. ilex and in spring and summer for P. latifolia, but showed no relation to climate in A. unedo. Following a long and intense drought (2005-2006), stem growth of Q. ilex and P. latifolia increased, whereas it decreased in A. unedo. Q. ilex also enhanced its survival after this period. Furthermore, the effect of drought treatment on stem growth in Q. ilex and A. unedo was attenuated as the study progressed. These results highlight the different vulnerabilities of Mediterranean species to more frequent and intense droughts, which may lead to partial species substitution and changes in forest structure and thus in carbon uptake. The response to drought, however, changed over time. Decreased intra- and interspecific competition after extreme events with high mortality, together with probable morphological and physiological acclimation to drought during the study period, may, at least in the short term, buffer forests against drier conditions. The long-term effects of drought consequently deserve more attention, because the ecosystemic responses are unlikely to be stable over time.Nontechnical summaryIn this study, we

  15. La acumulación de reservas y la inmunidad financiera (o durmiendo con el enemigo)

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    Perichinsky, Leonardo

    2008-01-01

    Cerca del 90% de las reservas internacionales se encuentran colocadas en títulos públicos (fundamentalmente norteamericanos) y depósitos a plazo en los centros financieros internacionales. Resulta bastante inconsistente el argumento de que estas reservas son las que nos resguardan de las perturbaciones financieras en el exterior. Por ello, cabria interrogarse cuales son las razones por las cuales desde agosto del 2007, la crisis de subprime en EE. UU. no han tenido efectos en la economía arge...

  16. The Impact of Climate Change on Past and Future Streamflow at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA

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    Campbell, J. L.; Driscoll, C. T.; Pourmokhtarian, A.

    2009-12-01

    Long-term data from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest show that air temperature has increased by 1-1.5 °C over the last half century. While more variable, annual precipitation has also increased by 19-26% during the same period. These changes in climate influence streamflow, which provides an integrated climate signal that incorporates physical (snowpack, evaporation) and biological (evapotranspiration) responses. Unlike the western United States, water is generally abundant in the Northeast. However, changes in flow could nevertheless affect stream ecosystem services in the region, such as drinking water, irrigation, recreation, wastewater assimilation, and hydropower. We analyzed long-term data at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to determine if past changes in climate have affected the distribution and quantity of streamflow. We also analyzed future changes in streamflow using the forest ecosystem model, PnET-BGC driven by climate input scenarios generated using downscaled AOGCM output. Past streamflow data indicate that the timing of streamflow has changed at Hubbard Brook. The winter/spring center of streamwater volume is occurring 0.18-0.25 days earlier each year, and streamflow increases during snowmelt have become less extreme over the 50 year record. Despite declines in snowmelt runoff, the number of high flow days per year has increased, due to increases in precipitation. Similarly, greater precipitation amounts have resulted in fewer low flow days. The overall amount of annual streamflow has increased significantly over the last 50 years, consistent with an increase in precipitation and no change in evapotranspiration. Future climate projections for Hubbard Brook show that air temperature and precipitation will continue to increase during the 21st century. Unlike historical data, preliminary PnET-BGC results indicate that projected increases in evapotranspiration will balance increases in precipitation, resulting in no significant change in

  17. Experimental manipulation of a forest ecosystem. The Klosterhede-project. Project description

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    Beier, C.; Rasmussen, L.; Hansen, K. [eds.

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    The report describes the scientific research activities at the Klosterhede research site, Lemvig, West Jutland, Denmark. The site was selected as being located on the most sensitive soil type in Denmark with respect to potential soil acidification, as a permanent observation plot. From including descriptions of the biochemical cycling and ion balances of the forest ecosystem the research has been extended to include manipulations of the water and element fluxes of the ecosystem by means of a roof construction for removal of the atmospheric inputs of strong acids to the soil. A brief overview describes the applied methods and instrumentation, the general objectives, the hypotheses to be tested and the measuring programmes in addition to a description of the site and environmental conditions. Currently, it is considered that forest decline is a multifactoral problem caused by a combined stress on the trees from air pollution, climate, forest management, biological and abiotic influences etc. The project attempts to assess the importance of the various factors contributing to the total stress on the ecosystem. At the Klosterhede site the aim is to test some of the hypotheses by creating different research plots within the same research stand and site, thus ensuring that all soil and climatic factors are comparable whilst different manipulations of the biochemical cycles of the ecosystem are performed. The investigations, which cover nitrogen circulation, denitrification, ecophysiological activity, ectomycorrhiza and fertilization, susceptibility to insect attacks, microbial decomposition etc. are described in detail. (AB) (67 refs.).

  18. Searching for a Relationship Between Forest Water Use and Increasing Atmospheric CO2 Concentration with Long-Term Hydrologic Data from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

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    Amthor, J.S.

    1998-11-01

    Increases in atmospheric C02 concentration from mid-1956 through mid-1997 were compared with hydrologic records from five forested, gaged watersheds in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in New Hampshire, U.S.A. The purpose of the comparison was to assess whether a relationship between increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration and whole-ecosystem evapotranspiration (ET) could be determined. The HBEF is particularly well suited to this type of study because of the length of the hydrologic record and the physical properties of the watersheds. This analysis is based on HBEF water years (which begin 1 June and end the following 31 May) rather than calendar years. Hydrologic records from individual watersheds used in this analysis ranged from 28 to 41 water years. During the full 41-water-year period, it is estimated that water-year mean atmospheric CO2 concentration increased more than 15% (from about 314 to 363 ppm). In one south-facing watershed (i.e., HBEF watershed 3), there was a statistically significant negative relationship between atmospheric C02 concentration and ET. This translated into a nearly 77 rnndyear reduction in ET as a result of a 50 ppm increase in atmospheric C02 concentration, a result of practical significance. Evapotranspiration from the other watersheds was also negatively related to atmospheric CO2 concentration, but with smaller (and statistically insignificant) magnitudes. Evapotranspiration from the three south-facing (but not the two north-facing) watersheds included in the analysis was "abnormally" low during the most recent 2 years (i.e., water years beginning in 1995 and 1996), and this affected the trends in ET. This recent and abrupt, reduction in ET deserves further analysis, most importantly by an extension of the hydrologic record through continued long-term monitoring in the HBEF (which is ongoing). If ET remains relatively low during the coming years in south-facing watersheds, studies of the physical and/or biological

  19. Comparison of the mineralogical effects of an experimental forest fire on a goethite/ferrihydrite soil with a topsoil that contains hematite, maghemite and goethite

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    Nørnberg, Per; Vendelboe, Anders Lindblad; Gunnlaugsson, Haraldur Pall

    2009-01-01

    as the result of high temperature as found after forest fires. However, a body of evidence argues against these sites having been exposed to fire. In an attempt to get closer to an explanation of this Fe mineralogy, an experimental forest fire was produced. The results showed a clear mineralogical zonation down...... is in contrast to the natural sites. The conclusion from this work is that the mineralogy of these sites is not consistent with exposure to forest fire, but may instead result from long-term transformation in a reducing environment, possibly involving microbiology....

  20. Insect herbivory in an intact forest understory under experimental CO2 enrichment.

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    Hamilton, Jason G; Zangerl, Arthur R; Berenbaum, May R; Pippen, Jeffrey; Aldea, Mihai; DeLucia, Evan H

    2004-03-01

    Human-induced increases in atmospheric CO(2) concentration have the potential to alter the chemical composition of plant tissue, and thereby affect the amount of tissue consumed by herbivorous arthropods. At the Duke Forest free-air concentration enrichment (FACE) facility in North Carolina (FACTS-1 research facility), we measured the amount of leaf tissue damaged by insects and other herbivorous arthropods during two growing seasons in a deciduous forest understory continuously exposed to ambient (360 microl l(-1)) and elevated (approximately 560 microl l(-1)) CO(2) conditions. In 1999, there was a significant interaction between CO(2) and species such that winged elm ( Ulmus alata) showed lower herbivory in elevated CO(2) plots, whereas red maple (Acer rubra) and sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) did not. In 2000, our results did not achieve statistical significance but the magnitude of the result was consistent with the 1999 results. In 1999 and 2000, we found a decline (10-46%) in community-level herbivory in elevated CO(2) plots driven primarily by reductions in herbivory on elm. The major contribution to total leaf damage was from missing tissue (66% of the damaged tissue), with galls, skeletonized, and discolored tissue making smaller contributions. It is unclear whether the decline in leaf damage is a result of altered insect populations, altered feeding, or a combination. We were not able to quantify insect populations, and our measurements did not resolve an effect of elevated CO(2) on leaf chemical composition (total nitrogen, carbon, C/N, sugars, phenolics, starch). Despite predictions from a large number of single-species studies that herbivory may increase under elevated CO(2), we have found a decrease in herbivory in a naturally established forest understory exposed to a full suite of insect herbivores and their predators.

  1. First experimental evidence for carbon starvation at warm temperatures in epiphytic orchids of tropical cloud forests

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    Hoch, Guenter; Roemer, Helena; Fioroni, Tiffany; Olmedo, Inayat; Kahmen, Ansgar

    2017-04-01

    Tropical cloud forests are among the most climate sensitive ecosystems world-wide. The lack of a strong seasonality and the additional dampening of temperature fluctuations by the omnipresence of clouds and fog produce year-round constant climatic conditions. With climate change the presence of clouds and fog is, however, predicted to be reduced. The disappearance of the cooling fog cover will have dramatic consequences for air temperatures, that are predicted to increase locally well over 5 °C by the end of the 21st century. Especially the large number of endemic epiphytic orchids in tropical cloud forests that contribute substantially to the biological diversity of these ecosystems, but are typically adapted to a very narrow climate envelope, are speculated to be very sensitive to the anticipated rise in temperature. In a phytotron experiment we investigated the effect of increasing temperatures on the carbon balance (gas-exchange and the carbon reserve household) of 10 epiphytic orchid species from the genera Dracula, native to tropical, South-American cloud forests. The orchids were exposed to three temperature treatments: i) a constant temperature treatment (23°C/13°C, day/night) simulating natural conditions, ii) a slow temperature ramp of +0.75 K every 10 days, and iii) a fast temperature ramp of +1.5 K every 10 days. CO2 leaf gas-exchanges was determined every 10 days, and concentrations of low molecular weight sugars and starch were analyses from leaf samples throughout the experiment. We found that increasing temperatures had only minor effects on day-time leaf respiration, but led to a moderate increase of respiration during night-time. In contrast to the rather minor effects of higher temperatures on respiration, there was a dramatic decline of net-photosynthesis above day-time temperatures of 29°C, and a complete stop of net-carbon uptake at 33°C in all investigated species. This high sensitivity of photosynthesis to warming was independent of the

  2. Stream invertebrate productivity linked to forest subsidies: 37 stream-years of reference and experimental data.

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    Wallace, J Bruce; Eggert, Susan L; Meyer, Judy L; Webster, Jackson R

    2015-05-01

    Riparian habitats provide detrital subsidies of varying quantities and qualities to recipient ecosystems. We used long-term data from three reference streams (covering 24 stream-years) and 13-year whole-stream organic matter manipulations to investigate the influence of terrestrial detrital quantity and quality on benthic invertebrate community structure, abundance, biomass, and secondary production in rockface (RF) and mixed substrates (MS) of forested headwater streams. Using a mesh canopy covering the entire treatment stream, we examined effects of litter ex'clusion, small- and large-wood removal, and addition of artificial wood (PVC) and leaves of varying quality on organic matter standing crops and invertebrate community structure and function. We assessed differences in functional feeding group distribution between substrate types as influenced by organic matter manipulations and long-term patterns of predator and prey production in manipulated vs. reference years. Particulate organic matter standing crops in MS of the treatment stream declined drastically with each successive year of litter exclusion, approaching zero after three years. Monthly invertebrate biomass and annual secondary production was positively related to benthic organic matter in the MS habitats. Rockface habitats exhibited fewer changes than MS habitats across all organic matter manipulations. With leaf addition, the patterns of functional group distribution among MS and RF habitats returned to patterns seen in reference streams. Secondary production per unit organic matter standing crop was greatest for the leaf addition period, followed by the reference streams, and significantly less for the litter exclusion and wood removal periods. These data indicate that the limited organic matter remaining in the stream following litter exclusion and wood removal was more refractory than that in the reference streams, whereas the added leaf material was more labile and readily converted into

  3. An experimental test of the habitat-amount hypothesis for saproxylic beetles in a forested region.

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    Seibold, Sebastian; Bässler, Claus; Brandl, Roland; Fahrig, Lenore; Förster, Bernhard; Heurich, Marco; Hothorn, Torsten; Scheipl, Fabian; Thorn, Simon; Müller, Jörg

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    The habitat-amount hypothesis challenges traditional concepts that explain species richness within habitats, such as the habitat-patch hypothesis, where species number is a function of patch size and patch isolation. It posits that effects of patch size and patch isolation are driven by effects of sample area, and thus that the number of species at a site is basically a function of the total habitat amount surrounding this site. We tested the habitat-amount hypothesis for saproxylic beetles and their habitat of dead wood by using an experiment comprising 190 plots with manipulated patch sizes situated in a forested region with a high variation in habitat amount (i.e., density of dead trees in the surrounding landscape). Although dead wood is a spatio-temporally dynamic habitat, saproxylic insects have life cycles shorter than the time needed for habitat turnover and they closely track their resource. Patch size was manipulated by adding various amounts of downed dead wood to the plots (~800 m³ in total); dead trees in the surrounding landscape (~240 km2 ) were identified using airborne laser scanning (light detection and ranging). Over 3 yr, 477 saproxylic species (101,416 individuals) were recorded. Considering 20-1,000 m radii around the patches, local landscapes were identified as having a radius of 40-120 m. Both patch size and habitat amount in the local landscapes independently affected species numbers without a significant interaction effect, hence refuting the island effect. Species accumulation curves relative to cumulative patch size were not consistent with either the habitat-patch hypothesis or the habitat-amount hypothesis: several small dead-wood patches held more species than a single large patch with an amount of dead wood equal to the sum of that of the small patches. Our results indicate that conservation of saproxylic beetles in forested regions should primarily focus on increasing the overall amount of dead wood without considering its

  4. Experimental Warming Effects on Soil Respiration at the Temperate Boreal Forest Ecotone

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    Eddy, W. C.; Hobbie, S. E.; Reich, P. B.; Rich, R. L.; Montgomery, R. A.; Oleksyn, J.

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    Climate models project that global mean annual temperature will increase by 1.1-6.4°C by the end of the 21st century. Whether terrestrial ecosystem feedbacks will mitigate or enhance warming represents a significant uncertainty in such projections of future climate. One of the largest potential positive feedbacks to climate warming is that arising from enhanced release of CO2 from warmer soils. Soils contain approximately twice as much carbon (C) as the atmosphere and microbial decomposition of soil C is expected to increase with climate warming, as temperature is often the most important factor in determining rates of soil organic matter decomposition. Thus, the aim of this investigation is to determine the soil respiration response to warming in a highly replicated open-air ecosystem warming experiment in two southern boreal forests of Minnesota. We measured in situ soil respiration response to ecosystem warming in an open-air warming experiment at two southern boreal forest sites in northern Minnesota. The experiment uses infrared heat lamps and soil heating cables (at 10-cm depth) to heat 7-m2 plots continuously by during the growing season by 2 or 4°C above ambient. Additionally, there are two ambient temperature treatments, one undisturbed, and the other with inactive soil warming cables (n=6). We measured soil CO2 flux every two weeks during the snow free season for two growing seasons (2009-2010) using a portable infrared gas analyzer with soil chamber attached. To date, we found slight increases in soil respiration in the two heated treatments relative to the disturbed soil control, corresponding to a 13% (2009) and 14% (2010) increase in soil CO2 flux in the +4°C treatment. These treatment effects are smaller than initial warming effects on soil respiration in many other studies. Several untested mechanisms could explain the smaller than expected warming effects on soil respiration. One likely explanation is that warming has significantly reduced soil

  5. Experimental warming does not enhance soil respiration in a semiarid temperate forest-steppe ecosystem

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    Lellei-Kovacs, E.; Kovacs-Lang, E.; Kalapos, T.

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    The influence of simulated climate change on soil respiration was studied in a field experiment on 4 m x 5 m plots in the semiarid temperate Pannonian sand forest-steppe. This ecosystem type has low productivity and soil organic matter content, and covers large areas, yet data on soil carbon fluxes...... are still limited. Soil respiration rate-measured monthly between April and November from 2003 to 2006-remained very low (0.09 - 1.53 mu mol CO2 m(-2) s(-1))in accordance with the moderate biological activity and low humus content of the nutrient poor, coarse sandy soil. Specific soil respiration rate...... ( calculated for unit soil organic matter content), however, was relatively high (0.36 - 7.92 mu mol CO g(-1) C(org)h(-1)) suggesting substrate limitation for soil biological activity. During the day, soil respiration rate was significantly lower at dawn than at midday, while seasonally clear temperature...

  6. Ecologia da paisagem: mapeamento da vegetação da Reserva Biológica da Serra do Japi, Jundiaí, SP, Brasil Landscape ecology: vegetation map of the Reserva Biológica da Serra do Japi, Jundiaí, SP, Brazil

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    Eliana Cardoso-Leite

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado o mapeamento da vegetação da Reserva Biológica (REBIO Municipal da Serra do Japi, Jundiaí, SP, por meio de fotointerpretação analógica, em escala 1:30.000. O mapa foi digitalizado e transferido para computador pelo sistema de informação geográfica (Idrisi e posteriormente para o programa Corel Draw. Foram identificadas, mapeadas e descritas oito unidades de paisagem (UP sendo três antrópicas (solo exposto, campo antrópico e reflorestamento homogêneo e cinco naturais (floresta estacional semidecidual montana dossel uniforme - microfanerófitos; floresta estacional semidecidual montana dossel uniforme - mesofanerófitos; floresta estacional semidecidual montana dossel emergente; floresta estacional semidecidual aluvial dossel emergente e refúgio montano arbustivo. As unidades naturais somaram 98,46% do total dos 2.071,20 ha da área, indicando que a Reserva vem cumprindo seu papel na preservação do ecossistema em questão. No entanto, como algumas unidades não tem expressiva representatividade na área, e como existe grande extensão de floresta no entorno da Reserva, sugere-se a ampliação e a transformação da mesma em uma unidade que contemple inclusive a visitação pública como forma de auxiliar no processo de conservação. Sugere-se que a área seja transformada em parque estadual, cujo nome poderia ser Parque Estadual da Serra do Japi.It was realized the vegetation map of the Reserva Biológica Municipal da Serra do Japi, at Jundiaí, São Paulo State, by analogical photointerpretation, on the scale 1:30.000. The map was digitized and changed to computer by the geographical information system - Idrisi, and then to the Corel Draw program. Eight landscape units, three anthropic - bare earth, anthropic prairie, homogeneous reforestation, and five natural units - mountainseasonal semideciduous forest with uniform canopy and microphanerophyts, mountain seasonal semideciduous forest with uniform canopy and

  7. Methane flux, vertical gradient and mixing ratio measurements in a tropical forest

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    Measurements of CH4 mixing ratio, vertical gradients and turbulent fluxes were carried out in a tropical forest (Reserva Biológica Cuieiras), about 60 km north of Manaus, Brazil. The methane mixing ratio and flux measurements were performed at a height of 53 m (canopy height 35 m). In addition,

  8. Uneven-aged management after a half-century of research on the Forest Service Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virgina

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    Thomas M. Schuler

    2014-01-01

    Uneven-age management in forestry refers to a system of management that periodically selects individual trees or small groups of trees for harvest. In general, the concept of uneven-age management entails the sustained yield of forest products while maintaining continuous forest cover. In North America, interest in uneven-age management grew in the second half of the...

  9. Seasonal variation in tracer movement in a forested experimental plot using manual and automated sampling techniques

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    Singer, J. H.; Seaman, J. C.; Aburime, S.

    2004-12-01

    In recent years, implications associated with groundwater contamination have increased the efforts of researchers studying solute transport through the unsaturated soil zone near the ground surface (vadose zone). Success in tracking the movement of water, solutes, and the development of vadose zone hydrologic models requires high-quality field data. However, near continuous, spatially distributed soil moisture and matric potential data sets are rare because conventional soil parameter instrumentation is point-based and labor intensive. An automated vadose zone monitoring system (AVM) was developed to complement a set of manually monitored instrument arrays in an effort to address the quality and quantity of data collected in the vadose zone. Tracer (tritium) movement was evaluated for winter and summer irrigation applications on a forested field plot on the Atlantic Coastal Plain in South Carolina. Tritiated water was applied in two pulse events through an irrigation system and breakthrough data were measured from soil cores, suction lysimeters and soil vapor wells in the field. Measured breakthrough data for both winter and summer tracer applications were compared to solute transport solutions and modeled using numerical modeling software. The data from automated and manual sampling systems were used to evaluate the results of a one dimension hydrologic model that predicted the movement of water and a tracer (tritium) movement associated with winter and summer irrigation events.

  10. Reservas en el ámbito del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

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    Full Text Available Sin perjuicio que los estados reconocen como primordial el desarrollo y fortalecimiento de la comunidad internacional, se presenta difícil una postergación de los intereses nacionales. La posibilidad de vincularse a un tratado permitiendo la alteración de algunas de sus normas se presenta como una forma efectiva de ampliar esta comunidad. Para ello sirven las reservas. La mayoría de los tratados internacionales responden a una estructura sinalagmática, con un equilibrio entre ventajas y desventajas, esquema al cual se adecúan las reservas. Distinto sería en tratados que no obedecen a esta estructura, como los tratados sobre derechos humanos. La aplicación del régimen de las reservas establecido en la Convención de Viena sobre el Derecho de los Tratados al área de los derechos humanos se presenta para algunos como poco adecuado. Una fragmentación del sistema de protección mediante reservas afectaría gravemente al sistema. Además se presenta el problema de los efectos una reserva inadmisible. La Convención de Viena no da respuesta. Órganos convencionales de derechos humanos han desarrollado una práctica que muchas veces ha provocado rechazo, declarando a los estados vinculados completamente al tratado, como si la reserva no hubiese sido formulada, contraviniendo el principio del consensoEven though the states consider as a relevant matter the development and strengthening of the international community, it is difficult for them to postpone their national interests. The possibility to be united by a treaty and at the same time to alter the legal effect of some of its provisions is an effective way of enlarging that community. The reservations serve that purpose. Most of the treaties are based on reciprocity, according to which there is a balance between the rights and obligations of state parties. Reservations are suitable for this kind of treaties, but not for those which are not based on reciprocity, such as the treaties on

  11. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, western Cascade Range, Oregon. V: An annotated list of insects and other arthropods.

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    Gary L. Parson; Gerasimos Cassis; Andrew R. Moldenke; John D. Lattin; Norman H. Anderson; Jeffrey C Miller; Paul Hammond; Timothy D. Schowalter

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    An annotated list of species of insects and other arthropods that have been collected and studies on the H.J. Andrews Experimental forest, western Cascade Range, Oregon. The list includes 459 families, 2,096 genera, and 3,402 species. All species have been authoritatively identified by more than 100 specialists. Information is included on habitat type, functional group...

  12. Evaluation of climatic data, post-treatment water yield and snowpack differences between closed and open stands of lodgepole pine on Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

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    Phillip E. Farnes; Katherine J. Hansen

    2002-01-01

    Data collection on Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest was initiated in 1992 and has expanded to the present time. A preliminary report was prepared to include data collection through the 1995 season (Farnes et aI, 1995). Some data was updated in Farnes et al, 1999. Since then, data has been collected but has not been edited, summarized or tabulated in electronic form...

  13. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascade Range, Oregon. V: An Annotated List of Insects and Other Arthropods

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    Gary L. Parson; Gerasimos Cassis; Andrew R. Moldenke; John D. Lattin; Norman H. Anderson; Jeffrey C Miller; Paul Hammond; Timothy D. Schowalter

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    An annotated list of species of insects and other arthropods that have been collected and studies on the H.J. Andrews Experimental forest, western Cascade Range, Oregon. The list includes 459 families, 2,096 genera, and 3,402 species. All species have been authoritatively identified by more than 100 specialists. Information is included on habitat type, functional group...

  14. Effects of development of a natural gas well and associated pipeline on the natural and scientific resources of the Fernow Experimental Forest

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    Mary Beth Adams; Pamela J. Edwards; W. Mark Ford; Joshua B. Johnson; Thomas M. Schuler; Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy; Frederica. Wood

    2011-01-01

    Development of a natural gas well and pipeline on the Fernow Experimental Forest, WV, raised concerns about the effects on the natural and scientifi c resources of the Fernow, set aside in 1934 for long-term research. A case study approach was used to evaluate effects of the development. This report includes results of monitoring projects as well as observations...

  15. Design, synthesis and experimental validation of novel potential chemopreventive agents using random forest and support vector machine binary classifiers.

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    Sprague, Brienne; Shi, Qian; Kim, Marlene T; Zhang, Liying; Sedykh, Alexander; Ichiishi, Eiichiro; Tokuda, Harukuni; Lee, Kuo-Hsiung; Zhu, Hao

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    Compared to the current knowledge on cancer chemotherapeutic agents, only limited information is available on the ability of organic compounds, such as drugs and/or natural products, to prevent or delay the onset of cancer. In order to evaluate chemical chemopreventive potentials and design novel chemopreventive agents with low to no toxicity, we developed predictive computational models for chemopreventive agents in this study. First, we curated a database containing over 400 organic compounds with known chemoprevention activities. Based on this database, various random forest and support vector machine binary classifiers were developed. All of the resulting models were validated by cross validation procedures. Then, the validated models were applied to virtually screen a chemical library containing around 23,000 natural products and derivatives. We selected a list of 148 novel chemopreventive compounds based on the consensus prediction of all validated models. We further analyzed the predicted active compounds by their ease of organic synthesis. Finally, 18 compounds were synthesized and experimentally validated for their chemopreventive activity. The experimental validation results paralleled the cross validation results, demonstrating the utility of the developed models. The predictive models developed in this study can be applied to virtually screen other chemical libraries to identify novel lead compounds for the chemoprevention of cancers.

  16. Design, synthesis and experimental validation of novel potential chemopreventive agents using random forest and support vector machine binary classifiers

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    Sprague, Brienne; Shi, Qian; Kim, Marlene T.; Zhang, Liying; Sedykh, Alexander; Ichiishi, Eiichiro; Tokuda, Harukuni; Lee, Kuo-Hsiung; Zhu, Hao

    2014-06-01

    Compared to the current knowledge on cancer chemotherapeutic agents, only limited information is available on the ability of organic compounds, such as drugs and/or natural products, to prevent or delay the onset of cancer. In order to evaluate chemical chemopreventive potentials and design novel chemopreventive agents with low to no toxicity, we developed predictive computational models for chemopreventive agents in this study. First, we curated a database containing over 400 organic compounds with known chemoprevention activities. Based on this database, various random forest and support vector machine binary classifiers were developed. All of the resulting models were validated by cross validation procedures. Then, the validated models were applied to virtually screen a chemical library containing around 23,000 natural products and derivatives. We selected a list of 148 novel chemopreventive compounds based on the consensus prediction of all validated models. We further analyzed the predicted active compounds by their ease of organic synthesis. Finally, 18 compounds were synthesized and experimentally validated for their chemopreventive activity. The experimental validation results paralleled the cross validation results, demonstrating the utility of the developed models. The predictive models developed in this study can be applied to virtually screen other chemical libraries to identify novel lead compounds for the chemoprevention of cancers.

  17. Sugars as source indicators of biogenic organic carbon in aerosols collected above the Howland Experimental Forest, Maine

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    Medeiros, Patricia M.; Conte, Maureen H.; Weber, John C.; Simoneit, Bernd R. T.

    Bulk aerosols (>1 μm) were collected continuously above the canopy at the Howland Experimental Forest, Maine, USA from May to October 2002. Each sample integrated over an approximately 2-week period. Mono- and disaccharide sugars were extracted using a microscale technique and were analyzed as their TMS derivatives by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Concentrations of total aerosol sugars ranged from 10 to 180 ng m -3. Glucose was the most abundant sugar (40-75% of the total sugars). The monosaccharides arabinose, fructose, galactose, mannose, arabitol and mannitol, and the disaccharides sucrose, maltose and mycose (aka trehalose) were also present in lower concentrations. The sugar composition in the aerosols varied seasonally. Fructose and sucrose were prevalent in early spring and decreased in relative abundance as the growing season progressed. Sugar polyols (arabitol and mannitol) and the disaccharide mycose (a fungal metabolite) were more prevalent in autumn during the period of leaf senescence. The changes in the sugar composition in the aerosol samples appear to reflect the seasonality of sugar production and utilization by the ecosystem. Plant waxes were present as significant components also indicating an input from biogenic background. Smoke plumes from Quebec forest fires passed over the Howland site in early July 2002. Levoglucosan, a biomarker of biomass burning, increased by an order of magnitude in the aerosol samples collected during this time. Glucose, mannose, arabinose, galactose, and also, plant waxes increased in concentration by factors of 2-5 in the smoke-impacted samples, indicating that wildfires enhance atmospheric emissions of uncombusted organic compounds. In contrast, concentrations of fructose, sugar polyols and disaccharides were not significantly higher in the smoke-impacted samples and indicated that biomass burning was not a significant source of these compounds in the aerosols.

  18. Critical zone properties control the fate of nitrogen during experimental rainfall in montane forests of the Colorado Front Range

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    Hinckley, Eve-Lyn S.; Ebel, Brian A.; Barnes, Rebecca T.; Murphy, Sheila F.; Anderson, Suzanne P.

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    Several decades of research in alpine ecosystems have demonstrated links among the critical zone, hydrologic response, and the fate of elevated atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. Less research has occurred in mid-elevation forests, which may be important for retaining atmospheric N deposition. To explore the fate of N in the montane zone, we conducted plot-scale experimental rainfall events across a north–south transect within a catchment of the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. Rainfall events mimicked relatively common storms (20–50% annual exceedance probability) and were labeled with 15N-nitrate (NO3−">NO−3NO3−) and lithium bromide tracers. For 4 weeks, we measured soil–water and leachate concentrations of Br−, 15NO3−,">15NO−3,15NO3−, and NO3−">NO−3NO3− daily, followed by recoveries of 15N species in bulk soils and microbial biomass. Tracers moved immediately into the subsurface of north-facing slope plots, exhibiting breakthrough at 10 and 30 cm over 22 days. Conversely, little transport of Br− or 15NO3−">15NO−315NO3− occurred in south-facing slope plots; tracers remained in soil or were lost via pathways not measured. Hillslope position was a significant determinant of soil 15N-NO3−">NO−3NO3− recoveries, while soil depth and time were significant determinants of 15N recovery in microbial biomass. Overall, 15N recovery in microbial biomass and leachate was greater in upper north-facing slope plots than lower north-facing (toeslope) and both south-facing slope plots in August; by October, 15N recovery in microbial N biomass within south-facing slope plots had increased substantially. Our results point to the importance of soil properties in controlling the fate of N in mid-elevation forests during the summer season.

  19. Percepções sobre Turismo, Lazer e Conservação Ambiental: um estudo com moradores do entorno de uma reserva florestal urbana

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    Full Text Available Resumo Neste artigo, discute-se a percepção de moradores sobre uma proposta de turismo e lazer como uma das possibilidades de mitigação dos impactos sobre a Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke em Manaus-AM. Nessa pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, procurou-se por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e observação participante compreender as expectativas e percepções sobre turismo dos moradores do entorno da Reserva. Das entrevistas semi-estruturadas participaram 57 moradores de ambos os sexos, que vivem na localidade a pelo menos 3 anos. Para essas pessoas o Projeto Ponta Verde, proposta feita por alguns pesquisadores à Prefeitura de Manaus, antes de ser uma proposta ambiental é uma possibilidade de desenvolvimento social, de inclusão e valorização dos moradores. Nesse sentido, a área verde da Reserva passa a ter sentido para que seja conservada, pois a mesma representa um aspecto constitutivo de cidadania e não apenas um cenário a ser desfrutado por outros. Palavras-chave: turismo: percepção ambiental; conservação ambiental. Abstract In this article we discuss a proposal of tourism and recreation as a possibility of mitigating the impacts upon Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve in Manaus, Amazon. This study of qualitative approach is trying to understand the expectations and perceptions about tourism through semi structured interviews, participative observations and notes on field trip journals. Fifty seven residents participated in the structured interviews. They were men and women who are living in the area for at least three years. For these people, the Ponta Verde Project presented by a group of researcher to the City Hall, besides being an environmental proposal is also a possibility of social development, social inclusion and valorization of the residents. In this sense, the green area of the Reserve would be important to be preserved since it represents not only a place to be enjoyed but mainly an essential space of

  20. Forest soil nutrient status after 10 years of experimental acidification and base cation depletion : results from 2 long-term soil productivity sites in the central Appalachians

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    Adams, M.B. [United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service, Parsons, WV (United States); Burger, J.A. [Virginia Tech University, Blacks Burg, VA (United States)

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    This study assessed the hypothesis that soil based cation depletion is an effect of acidic deposition in forests located in the central Appalachians. The effects of experimentally induced base cation depletion were evaluated in relation to long-term soil productivity and the sustainability of forest stands. Whole-tree harvesting was conducted along with the removal of dead wood litter in order to remove all aboveground nutrients. Ammonium sulfate fertilizer was added at annual rates of 40.6 kg S/ha and 35.4 kg N/h in order to increase the leaching of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) from the soil. A randomized complete block design was used in 4 or 5 treatment applications in a mixed hardwood experimental forest located in West Virginia and in a cherry-maple forest located in a national forest in West Virginia. Soils were sampled over a 10-year period. The study showed that significant changes in soil Mg, N and some other nutrients occurred over time. However, biomass did not differ significantly among the different treatment options used.

  1. Correction of Erroneous LiDAR Measurements in Artificial Forest Canopy Experimental Setups

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    occurrence. Results indicated that optimized distance-based filters relative to the scanning distance have improved the outcomes in ghost points detection, in comparison to standard filtering criteria. These results suggest that more accurate characterization of forest canopy 3D structures can be achieved by removing ghost points using the new developed method.

  2. Registros del Cuco Hormiguero (Neomorphus geoffroyi) en la Reserva de Biosfera de Bosawas, Nicaragua

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    H.M. Herrera-Rosales; M. Tórrez; W.J. Arendt

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    El cuco hormiguero, Neomorphus geoffroyi, se registró en la Reserva de Biósfera de Bosawás y representa el primer gráfico de la especie para el Norte y para el país. Esta especie es rara y es sensible a la deforestación, se observó en compañía de bandadas mixtas, con su comportamiento...

  3. Effects of experimental acidification and liming on the transformation of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur in forest soils

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    Noemmik, H.; Larsson, K.; Lohm, U.

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of experimental acidification, and of liming, on both the mineralization-immobilization dynamics of selected bioelements in specified soil horizons, and the retention and the desorption mechanisms of sulphate. Results of the incubation study indicate that in soils, subjected to long-term field treatment with sulphuric acid, the total microbial activity, as measured by CO/sub 2/ by isotopic exchange, was reduced. In humus materials from a number of field trials, the lime treatment showed a negative effect on the accumulation of mineral nitrogen, whereas the mineralization of carbon was enhanced. The above effects were most marked in mor humus, characterized of high C/N ratios, whereas they were non existing in mineral soil from corresponding soil profiles. The capacity of the forest humus to netmineralize sulphur was low in general. In short-term incubation they immobilized sulphur, applied as cysteine or sulphate. The B-horizon of the podsol profiles had considerable capacity to retain sulphate. The retention capacity displayed its maximum at pH 3.4-3.6. Furthermore, it was positively related to the content of dithionite extractable aluminium and iron in the soil material. The rate of redistribution of added /sup 109/Cd to deeper soil horizons was enhanced both by acid treatment and prolonged observation period.

  4. Temporal and spatial stability of red-tailed hawk territories in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico

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    Boal, C.W.; Snyder, H.A.; Bibles, Brent D.; Estabrook, T.S.

    2003-01-01

    We mapped Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) territories in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) of Puerto Rico in 1998. We combined our 1998 data with that collected during previous studies of Red-tailed Hawks in the LEF to examine population numbers and spatial stability of territorial boundaries over a 26-yr period. We also investigated potential relationships between Red-tailed Hawk territory sizes and topographic and climatic factors. Mean size of 16 defended territories during 1998 was 124.3 ?? 12.0 ha, which was not significantly different from our calculations of mean territory sizes derived from data collected in 1974 and 1984. Aspect and slope influenced territory size with the smallest territories having high slope and easterly aspects. Territory size was small compared to that reported for other parts of the species' range. In addition, there was remarkably little temporal change in the spatial distribution, area, and boundaries of Red-tailed Hawk territories among the study periods. Further, there was substantial boundary overlap (21-27%) between defended territories among the different study periods. The temporal stability of the spatial distribution of Red-tailed Hawk territories in the study area leads us to believe the area might be at or near saturation.

  5. Relación entre las reservas de hierro maternas y del recién nacido

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    Vásquez-Molina María Eugenia

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la relación de los valores hematológicos maternos y neonatales en casos de reservas maternas de hierro bajas, moderadas y normales. Material y métodos. Diseño transversal en el que se incluyó a 163 mujeres embarazadas y sus neonatos de término, derechohabientes del Hospital de Ginecología y Obstetricia número 15 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en Chihuahua, Chih., México. Se analizaron antecedentes maternos. Se determinaron niveles de hemoglobina, hematocrito y ferritina sérica en muestras maternas y de cordón umbilical. Se definieron reservas de hierro maternas de acuerdo a ferritina (µg /l: bajas o = 20.1. Se utilizó la prueba de Kruskal Wallis para establecer diferencias entre grupos, ji cuadrada para diferencia de proporciones y r de Pearson para establecer la relación entre reservas de hierro maternas y del recién nacido. Resultados. Se determinó una débil correlación entre la ferritina materna y neonatal r=0.14 (p=0.07. Las medias geométricas de ferritina neonatal respecto a las reservas maternas bajas, moderadas y normales fue de 4.77, 4.85 y 5.02, respectivamente (p=0.12. Las reservas de hierro maternas se modificaron con el suplemento de hierro (p=0.01. Conclusiones. Las reservas de hierro en el recién nacido están en estrecha relación con las maternas. Las mujeres que toman suplementos con hierro durante la gestación tienen reservas mayores al final del embarazo. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  6. Colonization of forest clearings and tree-fall gaps in lowland rain forests of Colombia by hemiepiphytic aroids: experimental and transect studies

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    Benavidez, A.M.; Wolf, J.H.D.; Duivenvoorden, J.F.

    2013-01-01

    The contribution of vegetative recruitment by non-tree species to the regeneration of tropical forests in man-made clearings or tree-fall gaps tends to be ignored. In a series of field studies near Amacayacu, Colombian Amazonia, we tested if hemiepiphytic aroids quickly colonize such open habitats

  7. Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest: bark beetle responses to differences in forest structure and the application of prescribed fire in interior ponderosa pine

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    Christopher J. Fettig; Robert R. Borys; Stephen R. McKelvey; Christopher P. Dabney

    2008-01-01

    Mechanical thinning and the application of prescribed fire are commonly used tools in the restoration of fire-adapted forest ecosystems. However, few studies have explored their effects on subsequent amounts of bark beetle caused tree mortality in interior ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex P. & C. Laws. var. ponderosa. In...

  8. Proteínas de reserva de acessos de coleção nuclear de arroz

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    Ricardo Diógenes Dias Silveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar o conteúdo de proteína total de reserva dos 550 acessos da Coleção Nuclear de Arroz da Embrapa (CNAE, e avaliar o perfil proteico dos 20 acessos com maior teor de proteína em SDS-PAGE. Foi encontrado alto teor de proteína total de reserva (>12,0% em 103 acessos da CNAE, teor médio (11,9 a 9,0% em 309 acessos e teor baixo (<8,9% em 138 acessos. Seis dos 20 acessos com maior teor de proteína de reserva apresentaram um padrão qualitativo diferencial de glutelina, que é a fração proteica de reserva mais abundante do grão de arroz. Há ampla variabilidade para o teor de proteína total de reserva do grão de arroz nos acessos da CNAE, a qual pode ser explorada por programas de melhoramento genético para aumentar o valor nutricional do arroz consumido no Brasil

  9. Predicting the temporal and spatial probability of orographic cloud cover in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico using generalized linear (mixed) models.

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    Wei Wu; Charlesb Hall; Lianjun Zhang

    2006-01-01

    We predicted the spatial pattern of hourly probability of cloud cover in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) in North-Eastern Puerto Rico using four different models. The probability of cloud cover (defined as “the percentage of the area covered by clouds in each pixel on the map” in this paper) at any hour and any place is a function of three topographic variables...

  10. Evolution of a short-term study of lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe vectors that turned into a long-term study of the remarkable gray jay on the Fraser Experimental Forest,Colorado, 1982-2009

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    Thomas H. Nicholls

    2014-01-01

    This is a summary of a 5-year short-term study that evolved into 28 years of long-term research on the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service's Fraser Experimental Forest in Colorado. The study was begun in 1982 by Forest Service Research Scientists Thomas H. Nicholls and Frank G. Hawksworth to determine the importance of mammal and bird vectors in the long-...

  11. Desarrollo para Internet con tecnología Java : Sistema de reservas para hoteles

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    Ruiz Gorrochategui, Cesar

    2004-01-01

    En aquest projecte es presenta la creació d'un sistema de reserves per a hotels orientat a Internet que utilitza tecnologia Java. D'una manera especial, s'exposen les tecnologies J2EE, que es poden aplicar des de dos vessants diferents: en primer lloc, des del vessant d'implementació amb tecnologies J2EE, i, en segon lloc, des del vessant d'arquitectura J2EE, amb les diferents solucions aplicables per a cada capa de negoci. En este proyecto se presenta la creación de un sistema de reservas...

  12. Biodiversidad marina en Bajo Nuevo, Bajo Alicia y Banco Serranilla, Reserva de Biosfera Seaflower

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    Vega Sequeda, Johanna; Díaz-Sánchez, Christian M.; Gómez-Campo, Kelly; López Londoño, Tomás; Díaz-Ruiz, Martha; Gómez-López, Diana Isabel

    2015-01-01

    En 2011 se evaluaron los ecosistemas marinos someros (0-30 m de profundidad) en los complejos arrecifales oceánicos del extremo norte del Caribe colombiano: bajo Nuevo, bajo Alicia (Área de Régimen Común entre Colombia y Jamaica) y banco Serranilla, en la Reserva de Biosfera Seaflower. Mediante análisis visuales de imágenes satelitales se definieron a priori estaciones de muestreo en las que se realizaron evaluaciones ecológicas rápidas para registrar la composición y abundancia relativa d...

  13. Planeación sustentable y turismo en la reserva natural mexicana “La Roqueta”

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    Niño Gutiérrez, Naú Silverio; Segrelles, José Antonio

    2013-01-01

    La planeación sustentable del turismo es una de las metas fundamentales a lograr en el siglo XXI por ser una de las actividades económicas de alta rentabilidad en México y en el mundo. Debido a esto, el propósito fundamental de este estudio es mostrar los pasos a seguir en la planeación sostenible del turismo en la reserva natural mexicana La Roqueta (los antecedentes de esta planeación se ubican en 1982 cuando la isla fue decretada “Parque Nacional Marino”). Así, la metodología empleada, y e...

  14. Efecto de un incendio sobre el ensamble de hormigas de la Reserva Natural Privada Paititi, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    La Reserva Natural Privada Paititi se encuentra dentro de las áreas valiosas de pastizales. La zona se caracteriza por sufrir frecuentemente incendios no controlados y actualmente un sector importante de la reserva se encuentra invadido por la exótica Acacia melanoxylon, la cual incrementa su área de cobertura año tras año. Se planteó como objetivo comparar la riqueza, abundancia y estructura de dominancia del ensamble de hormigas antes y después de un incendio masivo en un sitio natural y ot...

  15. A reserva legal nas cooperativas: um estudo de caso de uma cooperativa centenária portuense

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    Bandeira, Ana Maria; Meira, Deolinda; Ferreira, Ana Luísa

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo da presente comunicação consiste em refletir sobre as principais diferenças entre o tratamento jurídico e contabilístico da reserva legal nas cooperativas e nas sociedades comerciais. Assim, partindo de uma análise crítica do regime previsto no Código Cooperativo Português, e tendo por referência os documentos contabilísticos da Cooperativa dos Pedreiros, esta comunicação procura responder a questões pertinentes no que concerne à constituição e utilização da reserva ...

  16. Diversidade de Larvas de Leptophlebiidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera da Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, Manaus, AM.

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    Claudio Rabelo dos Santos-Neto

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke (RFAD é um fragmento de 10.000 hectares em conflito geográfico com a cidade de Manaus. O conhecimento da diversidade dos Ephemeroptera na RFAD é fundamental uma vez que estes organismos são elementos biológicos importantes; como importante fonte de alimento e, por seu potencial como indicadores das perturbações antropogênicas. Neste estudo teve-se como objetivo o levantamento da fauna de Leptophlebiidae (Ephemeroptera das duas bacias hidrográficas, comparando a diversidade entre as bacias e entre os períodos seco e chuvoso. Coletou-se em 38 pontos dos igarapés das bacias Leste (Ipiranga, Uberê e Tinga e a Oeste (Acará e Bolívia da RFAD com rede entomológica aquática (rapiché. Para verificar diferenças na riqueza das duas bacias e, comparar a riqueza nos períodos seco e chuvoso foi feito o Índice de Riqueza de Jackknife. Foram obtidas 804 larvas de Leptophlebiidae sendo identificados 368 indivíduos e reconhecidos sete gêneros: Hagenulopsis Ulmer (35%; n=128; Thraulodes Ulmer (34%; n=124; Farrodes Peters (13%; n=48; Miroculis Edmunds Jr (12%; n=45; Hydrosmilodon Flowers & Dominguez (5%; n=19; Hermanella Needham & Murphy (0.8%; n=3, Microphlebia Savage & Peters (n=1. Este representa o primeiro registro de Hydrosmilodon, Hermanella e Microphlebia para a RFAD. Na comparação entre as bacias Leste e Oeste, o Índice de Riqueza de Jackknife não indicou diferença significativa na riqueza de gêneros. Hermanella e Hydrosmilodon não ocorreram na bacia Oeste e, Microphlebia não ocorreu na bacia Leste, no entanto estas ausências não representam diferença significativa na riqueza taxonômica das bacias. A comparação na riqueza de espécie de Leptophlebiidae considerando o período seco e chuvoso revelou uma diferença significativa entre os períodos. Cerca de 68% dos indivíduos foram coletados no período seco provavelmente porque neste período a água fica restrita ao canal do igarap

  17. New species of Zygoclistron Rehn, 1905 (Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Copiocerinae) in the central corridor of the Atlantic Forest biome.

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    Silva, Daniela Santos Martins; Pereira, Marcelo Ribeiro; Domenico, Fernando Campos De; Sperber, Carlos Frankl

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    Herein we describe a new species of Copiocerinae, Zygoclistron ruschii Silva n. sp., from Atlantic Forest remnants in southeastern Brazil, collected from the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi in the Santa Teresa municipality, Espírito Santo state, Brazil. The diagnosis of this new species is based on phallic complex and terminalia characters.

  18. A Bayesian Uncertainty Framework for Conceptual Snowmelt and Hydrologic Models Applied to the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

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    Smith, T.; Marshall, L.

    2007-12-01

    Probability Distributed Model (PDM), developed by Moore (1985). We implement the modeling framework in Stringer Creek watershed in the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF), Montana. The snowmelt-driven watershed offers that additional challenge of modeling snow accumulation and melt and current efforts are aimed at developing a temperature- and radiation-index snowmelt model. Auxiliary data available from within TCEF's watersheds are used to support in the understanding of information value as it relates to predictive performance. Because the model is based on lumped parameters, auxiliary data are hard to incorporate directly. However, these additional data offer benefits through the ability to inform prior distributions of the lumped, model parameters. By incorporating data offering different information into the uncertainty assessment process, a cross-validation technique is engaged to better ensure that modeled results reflect real process complexity.

  19. Does tree species richness attenuate the effect of experimental irrigation and drought on decomposition rate in young plantation forests?

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    Masudur Rahman, Md; Verheyen, Kris; Castagneyrol, Bastien; Jactel, Hervé; Carnol, Monique

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    Expected changes in precipitation in Europe due to climate change are likely to affect soil organic matter (OM) transformation. In forests, increasing tree species diversity might modulate the effect of changed precipitation. We evaluated the effect of tree species richness on the decomposition and stabilization rate in combination with reduced precipitation (FORBIO, Belgium) and irrigation treatment (ORPHEE, southern France) in young (6-8 yr.) experimental plantations. The species richness were one to four in FORBIO and one to five in ORPHEE. Twenty four rainout shelters of 3 m × 3 m were built around oak and beech trees in FORBIO plantation to impose a reduced precipitation treatment, whereas four of the eight blocks (175 m×100 m) in ORPHEE plantation was subjected to irrigation treatment. These treatments resulted in about 4% less soil moisture in FORBIO and about 7% higher soil moisture in ORPHEE compared to control. Commercially available green and rooibos tea bags were buried in the soil at 5-7 cm depth to measure two decomposition indices, known as 'tea bag index' (TBI). These TBI are (i) decomposition rate (k) and (ii) stabilization rate (S). The results showed no species richness effect on TBI indices in both reduced precipitation and irrigation treatment. In FORBIO, reduced precipitation resulted in decreased k and increased S compared to control around the beech trees only. In ORPHEE, both k and S were higher in the irrigation treatment compared to control. Overall, TBI indices were higher in FORBIO than ORPHEE and this might be explained by the sandy soils and poor nutrient content at the ORPHEE site. These results suggest that OM decomposition rate may be slower in drier condition and OM stabilization rate may be slower or faster in drier condition, depending on the site quality. The absence of tree species effects on OM transformation indicates that tree species richness would not be able to modulate the effects of changed precipitation patterns in

  20. Valoración contingente para la creación de la reserva

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    Arcadio Cerda

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando el método de valoración contingente con el formato de pregunta dicotómico se valora la creación de una reserva natural en la VIII Región. La valoración se realiza utilizando la muestra en forma global y estratificada según los ingresos de los entrevistados, los resultados muestran que existe una disposición a pagar diferente dependiendo de la pertenencia del entrevistado a uno de los tres estratos económicos. Adicionalmente, se determina la existencia de una disposición a pagar positiva por la conservación de recursos ambientales aún a niveles muy bajos de ingresos. Las estimaciones permiten obtener medidas de bienestar agregadas que reflejen correctamente la disposición a pagar de la población por la creación de una Reserva, como base para la toma de decisiones de política que afecta la provisión de bienes ambientales.

  1. Tropical Andean Forests Are Highly Susceptible to Nutrient Inputs—Rapid Effects of Experimental N and P Addition to an Ecuadorian Montane Forest

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    Homeier, Jürgen; Hertel, Dietrich; Camenzind, Tessa; Cumbicus, Nixon L.; Maraun, Mark; Martinson, Guntars O.; Poma, L. Nohemy; Rillig, Matthias C.; Sandmann, Dorothee; Scheu, Stefan; Veldkamp, Edzo; Wilcke, Wolfgang; Wullaert, Hans; Leuschner, Christoph

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    Tropical regions are facing increasing atmospheric inputs of nutrients, which will have unknown consequences for the structure and functioning of these systems. Here, we show that Neotropical montane rainforests respond rapidly to moderate additions of N (50 kg ha−1 yr−1) and P (10 kg ha−1 yr−1). Monitoring of nutrient fluxes demonstrated that the majority of added nutrients remained in the system, in either soil or vegetation. N and P additions led to not only an increase in foliar N and P concentrations, but also altered soil microbial biomass, standing fine root biomass, stem growth, and litterfall. The different effects suggest that trees are primarily limited by P, whereas some processes—notably aboveground productivity—are limited by both N and P. Highly variable and partly contrasting responses of different tree species suggest marked changes in species composition and diversity of these forests by nutrient inputs in the long term. The unexpectedly fast response of the ecosystem to moderate nutrient additions suggests high vulnerability of tropical montane forests to the expected increase in nutrient inputs. PMID:23071734

  2. Experimental test of postfire management in pine forests: impact of salvage logging versus partial cutting and nonintervention on bird-species assemblages.

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    Castro, Jorge; Moreno-Rueda, Gregorio; Hódar, José A

    2010-06-01

    There is an intense debate about the effects of postfire salvage logging versus nonintervention policies on regeneration of forest communities, but scant information from experimental studies is available. We manipulated a burned forest area on a Mediterranean mountain to experimentally analyze the effect of salvage logging on bird-species abundance, diversity, and assemblage composition. We used a randomized block design with three plots of approximately 25 ha each, established along an elevational gradient in a recently burned area in Sierra Nevada Natural and National Park (southeastern Spain). Three replicates of three treatments differing in postfire burned wood management were established per plot: salvage logging, nonintervention, and an intermediate degree of intervention (felling and lopping most of the trees but leaving all the biomass). Starting 1 year after the fire, we used point sampling to monitor bird abundance in each treatment for 2 consecutive years during the breeding and winter seasons (720 censuses total). Postfire burned-wood management altered species assemblages. Salvage logged areas had species typical of open- and early-successional habitats. Bird species that inhabit forests were still present in the unsalvaged treatments even though trees were burned, but were almost absent in salvage-logged areas. Indeed, the main dispersers of mid- and late-successional shrubs and trees, such as thrushes (Turdus spp.) and the European Jay (Garrulus glandarius) were almost restricted to unsalvaged treatments. Salvage logging might thus hamper the natural regeneration of the forest through its impact on assemblages of bird species. Moreover, salvage logging reduced species abundance by 50% and richness by 40%, approximately. The highest diversity at the landscape level (gamma diversity) resulted from a combination of all treatments. Salvage logging may be positive for bird conservation if combined in a mosaic with other, less-aggressive postfire

  3. NACP New England and Sierra National Forests Biophysical Measurements: 2008-2010

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set includes biophysical measurements collected in 2009 from five New England experimental forest stations: Bartlett Experimental Forest, Harvard Forest,...

  4. Diversidad de anfibios y reptiles de la Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán, Hidalgo, México Diversity of amphibians and reptiles from the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphera Reserve in Hidalgo, Mexico

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    Victor D. Vite-Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán (RBBM es una extensa área protegida (96 042.94 ha de la zona centro del estado de Hidalgo, México. La reserva es bien conocida por su flora endémica, pero existe poca información disponible sobre su herpetofauna. En este estudio se examina la biodiversidad de la comunidad de anfibios y reptiles que habitan en cada uno de los 4 tipos de vegetación de la reserva: bosque de pino-encino, bosque tropical caducifolio, matorral submontano y matorral xerófilo. El trabajo de campo se llevó a cabo entre junio de 2006 y agosto de 2007, periodo de estación de lluvias y secas. En total, se registran 7 especies de anfibios y 31 de reptiles para la RBBM, distribuidas en 14 familias y 29 géneros. En todos los tipos de vegetación, la riqueza de especies de reptiles fue mayor en la estación de lluvias, mientras que la de especies de anfibios fue mayor en la de secas. Entre los tipos de vegetación, el bosque tropical caducifolio exhibió la diversidad y riqueza de especies más grande de anfibios y reptiles. El bosque de pino-encino presentó la mayor equidad y diversidad de especies que los otros tipos de vegetación. El matorral xerófilo y matorral submontano fueron los más similares entre sí en diversidad de especies. Este trabajo representa una aportación significativa al conocimiento de la herpetofauna de la RBBM, y una base para estudios futuros sobre historia natural de los anfibios y reptiles de esta reserva.The Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (BMBR is an extensive protected area (96 042.94 ha in Hidalgo state of central Mexico. The reserve is well known for its globally significant endemic flora, but relatively little information is available regarding its herpetofauna. We examined reptile and amphibian community biodiversity occurring in each of 4 vegetation types characteristic of the reserve: pine-oak forest, tropical deciduous forest, sub-montane shrubland, and arid tropical

  5. El nivel de vocabulario como indicador de reserva cognitiva en la evaluación del deterioro cognitivo ligero

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    Cristina Lojo-Seoane

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo estudia el papel del vocabulario, como indicador de reserva cognitiva, en la evaluación del Deterioro Cognitivo Ligero (DCL. Participaron 326 adultos mayores de 50 años, clasificados en dos grupos, uno de 104 participantes con DCL y otro de 222 controles sanos. Se analizaron las diferencias en las puntuaciones obtenidas en distintos indicadores de reserva cognitiva, entre ellos, las puntuaciones en el subtest de vocabulario WAIS y la prueba de vocabulario de imágenes Peabody. Para analizar el efecto de estos indicadores en la prevalencia del DCL se llevó a cabo un análisis de regresión logística. Los resultados indicaron que el grupo con DCL obtuvo puntuaciones significativamente menores que los controles en las tareas de vocabulario y en los hábitos de lectura. Las bajas puntuaciones en las pruebas de vocabulario fueron las medidas de reserva cognitiva que mejor predicen el riesgo de DCL. Teniendo en cuenta los resultados, el buen nivel de vocabulario parece contribuir a aumentar la reserva cognitiva como un indicador protector frente al deterioro cognitivo.

  6. Spatial modelling of evapotranspiration in the Luquillo experimental forest of Puerto Rico using remotely-sensed data.

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    Wei Wu; Charles A.S. Hall; Frederick N. Scatena; Lindi J. Quackenbush

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    Summary Actual evapotranspiration (aET) and related processes in tropical forests can explain 70% of the lateral global energy transport through latent heat, and therefore are very important in the redistribution of water on the Earth’s surface [Mauser, M., Scha¨dlich, S., 1998. Modelling the spatial distribution of evapotranspiration on different scales using remote...

  7. Bark beetles responses to stand structure and prescribed fire at Black Mountain Experimental Forest, California, USA: 5-year data

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    C.J. Fettig; S.R. McKelvey

    2010-01-01

    Highly effective fire suppression and selective harvesting of large-diameter, fire-tolerant tree species, such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa C. Lawson) and Jeffrey pine (P. jeffreyi Balf.), have resulted in substantial changes to the structure and composition of interior ponderosa pine forests. Mechanical thinning and the...

  8. Soil microbial community resilience with tree thinning in a 40-year-old experimental ponderosa pine forest

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    Steven T. Overby; Suzanne M. Owen; Stephen C. Hart; Daniel G. Neary; Nancy C. Johnson

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    Establishment of native grasses is a primary objective of restoration in Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum (P. & C. Lawson) forests in the southwestern United States. Interactions among native grasses and soil microorganisms generate feedbacks that influence the achievement of this objective. We examined soil chemical properties and communities of plants and soil...

  9. Persistence of Native Trees in an Invaded Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest: Experimental Evaluation of Light and Water Constraints

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    Jodie R. Schulten; T. Colleen Cole; Susan Cordell; Keiko M. Publico; Rebecca Ostertag; Jaime E. Enoka; Jené D. Michaud

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    Hawaiian lowland wet forests are heavily invaded and their restoration is most likely to be successful if native species selected for restoration have efficient resource-use traits. We evaluated growth, survival, and ecophysiological responses of four native and four invasive species in a greenhouse experiment that simulated reduced light and water conditions commonly...

  10. Understanding the key mechanisms of tropical forest responses to canopy loss and biomass deposition from experimental hurricane effects

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    A.B. Shiels; Grizelle Gonzalez

    2014-01-01

    To date, it is not clear which are the factors that most influence tropical forest recovery from hurricanes.Increased canopy openness and increased detritus (debris) deposition are two of the most likely factors,but due to their simultaneous occurrence during a hurricane, their relative effects cannot be separated without a manipulative experiment. Hence, in the...

  11. Simulación dinámica de sistemas socio-ecológicos: sostenibilidad en Reservas de la Biosfera

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    Simulación dinámica de sistemas socio-ecológicos: sostenibilidad en Reservas de la Biosfera. La aplicación de una perspectiva sistémica en la gestión de las Reservas de la Biosfera es importante a la hora de abordar la estrecha relación entre los procesos ambientales y socioeconómicos, así como los potenciales factores limitantes, particularmente evidentes en el caso de sistemas insulares áridos como la Reserva de la Biosfera de Fuerteventura (RBF), Islas Canarias. El desarrollo turístico de ...

  12. Contribution to the knowledge of the Chytridiomycota from the "Reserva Biológica de Paranapiacaba", Santo André, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Pires-Zottarelli, Carmen Lidia Amorim; Gomes, Alexandra Lenk

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    Estudo da diversidade de quitridiomicetos de solo e água, na "Reserva Biológica de Paranapiacaba", resultou no isolamento de 29 espécies, com três Blastocladiales, 23 Chytridiales, uma Monoblepharidales e duas Spizellomycetales. Dos táxons isolados, 69% são citados pela primeira vez para a Reserva, 14% para o estado de São Paulo, e 7% para o país. É a primeira menção de Rhizophydium condylosum Karling no Brasil. The diversity study of the chytrids from soil and water from the "Reserva Biol...

  13. Estado de la ejecución del plan de salud de la reserva territorial indígena Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros (RKNN)

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    Segovia Meza, Gualberto

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    Los objetivos de este plan de salud de la Reserva Territorial Indígena Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros son: 1.- Se construirá en el MINSA una estructura funcional que centralice y coordine, con una perspectiva intercultural, las diversas actividades que realiza y deberá realizar el MINSA en relación a las comunidades de los pueblos indígenas de la reserva. 2.- Se establecerá el Aseguramiento Universal Comunitario de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Reserva. 3.- Se fortalecerá, coordinará, integra...

  14. Ritmo de crecimiento y longevidad de follaje del estrato arbustivo en la Reserva Biológica A. Brenes, Costa Rica

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    Elke Freiberg

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Durante un año y medio se investigó el ritmo de crecimiento y la longevidad de follaje de 22 especies abundantes del estrato arbustivo en el bosque tropical premontano de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Ml. Brenes, Provincia Alajuela, San Ramón, Costa Rica. Se distinguieron y describieron tres tipos de brotación de las hojas. Una gran cantidad de las especies, especialmente las monocotiledóneas, brotan hojas nuevas en intervalos determinados contínuamente durante todo el año, en efecto parte de las plantas muestran una producción de hojas más lenta en la estación seca. Esta frecuencia de brotación, es decir el intervalo entre el desarrollo de dos hojas siguientes, varía entre las especies investigadas entre 17-22 días y más de medio año. La longevidad de follaje promedio de las plantas investigadas varía entre medio y cuatro años. Se estimó que la edad máxima de hojas de las palmas Cryosophila warscewiczii, Iriartea deltoidea y Calyptrogyne trichostachys es más de cinco años. Generalmente, en sitios más secos y más oscuros, la frecuencia de brotación fue más larga y la longevidad de follaje más alta. Esta relación fue significante en algunos casos, pero muestra que aunque las diferencias microclimáticas son muy pequeñas, el crecimiento varía entre diferentes sitios en el bosque. Además, los datos muestran que aunque el clima en el sotobosque premontano muy húmedo es relativamente constante, algunas especies muestran una estacionalidad del ritmo de crecimiento.During one and a half years (February 1991 - July 1992 the growth rhythm and the longevity of leaves of 22 abundant understory species in the tropical premontane rain forest of Reserva Biológica Alberto Ml. Brenes, Alajuela, Costa Rica, were investigated. Three types of growth rhythm were identified. Most species, especially the monocotyledones, produce new leaves in defined intervals throughout the year. Only some have a slower leaf production in the dry

  15. CO2 and heat fluxes in a recently clear-cut spruce forest in European Russia: experimental and modeling studies

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    Mamkin, Vadim; Kurbatova, Julia; Avilov, Vitaly; Mukhartova, Yulia; Krupenko, Alexander; Ivanov, Dmitry; Levashova, Natalia; Olchev, Alexander

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    Ecosystem carbon dioxide, energy, and water fluxes were measured using eddy covariance and portable chambers in a fresh clear-cut surrounded by a mixed spruce-birch-aspen forest in the boreal zone of European Russia. Measurements were initiated in spring 2016 following timber harvest and continued for seven months until the end of October. The influence of surrounding forest on air flow and turbulent fluxes within the clear-cut were examined using a process-based two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic turbulent exchange model. Clear-cut was a permanent source of CO2 to the atmosphere. During the period the mean daily latent (LE) and sensible (H) heat fluxes were very similar and the Bowen ratio (β=H/LE) averaged about 1.0. During the late spring and summer months the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 (NEE) remained slightly positive following onset of vegetation growth, while β was changing in the range from 0.6 to 4.0. There was strong diurnal variability in NEE, LE and H over the measurement period that was governed by solar radiation and temperature as well as the leaf area index (LAI) of regrown vegetation. Modeled vertical CO2 and H2O fluxes along a transect that crossed the clear-cut and coincided with the dominate wind direction showed that the clear-cut strongly influenced turbulent fluxes within the atmospheric surface layer. Furthermore, modeled atmospheric dynamics suggested that the clear-cut had a large influence on turbulent fluxes in the downwind forest, but little impact on the upwind side. An aggregated approach including field measurements and process-based models can be used to estimate energy, water and carbon dioxide fluxes in non-uniform forest landscapes. This study was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (14-14-00956).

  16. Producción, Reservas y Sostenibilidad de la Energía en Venezuela

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    Juan Carlos Rojas-Zerpa; José María Yusta-Loyo

    2015-01-01

    El propósito del presente trabajo está relacionado con la evaluación de los recursos energéticos de Venezuela y su posicionamiento estratégico mundial, referido principalmente a la producción y consumo de energía primaria y reservas. Así mismo se han evaluado los recursos energéticos renovables con la finalidad de identificar oportunidades para el desarrollo de la energía sostenible. Los resultados indican que Venezuela posee recursos fósiles para más de 130 años de explotación, lo cual lo co...

  17. Variabilidad fenotípica de Nodilittorina en la Reserva de Paracas

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo muestra las observaciones realizadas en setiembre de 1999, en las proporciones fenotípicas de Nodilittorina peruviana y Nodilittorina araucana, en 7 orillas rocosas de la parte norte de la Reserva Nacional de Paracas. Los individuos fueron evaluados en relación a los caracteres de su conchilla, como son la pigmentación blanca zigzag en N. peruviana y la escultura espiral en N. peruviana y N. araucana. Se observo que existen diferencias significativas entre las orillas rocosas respecto a las proporciones mencionados. Estas diferencias podrían ser relacionadas con la heterogeneidad geológica y geográfica del área de estudio.

  18. Inventario orquideológico de la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco, Valle del Cauca

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    Oscar Alejandro Pérez Escobar

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco (76° 20' O, 3° 50' N, 1200 - 1700 m.s.n.m. relicto de selva subandina de aproximadamente 500 ha, durante 3 años (marzo de 2006 y mayo de 2009 se realizaron búsquedas intensivas aleatorias de especies de la familia Orchidaceae. Hasta junio de 2009 se habían reportado 80 especies pertenecientes a 46 géneros, siendo los de mayor riqueza específica Epidendrum L. con 13 y Maxillaria Ruiz y Pav. con seis. Como exclusivas de algunas zonas fueron identificadas Macroclinium oberonia (Schltr. Dodson y Porroglossum muscosum (Rchb. f. Schltr.; como abundantes y ampliamente distribuidas Epidendrum porpax Rchb.f., Campylocentrum micranthum (Lindl. Rolfe y Oncidium adelaidae Königer; y como poco abundantes Cryptocentrum latifolium Schltr. y Specklinia picta (Lindl. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase.

  19. Inventario orquideológico de la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco, Valle del Cauca

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    Parra Sánchez Edicson

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva Bosque de Yotoco (76° 20' O, 3° 50' N, 1200 - 1700 m.s.n.m. relicto de selva subandina de aproximadamente 500 ha, durante 3 años (marzo de 2006 y mayo de 2009 se realizaron búsquedas intensivas aleatorias de especies de la familia Orchidaceae. Hasta junio de 2009 se habían reportado 80 especies pertenecientes a 46 géneros, siendo los de mayor riqueza específica Epidendrum L. con 13 y Maxillaria Ruiz y Pav. con seis. Como exclusivas de algunas zonas fueron identificadas Macroclinium oberonia (Schltr. Dodson y Porroglossum muscosum (Rchb. f. Schltr.; como abundantes y ampliamente distribuidas Epidendrum porpax Rchb.f., Campylocentrum micranthum (Lindl. Rolfe y Oncidium adelaidae Königer; y como poco abundantes Cryptocentrum latifolium Schltr. y Specklinia picta (Lindl. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase.

  20. A importância de Reservas Particulares do Patrimônio Natural para a conservação da brioflora da Mata Atlântica: um estudo em El Nagual, Magé, RJ, Brasil The importance of Private Natural Heritage Reserves for conservation of Atlantic rain forest bryoflora: a study at El Nagual, Magé, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado o levantamento das briófitas da RPPN El Nagual, uma área de floresta submontana no Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Foram registradas 137 espécies (um antócero, 70 hepáticas e 66 musgos e duas variedades, distribuídas em 75 gêneros e 37 famílias, sendo cinco novas ocorrências para o estado. Lejeuneaceae (27 spp., Pilotrichaceae (17 spp., Aneuraceae (9 spp. e Calymperaceae (8 spp. destacam-se pela riqueza de espécies (44% da brioflora. Sete formas de vida foram caracterizadas, predominando trama (37%, tufo (16% e talosa (15%. Seis tipos de substrato são colonizados na área, predominando espécies corticícolas (52% e rupícolas (42%. Em relação aos padrões de distribuição, predominaram espécies neotropicais e pantropicais. Foram encontradas quatro espécies caracterizadas como vulneráveis no estado. Os resultados demonstram que a brioflora da RPPN é rica e evidenciam a importância dessa categoria de unidade de conservação na proteção de remanescentes de Mata Atlântica e conservação da brioflora.A floristic survey of the bryophytes was carried out in the El Nagual Private Natural Heritage Reserve, a submontane Atlantic rain forest remnant in Rio de Janeiro state. One hundred and thirty seven species were recorded (one Anthocerotae, 70 hepatics and 66 mosses plus two varieties, in 75 genera and 37 families. Five species are new records for Rio de Janeiro state. Lejeuneaceae (27 spp., Pilotrichaceae (17 spp., Aneuraceae (9 spp., and Calymperaceae (8 spp. are especially rich in species (44% of the bryoflora. Seven life-forms were found; the most common are weft (37%, turf (16%, and thallose (15%. Six kinds of substrate were colonized, the most important species types being corticicolous (52% and rupicolous (42%. The most common distribution patterns were Neotropical and Pantropical. Four species were considered to be vulnerable in the state. The results show that the bryoflora of the El Nagual Reserve is relatively

  1. Helechos y licofitos de la Reserva Natural Educativa Colonia Benítez (Chaco, Argentina

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    Bruno Dematteis

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva Natural Educativa Colonia Benítez cuenta con una superficie aproximada de ocho ha, está ubicada en el departamento Primero de Mayo, en la provincia del Chaco, Argentina. Desde el punto de vista fitogeográfico, esta área protegida se localiza dentro del Distrito Chaqueño Oriental de la Provincia Chaqueña. Como objetivos de este trabajo se planteó realizar un inventario de helechos y licofitos y una clave para el reconocimiento de los taxa que crecen en esta reserva. A tal fin, se examinaron las colecciones depositadas en CTES, y se realizaron nuevas recolecciones de especímenes. Se registraron 12 géneros con un total de 17 especies, siendo Doryopteris el género mejor representado con tres especies: D. concolor, D. lorentzii y D. pentagona. El género Adiantopsis presentó dos especies (A. chlorophylla y A. tweediana, al igual que Anemia con (A. simplicior y A. tomentosa var. anthriscifolia y Pteris (Pteris denticulata var. tristicula y Pteris vittata. Los demás géneros presentaron sólo una especie: Adiantum lorentzii, Anogramma chaerophylla, Azolla cristata, Hemionitis tomentosa, Microgramma vaccinifolia, Pityrogramma calomelanos var. calomelanos, Pleopeltis minima y Selaginella sellowii. El hábito terrícola fue el mejor representado con 12 especies, de las cuales una de ellas es rupícola y otras tres se pueden comportar como epífitos facultativos, en tanto que los estrictamente epífitos fueron representados por sólo dos especies. Azolla cristata fue la única especie acuática presente. Se presentan observaciones ecológicas y un análisis biogeográfico de las especies registradas

  2. A new species of Atractus (Reptilia: Ophidia: Colubridae: Dipsadinae) from the Amazon forest region in Brazil

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    Hoogmoed, M.S.; Prudente, A.L.C.

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    Three specimens of Atractus natans were found during fieldwork in the “Reserva Mamirauá”, Amazonas and a fourth one in the “Estação Científica Ferreira Penna”, Floresta de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil. The specimens from Mamirauá were all collected in floating logs in várzea forest during the period of

  3. Experimental study on water transport observations of desert riparian forests in the lower reaches of the Tarim River in China.

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    Chen, Yaning; Li, Weihong; Zhou, Honghua; Chen, Yapeng; XinmingHao; Fu, Aihong; Ma, Jianxin

    2017-06-01

    Studying the water use processes of desert riparian vegetation in arid regions and analyzing the response and adaptation strategies of plants to drought stress are of great significance for developing ecological restoration measures. Based on field monitoring and test analyses of physiological ecological indicators of dominant species (Populus euphratica and Tamarix chinensis) in the desert riparian forest in the lower reaches of the Tarim River, the water relations of P. euphratica and T. chinensis under drought stress are discussed and some water use strategies put forward. The results show that (1) concerning plant water uptake, desert riparian forests depend mainly on groundwater to survive under long-term water stress. (2) Concerning plant water distribution, the survival of P. euphratica and nearby shallow root plants is mainly due to the hydraulic lift and water redistribution of P. euphratica under drought stress. (3) Concerning plant water transport, P. euphratica sustains the survival of competitive and advantageous branches by improving their ability to acquire water while restraining the growth of inferior branches. (4) Concerning plant transpiration, the sap flow curves of daily variations of P. euphratica and T. chinensis were wide-peak sin and narrower-peak respectively. T. chinensis has better environmental adaptability.

  4. Calcium addition at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest increases sugar storage, antioxidant activity and cold tolerance in native red spruce (Picea rubens).

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    Halman, Joshua M; Schaberg, Paul G; Hawley, Gary J; Eagar, Christopher

    2008-06-01

    In fall (November 2005) and winter (February 2006), we collected current-year foliage of native red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) growing in a reference watershed and in a watershed treated in 1999 with wollastonite (CaSiO(3), a slow-release calcium source) to simulate preindustrial soil calcium concentrations (Ca-addition watershed) at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (Thornton, NH). We analyzed nutrition, soluble sugar concentrations, ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activity and cold tolerance, to evaluate the basis of recent (2003) differences between watersheds in red spruce foliar winter injury. Foliar Ca and total sugar concentrations were significantly higher in trees in the Ca-addition watershed than in trees in the reference watershed during both fall (P=0.037 and 0.035, respectively) and winter (P=0.055 and 0.036, respectively). The Ca-addition treatment significantly increased foliar fructose and glucose concentrations in November (P=0.013 and 0.007, respectively) and foliar sucrose concentrations in winter (P=0.040). Foliar APX activity was similar in trees in both watersheds during fall (P=0.28), but higher in trees in the Ca-addition watershed during winter (P=0.063). Cold tolerance of foliage was significantly greater in trees in the Ca-addition watershed than in trees in the reference watershed (P<0.001). Our results suggest that low foliar sugar concentrations and APX activity, and reduced cold tolerance in trees in the reference watershed contributed to their high vulnerability to winter injury in 2003. Because the reference watershed reflects forest conditions in the region, the consequences of impaired physiological function caused by soil Ca depletion may have widespread implications for forest health.

  5. Instituciones locales y procesos organizativos: el caso de la Reserva de la Biósfera Sian Ka’an

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    José Rudier López Hernández

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    Full Text Available Se analiza desde una perspectiva histórica, los procesos organizativos y el papel de las instituciones locales en el aprovechamiento de sus recursos naturales, en el marco de la dinámica regional relacionada con las políticas ambientales que destacan la importancia de las áreas naturales protegidas. Nos referimos a la relación entre la biósfera Sian Ka'an y las localidades con actividades pesqueras y forestales. Los resultados muestran que en la reserva Sian Ka’an se dan procesos organizativos previos al establecimiento de la reserva; procesos que mantienen instituciones locales consolidadas que han servido para el buen manejo de sus recursos naturales, por lo tanto, para que la política de conservación instrumentada en áreas naturales protegidas sea viable debe ir vinculada a los procesos históricos y culturales de los actores locales.

  6. El régimen sancionatorio en materia tributaria en el Ecuador y la reserva de ley

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    Pozo Enríquez, Charles Yul

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    En el presente trabajo se aborda el principio constitucional de reserva de ley para la tipificación de infracciones, y sanciones, con particular referencia a las establecidas en materia tributaria. En este plano, se pasa revista al régimen sancionatorio tributario en el Ecuador, a efectos de verificar la observancia del principio mencionado. En el marco de este estudio, se observa la vigencia de actos normativos infra legales que regulan aspectos sustantivos del Derecho sancionador, particula...

  7. Oomycota (Straminipila da Reserva Biológica de Paranapiacaba, Santo André, SP, Brasil Oomycota (Straminipila from the Paranapiacaba Biological Reserve, Santo André, São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Alexandra Lenk Gomes

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    Full Text Available Durante o período de novembro/2003 a novembro/2004, coletas trimestrais de amostras de água e solo foram realizadas na Reserva Biológica de Paranapiacaba, importante fragmento de Mata Atlântica localizado no estado de São Paulo, para estudo da diversidade de oomicetos. Para o isolamento destes organismos, as amostras foram tratadas pelo método de iscagem, que resultou na identificação de 35 espécies, das quais uma pertence a Leptomitales, quatro a Peronosporales, duas a Rhipidiales, e 28 a Saprolegniales, sendo descritas, comentadas e ilustradas neste trabalho as de ocorrência relatada no Brasil, das quais três são citadas pela primeira vez para o estado de São Paulo, Leptolegnia eccentrica Coker & Matthews, Pythiopsis humphreyana Coker e Pythiopsis irregularis Seymour, e 20 para a Reserva.From November/2003 to November/2004, water and soil samples were collected every three months in the Paranapiacaba Biological Reserve, an important fragment of Brazilian Atlantic rain forest, to study Oomycota diversity. To isolate these organisms, the samples were treated by the baiting technique, which resulted in the identification of 35 species: one belongs to Leptomitales, four to Peronosporales, two to Rhipidiales and 28 to Saprolegniales; in this paper we describe and illustrate, with comments, the species already mentioned for Brazil. Three are cited for the first time for São Paulo state, Leptolegnia eccentrica Coker & Matthews, Pythiopsis humphreyana Coker and Pythiopsis irregularis Seymour, and 20 for this area.

  8. Diversidad de helechos y licófitas de la Reserva Natural Punta Lara, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Gabriela E Giudice

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    Full Text Available Hasta el año 1987 el número de helechos y licofitas citados para la Reserva Punta Lara era de 30, incluyendo taxa específicos e infraespecíficos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la diversidad de los helechos y licofitas que crecen en esta reserva, donde se halla el relicto más austral de las selvas en galería. Para llevar a cabo este estudio se realizaron viajes de campo durante los años 2006-2009 y se consultaron herbarios locales así como bibliografía especializada. Como resultado del estudio se determinaron 24 taxa de helechos y licofitas, de hábito predominantemente terrestre (70%; pocas acuáticas (17% y epífitas (13%; dos especies exóticas, mientras que otras dos especies nativas citadas previamente no fueron halladas. Cinco taxa fueron registrados con escasa frecuencia. Se infiere que las principales causas de amenaza para las poblaciones de licofitas y helechos en la Reserva Natural Punta Lara son la extracción para su comercialización, la introducción de plantas exóticas y las fluctuaciones climáticas (periodos de sequía. Se presenta una clave de identificación de los taxa registrados y se plantean futuras estrategias de conservación de las especies consideradas vulnerables.

  9. Trayectorias de una recuperación en suspenso: ex Reserva Lago Viedma

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    Mariela Eva Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo retoma dos dispositivos (discursos, prácticas institucionales, normativas, presupuestos morales, etc. implicados en el proceso de invisibilización de los pueblos originarios en la provincia de Santa Cruz: el estelionato y el sistema de orfanatos. En un recorrido que atraviesa diversas generaciones analizaré los efectos de la colonización llevada a cabo por el estado, cuyo resultado ha sido la enajenación de territorios, niños, identidades y memorias. La actualización de eventos traumáticos (en particular las interrupciones violentas de los vínculos familiares, la amenaza de las redes de poder local en la vida cotidiana y el impacto de concepciones hegemónicas sustentadas en modelos de "pureza" (racial-cultural que omiten prácticas de circulación (enclavando a los indígenas en "reservas", extranjerizando a los mapuche y negando alianzas con los tehuelche explican, parcialmente, las razones por las cuales un proyecto de recuperación en la ex Reserva Lago Viedma ha quedado en suspenso.This work focuses on two dispositifs (in a Foucauldean sense: discourses, institutional practices, normatives, moral assumptions, etc. involved on the invisibilization process suffered by indigenous peoples in the province of Santa Cruz: the stellionate (a criminal figure and the orphanage system. Traveling throughout different generations, I will analyze the effects of the colonization carried out by the state resulting in land, children, identities and memories dispossession. The following issues partially explain the reasons why a project of recovery in the ex Lago Viedma Reserve has been put in abeyance: the actualization of traumatic events (particularly violent interruptions of family ties, the threat posed by local power networks in everyday life, and the impact of hegemonic conceptions based on racial and cultural models of "purity" that hide circulation practices and reduce indigenous peoples to "reserves" (or reservations, while

  10. Medidas de manejo económico para la conservación y el control de la actividad agrícola-ganadera en la Reserva de Biosfera "Parque Atlántico Mar Chiquito"

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    Stefanelli, Emiliano

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    El Parque Atlántico Mar Chiquito se declaró Reserva Mundial de la Biosfera en abril de 1996 por la UNESCO en el marco del Programa MAB (programa del Hombre y la Biosfera) y en febrero de 1999 el gobierno de la provincia de Buenos Aires la incluyo en el régimen de Parques y Reservas Naturales (ley 10907) y la categorizó como Reserva Natural de Usos Múltiples. Esta declaración de reserva MAB implica establecer en la zona una categoría de manejo que reconoce explícitamente la presencia humana co...

  11. Soil N2O fluxes along an elevation gradient of tropical montane forests under experimental nitrogen and phosphorus addition

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    Anke K. Müller

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    Full Text Available Nutrient deposition to tropical forests is increasing, which could affect soil fluxes of nitrous oxide (N2O, a powerful greenhouse gas. We assessed the effects of 35-56 months of moderate nitrogen (N and phosphorus (P additions on soil N2O fluxes and net soil N-cycling rates, and quantified the relative contributions of nitrification and denitrification to N2O fluxes. In 2008, a nutrient manipulation experiment was established along an elevation gradient (1000, 2000 and 3000 m of montane forests in southern Ecuador. Treatments included control, N, P and N+P addition (with additions of 50 kg N ha−1 yr-1 and 10 kg P ha−1 yr-1. Nitrous oxide fluxes were measured using static, vented chambers and N cycling was determined using the buried bag method. Measurements showed that denitrification was the main N2O source at all elevations, but that annual N2O emissions from control plots were low, and decreased along the elevation gradient (0.57 ± 0.26 to 0.05 ± 0.04 kg N2O-N ha-1 yr-1. We attributed the low fluxes to our sites’ conservative soil N cycling as well as gaseous N losses possibly being dominated by N2. Contrary to the first 21 months of the experiment, N addition did not affect N2O fluxes during the 35-56 month period, possibly due to low soil moisture contents during this time. With P addition, N2O fluxes and mineral N concentrations decreased during Months 35-56, presumably because plant P limitations were alleviated, increasing plant N uptake. Nitrogen plus phosphorus addition showed similar trends to N addition, but less pronounced given the counteracting effects of P addition. The combined results from this study (Months 1-21 and 35-56 showed that effects of N and P addition on soil N2O fluxes were not linear with time of exposure, highlighting the importance of long-term studies.

  12. Using experimentation to understand the 10-year snowshoe hare cycle in the boreal forest of North America.

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    Krebs, Charles J; Boonstra, Rudy; Boutin, Stan

    2018-01-01

    Population cycles have long fascinated ecologists from the time of Charles Elton in the 1920s. The discovery of large population fluctuations in undisturbed ecosystems challenged the idea that pristine nature was in a state of balance. The 10-year cycle of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus Erxleben) across the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska is a classic cycle, recognized by fur traders for more than 300 years. Since the 1930s, ecologists have investigated the mechanisms that might cause these cycles. Proposed causal mechanisms have varied from sunspots to food supplies, parasites, diseases, predation and social behaviour. Both the birth rate and the death rate change dramatically over the cycle. Social behaviour was eliminated as a possible cause because snowshoe hares are not territorial and do not commit infanticide. Since the 1960s, large-scale manipulative experiments have been used to discover the major limiting factors. Food supply and predation quickly became recognized as potential key factors causing the cycle. Experiments adding food and restricting predator access to field populations have been decisive in pinpointing predation as the key mechanism causing these fluctuations. The immediate cause of death of most snowshoe hares is predation by a variety of predators, including the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis Kerr). The collapse in the reproductive rate is not due to food shortage as was originally thought, but is a result of chronic stress from predator chases. Five major issues remain unresolved. First, what is the nature of the predator-induced memory that results in the prolonged low phase of the cycle? Second, why do hare cycles form a travelling wave, starting in the centre of the boreal forest in Saskatchewan and travelling across western Canada and Alaska? Third, why does the amplitude of the cycle vary greatly from one cycle to the next in the same area? Fourth, do the same mechanisms of population limitation apply to snowshoe hares in

  13. CONTENIDO DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO EN EL SUELO BAJO DIFERENTES CONDICIONES FORESTALES: RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA MARIPOSA MONARCA, MÉXICO

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    Silvia Pérez-Ramírez

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    Full Text Available A nivel mundial, el suelo almacena dos veces más carbono que la atmósfera y casi el doble de la cantidad almacenada en la vegetación. La capacidad de almacenamiento de carbono de los suelos depende de sus propiedades y usos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue analizar el contenido de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS, bajo diferentes condiciones forestales dentro de la Reserva de la Biósfera Mariposa Monarca en México. Para ello se definieron seis grupos de muestreo, basándose en tres condiciones del arbolado (conservado, aprovechado y perturbado y dos tipos de vegetación (oyamel y pino-encino. Para cada grupo se calculó el contenido de carbono en cuatro perfiles de suelo completos (N=24, comenzando en el horizonte A. Los resultados muestran diferencias en el contenido de COS en suelos que se encuentran bajo diferentes tipos de vegetación y condiciones del arbolado. Los rodales de oyamel conservado tienen en promedio 153 MgC·ha-1 de COS, mientras que los aprovechados y perturbados tienen 95 y 125 MgC·ha-1, respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que el promedio de COS en bosques conservados de pino-encino es de 103 MgC·ha-1, mientras que los aprovechados y perturbados tienen 39 y 13 MgC·ha-1, respectivamente. Los bosques conservados almacenan entre 40-80 % del COS en los horizontes A del suelo. El contenido de COS debería ser considerado para determinar el impacto del manejo forestal o de cualquier otra política de conservación.

  14. Effects of experimental overgrowth on survival and change in the turf assemblage of a giant kelp forest

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    Miles, A.K.; Meslow, E.C.

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    Crustose coralline algae were the prevalent cover among sessile organisms that paved or grew near the substratum, and also the most commonly overgrown species in a giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (L.) C.A. Agardh forest located off San Nicolas Island, California. Giant kelp was the largest and most conspicuous species that overgrew large patches of the substrata; overgrowth among turf organisms also appeared common. To determine the effects of giant kelp holdfasts on crustose coralline algae and other turf organisms,'artificial holdfasts' were placed on 0.125-m2 plots for 5, 8 and 12 months. In these treatments, 50?57% of the crustose coralline algae survived. Because these algae also recruited while covered, the total cover (survivorship plus recruitment) differed by only 7?26% from that sampled at the start of the study. The decline of these algae in control plots was similar to that in the treatment plots mostly because of overgrowth by sessile invertebrates. Bryozoans increased markedly on the control plots, whereas 0?12% survived in the treatment plots. Bryozoans and sponges also recruited under the artificial holdfasts. Some arborescent turf algae survived in the 5- and 8-month treatments; articulated coralline algae survived better than did foliose algae. High survival recruitment of crustose coralline algae while overgrown contributed to their prevalence in benthic communities.

  15. Estructura del ensamble de anuros de la Reserva Integral Laguna de los Padres (Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Stellatelli, Oscar Aníbal

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva Municipal Integral Laguna de los Padres (RILaPa contiene al humedal más grande del Partido de General Pueyrredón que conserva una fracción valiosa del patrimonio cultural y natural de los humedales pampeanos. Conocer no sólo el listado de las especies de anfibios presentes, sino también el "dónde, cuándo y cómo se localizan esas especies", es información que sirve como punto de partida para monitorear posteriormente su estado y evaluar las causas de posibles fluctuaciones numéricas. Por estas razones, el objetivo general de este trabajo es relevar la composición, abundancia relativa, distribución espacial y estado sanitario general de las poblaciones, haciendo un énfasis comparativo entre las áreas destinadas a la conservación y a la recreación.

  16. Producción, Reservas y Sostenibilidad de la Energía en Venezuela

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    Juan Carlos Rojas-Zerpa

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo está relacionado con la evaluación de los recursos energéticos de Venezuela y su posicionamiento estratégico mundial, referido principalmente a la producción y consumo de energía primaria y reservas. Así mismo se han evaluado los recursos energéticos renovables con la finalidad de identificar oportunidades para el desarrollo de la energía sostenible. Los resultados indican que Venezuela posee recursos fósiles para más de 130 años de explotación, lo cual lo convierte en una potencia energética relevante en el contexto mundial. La potencialidad aprovechable de las energías renovables duplicó la producción de recursos fósiles en 2011. En la actualidad, el aprovechamiento de estas fuentes es inferior al 2 % del total disponible, lo que deja abierto un amplio rango de posibilidades para la diversificación de la matriz energética nacional mediante tecnologías limpias o sostenibles

  17. Estado de conservación de Crax globulosa en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria, Loreto

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    Antonio Yahuarcani

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    Full Text Available Entre los meses de mayo a julio de 2006 se determinó el estado de conservación del piurí Crax globulosa Spix, 1825 en la Zona de Amortiguamiento de la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria. En las comunidades de Vista Alegre y San Pedro de Maypuco se recopilo información mediante talleres, encuestas, entrevistas y charlas que permitieron obtener información referente a la percepción y el conocimiento de los pobladores locales sobre la especie. En la comunidad de Vista Alegre se realizaron censos y observaciones. Crax globulosa en los periodos de creciente del río, prefiere el estrato superior del bosque, así como pequeños espacios de tierra de las restingas más altas; en vaciante ocupa todo el espacio de las restingas, prefiriendo los bosques cerrados de cochas y caños. Se observaron 22 grupos con 50 individuos, estimando su densidad entre 3 y 4 individuos/km2. El presente trabajo confirma la presencia de C. globulosa y su distribución en el bajo Ucayali.

  18. Planeación sustentable y turismo en la reserva natural mexicana “La Roqueta”.

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    Nau\\u0301 Silverio Nin\\u0303o Gutie\\u0301rrez

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    Full Text Available La planeación sustentable del turismo es una de las metas fundamentales a lograr en el siglo XXI por ser una de las actividades económicas de alta rentabilidad en México y en el mundo. Debido a esto, el propósito fundamental de este estudio es mostrar los pasos a seguir en la planeación sostenible del turismo en la reserva natural mexicana La Roqueta (los antecedentes de esta planeación se ubican en 1982 cuando la isla fue decretada “Parque Nacional Marino”. Así, la metodología empleada, y enunciada, en este trabajo, se sustenta en un enfoque geográfico con perspectiva cualitativa y cuantitativa. En cuanto a la primera se encuentra la observación in situ de flora y fauna nativa; así como de entrevistas a concesionarios y visitantes. En cuanto a la segunda, se hace referencia al número de restaurantes obtenido con técnicas de representación cartográfica automatizada. Finalmente, al final, se enuncian los resultados adquiridos, que comprenden el bosquejo metodológico para la planeación, uso y manejo sustentable del turismo en la isla, y que permitirán aplicarse en otras categorías de áreas naturales mexicanas protegidas.

  19. Diversidad de la herpetofauna en la Reserva Natural Datanlí - El Diablo, Santa Maura (Jinotega

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    Heraldo Ramón Salgado Aráuz

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available ESTA INVESTIGACIÓN SE REALIZÓ EN LA RESERVA NATURAL Datanlí - El Diablo, ubicada a 27 Km de la ciudad de Jinotega, al Noroeste del mismo departamento. Se realizaron muestreos por parcelas de 10 x 10 m y transectos irregulares de 3 Km cada uno de forma determinante de acuerdo con los tipos de microhábitats que prefieren los anfibios y reptiles. Se determinó una composición de 66 especies, 42 géneros y 14 familias. La composición para ambos taxones fue la siguiente: 35 especies, 27 géneros y 7 familias que pertenecen a los reptiles; 31 especies, 15 géneros y 7 familias correspondientes a los anfibios. El total de especies de la herpetofauna encontrada se obtuvo a partir de un registro total de 373 individuos. Las familias más representativas fueron para reptiles: Colubridae con 18 especies y 102 individuos, Iguanidae con 8 especies y 70 individuos y Viperidae con 5 especies y 21 individuos. Para anfibios fueron: Leptodactylidae con 10 especies y 58 individuos, Hylidae con 10 especies y 51 individuos y Centrolenidae con 4 especies y 10 individuos. Los 4 microhábitats fueron heterogéneos por presentar especies asociadas a ellos.

  20. Péptidos bioactivos en proteínas de reserva

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    Millán, F.

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    Full Text Available A review on the bioactive peptides described so far in storage proteins, mainly milk proteins, has been carried out. Bioactive peptides are small amino acid sequences inactives in the native protein, but that can be liberated after hydrolysis of these proteins and exert different functions. Among the main one are bioactive peptides with opioid activity, antagonistic opioid, immunomodulatory, antithrombotic, ion transporting or antihypertensive. The possible presence of these peptides in other protein source, mainly oilseed plants and their possible use is discussed.Se ha realizado una revisión de los péptidos bioactivos descr itos hasta e l momento en proteínas de reserva, principalmente de la leche. Los péptidos bioactivos son pequeñas secuencias aminoacidícas inactivas dentro de la proteína, pero que pueden ser liberados tras la hidrólisis de estas proteínas y ejercer diversas funciones. Entre los más abundantes destacan los péptidos con actividad opioide, opioide antagonista, antitrombótica, inmunomoduladora, transportadora de iones o hipotensora. Se discute la posible presencia de estos péptidos en otras fuentes proteicas, principalmente plantas oleaginosas y su posible aprovechamiento.

  1. Deriving habitat models for northern long-eared bats from historical detection data: A case study using the Fernow Experimental Forest

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    Ford, W. Mark; Silvis, Alexander; Rodrigue, Jane L.; Kniowski, Andrew B.; Johnson, Joshua B.

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    The listing of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as federally threatened under the Endangered Species Act following severe population declines from white-nose syndrome presents considerable challenges to natural resource managers. Because the northern long-eared bat is a forest habitat generalist, development of effective conservation measures will depend on appropriate understanding of its habitat relationships at individual locations. However, severely reduced population sizes make gathering data for such models difficult. As a result, historical data may be essential in development of habitat models. To date, there has been little evaluation of how effective historical bat presence data, such as data derived from mist-net captures, acoustic detection, and day-roost locations, may be in developing habitat models, nor is it clear how models created using different data sources may differ. We explored this issue by creating presence probability models for the northern long-eared bat on the Fernow Experimental Forest in the central Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia using a historical, presence-only data set. Each presence data type produced outputs that were dissimilar but that still corresponded with known traits of the northern long-eared bat or are easily explained in the context of the particular data collection protocol. However, our results also highlight potential limitations of individual data types. For example, models from mist-net capture data only showed high probability of presence along the dendritic network of riparian areas, an obvious artifact of sampling methodology. Development of ecological niche and presence models for northern long-eared bat populations could be highly valuable for resource managers going forward with this species. We caution, however, that efforts to create such models should consider the substantial limitations of models derived from historical data, and address model assumptions.

  2. The combined effects of a long-term experimental drought and an extreme drought on the use of plant-water sources in a Mediterranean forest.

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    Barbeta, Adrià; Mejía-Chang, Monica; Ogaya, Romà; Voltas, Jordi; Dawson, Todd E; Peñuelas, Josep

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    Vegetation in water-limited ecosystems relies strongly on access to deep water reserves to withstand dry periods. Most of these ecosystems have shallow soils over deep groundwater reserves. Understanding the functioning and functional plasticity of species-specific root systems and the patterns of or differences in the use of water sources under more frequent or intense droughts is therefore necessary to properly predict the responses of seasonally dry ecosystems to future climate. We used stable isotopes to investigate the seasonal patterns of water uptake by a sclerophyll forest on sloped terrain with shallow soils. We assessed the effect of a long-term experimental drought (12 years) and the added impact of an extreme natural drought that produced widespread tree mortality and crown defoliation. The dominant species, Quercus ilex, Arbutus unedo and Phillyrea latifolia, all have dimorphic root systems enabling them to access different water sources in space and time. The plants extracted water mainly from the soil in the cold and wet seasons but increased their use of groundwater during the summer drought. Interestingly, the plants subjected to the long-term experimental drought shifted water uptake toward deeper (10-35 cm) soil layers during the wet season and reduced groundwater uptake in summer, indicating plasticity in the functional distribution of fine roots that dampened the effect of our experimental drought over the long term. An extreme drought in 2011, however, further reduced the contribution of deep soil layers and groundwater to transpiration, which resulted in greater crown defoliation in the drought-affected plants. This study suggests that extreme droughts aggravate moderate but persistent drier conditions (simulated by our manipulation) and may lead to the depletion of water from groundwater reservoirs and weathered bedrock, threatening the preservation of these Mediterranean ecosystems in their current structures and compositions. © 2014

  3. Reserva de carbono en biomasa forestal y suelos minerales en el Parque Nacional Malinche (México

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    María Eugenia Valdez Pérez

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The protected natural areas represent one of the strategies for the mitigation of climate change. The aim of this research consists of estimating the carbon content in forestry biomass found in mineral soils and calculating the carbon losses due to changes in soil use in the Park (PNM. The surface area of the Park (PNM is 17.496,34 ha and houses 1.544,377,66 mg in Wood and 4.148,958,97 mg in soil. To estimate the content of forestry biomass allometric equations were applied and work was done with the cartography of the INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography in the spacetemporal analysis of the changes in soil use. For soil carbon the values of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change were applied.

  4. Analysis of private natural heritage reserves as a conservation strategy for the biodiversity of the cocoa region of the southern State of Bahia, Brazil Análise das reservas particulares do patrimônio natural como estratégia de conservação na região cacaueira do Sul da Bahia, Brasil

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    Alexandre Schiavetti

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    Full Text Available Brazil was the first country in Latin America to establish and regulate this type of reserve, and there are currently more than 700 Private Nature Heritage Reserves (RPPN in Portuguese officially recognized by either federal or state environmental agencies. Together, these RPPN protect more than a half million hectares of land in the country. The coastal forests in the southern part of Bahia State extend 100 to 200 km inland, gradually changing in physiognomy as they occupy the dryer inland areas. The coastal forest has been subjected to intense deforestation, and currently occupies less than 10% of its original area. For this work the creation processes of the RPPN were consulted to obtain the data creation time, size of property, the condition of the remaining forest, succession chain and the last paid tax. After that, interviews with the owners were made to confirm this data. Sixteen RPPN have been established in this region until 2005. Their sizes vary from 4.7 to 800 ha. Ten of these RPPN are located within state or federal conservation areas or their buffer zones. In spite of the numerous national and international conservation strategies and environmental policies focused on the region, the present situation of the cocoa zone is threatening the conservation of the region's natural resources. The establishment of private reserves in the cocoa region could conceivably improve these conservation efforts. This type of reserve can be established under a uniform system supported by federal legislation, and could count on private organizations.O Brasil foi o primeiro País na América Latina a estabelecer e regulamentar este tipo de reserva e hoje, há mais de 700 Reservas Particulares do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN oficialmente reconhecidas pelos órgãos ambientais federais ou estaduais. Juntos, estas reservas protegem mais de meio milhão de hectares em diferentes biomas dos Pais. A Floresta Atlântica na região Sul da Bahia se estende at

  5. Tempo de clampeamento e fatores associados à reserva de ferro de neonatos a termo

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    Fabiana de Cássia Carvalho Oliveira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO : Analisar o impacto do tempo de clampeamento e parâmetros obstétricos, biológicos e socioeconômicos sobre a reserva de ferro de neonatos nascidos a termo. MÉTODOS : Estudo transversal pelo qual foram avaliados os parâmetros hematológicos de neonatos de Viçosa, MG, de outubro de 2011 a julho de 2012. Foram coletados 7 mL de sangue do cordão umbilical de 144 neonatos a termo e sem baixo peso. Os parâmetros investigados foram: hemograma completo, ferro sérico, ferritina e proteína C-reativa. O tempo de clampeamento do cordão umbilical foi mensurado utilizando cronômetro digital sem interferir nos procedimentos do parto. Os dados de nascimento foram coletados nas Declarações de Nascidos Vivos e as demais informações foram obtidas com a mãe do neonato por aplicação de questionário no primeiro mês pós-parto. Realizou-se análise de regressão linear múltipla visando a estimar a influência de variáveis obstétricas, biológicas e socioeconômicas nos níveis de ferritina ao nascer. RESULTADOS : A mediana de ferritina foi 130,3 µg/L (n = 129, mínimo de 16,4 e máximo 420,5 µg/L, a média de ferro sérico foi 137,9 μg/dL (n = 144, dp = 39,29 e de hemoglobina, 14,7 g/dL (n = 144, dp = 1,47. O tempo mediano de clampeamento do cordão foi 36 segundos, variando entre sete e 100. A análise bivariada detectou associação entre os níveis de ferritina e a cor da criança, tempo de clampeamento de 60 segundos, tipo de parto, a presença de diabetes gestacional e a renda per capita da família. Renda per capita, número de consultas pré-natais e o comprimento ao nascer contribuíram com 22,0% da variação dos níveis de ferritina na análise múltipla. CONCLUSÕES : A reserva de ferro ao nascer sofreu influência de características biológicas, obstétricas e sociais. O combate à anemia deve envolver a implementação de um critério de clampeamento tardio do cordão umbilical para as diretrizes de trabalho de parto

  6. Influencia de la reserva cognitiva en la calidad de vida en sujetos con enfermedad de Alzheimer

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    Juan L. Sánchez-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available La calidad de vida (CV se define como la percepción personal que un individuo tiene de su situación vital. Dentro de los factores que pueden influir en la CV, se encuentra la Reserva Cognitiva (RC, que podría entenderse como la capacidad del cerebro para hacer frente al daño cerebral generado por la patología, mediante procesos cognitivos preexistentes o compensatorios. El objetivo principal de este estudio, consiste en analizar, como influye la RC en la auto-percepción subjetiva de la CV en sujetos diagnosticados de Enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA y comprobar si existen perfiles diferenciales en función de la sintomatología depresiva y el estado cognitivo de los mismos. La muestra utilizada estaba formada por 112 sujetos que se distribuyeron en dos grupos: uno de 74 sujetos diagnosticados de EA, y otro de 38 sujetos sanos. Se ha utilizado el cuestionario SF-36 para evaluar la CV. En relación a la variable RC, destacar que los sujetos con mayor RC, puntuaron más alto en cada una de las dimensiones del SF-36. La RC podría ser una fuente de influencia en la percepción de la CV de las personas con EA, en la medida en que sus diversos componentes conducirían a la consecución de una capacidad funcional más óptima y una aceptación del estado cognitivo.

  7. CARACTERIZACION DE LA PRODUCTIVIDAD PESQUERA DESARROLLADA EN LA COCHA JACINTO, RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA

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    Javier del Águila Chávez

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio describe las características de la productividad pesquera por un periodo de cuatro años  en la “cocha Jacinto”. La “cocha Jacinto” está ubicada en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria (RNPS (coordenadas UTM E 0623314 y N 9495909, Loreto, Perú. Los datos fueron recolectados a partir de fichas de registro de pesca llenadas por el propio pescador. La productividad pesquera se estimó por el número de individuos con mayor captura, captura por unidad de esfuerzo (CPUE  y biomasa bruta según consumo (BBC. Los datos fueron digitados y analizados utilizando el programa Microsoft Excel v. 2000. Durante el periodo 2006 – 2009: a Los individuos con mayor captura fueron la “Carachama” (Fam. Loricaridae, “sardina” (Fam. Characidae, “Fasaco” (Fam. Erythrinidae y “Shuyo” (Fam. Erythrinidae; b con respecto a la CPUE: 0.16 kg/hora,  0.15 kg/hora, 0.38 kg/hora y 0.65 kg/hora; y c la BBC osciló entre 56.85 kg, 45.81 kg, 202.04 kg y  81.63 kg, según respectivo año. Las diferencias de la CPUE indican un probable incremento de la producción pesquera. Sin embargo se necesitan mayores estudios para evaluar las dinámicas de la producción pesquera y evaluar factores sociales.  Limitación a considerar es la calidad de los datos recolectados.

  8. CARACTERIZACION DE LA PRODUCTIVIDAD PESQUERA DESARROLLADA EN LA COCHA JACINTO, RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA

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    Javier del Águila Chávez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio describe las características de la productividad pesquera por un periodo de cuatro años  en la “cocha Jacinto”. La “cocha Jacinto” está ubicada en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria (RNPS (coordenadas UTM E 0623314 y N 9495909, Loreto, Perú. Los datos fueron recolectados a partir de fichas de registro de pesca llenadas por el propio pescador. La productividad pesquera se estimó por el número de individuos con mayor captura, captura por unidad de esfuerzo (CPUE  y biomasa bruta según consumo (BBC. Los datos fueron digitados y analizados utilizando el programa Microsoft Excel v. 2000.Durante el periodo 2006 – 2009: a Los individuos con mayor captura fueron la “Carachama” (Fam. Loricaridae, “sardina” (Fam. Characidae, “Fasaco” (Fam. Erythrinidae y “Shuyo” (Fam. Erythrinidae; b con respecto a la CPUE: 0.16 kg/hora,  0.15 kg/hora, 0.38 kg/hora y 0.65 kg/hora; y c la BBC osciló entre 56.85 kg, 45.81 kg, 202.04 kg y  81.63 kg, según respectivo año. Las diferencias de la CPUE indican un probable incremento de la producción pesquera. Sin embargo se necesitan mayores estudios para evaluar las dinámicas de la producción pesquera y evaluar factores sociales.  Limitación a considerar es la calidad de los datos recolectados

  9. COMPLEXO PORTUÁRIO, RESERVA EXTRATIVISTA E DESENVOLVIMENTO NO MARANHÃO

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    Horácio Antunes de Sant’Ana Júnior

    Full Text Available Em São Luís (MA, projetos de desenvolvimento implicam ampliação do Complexo Portuário e conflitos com comunidades tradicionais que demandam a legalização da Reserva Extrativista de Tauá-Mirim. Confrontam-se lógicas diferenciadas de ocupação territorial e de concepções da natureza, em um conflito ambiental que toma novos contornos com projetos de ampliação de equipamentos de infraestrutura e industriais, além de modificações na legislação urbanística do município. Assim, o objetivo aqui é analisar como concepções de desenvolvimento que orientam os vários agentes provocam consequências sociais e ambientais e se desdobram em situações conflitivas. Parte-se de trabalho de pesquisa efetivado por dez anos, através de levantamento bibliográfico, realização de entrevistas, conversas informais, acompanhamento de reuniões, assembleias, audiências públicas e manifestações públicas. A lógica de ocupação e uso do espaço que tem orientado planejadores e agentes de desenvolvimento estatais e privados em São Luís desqualifica modos de vida de comunidades rurais cujas principais lideranças, na busca de manter seu território, acionam repertórios de luta e constroem mecanismos de enfrentamento.

  10. El turismo como herramienta para la conservación del patrimonio natural: reserva de biosfera Parque Costero del Sur

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    Rossi, Elisabet; Molinari, Gloria E.

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    El proyecto se desarrolló en la localidad de Punta Indio, ubicada en el partido del mismo nombre de la provincia de Buenos Aires, que juntamente con otras localidades, conforman la Reserva de Biosfera “Parque costero del Sur", declarado por MaB-UNESCO en 1995, ubicado sobre la margen derecha del Río de La Plata. Se planteó como objetivo, el diseño de una estrategia local y auto-gestionada de desarrollo turístico, como un instrumento para la conservación de la biodiversidad y la valoración del...

  11. Etnoecologia da pesca na Reserva Extrativista Riozinho do Anfrísio - Terra do Meio, Amazônia, Brasil

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    Barros, Flávio Bezerra

    2012-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta alguns aspectos etnoecológicos da atividade pesqueira na Reserva Extrativista Riozinho do Anfrísio, área protegida (AP) localizada no município de Altamira, Pará. Esta AP foi criada em 2004 através de uma iniciativa conjunta dos ribeirinhos e movimentos sociais da região da Transamazônica e Xingu. Dentre as diversas atividades produtivas desenvolvidas pelos ribeirinhos, a pesca é uma das mais importantes. Através de métodos atinentes ao campo da etnoecologia, foram estud...

  12. Nematofauna de tres especies de lagartijas (Sauria: Tropiduridae y Gekkonidae de la Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Ica, Perú

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    José Pérez Z.

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    Full Text Available Los nemátodos Thubunaea iguanae y Spauligodon viracochai son reportados para tres especies Spauligodon viracochai son reportados para tres especies Spauligodon viracochai de lagartijas en la Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Ica, Perú. El primer nematodo fue registrado para Microlophus peruvianus y Microlophus peruvianus y Microlophus peruvianus Microlophus thoracicus thoracicus, mientras que el segundo fue registrado para Phyllodactylus angustidigitus. Estos reportes representan dos nuevos hospederos y una nueva localidad para T. iguanae, nematodo reportado por primera vez para Sudamérica, además del registro de un nuevo hospedero para S. viracochai .

  13. Plan de Acción de La Zona de Reserva Marino Costera "Manglares de Panamá Viejo"

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    Tovar, Dario

    2013-01-01

    El presente documento pretende brindar las orientaciones estratégicas básicas para el co-manejo de la recientemente declarada Zona de Reserva marino costera Manglares de Panamá Viejo, por parte de la Autoridad de los Recursos Acuáticos de Panamá (ARAP) y el apoyo del Patronato de Panamá Viejo,a fin de que se inicie en un corto plazo, el manejo operativo de la referida zona de manejo marino costero.

  14. El jaguar Panthera onca (Carnivora: Felidae) en la Reserva de la Biosfera “El Cielo”, Tamaulipas, México

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    Carrera-Treviño, Rogelio; Lira-Torres, Ivan; Martínez-García, Luis; López-Hernández, Martha

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    Existe poca información acerca de la ecología del jaguar (Panthera onca) para la Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo, en el Estado de Tamaulipas, México. Los trabajos con los que se cuenta se limitan a experiencias anecdóticas y pocas publicaciones. Los objetivos de la presente investigación fueron: a) determinar la estructura y densidad poblacional del jaguar, b) analizar sus patrones de actividad y su traslape temporal con el puma (Puma concolor), c) determinar las abundancias de presas potenci...

  15. Diversidad de ácaros del orden prostigmata asociados al suelo de la Reserva Natural de Yotoco y del enclave seco del rio Dagua

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    Álvarez Ríos, Leonardo

    2012-01-01

    Las reservas naturales son lugares que albergan gran diversidad de flora y fauna, las cuales son protegidas por el hombre con fines de conservación. La Reserva Natural de Yotoco se encuentra ubicada en la vía que conduce de Buga a Loboguerrero entre los kilómetros 17 y 18 dentro del Departamento del Valle del Cauca y se caracteriza por ser un bosque húmedo premontano. Por su parte el enclave Seco del Río Dagua se encuentra ubicado al occidente de Colombia, sobre la vertiente oriental de la co...

  16. Diseño, desarrollo e implantación del sistema de reservas para el centro de robótica educativa de Navarra

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    Sánchez Santesteban, Íñigo

    2015-01-01

    El objeto del proyecto es analizar las necesidades de la comunidad educativa robótica de navarra, para posteriormente diseñar, implementar y desplegar un sistema de reservas de recursos que se adapte a dichas necesidades. Aspectos como la gestión de reservas de los recursos, contacto entre los docentes de la comunidad, puesta en común de los recursos académicos de cada docente de esta comunidad, son varias de las necesidades más acuciantes de esta comunidad. Diversas reunion...

  17. Propuesta de creación de la Reserva Natural Municipal El Chuval en el Municipio de El Retén, Magdalena, Colombia

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    Colombia se ha comprometido a nivel internacional a realizar acciones que conduzcan al país hacia el desarrollo sostenible, específicamente a proteger los recursos naturales. En línea con esta apuesta, la presente investigación propone la construcción de la Reserva Natural El Chuval, en el municipio El Retén, Magdalena. Para la construcción de dicha Reserva se realiza un diagnóstico que indica las principales características del Chuval, se identifican posibles riesgos para la conservación de ...

  18. Turismo versus pesca artesanal. A propósito de La Reserva Marina de la Isla de La Graciosa y los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote

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    Gloria Cabrera Socorro; Alfredo Cabrera Socorro

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    La Reserva Marina de La Graciosa y los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote (RMLGINL) se creó en 1995 y, desde entonces, las actividades pesqueras de la población local y su cultura del mar han ido decreciendo progresivamente mientras que las actividades turísticas siguen emergiendo como la panacea en una pequeña isla, como La Graciosa, con no más de 600 habitantes. En este artículo tratamos de analizar cómo estos dos procesos están relacionados y qué papel está jugando la reserva marin...

  19. La preparación de la Pre Reserva Especial Pedagógica. Nueva meta para la Universalización

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    Lemis Matos Matos

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    Full Text Available Se aportan elementos teóricos, pedagógicos y jurídicos que sustentan la creación y funcionamiento de la Pre Reserva Especial Pedagógica como movimiento estudiantil de avanzada en la Universalización. El diagnóstico realizado demuestra falta de atención que asegure las condiciones para promoverlos, una vez graduados, como miembros de la Reserva Especial Pedagógica, grupo que, a consideración delMinisterio de Educación, es la principalcantera para los dirigentes del organismo.

  20. El sistema de reserva indígena como organización social de tutela estatal. El caso de Canadá

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    Marquina Márquez, Alfonso; Ruiz Callado, Raúl; Vírchez, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo examinar el impacto y las consecuencias sociales contemporáneas del mantenimiento del sistema de organización social denominado reserva indígena en Canadá. Mediante un estudio de caso, se explora cómo la política organizacional y la estructura institucional contemporánea en las reservas indígenas canadienses está alimentando problemas psicosociales y de salud mental como, por ejemplo, abuso de sustancias psicoactivas, depresión, negligencia parental, violencia...

  1. Valoración integral de los servicios de ocio de la Reserva de Biosfera Parque Atlántico Mar Chiquito

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    Bertoni, Marcela; Bertolotti, María Isabel; López, María José; Volpato, Guillermo

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    Con el objetivo de asignar significados y valores realistas a los servicios ambientales recreativos que brinda la Reserva de la Biosfera de Mar Chiquita para considerarlos en los procesos de gestión, se realizó una valoración integral (económica e intersubjetiva) de la reserva, a través de una encuesta a turistas y un censo a residentes, para determinar las percepciones ambientales y la valoración de la misma. Para ello, se optó por el método de valoración contingente, complementado con varia...

  2. Las plantas vasculares de la Reserva de Uso Múltiple Guaraní, Misiones (Argentina The vascular plants of the «Reserva de Uso Múltiple Guaraní», Misiones (Argentina

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    Sara G. Tressens

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es dar a conocer la composición florística de la Reserva de Uso Múltiple Guaraní. Se incluyen especies nativas, adventicias y cultivadas por los guaraníes. Se identificaron 846 especies nativas y adventicias, distribuidas en 482 géneros y en 134 familias. Las pteridofitas están representadas por 80 especies, las espermatofitas dicotiledóneas por 592 y las monocotiledóneas por 174. Las dos familias con mayor número de especies son las Asteráceas y Poáceas; el género más rico en especies es Solanum. Las especies cultivadas por la comunidad aborigen suman 39.The aim of this paper is to present a checklist of vascular plants of the Reserva de Uso Múltiple Guaraní. Native, adventitious and cultivated species are included. A total of 846 native and adventitious species were identified, included in 482 genera and 134 families, 80 species are Pteridophytes, 592 Dicotyledons and 174 Monocotyledons. The two families with the largest number of species are Asteraceae and Poaceae; the richest genus is Solanum. The species cultivated by the guarani community are 39.

  3. NACP New England and Sierra National Forests Biophysical Measurements: 2008-2010

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: This data set includes biophysical measurements collected in 2009 from five New England experimental forest stations: Bartlett Experimental Forest, Harvard...

  4. Efecto de un incendio sobre el ensamble de hormigas de la Reserva Natural Privada Paititi, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Juan M. ARCUSA

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    Full Text Available La Reserva Natural Privada Paititi se encuentra dentro de las áreas valiosas de pastizales. La zona se caracteriza por sufrir frecuentemente incendios no controlados y actualmente un sector importante de la reserva se encuentra in- vadido por la exótica Acacia melanoxylon, la cual incrementa su área de cobertura año tras año. Se planteó como objetivo comparar la riqueza, abundancia y estruc- tura de dominancia del ensamble de hormigas antes y después de un incendio masivo en un sitio natural y otro invadido po r Acacia melanoxylon. El diseño de muestreo comprendió tres réplicas de 10 trampas tipo “ pitfall ” para cada ambiente, nativo e invadido. El fuego tuvo lugar durante el mes de Marzo (2015, se contó con los datos previos a la quema. Los ensambles de hormigas de ambos ambientes inicialmente diferían entre si (Sl=0,1% y posterior al incendio resultaron similares (Sl= 1,2%. Previo al incendio la similitud entre grupos funcionales resultó del 55% y posteriormente del 66%. De este trabajo se desprende que el uso controlado del fuego podría ser una buena herramienta para el control de la especie invasora Acacia melanoxylon, ya que luego del incendio la comunidad de hormigas retornó a un estado similar al presente en el ambiente nativo.

  5. Evaluating the role of cutting treatments, fire and soil seed banks in an experimental framework in ponderosa pine forests of the Black Hills, South Dakota

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    Cody L. Wienk; Carolyn Hull Sieg; Guy R. McPherson

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    Pinus ponderosa Laws. (ponderosa pine) forests have changed considerably during the past century, partly because recurrent fires have been absent for a century or more. A number of studies have explored the influence of timber harvest or burning on understory production in ponderosa pine forests, but study designs incorporating cutting and prescribed...

  6. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis of mobile harvesting equipment and sediment delivery to streams during forest harvest operations on steep terrain: Experimental design

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    Daniel Bowker; Jeff Stringer; Chris Barton; Songlin. Fei

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    Sediment mobilized by forest harvest machine traffic contributes substantially to the degradation of headwater stream systems. This study monitored forest harvest machine traffic to analyze how it affects sediment delivery to stream channels. Harvest machines were outfitted with global positioning system (GPS) dataloggers, recording machine movements and working status...

  7. Many ways to manage lodgepole pine forests

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    Research underway at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest near White Sulphur Springs will provide insights on how to sustain lodgepole pine forests and water flow patterns over large areas. Lodgepole pine dominates a high percentage of forests in the northern Rocky Mountains. including the Bitterroot National Forest. About half the stands at Tenderfoot are two-aged...

  8. Succinea peruviana (Gastropoda en la dieta de la lagartija de las Lomas Microlophus tigris (Sauria en la Reserva Nacional de Lachay, Lima, Perú

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    José Pérez Z.

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo informa de la presencia del caracol Succinea peruviana en la dieta de la lagartija de las Lomas Microlophus tigris, la misma que habita el mesohábitat de Lomas con árboles en la Reserva Nacional de Lachay. Este es el primer informe del consumo de caracoles por lagartijas del Desierto Costero Peruano

  9. Estrategias de compensación en adultos mayores: diferencias sociodemográficas y en función de la reserva cognitiva

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    Teresa Mayordomo

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    Full Text Available Los términos de reserva cognitiva y compensación, han sido utilizados en una amplia variedad de situaciones en la literatura científica para referirse a la superación o reducción de las pérdidas o déficits en diferentes mecanismos y procesos como es la memoria. A través del Memory Compensation Questionnaire (MCQ, se pretende analizar los diferentes mecanismos de compensación en relación con ciertas variables sociodemográficas (edad, genero y nivel educativo de una muestra española y establecer, a partir de una medida combinada de reserva cognitiva (RC, las diferencias existentes entre sujetos con alta y baja reserva en el uso de mecanismos de compensación. Se evaluó a 264 sujetos jubilados españoles, donde se obtuvo que las estrategias de compensación más empleadas se basan en los mecanismos de remediación y sustitución. Las estrategias externas y de confianza son las que principalmente muestran correlaciones y diferencias significativas con las diferentes variables sociodemográficas analizadas. En cuanto a la reserva cognitiva, se observó que aquellos sujetos con alta RC presentaban mayor uso de estrategias externo e interno, y los sujetos con baja RC esfuerzo y cambio.

  10. TURISMO RURAL, POLÍTICA AMBIENTAL Y REDES DE POLÍTICA PÚBLICA En La Reserva De La Biosfera De La Mariposa Monarca

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    Susana Esquivel Ríos

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    Full Text Available Resumen: La política ambiental mexicana se ha vislumbrado como un mecanismo para frenar el deterioro en las Reservas de la Biosfera. La Reserva de la Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca (RBMM es una de las más conflictivas, porque su influencia es extensiva a las localidades urbanas y rurales aledañas a los sitios protegidos. Tal situación pone en entredicho el éxito de esta política para la Reserva, donde el continuo deterioro se refleja en la pérdida de bosques, mortandad de la mariposa, disminución de mantos freáticos y la amenaza creciente sobre sus recursos como consecuencia del turismo masivo. Este panorama se complejiza por la presencia de actores públicos, sociales y privados que interactúan en la Reserva en forma de una red. Analizar, las relaciones entre éstos bajo el enfoque de Redes de Política Pública, amplía las posibilidades de entender y explicar los aciertos y fracasos de la política ambiental en un espacio ejidal. Palabras clave: Política ambiental, mariposa monarca, turismo, redes de política públicas

  11. Comparación entre ancianos sanos con alta y baja reserva cognitiva y ancianos con deterioro cognitivo / Comparison between Healthy Elderly with High and Low Cognitive Reserve and Cognitive Impairment Elderly

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    Juan Carlos Melendez Moral

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta la comparación de las características de sujetos con alta y baja reserva cognitiva, y sujetos con baja reserva cognitiva y deterioro cognitivo, diferenciados a partir del desarrollo de una medida ponderada de reserva cognitiva. Mediante un diseño correlacional se evaluaron 200 personas con edad superior a 65 años, no institucionalizados. Los resultados mostraron, por un lado, que el grupo de alta reserva cognitiva obtuvo mejores puntuaciones tanto en el nivel de deterioro cognitivo como en la medida ponderada de reserva que el grupo de baja reserva cognitiva y, por otro lado, el grupo de baja reserva cognitiva mostró un perfil similar al del grupo de deterioro cognitivo, existiendo solamente diferencias en cuanto a la edad. Las diferencias observadas permiten plantear la medida como una variable que se debe tener en cuenta en el diagnóstico de enfermedades neurodegenerativas y su utilidad para establecer posibles tratamientos.

  12. Forest Management.

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    Weicherding, Patrick J.; And Others

    This bulletin deals with forest management and provides an overview of forestry for the non-professional. The bulletin is divided into six sections: (1) What Is Forestry Management?; (2) How Is the Forest Measured?; (3) What Is Forest Protection?; (4) How Is the Forest Harvested?; (5) What Is Forest Regeneration?; and (6) What Is Forest…

  13. Urban Forests

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    David Nowak

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    Urban forests (and trees) constitute the second forest resource considered in this report. We specifically emphasize the fact that agricultural and urban forests exist on a continuum defined by their relationship (and interrelationship) with a given landscape. These two forest types generally serve different purposes, however. Whereas agricultural forests are...

  14. Fungos micorrízicos arbusculares em solos da Reserva Biológica Municipal Serra dos Toledos, Itajubá/MG

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    Rogério Melloni

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A Reserva Biológica Municipal Serra dos Toledos é um importante remanescente de Mata Atlântica no sul de Minas Gerais, com elevada biodiversidade e riqueza em recursos hídricos. Estudos relacionados à qualidade de solos são necessários em planos de manejo de reservas, os quais objetivam manter ou melhorar a sustentabilidade ambiental dessas áreas. Assim, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o potencial de inóculo de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (MAs em amostras de solo características desta Reserva. A quantificação de propágulos desse grupo de micro-organismos, que estabelecem simbiose mutualística com a maioria das espécies vegetais é importante para a avaliação da qualidade de solos da Reserva. Foram definidas três áreas internas e uma externa à Reserva, retirando-se amostras de solo na profundidade de 0 a 10 cm, em duas épocas, inverno de 2008 e verão de 2009. As amostras foram encaminhadas ao Laboratório de Microbiologia da Universidade Federal de Itajubá para quantificação dos seguintes atributos microbiológicos relacionados aos fungos MAs: comprimentos de micélio extrarradicular ativo e total pelo método da fluorescência induzida com diacetato de fluoresceína, densidade e diversidade fenotípica (morfotipos de esporos, porcentagem e intensidade de colonização radicular. As médias dos resultados foram comparadas por Duncan 5% e submetidas à análise de multivariada. Os resultados mostraram que o potencial de inóculo de fungos MAs apresentou maior efeito das áreas que das épocas estudadas, sendo maior comprimento de micélio extrarradicular ativo e total, maior proporção de micélio ativo em relação ao total e maior diversidade de esporos obtidos nos solos dentro da Reserva Biológica Municipal Serra dos Toledos, em relação ao solo externo à mesma, sob pastagem. O potencial de inóculo não está diretamente relacionado à fertilidade do solo, ou seja, no solo externo à Reserva, sob

  15. Mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo, México

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    Carmen Pozo de la Tijera

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    Full Text Available Con base en el muestreo de siete localidades y una extensa revisión bibliográfica, se obtuvo la lista de especies de mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an estado de Quintana Roo, México. Durante 57 días de campo, se utilizaron trampas Sherman, Tomahawk, redes de niebla y escopetas, se registraron rastros y observaciones directas. Se registraron 70 especies, ocho órdenes, 22 familias y 57 géneros. Se encontraron seis especies como nuevos registros: Marmosa mexicana, Micronycteris microtis, Micronycteris schmidtorum, Eptesicus furinalis, Rhogeessa parvula y Ototylomys phyllotis. Doce especies son catalogadas bajo algún riesgo ecológico según la Norma Oficial Mexicana; trece especies son endémicas a Mesoamérica y una endémica de México. Se presentan cuadros de abundancia relativa, registro por localidades y por tipo de vegetación de cada especie.Based on sampling at seven localities and an extensive bibliographic research, we present a species list of terrestrial mammals of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico. During 57 days of fieldwork we used Sherman and Tomahawk traps, mist nets, rifles, collected data of trails and made direct observations. We recorded 70 species, eight orders, 22 families, and 57 genera. Six new records are added: Marmosa mexicana, Micronycteris microtis, Micronycteris schmidtorum, Eptesicus furinalis, Rhogeessa parvula, and Ototylomys phyllotis. Twelve species are listed as threatened following the Official Mexican Norm: Tamandua mexicana, Micronycteris brachyotis, Lonchorhina aurita, Alouatta pigra, Ateles geoffroyi, Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Leopardus pardalis, Leopardus wiedii, Panthera onca, Eira barbara, Potos flavus and Tapirus bairdii. Thirteen species are endemic to Mesoamerica: M. mexicana, T. mexicana, Mormoops megalophylla, Tonatia evotis, Bauerus dubiaquercus, A. pigra, A. geoffroyi, T. bairdii, Sciurus deppei, Sciurus yucatanensis, Heteromys gaumeri

  16. El efecto de la protección en las poblaciones de peces de la reserva marina de Ses Negres (Mediterráneo noroccidental, España)

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    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo es el resultado de un programa de seguimiento de 3 años estudiando el efecto que la reserva marina de Ses Negres ha tenido sobre las poblaciones de peces. La riqueza específica (basada en especies de peces consideradas indicadoras del efecto reserva), y la estructura de tallas de 4 especies vulnerables a la pesca con caña y arpón fueron estudiadas utilizando censos visuales llevados a cabo dentro y fuera de la reserva marina. El análisis de las poblaciones de peces dentro d...

  17. Comparação das reservas glicogênicas em ratos jovens e envelhecidos tratados com picolinato de cromo

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Entre os suplementos utilizados no meio esportivo, o mineral cromo tem se destacado, principalmente por potencializar a ação da via insulínica, ação extremamente importante na manutenção da homeostasia metabólica. A ação do cromo parece ter ação importante como coadjuvante nas dinâmicas da ação insulínica. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o perfil glicogênico, bem como a sensibilidade tecidual à insulina e a pancreática à glicose em ratos jovens e envelhecidos tratados com picolinato de cromo. MÉTODO: Foram utilizados ratos Wistar, com idade de 3 e 24 meses, distribuídos em quatro grupos experimentais (n = 6, assim denominados: jovens (J, jovens suplementados com picolinato de cromo (JP, 80 µg/Kg, envelhecidos (E e envelhecidos suplementados com picolinato de cromo (EP, 80 µg/Kg. A sensibilidade à insulina foi avaliada através do teste de tolerância à insulina (ITT, 2 U/Kg e a sensibilidade pancreática, através do teste de tolerância à glicose (GTT, 2 g/Kg. Na análise estatística foi utilizado teste de normalidade de dados de Kolmogorov-Smirnov, seguido de ANOVA e o teste post-hoc de Tukey, p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: O grupo envelhecido apresentou menores reservas glicogênicas se comparado ao grupo jovem; por sua vez, o tratamento com picolinato promoveu elevação das reservas hepáticas de ratos jovens sem efeito nos envelhecidos. No mesmo perfil de análise, foi demonstrado que o tratamento com picolinato promoveu elevação das reservas glicogênicas musculares, efeito observado tanto nos jovens quanto nos envelhecidos. No grupo jovem, não foi observada diferença no ITT, porém houve redução da área sob a curva descrita no GTT. No grupo envelhecido, houve elevação da responsividade à insulina no ITT e redução da área sob a curva. CONCLUSÃO: O picolinato expressou ação de secretagogo e sensibilizador da ação insulínica, com expressão mais significativa nos músculos envelhecidos.

  18. Ocorrência do gênero Marasmius Fr. (Tricholomataceae, Agaricales na Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brasil Occurrence of the genus Marasmius Fr. (Tricholomataceae, Agaricales in the Reserva Biologica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brazil

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    Helenires Queiroz de Souza

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    Full Text Available O gênero Marasmius Fr. (Tricholomataceae, Agaricales compreende fungos comumente conhecidos como cogumelos. São cosmopolitas, mas muito mais numerosos em corpos de frutificação e espécies nas regiões tropicais do que em regiões temperadas ou frias. Ocorrem mais freqüentemente sobre madeira ou folhas mortas ou vivas e mais raramente entre musgos ou gramíneas no solo. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo de estudo os representantes do gênero Marasmius Fr. ocorrentes na Reserva Biológica Walter Alberto Egler, município de Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas. As coletas foram realizadas no período de dezembro de 2000 a junho de 2001 e seguiu-se a metodologia usual para identificação de Agaricales. Foi estudado um total de nove espécies: Marasmius bellus, Marasmius haedinus var. haedinus,Marasmius cf. leoninus, Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. ruber,Marasmius cf. setulosifolius, Marasmius tageticolor, Marasmius cf. variabiliceps var. variabiliceps e Marasmius sp. Os táxons Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. setulosifolius e Marasmius cf. variabiliceps var. variabiliceps são citados pela primeira vez para o Brasil. Com exceção de M. tageticolor Berk, as demais espécies são citadas pela primeira vez para a Reserva Walter Egler. São apresentadas descrições morfológicas, chave para identificação dos taxa e ilustrações.The genus Marasmius Fr. (Tricholomataceae, Agaricales take in fungus commonly well-known as mushrooms. It's cosmopolitan, but much more numerous in carpophore production and number of species in the tropical regions than in the temperate and frigid zones. Most frequently on wood or leaves, dead or living, more rarely among mosses or grasses on earth. A study of the representatives of the genus Marasmius occurring in the Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Rio Preto da Eva, in the Amazon State, was carried out. The collection was carried out from December 2000 to June 2001 and the mushrooms were identified based

  19. Plantas medicinais e seus usos pelos sitiantes da Reserva Rio das Pedras, Mangaratiba, RJ, Brasil Medicinal plants and its uses by the ranchers from the Rio das Pedras Reserve, Mangaratiba, RJ, Brazil

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    Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros

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    Full Text Available Os sitiantes que residem na Reserva Rio das Pedras, localizada no município de Mangaratiba, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, têm origem nos meeiros que trabalhavam nas plantações de banana da antiga fazenda Goiabal. Atualmente, esta fazenda corresponde ao Club Méditerranée, na cota próxima ao oceano Atlântico e à Reserva Rio das Pedras, acima da Rodovia Rio/Santos (BR-101, sendo um remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa no Estado. O objetivo deste estudo foi resgatar informações sobre o uso de plantas medicinais pelos sitiantes que ainda residem nesta Reserva. Através de entrevistas estruturadas e semi-estruturadas aplicadas junto à comunidade, pôde-se fazer um levantamento das plantas presentes ao redor das casas dos mesmos. Ao todo foram citadas 36 espécies medicinais, distribuídas em 34 gêneros e 25 famílias. Estas espécies estão relacionadas a 28 usos medicinais, organizados em sete categorias. Predominaram espécies de plantas herbáceas (21 spp. seguidas das arbustivas (oito spp. e arbóreas (cinco spp.. Constatou-se que a folha foi a parte mais utilizada e o modo de preparo do remédio foi o decocto. Quantificou-se o número de citações por informante para cada táxon, possibilitando a indicação das espécies mais utilizadas na área, como a erva-de-santa-maria (Chenopodium ambrosioides L. e a pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L..The ranchers who live in Rio das Pedras Reserve, which lies in Mangaratiba County, State of Rio da Janeiro, came from sharecroppers who worked at the banana plantation of the farmer Goiabal farm. Nowadays, that farm corresponds to the Méditerranée Club in the area next to the Atlantic Ocean and to Rio das Pedras Reservation, above the Rio/Santos highway (BR-101, it is a remainder of the Dense Ombrophylous Forest in the State. The aim of this study was to collect information about the use of medicinal plants by the ranchers who still live in that Reservation. A survey of the plants, which could be

  20. Reserva do possível como uma estratégia jurídica para restringir o direito à saúde: o argumento da "reserva do possível" na jurisprudência do Supremo Tribunal Federal

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    Charlston Ricardo Vasconcelos dos Santos

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    A presente dissertação tem como objeto de estudo a Teoria da Reserva do Possível como estratégia jurídica do Estado para restringir, a partir da Constituição Federal do Brasil de 1988, o direito fundamental à saúde nas lides levadas ao Poder Judiciário. A Teoria da Reserva do Possível, extraída de uma decisão proferida pelo Tribunal Constitucional Federal alemão, conhecida como numerus clausus, tem sido suscitada pelo Estado, no Brasil, no momento em que ele é acionado para efetivar o dire...

  1. VARIAÇÃO TEMPORAL DA ICTIOFAUNA EM IGARAPÉS DE TERRA-FIRME, RESERVA DUCKE, MANAUS, AMAZONAS.

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    Santo, Helder Mateus Viana Espírito

    2007-01-01

    A variação temporal da ictiofauna entre três diferentes momentos do ciclo hidrológico (final da seca de 2005, chuva de 2006 e início da seca de 2006) e suas relações com variações ambientais foram investigadas em 31 riachos de primeira e segunda ordem, regionalmente conhecidos como igarapés, em área de floresta de terra-firme da Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, Amazônia Central. Peixes foram capturados usando puçás e redes de mão, e estimativas de volume e características físico-químicas da á...

  2. LAS CHINCHES SEMI-ACUÁTICAS DE LA RESERVA NATURALRÍO ÑAMBÍ (NARIÑO, COLOMBIA

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    Dora Nancy PADILLA GIL

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva Natural Río Ñambi, ubicada en la vertiente del pacífico de los Andes de Colombia, región del Chocó biogeográfico, se estudió la composición de las chinches semiacuáticas. Dos familias Gerridae y Veliidae, cuatro géneros Potamobates, Charmatometra, Rhagovelia y Microvelia y doce especies fueron registradas. Rhagovelia fue el más diverso con cuatro grupos y nueve especies; se incluye una clave ilustrada para las especies de éste género, proporcionando notas sobre la distribución geográfica.

  3. Uso tradicional de fauna silvestre por el grupo mayangna de Musawás en la Reserva de Biosfera Bosawas

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    Marlon José López González; Martín Lezama-López

    2001-01-01

    La presente investigación Se llevó a cabo en la comunidad de Musawás, municipio de Bonanza, Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte, en la Reserva Bosawas. Se realizó una descripción de los principales usos de la fauna silvestre por parte de los indígenas mayangnas. Se encontró que el 100% de los entrevistados hacen uso de la fauna silvestre para la alimentación, un 12% para artesanía, un 55% para el comercio, un 53% para medicina, un 20% para diversión y un gran porcentaje hace un uso mítico de la f...

  4. A new species of the Pristimantis orestes group (Amphibia: Strabomantidae) from the high Andes of Ecuador, Reserva Mazar.

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    Guayasamin, Juan M; Arteaga, Alejandro F

    2013-02-21

    We describe a new Pristimantis from La Libertad and Rumiloma, Reserva Mazar, Andes of Southeastern Ecuador, at elevations between 2895-3415 m. This species is assigned to the P. orestes group, from whose members it differs by its small body size (adult males ≤ 18.1 mm; adult females ≤ 23.7 mm), usually reticulated ventral pattern, and visible tympanum. The vocalization of the new species consists of a series of calls; each call is composed by a pulsed, non-modulated note in frequency, and with a dominant frequency of 3122-3171 Hz. A molecular phylogeny based on a fragment of the mitochondrial gene 12S shows that the new species is sister to Pristimantis simonbolivari.

  5. Migración y ecoturismo en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Los Tuxtlas (México

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    Ángeles Piñar Álvarez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ante el deterioro de los recursos naturales, en 1988 es declarada la Reserva de la Biosfera de los Tuxtlas (RBT en Veracruz, México, la cual incluye municipios con alto índice de pobreza donde los pobladores al restringir su actividad agropecuaria han tenido que emigrar hacia Estados Unidos. Paralelamente, dada la riqueza natural en la RBT, se han desarrollado iniciativas ecoturísticas amigables con el ambiente. El objetivo de investigación fue analizar la relación entre migracióny ecoturismo en tres comunidades de la RBT. Se encontró que las empresas ecoturísticas comunitarias y privadas pueden proporcionar a los pobladores una actividad económica rentable para fincar proyectos de vida que los arraiguen a la comunidad y disminuyan la necesidad de emigrar por motivos económicos.

  6. Análisis evolutivo territorial de la isla de Lanzarote como ejemplo de un espacio reserva de la biosfera

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    Silvia Sobral García

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda la organización territorial y evolución reciente de la isla de Lanzarote desde la óptica de su denominación como Reserva de la Biosfera, haciendo espe­cial hincapié en si esta designación ha contri­buido a transformar las bases del desarrollo insular y ha propiciado un modelo alternativo más sostenible.This article approaches the terri­torial organization and recent evolution of Lanzarote’s island from the optics of his de­nomination as Reserve of the Biosphere, do­ing special support in if this designation has helped to transform the bases of the insular development and there has caused a more sustainable alternative model.

  7. Meteorological factors in the Quartz Creek forest fire

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    H. T. Gisborne

    1927-01-01

    It is not often that a large forest fire occurs conveniently near a weather station specially equipped for measuring forest-fire weather. The 13,000-acre Quartz Creek fire on the Kaniksu National Forest during the summer of 1936 was close enough to the Priest River Experimental Forest of the Northern Rocky Mountain Forest Experiment Station for the roar of the flumes...

  8. Hydrocarbon reserves, energy assurance and macroeconomics: a complex balance; Reservas de hidrocarburos, seguridad energetica y macroeconomia: un balance complejo

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    Alarco Tosoni, German [TYH Economia, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F.(Mexico)

    2006-11-15

    The available public information relative to the limited discovered and undiscovered crude and natural gas reserves in Mexico, from an international comparison perspective, is analyzed. Through the evaluation of the national energy programs, a limited conception of energy security is made clear concerning that posed by the other countries within North America. Various scenarios are stated regarding proved/production reserves to 2020 which will induce, together with the notion of energy security, a reduction in the current production levels - crude oil exports. The paradox referring to the fact that given certain reduction levels in the exports' crude platform, both the product level as well as real public expenditure will rise, is discovered. Finally, the macroeconomic effects of the proposal and of the necessary complementary policies needed to be designed and implemented in order to improve our macroeconomic performance are also evaluated. [Spanish] Se analiza la informacion publica disponible sobre las reservas limitadas de crudo y gas natural descubiertas y no descubiertas de Mexico en una perspectiva internacional comparada. Al evaluar los programas energeticos nacionales se transparenta una concepcion limitada de la seguridad energetica, respecto de lo planteado por los otros paises de America del Norte. Se plantean diferentes escenarios de reservas probadas/produccion al 2020 que inducirian, conjuntamente con la incorporacion de la nocion de seguridad energetica, a reducir los niveles actuales de produccion - exportacion de crudo. Se descubre la paradoja de que para determinados niveles de reduccion de la plataforma de exportacion de crudo tanto el nivel de producto como de gasto publico real aumentan. Por ultimo, se evaluan tanto los efectos macroeconomicos de la propuesta como de algunas politicas complementarias que seria necesario disenar e implantar para mejorar nuestro desempeno macroeconomico.

  9. Final Report, 2011-2014. Forecasting Carbon Storage as Eastern Forests Age. Joining Experimental and Modeling Approaches at the UMBS AmeriFlux Site

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    Curtis, Peter [The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States); Bohrer, Gil [The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States); Gough, Christopher [Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States); Nadelhoffer, Knute [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

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    At the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) AmeriFlux sites (US-UMB and US-UMd), long-term C cycling measurements and a novel ecosystem-scale experiment are revealing physical, biological, and ecological mechanisms driving long-term trajectories of C cycling, providing new data for improving modeling forecasts of C storage in eastern forests. Our findings provide support for previously untested hypotheses that stand-level structural and biological properties constrain long-term trajectories of C storage, and that remotely sensed canopy structural parameters can substantially improve model forecasts of forest C storage. Through the Forest Accelerated Succession ExperimenT (FASET), we are directly testing the hypothesis that forest C storage will increase due to increasing structural and biological complexity of the emerging tree communities. Support from this project, 2011-2014, enabled us to incorporate novel physical and ecological mechanisms into ecological, meteorological, and hydrological models to improve forecasts of future forest C storage in response to disturbance, succession, and current and long-term climate variation

  10. Forest hydrology

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    Ge Sun; Devendra Amatya; Steve McNulty

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    Forest hydrology studies the distribution, storage, movement, and quality of water and the hydrological processes in forest-dominated ecosystems. Forest hydrological science is regarded as the foundation of modern integrated water¬shed management. This chapter provides an overview of the history of forest hydrology and basic principles of this unique branch of...

  11. Forest soils

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    Charles H. (Hobie) Perry; Michael C. Amacher

    2009-01-01

    Productive soils are the foundation of sustainable forests throughout the United States. Forest soils are generally subjected to fewer disturbances than agricultural soils, particularly those that are tilled, so forest soils tend to have better preserved A-horizons than agricultural soils. Another major contrast between forest and agricultural soils is the addition of...

  12. Forest Management

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    S. Hummel; K. L. O' Hara

    2008-01-01

    Global variation in forests and in human cultures means that a single method for managing forests is not possible. However, forest management everywhere shares some common principles because it is rooted in physical and biological sciences like chemistry and genetics. Ecological forest management is an approach that combines an understanding of universal processes with...

  13. Plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentan elevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco

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    Pozueta Romero, Javier; Alonso Casajús, Nora; Muñoz Pérez, Francisco José; Baroja-Fernández, Edurne

    2007-01-01

    Plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentan elevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco. La presente invención proporciona plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentan elevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco.

  14. Ocupación y abundancia de aves rapaces nocturnas (Strigidae en la Reserva de la Biosfera Selva El Ocote, Chiapas, México Occupancy and abundance of nocturnal raptors (Strigidae in the Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico

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    Emerenciano Rivera-Rivera

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Evaluar la proporción de sitios ocupados explica la distribución espacial de los individuos dentro de una comunidad y es importante para desarrollar estrategias de conservación. En este estudio se evalúan los patrones de ocupación y abundancia de 5 especies de aves rapaces nocturnas en 2 sitios con diferentes niveles de heterogeneidad (estructura y composición del paisaje en la Reserva de la Biosfera Selva El Ocote. Se utilizaron puntos de conteo y provocación auditiva para estimar índices de ocupación y abundancia y modelos lineales generalizados para determinar las posibles relaciones entre los índices estimados y los atributos estructurales del hábitat. La variación espacial de los patrones de ocupación y abundancia se explica por la estructura del hábitat (i.e., altura de árboles, área basal, distancia con asentamientos humanos y áreas abiertas a escala local, y por la heterogeneidad (2 o más tipos de coberturas en el paisaje. Dado que se encontraron relaciones especie-específicas con los atributos del bosque tropical perennifolio, es recomendable promover el manejo diversificado y sustentable del paisaje que favorezca la presencia de áreas extensas con cobertura forestal y por lo tanto la persistencia de especies amenazadas asociadas al interior del bosque.Evaluation of occupancy explains the spatial distribution of species in the community and is important to develop conservation strategies. We evaluated occupancy and abundance patterns of nocturnal raptors in 2 sites with different level of heterogeneity (landscape structure and composition in the Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve. Through point counts and owl playback callings we estimate occupancy and abundance patterns. We explored possible relationships between patterns of recorded species and structural habitat attributes using generalized linear models. Occupancy and abundance spatial variation was explained by structural habitat characteristics (i.e., tree height

  15. Forest rights

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    Balooni, Kulbhushan; Lund, Jens Friis

    2014-01-01

    One of the proposed strategies for implementation of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus (REDD+) is to incentivize conservation of forests managed by communities under decentralized forest management. Yet, we argue that this is a challenging road to REDD+ because......+ transactions costs. Third, beyond the “conservation islands” represented by forests under decentralized management, processes of deforestation and forest degradation continue. Given these challenges, we argue that REDD+ efforts through decentralized forestry should be redirected from incentivizing further...

  16. Experimental drought reduced acid and alkaline phosphatase activity and increased organic extractable P in soil in a Quercus ilex Mediterranean forest

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    Sardans, J.; Penuelas, J.; Ogaya, R.

    2008-01-01

    A six-year (1999-2005) experiment of drought manipulation was conducted in a Quercus ilex Mediterranean forest (Southern Catalonia) to simulate predicted climatic conditions projected for the decades to come. The aim was to investigate the direct and indirect effects of drought conditions on acid

  17. Deriving habitat models for northern long-eared bats from historical detection data: a case study using the Fernow Experimental Forest

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    W. Mark Ford; Alexander Silvis; Jane L. Rodrigue; Andrew B. Kniowski; Joshua B. Johnson

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    The listing of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as federally threatened under the Endangered Species Act following severe population declines from white-nose syndrome presents considerable challenges to natural resource managers. Because the northern long-eared bat is a forest habitat generalist, development of effective...

  18. Forest understory plant and soil microbial response to an experimentally induced drought and heat-pulse event: the importance of maintaining the continuum

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    Isabell von Rein; Arthur Gessler; Katrin Premke; Claudia Keitel; Andreas Ulrich; Zachary E. Kayler

    2016-01-01

    Drought duration and intensity are expected to increase with global climate change. How changes in water availability and temperature affect the combined plant–soil–microorganism response remains uncertain. We excavated soil monoliths from a beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) forest, thus keeping the understory plant–microbe communities intact, imposed an...

  19. Modeling potential hydrochemical responses to climate change and rising CO2 at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest using a dynamic biogeochemical model (PnET-BGC)

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    Afshin Pourmokhtarian; Charles T. Driscoll; John L. Campbell; Katharine. Hayhoe

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    Dynamic hydrochemical models are useful tools for understanding and predicting the interactive effects of climate change, atmospheric CO2, and atmospheric deposition on the hydrology and water quality of forested watersheds. We used the biogeochemical model, PnET-BGC, to evaluate the effects of potential future changes in temperature,...

  20. Responses to canopy loss and debris deposition in a tropical forest ecosystem: Synthesis from an experimental manipulation simulating effects of hurricane disturbance

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    A.B. Shiels; Grizelle Gonzalez; M.R. Willig

    2014-01-01

    Hurricanes, cyclones, or typhoons are intense and broad-scale disturbances that affect many island and coastal ecosystems throughout the world. We summarize the findings of the articles that compose this special issue of Forest Ecology and Management, which focuses on a manipulative experiment (the Canopy Trimming Experiment, CTE) that simulates two key aspects of...

  1. El ecoturismo: quimera o realidad de desarrollo en la Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún, México

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    Manuel Jesús Pinkus Rendón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El ecoturismo es una alternativa que puede incidir positivamente en la conservación de los recursos naturales y en la economía de las comunidades. En este trabajo se reflexiona sobre el impacto del ecoturismo en comunidades ubicadas en la Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún, Península de Yucatán. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a los prestadores de servicios y se observaron diferencias en la percepción de la conservación de los recursos naturales dependiendo de la capacitación recibida. Se advirtió una falta de coordinación entre las autoridades que influía negativamente en el manejo sustentable de la reserva y en las cooperativas turísticas.

  2. Impacto y consecuencias sociales contemporáneas de las políticas de tutela estatal en las reservas indígenas canadienses

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    Alfonso Marquina

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo examinar el impacto y las consecuenciassociales contemporáneas del mantenimiento del sistema de organización social denominado«reserva indígena» en Canadá. Mediante un estudio de caso, se explora cómola política organizacional y la estructura institucional contemporánea en las reservasindígenas canadienses están alimentando problemas psicosociales y de salud mentalcomo, por ejemplo, abuso de sustancias psicoactivas, depresión, negligencia parental oviolencia doméstica. Tres características estructurales se identifican como problemasinherentes en la estructura organizacional de las reservas contemporáneas: el desempleoestructural, la dependencia de programas de asistencia social y el faccionalismocomunitario.

  3. Utilização da Paisagem para o Planejamento de um Circuito de Ecoturismo na Reserva Volta Velha – Itapoá – Santa Catarina

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    Daniela Biondi

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Dentre os segmentos turísticos praticados em contato direto com a natureza, o ecoturismo se destaca por ser considerado de baixo impacto, gerador de conhecimentos e conscientização ambiental. Apesar desses aspectos positivos, a falta de planejamento que vise ordenar as atividades e minimizar os impactos negativos que possam ser provocados na paisagem, faz com que esse segmento seja desenvolvido muitas vezes de forma desvirtuada de seu real conceito. O presente estudo teve como proposta o planejamento de um circuito de ecoturismo na Reserva Volta Velha - Itapoá - Santa Catarina, utilizando-se a paisagem como recurso técnico. O resultado obtido foi o planejamento de um circuito de ecoturismo com interferências de baixa magnitude nos sítios ambientais e histórico-culturais presentes na reserva. Palavras-chave: planejamento turístico; paisagem; reserva Volta Velha; Itapoá; Santa Catarina. Abstract Among the tourist segments which involve direct contact with nature, ecotourism stands out for having low impact, generating knowledge, and bringing environmental awareness as well. Yet in spite of these positive aspects, the lack of planning in the sense of coordinating activities and minimizing the negative impacts which may arise at the landscape, causes its chore concept to lose the original appeal. This study seeks to plan an ecotourism circuit at Reserva Volta Velha - Itapoá - Santa Catarina, utilizing the landscape as a planning resource. The result of the study was a planning an ecotourism circuit with low-magnitude interferences in the environmental and historic/cultural sites found in the reserve. Keywords: tourism planning; landscape; Volta Velha reserv;, Itapoá; Santa Catarina.

  4. Turismo versus pesca artesanal. A propósito de la reserva marina de la isla de La Graciosa y los islotes del norte de Lanzarote

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    Gloria Cabrera Socorro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva Marina de La Graciosa y los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote (RMLGINL se creó en 1995 y, desde entonces, las actividades pesqueras de la población local y su cultura del mar han ido decreciendo progresivamente mientras que las actividades turísticas siguen emergiendo como la panacea en una pequeña isla, como La Graciosa, con no más de 600 habitantes. En este artículo tratamos de analizar cómo estos dos procesos están relacionados y qué papel está jugando la reserva marina en este caso. Usamos no sólo información cualitativa de los pescadores locales y de sus grupos domésticos, sino también cuantitativa contrastando algunos parámetros concretos como el número de pescadores y los barcos de pesca activos, los negocios relacionados con el sector servicios (restaurantes, apartamentos, etc., antes y después de implementación de la reserva marina. En este sentido, un importante elemento es la percepción de esta institución desde la población local, y la evolución de su actitud a favor o en contra. Estos procesos están relacionados con el diseño institucional de las reservas marinas en las Islas Canarias, en donde la participación de las poblaciones pesqueras locales está severamente limitada.

  5. Reservas naturales urbanas en el sur de Santa Cruz (Argentina: importancia, caracterización del uso público e incidencia sobre las comunidades vecinas

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    Ludmila Decristófaro

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta información de tres Reservas Naturales Urbanas del sur de Santa Cruz (Argentina: Laguna Nimez (El Calafate, Reserva Costera Urbana (Río Gallegos y Cerro de La Cruz (28 de Noviembre, acerca de su importancia, usos públicos y percepción que poseen los vecinos y visitantes sobre las mismas. Se realizó una investigación de corte cuantitativo (cuestionario a visitantes y vecinos y cualititativo (entrevistas a informantes clave. Las reservas cumplen un importante rol educativo y recreativo, que se visualizó en la oferta de actividades para sensibilizar a sus habitantes y por el alto porcentaje de visitantes residentes y recurrencia al lugar, principalmente en la RCU y Cerro de La Cruz. La RCU es la única que posee plan de manejo finalizado y un Centro de Interpretación Ambiental asociado, que concentra cada vez más visitantes (en total, desde su apertura, 10.989 personas. Laguna Nimez a su vez, es la única que realiza cobro de entradas y vende productos al público (guías, manuales, postales, etc., reinvirtiéndose las ganancias para el mantenimiento y funcionamiento, lo que la torna autosustentable. En todas, el turismo fue percibido por los encuestados como un beneficio para la ciudad, pese a que en la actualidad, sólo Laguna Nimez muestra un perfil en este sentido. Es la que recibe un mayor flujo de visitantes no residentes (91% de los encuestados, siendo 56% extranjeros. Empero, se destaca el aporte de las tres reservas como nuevos espacios para la recreación y el aprendizaje, motivaciones identificadas como importantes por los visitantes y vecinos.

  6. Comunidades herpetológicas de la reserva de La Quebrada, Río Ceballos, Córdoba (Argentina

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    Gavier, Gregorio

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se desarrolló en un ambiente característico de las sierras Chicas de Córdoba, la Reserva La Quebrada. El objetivo del estudio fue describir la composición y diversidad de la comunidad herpetofaunística, sus cambios estacionales, y estudiar si existen comunidades diferentes asociadas a los ecosistemas de pastizal, bosque y borde de arroyo. También se analizó su relación con las variables ambientales climáticas. Se instalaron de una a tres líneas de muestreo por ambiente, cada una con 15 trampas de caída separadas por una distancia de 10 m, que se revisaron mensualmente entre febrero de 1991 y mayo de 1994. Se capturaron 147 especímenes distribuidos entre 21 especies: 8 anfibios (n= 114, 8 ofidios (n= 9 y 5 saurios (n= 24. Odontophrynus occidentalis e Hyla pulchella cordobae sumaron alrededor del 60% de la abundancia total. H. p. cordobae fue la especie de distribución más amplia. Las especies más abundantes en los diferentes ambientes fueron Odontophrynus americanus y Leptodactylus gracilis en pastizal, O. occidentalis y Mabuya dorsivittata en bosque, O. occidentalis e H. p. cordobae en bordes de arroyo. Los ambientes estudiados no mostraron diferencias en cuanto a la riqueza o abundancia de individuos, pero sí en relación a la composición de las comunidades y los cambios estacionales en abundancias. La diversidad fue mayor en el pastizal (H'=1,93 con respecto al bosque (H'=1,41 y al borde de arroyo (H'=1,19. Abundancia, riqueza y diversidad para la Reserva en su conjunto correlacionaron en forma directa con temperatura y precipitación. Se comprobó la existencia de dos comunidades diferentes, una relacionada al ambiente de pastizal y otra a la unidad formada por el bosque y el borde de arroyo. Las altas tasas de deforestación registradas en el área podrían modificar las relaciones de abundancias entre especies y los patrones de biodiversidad en el área.La presente investigación se desarrolló en

  7. Contrasting Patterns of Damage and Recovery in Logged Amazon Forests From Small Footprint LiDAR Data

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    Morton, D. C.; Keller, M.; Cook, B. D.; Hunter, Maria; Sales, Marcio; Spinelli, L.; Victoria, D.; Andersen, H.-E.; Saleska, S.

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    Tropical forests ecosystems respond dynamically to climate variability and disturbances on time scales of minutes to millennia. To date, our knowledge of disturbance and recovery processes in tropical forests is derived almost exclusively from networks of forest inventory plots. These plots typically sample small areas (less than or equal to 1 ha) in conservation units that are protected from logging and fire. Amazon forests with frequent disturbances from human activity remain under-studied. Ongoing negotiations on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus enhancing forest carbon stocks) have placed additional emphasis on identifying degraded forests and quantifying changing carbon stocks in both degraded and intact tropical forests. We evaluated patterns of forest disturbance and recovery at four -1000 ha sites in the Brazilian Amazon using small footprint LiDAR data and coincident field measurements. Large area coverage with airborne LiDAR data in 2011-2012 included logged and unmanaged areas in Cotriguacu (Mato Grosso), Fiona do Jamari (Rondonia), and Floresta Estadual do Antimary (Acre), and unmanaged forest within Reserva Ducke (Amazonas). Logging infrastructure (skid trails, log decks, and roads) was identified using LiDAR returns from understory vegetation and validated based on field data. At each logged site, canopy gaps from logging activity and LiDAR metrics of canopy heights were used to quantify differences in forest structure between logged and unlogged areas. Contrasting patterns of harvesting operations and canopy damages at the three logged sites reflect different levels of pre-harvest planning (i.e., informal logging compared to state or national logging concessions), harvest intensity, and site conditions. Finally, we used multi-temporal LiDAR data from two sites, Reserva Ducke (2009, 2012) and Antimary (2010, 2011), to evaluate gap phase dynamics in unmanaged forest areas. The rates and patterns of canopy gap

  8. Seasonal isotope hydrology of Appalachian forest catchments

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    D. R. DeWalle; P. J. Edwards; B. R. Swistock; R. J. Drimmie; R. Aravena

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    Seasonal hydrologic behavior of small forested catchments in the Appalachians was studied using oxygen-18 as a tracer. Oxygen-18 in samples of precipitation and streamflow were used to determine seasonal variations of subsurface water recharge and movement within two 30-40 ha forest catchments (Watershed 3 and 4) at the Fernow Experimental Forest in northcentral West...

  9. Alocação de reserva legal em propriedades rurais: do cartesiano ao holístico Legal reserve allocation in rural properties: from the cartesian to the holistic

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    Hevandro C. Delalibera

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao exigir áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP e Reserva Legal (RL em todos os imóveis rurais do Brasil, o Código Florestal Brasileiro (Lei Federal 4771/1965 se reverte em um dos instrumentos mais importantes com o propósito de mitigar impactos ambientais das atividades agrícolas. Como em outros estados, no Paraná esta legislação também foi ignorada; para cumprir o disposto no Código Florestal e estipular prazo para as adequações necessárias, foi instituído o Sistema de Manutenção, Recuperação e Proteção da Reserva Legal e Áreas de Preservação Permanente - SISLEG (Decreto Estadual 387/1999. Com o objetivo de se analisar essas normativas, elaborou-se um estudo de imóvel rural típico dos Campos Gerais do Paraná e, com base em técnicas de sensoriamento remoto, se definiram as APPs e o montante necessário para compor a RL. Como a legislação não especifica critérios objetivos para a localização das RLs, duas perspectivas foram avaliadas: a maximização do potencial agrícola da propriedade e a conservação da natureza, com base no contexto ambiental e hidrográfico no qual o imóvel está inserido. Conclui-se que a legislação pode contribuir para mitigar impactos não contemplando, porém, conceitos importantes para o planejamento territorial e conservação da natureza.The Brazilian Forest Code (Federal Law 4771/1965, by defining Permanent Protection Areas (PPA and Legal Reserves (LR on every rural property in the country, is one of the most important measures to mitigate environmental impacts from farming activities. As in many other states, such legislation has been disregarded in Paraná. To comply with Forest Code requirements and define time limits for its accomplishment, the State of Paraná has enacted the System for Maintenance, Recovery and Protection for the Legal Reserve and Permanent Protection Areas - SISLEG (State Decree 3320/2004. This paper analises the accomplishment of this system in a

  10. Forest Resources

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    Forest biomass is an abundant biomass feedstock that complements the conventional forest use of wood for paper and wood materials. It may be utilized for bioenergy production, such as heat and electricity, as well as for biofuels and a variety of bioproducts, such as industrial chemicals, textiles, and other renewable materials. The resources within the 2016 Billion-Ton Report include primary forest resources, which are taken directly from timberland-only forests, removed from the land, and taken to the roadside.

  11. ESTUDIO DIAGNÓSTICO EN RESERVAS DE CUADROS DENTRO DEL GRUPO EMPRESARIAL QUIMEFA

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    Juan Rafael Delgado Leyva

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar el comportamiento y las características de las reservas de cuadros, para determinar las principales fortalezas y debilidades de éstas y proponer un plan de acción que contribuya a su formación efectiva y

  12. Climate change and forest ecosystem dynamics. Carbon and water relations, competition, and consequences for forest development and forest use

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    Mohren, G.M.J.; Kramer, K. [Institute for Forestry and Nature Research IBN-DLO, Wageningen (Netherlands); Van Wijk, M.; Bouten, W. [Landscape and Environmental Research Group LERG-UvA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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    In the title project, emphasis is on a modelling analysis of forest-atmosphere interactions, on coupling of models for short-term impact assessment with models for long-term forest ecosystem dynamics, and on assessment of consequences of climate change for forest management and forest use. For this purpose, the authors rely on experimental data collected elsewhere for the parametrisation of the models. 37 refs.

  13. Relación entre las reservas de hierro maternas y del recién nacido Relationship between maternal and neonatal iron stores

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    María Eugenia Vásquez-Molina

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la relación de los valores hematológicos maternos y neonatales en casos de reservas maternas de hierro bajas, moderadas y normales. Material y métodos. Diseño transversal en el que se incluyó a 163 mujeres embarazadas y sus neonatos de término, derechohabientes del Hospital de Ginecología y Obstetricia número 15 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en Chihuahua, Chih., México. Se analizaron antecedentes maternos. Se determinaron niveles de hemoglobina, hematocrito y ferritina sérica en muestras maternas y de cordón umbilical. Se definieron reservas de hierro maternas de acuerdo a ferritina (µg /l: bajas o = 20.1. Se utilizó la prueba de Kruskal Wallis para establecer diferencias entre grupos, ji cuadrada para diferencia de proporciones y r de Pearson para establecer la relación entre reservas de hierro maternas y del recién nacido. Resultados. Se determinó una débil correlación entre la ferritina materna y neonatal r=0.14 (p=0.07. Las medias geométricas de ferritina neonatal respecto a las reservas maternas bajas, moderadas y normales fue de 4.77, 4.85 y 5.02, respectivamente (p=0.12. Las reservas de hierro maternas se modificaron con el suplemento de hierro (p=0.01. Conclusiones. Las reservas de hierro en el recién nacido están en estrecha relación con las maternas. Las mujeres que toman suplementos con hierro durante la gestación tienen reservas mayores al final del embarazo. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.htmlObjective. To establish the relationship of normal, low, and moderate blood iron values in mothers and their newborns. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 163 pregnant women and their newborns, users of Hospital de Ginecología y Obstetricia número 15, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, from Chihuahua, Mexico. The mothers' clinical histories were collected and analyzed; hemoglobin

  14. Ecología de la comunidad de saurios diurnos de la Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Ica, Perú

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    José Pérez Z

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo estudiamos algunos aspectos de la ecología de la comunidad de saurios diurnos de la Reserva Nacional de Paracas (RNP desde abril a setiembre de 1999. Analizamos la distribución espacial, el uso del hábitat (nicho espacial, patrones de actividad (nicho temporal y la dieta (nicho trófico de estos reptiles, con el objetivo de identificar las principales diferencias que permitirían la división en el uso de los recursos. Estas especies mostraron preferencias por algunos hábitats, a excepción de Microlophus peruvianus, la lagartija de los arenales M. theresiae y la lagartija de los gramadales M. thoracius icae. Las especies mostraron preferencias por algunos hábitats, a excepción de Microlophus peruvianus que estuvo presente en todos los hábitats. La actividad de los saurios se concentraron al medio día, a excepción de C. adspersa. La dieta de estos saurios esta compuesta principalmente por insectos. Los saurios diurnos en la RNP presentan diferencias en el nicho trófico, espacial y/o temporal que posibilitarían su coexistencia en simpatría.

  15. LAS CHINCHES SEMI-ACUÁTICAS DE LA RESERVA NATURAL RÍO ÑAMBÍ (NARIÑO, COLOMBIA

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    Dora Nancy Padilla Gil

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    Full Text Available RESUMENEn la Reserva Natural Río Ñambi, ubicada en la vertiente del pacífico de los Andes de Colombia, región del Chocó biogeográfico, se estudió la composición de las chinches semiacuáticas. Dos familias Gerridae y Veliidae, cuatro géneros Potamobates, Charmatometra, Rhagovelia y Microvelia y doce especies fueron registradas. Rhagovelia fue el más diverso con cuatro grupos y nueve especies; se incluye una clave ilustrada para las especies de éste género, proporcionando notas sobre la distribución geográfica.ABSTRACTIn the Ñambi River Natural Reserve, located in the Pacific slope of the Colombian Andes in the Chocó biogeographical region was studied the composition of semi-aquatic bugs. Two families Gerridae and Veliidae, four genera Potamobates, Charmatometra, Rhagovelia and Microvelia, and twelve species were recorded. Rhagovelia was the most diverse with four groups and nine species, also a key illustrated to species of this genus was included. Additionally notes about geographical distribution were provided.Keywords:

  16. Minicomputadores brasileiros nos anos 1970: uma reserva de mercado democrática em meio ao autoritarismo

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    Marques Ivan da Costa

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    Full Text Available Um novo entendimento do sucesso e do fracasso da assim chamada política de reserva de mercado dos computadores é oferecido chamando atenção para as redes, as rupturas e as interferências sociotécnicas. São utilizados três modelos de liberdade para abordar os princípios de organização política na tradição liberal democrática. E três desenvolvimentos sociotécnicos dos anos 1970 e 1980 se destacam: o caráter especial da comunidade de profissionais brasileiros de informática nos anos 1970; a intervenção da polícia política da ditadura militar; e o aparecimento do microcomputador. A análise derivada da combinação destes elementos coloca em cena uma divisão do período em duas fases. A primeira apresenta uma afinidade, em geral não levada em conta, entre as práticas democráticas liberais e a possibilidade de implementação bem-sucedida de políticas industriais e tecnológicas - buscando simultaneamente o desenvolvimento econômico e o das ciências e tecnologias locais no Brasil.

  17. Uso tradicional de fauna silvestre por el grupo mayangna de Musawás en la Reserva de Biosfera Bosawas

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    Marlon José López González

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación Se llevó a cabo en la comunidad de Musawás, municipio de Bonanza, Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte, en la Reserva Bosawas. Se realizó una descripción de los principales usos de la fauna silvestre por parte de los indígenas mayangnas. Se encontró que el 100% de los entrevistados hacen uso de la fauna silvestre para la alimentación, un 12% para artesanía, un 55% para el comercio, un 53% para medicina, un 20% para diversión y un gran porcentaje hace un uso mítico de la fauna silvestre. Esta gama de usos cobra una gran importancia en la preservación del recurso fauna. En los mitos se encontraron formas específicas de explicación y ordenamiento de los sucesos con la fauna silvestre; de esta manera responden y explican los fenómenos naturales y las actividades de sobrevivencia consideradas como sobrenaturales.

  18. Turismo comunitario pro-pobre en el ejido El Rosario, Reserva de la Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca

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    Martha Marivel Mendoza Ontiveros

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    Full Text Available La colonización de zonas ecológicamente frágiles, la expansión de la frontera agraria, la explotación de materias primas y fuentes de energía llevaron a los gobiernos de países emergentes, a partir de los años setenta del siglo pasado, a iniciar políticas de conservación ambiental, así se declararon un gran número de Áreas Naturales Protegidas en México. No obstante, luego de casi cuarenta años, una población en aumento que vive dentro y alrededor de ellas enfrenta pobreza, por lo que el turismo se ha considerado como un instrumento que proporciona los ingresos necesarios para mejorar las condiciones de vida de la población residente. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de una investigación en la que se buscó conocer la contribución del turismo en los ingresos de las unidades familiares de una comunidad de la Reserva de la Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca. Por medio de entrevistas a profundidad, se logró saber que los ingresos por la actividad turística son marginales y únicamente benefician a los dueños de los bosques, lo que genera mayores desequilibrios socioeconómicos en la población ante las promesas incumplidas del turismo.

  19. Las microalgas de Tillandsia multicaulis Steud. (Bromeliaceae de la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica”, Veracruz

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    Brisceida Hernández-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Las bromelias tienen la capacidad de retener agua en las axilas de las hojas lo que es conocido como tanques o fitotelmata; mantienen cadenas tróficas complejas con todo tipo de organismos, desde bacterias hasta vertebrados pequeños. En este trabajo, presentamos la primera aproximación a las microalgas que viven en las cisternas de una especie de bromelia en la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica” en Banderilla, Veracruz. Las recolecciones se estudiaron en material preservado y en cultivos. Se obtuvieron cerca de 60 algas pertenecientes a las Cyanoprokariota, Euglenophyta, Cryptophyta, Chlorophyta y Bacillariophyta, sin embargo, solo se lograron identificar 16 especies. Se concluye que los tanques de Tillandsia multicaulis brindan las condiciones adecuadas para el desarrollo de microalgas y que la ubicación y la morfología de la bromelia influyen en la distribución de este grupo biológico. La escasez de individuos en las muestras analizadas no permitió una identificación precisa de todas las especies. En los cultivos aparecieron especies no observadas en el material preservado, lo que indica una flora mucho más rica de la que puede observarse directamente.

  20. NIDIFICACIÓN Y EFICIENCIA REPRODUCTIVA DEL COCODRILO AMERICANO EN UNA RESERVA ECOLÓGICA DE MANATÍ

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    Leticia Torres Martínez

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se caracteriza la variación espacial y temporal de los patrones reproductivos del cocodrilo americano (Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, entre 2008 y 2010, para las localidades de La Isleta y Los Coquitos, en la Reserva Ecológica Bahía de Nuevas Grandes-La Isleta en Manatí, Las Tunas. Se describen las conductas de nidificación, desove y atención al nido. Además, se analiza la dinámica de las puestas, eclosiones y la morfometría de los huevos. Se detectó que las hembras no despliegan la misma conducta para la construcción del nido, pero en todos los casos la nidificación implica la transformación del paisaje. En ambas localidades las curvas de acumulación de puestas y eclosiones se dividen en tres etapas: inicial, aceleración y meseta. En general, existe consistencia de la correlación entre el largo y ancho de los huevos con tendencia a que los huevos largos y pesados incrementen su natalidad y viabilidad. En La Isleta la altura y tipo de suelo aseguran una elevada eficiencia de reproducción, lo que sugiere mayor estabilidad temporal de factores bióticos y abióticos.

  1. Reserva de carbono en un sistema silvopastoril compuesto de Pinus patula y herbáceas nativas

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    Manuel Oliva

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    Full Text Available La investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar la reserva de carbono retenida bajo un sistema silvopastoril con Pinus patula , localizado en Amazonas, Perú. Para la estimación de carbono se utilizaron 06 plantas mediante el método directo, los fustes fueron seccionados cada 2 metros y a partir de estos se obtuvieron muestras de 5 cm de espesor previo al pesaje total. Para las ramas y hojas se realizó el pesaje total y se seleccionaron muestras de 200 g. Para la recolección de muestras de hojarasca y herbáceas nativas, se utilizó el mé todo del cuadrante y las muestras de suelo se recolectaron alrededor de cada planta. Los datos fueron obtenidos mediante la formulación de ecuaciones alométricas y selección de la mayor correlación estimada, a partir de variables como diámetro a la altura del pecho (DAP y altura del fuste (AF. Como resultado, se encontró 92,13 t/ha de carbono almacenado y 337,20 t/ha de carbono equivalente. Además, la investigación permitió establecer una ecuación que ayudó a estimar la cantidad de carbono y CO 2 en pino p átula: Biomasa seca = 0,6575*DAP 1,1794 (r 2 = 0,91 .

  2. Caracterização da pesca artesanal com rede de camboa na Reserva Extrativista do Cassurubá, Bahia

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    Vinícius José Giglio

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n2p249   Considerados relevantes áreas de berçário para peixes, os sistemas estuarinos abrigam muitas espécies comercialmente importantes. De outubro de 2008 a novembro de 2009 foi investigada a composição ictiofaunística e descrita a rotina da pesca artesanal com rede de camboa no estuário da Reserva Extrativista (RESEX do Cassurubá, Bahia. As amostragens foram realizadas em três rios, nas luas nova e cheia. Um total de 1.074 peixes foi capturado em 17 despescas, pertencentes a 26 espécies e 17 famílias, com biomassa total de 378,4 kg. As famílias Gerreidae e Centropomidae foram as mais abundantes, dominando as capturas. Do total, 50% dos indivíduos que se encontram na primeira maturação gonadal (L50 descrita na literatura apresentaram tamanho inferior ao esperado, indicando sobrepesca de crescimento. Recomenda-se o estabelecimento de sistemas de gestão compartilhada entre os atores envolvidos com essa arte de pesca e os gestores da Resex do Cassurubá, com o objetivo de reduzir a captura de indivíduos abaixo do tamanho de primeira maturação gonadal.

  3. Responses of two understory herbs, Maianthemum canadense and Eurybia macrophylla, to experimental forest warming: early emergence is the key to enhanced reproductive output.

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    Understory herbs might be the most sensitive plant form to global warming in deciduous forests, yet they have been little studied in the context of climate change. A field experiment set up in Minnesota, United States simulated global warming in a forest setting and provided the opportunity to study the responses of Maianthemum canadense and Eurybia macrophylla in their natural environment in interaction with other components of the ecosystem. Effects of +1.7° and +3.4°C treatments on growth, reproduction, phenology, and gas exchange were evaluated along with treatment effects on light, water, and nutrient availability, potential drivers of herb responses. Overall, growth and gas exchanges of these two species were modestly affected by warming. They emerged up to 16 (E. macrophylla) to 17 d (M. canadense) earlier in the heated plots than in control plots, supporting early-season carbon gain under high light conditions before canopy closure. This additional carbon gain in spring likely supported reproduction. Eurybia macrophylla only flowered in the heated plots, and both species had some aspect of reproduction that was highest in the +1.7°C treatment. The reduced reproductive effort in the +3.4°C plots was likely due to reduced soil water availability, counteracting positive effects of warming. Global warming might improve fitness of herbaceous species in deciduous forests, mainly by advancing their spring emergence. However, other impacts of global warming such as drier soils in the summer might partly reduce the carbon gain associated with early emergence. © 2015 Botanical Society of America.

  4. Does nitrogen and sulfur deposition affect forest productivity?

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    Brittany A. Johnson; Kathryn B. Piatek; Mary Beth Adams; John R. Brooks

    2010-01-01

    We studied the effects of atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur deposition on forest productivity in a 10-year-old, aggrading forest stand at the Fernow Experimental Forest in Tucker County, WV. Forest productivity was expressed as total aboveground wood biomass, which included stem and branch weight of standing live trees. Ten years after stand regeneration and treatment...

  5. {sup 137}Cs concentrations in mushrooms collected in 1989-2000 at different forest stands in Kivalo experimental area[Finland

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    Rissanen, K.; Ylipieti, J. [STUK - Radiation and Nucleat Safety Authority, Regional Lab. in Northern Finland, Rovaniemi, Helsinki (Finland); Norokorpi, Y. [The Finnish Forest Research Inst. (Metla) Rovaniemi Research Station, Helsinki (Finland)

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    The accumulation rate for different mushroom species varies, but there does not seem to be any clear correlation between the {sup 137} Cs concentrations (Bq/kg fw) in the 1990-1991 mushrooms and the length of the ecological half-life. This is despite the fact that the highest concentrations have been measured in Cortinarius armillatus, the ecological half-life of which appears to be of the order of the physical T of {sup 137} Cs, 30 y. All the Russula species have had low concentrations, although the half-lives are rather long 11-18 y. Lactarius trivialis has highers levels than the other analysed Lactarius species but there is no correlation with the half-lives. The type of forest stand does not seem to have any ef-fect on the caesium concentrations, except possibly for Rozites. (AU)

  6. Management impacts on forest floor and soil organic carbon in northern temperate forests of the US

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    The role of forests in the global carbon cycle has been the subject of a great deal of research recently, but the impact of management practices on forest soil dynamics at the stand level has received less attention. This study used six forest management experimental sites in five northern states of the US to investigate the effects of silvicultural treatments (light...

  7. Composición de la fauna de Araneae (Arachnida de la Reserva provincial Iberá, Corrientes, Argentina

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    Gilberto Avalos

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la composición y diversidad de la comunidad de arañas de la Reserva provincial iberá, Corrientes, Argentina. Se realizaron capturas en bosque y pastizal en Colonia Pellegrini, Paraje Galarza y Estancia Rincón por medio de las técnicas de muestreo: trampas "pit-fall", tamizado, golpeteo de follaje, observación directa y red de arrastre. Las arañas se agruparon en gremios y se compiló un inventario. La similitud entre localidades y unidades ambientales se midió con el índice de Jaccard, y se calcularon los índices de diversidad de Shannon, equitabilidad, dominancia de Berger-Parker, y la diversidad beta y gamma. Para estimar la riqueza de especies se utilizó Chao 1, Chao 2, Jackknife 1 y 2. En total se recolectaron 4 138 arañas, se identificaron 33 familias y 150 especies de Araneomorphae, y dos familias y dos especies de Mygalomorphae. Cinco especies son nuevos registros para Argentina y 11 para la provincia de Corrientes. Araneidae fue la familia más abundante (39.8%, seguida por Salticidae (10.9%, Anyphaenidae (7.9%, Tetragnathidae (7.4%, Lycosidae (5.5%, y las restantes familias representaron menos del 5% de la captura total. El gremio de arañas tejedoras de telas orbiculares fue el de mayor abundancia y riqueza de especies. Entre las unidades ambientales, la mayor abundancia, riqueza y diversidad se verificó en el bosque de Colonia Pellegrini y en el pastizal de Paraje Galarza. La diversidad a fue alta, representó el 89% de la diversidad gamma, y la diversidad ß constituyó el 11% restante. Según los diferentes índices se capturó entre el 67% y el 97% de las especies que están presentes en la Reserva.Composition of the Araneae (Arachnida fauna of the provincial Iberá Reserve, Corrientes, Argentina. A survey of the spider community composition and diversity was carried out in grasslands and woods in three localities: Colonia Pellegrini, Paraje Galarza and Estancia Rincón (iberá province Reserve. Pit fall

  8. Impacts of forest management on runoff and erosion

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    2009-01-01

    In a parallel study, ten small watersheds (about 5 ha) were installed in the Priest River Experimental Forest (PREF) in northern Idaho, and another ten were installed in the Boise Basin Experimental Forest (BBEF) in central Idaho. The long-term objective of the study is to compare the effects of different forest management activities on runoff and...

  9. Actividad contra Leishmania sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae de plantas en una Reserva Biológica de Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una enfermedad muy importante para el ser humano pero su tratamiento es bastante difícil. Por esta razón muchos investigadores han venido buscando plantas que contengan componentes químicos activos contra esta parasitosis. En Costa Rica no se tienen estudios al respecto y por eso el objetivo de este estudio fue la búsqueda de componentes activos contra Leishmania sp. en plantas de Costa Rica; 67 especies de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB fueron seleccionadas para realizar este trabajo. Para ello se prepararon extractos crudos hidro-alcohólicos de material fresco o desecado de raíz, tallo, hojas maduras o tiernas, flores y frutos inmaduros o maduros. Usando pruebas presuntivas y luego específicas, se analizó el efecto de tales extractos sobre una cepa de Leishmania (OCR. Se consideraron plantas promisorias solamente aquellas en que al menos una de sus partes presentara un CI50<100µg/mL. Las plantas seleccionadas fueron: Bocconia frutescens, Clematis dioica,Cordia megalantha, Eugenia austin-smithii, Guarea bullata, Guateria tonduzii, Mikania holwayana, Nectandra membranacea,Neurolaena lobata, Persea povedae, Piper auritum, Rollinia pittieri, Solanum arboreum, Tetrorchidium euryphyllum, Witheringia solanacea y Zanthoxylum juniperinum. Existió una ligera tendencia de positividad mayor para los extractos frescos y la actividad se presentó en una y hasta más de cuatro partes de la planta. La mayoría de los extractos activos no fueron tóxicos. Se discute la importancia de estos nuevos hallazgos, en relación con el nuevo conocimiento científico y su proyección en el tratamiento de la leishmaniosis.

  10. EVALUACIÓN DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL FORMAL "AULA AL AIRE LIBRE", RESERVA LOS COYOTES

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    María Gabriela Hernández Chaves

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra la evaluación realizada al programa “Aula al Aire Libre” de la Reserva Los Coyotes (Mata de Plátano, Goicoechea, en San José, Costa Rica, con el fin de presentarlo como una metodología innovadora y efectiva para la educación formal. Durante el 2010, se e valuó el nivel de conocimiento de los estudiantes participantes (n= 1085 antes y después del trabajo de campo utilizando pruebas cortas . El análisis de los resultados indicó que el momento de la prueba (antes/después tiene un efecto significativo en la nota obtenida; es decir, como consecuencia de su trabajo en Los Coyotes la cantidad de respuestas correctas aumentó de manera significativa. Para comparar la eficiencia de esta metodología con la del sistema tradicional de enseñanza, las evaluaciones post-visita fueron también administradas a un grupo control (n=498. Los resultados revelaron que los estudiantes participantes tienen un mejor manejo de los temas en cuestión que los estudiantes del grupo control. Además se aplicaron encuestas a los estudiantes y docentes de las escuelas participantes; tanto docentes como estudiantes mostraron altos niveles de satisfacción y consideraron el programa como una herramienta eficiente en la enseñanza de los contenidos formales. La encuesta además permitió identificar las fortalezas y debilidades del programa, dando así al personal de Los Coyotes información importante para reformular y mejorar la práctica.

  11. EVALUACIÓN PARTICIPATIVA DE LA DEGRADACIÓN DEL SUELO EN LA RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA MAPIMÍ

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    Heberto Ramírez-Carballo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La evaluación de la degradación del suelo es importante en la implementación de acciones de restauración, ya que permite identificar áreas prioritarias para su atención. Sin embargo, los métodos comunes de evaluación excluyen la participación de los propietarios de tierras, a pesar de que son quienes realmente toman las decisiones de uso y manejo de este recurso. El objetivo de este estudio fue generar información que sustentara la toma de decisiones para la implementación de acciones de restauración de suelo. Se aplicó una metodología participativa para la caracterización de áreas degradadas en cinco predios ganaderos de la Reserva de la Biosfera Mapimí. Los resultados indican que el 52 % de los 275 sitios evaluados, muestran una condición de regular a prioritaria para su restauración. El principal indicador físico de susceptibilidad a la erosión del suelo fue la cobertura vegetal, la cual está siendo afectada por la elevada carga animal concentrada en áreas de sacrificio por abrevadero (2,802 hectáreas por abrevadero. En el uso de metodologías de investigación-acción para las condiciones sociales, físicas y económicas del área natural protegida, es factible la planeación participativa en la restauración de suelos por erosión.

  12. PRODUCCIÓN DE HOJARASCA DE UN BOSQUE DE NIEBLA EN LA RESERVA NATURAL LA PLANADA (NARIÑO, COLOMBIA

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    L. Vargas-Parra

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó la producción de hojarasca total, de fracciones y del menor nivel taxonómico posible de identificación de hojas en cuatro áreas de 1 ha, en el bosque de niebla de la Reserva Natural La Planaday, esta producción se relacionó con la precipitación, temperatura y humedad relativa ambiental. La producción de hojarasca se cuantificó mensualmente entre junio y noviembre de 2002, mediante la instalación de colectores distribuidos aleatoriamente en cada una de las áreas. El material colectado mensualmente se separó en hojas, ramas, partes reproductivas, epífitas y fragmentos no identificados, a cada una de las cuales se determinó su aporte en biomasa. La producción de hojarasca total estuvo dentro del rango de otros bosques montanos (7831 g/ha. Las hojas aportaron 74,4%, las ramas 10,8%, partes reproductivas 10,6%, epífitas 3,6% y fragmentos no identificados 0,6%. Las hojas se identificaron hasta el nivel de familia o género. El género que más aportó fue Clusia (40,5%. Se encontró que a mayorhumedad relativa ambiental y temperatura, menor producción en los tres niveles de hojarasca. Una mayor precipitación se relacionó con una mayor producción de fracciones, familias y géneros de hojarasca. Se sugiere realizar trabajos a largo plazo corroborando la productividad estimada con las relaciones en precipitación y humedad.

  13. Impactos socio-territoriales: Puerto Iguazú y Reserva Iriapú, 600 hectáreas. Misiones, Argentina

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    Rebeca Osorio González

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión teórica y analítica sobre la ciudad turística de Puerto Iguazú y su área periurbana, "Reserva Iriapú Parque Nacional en Misiones Argentina. En esta área se albergan comunidades nativas de guaraníes, que han sufrido modificaciones sociales en su espacio geográfico a partir del 2003, periodo en el cual los flujos de capital internacional aumentaron y las políticas públicas turísticas se consolidaron hacia procesos de internacionalización. En este contexto, el objetivo de la presente investigación se enfoca en identificar cuáles han sido los impactos socio-territoriales en el área de amortiguación, ocasionados por la actividad turística. Para ello se analizaron una diversidad de documentos (informes, planes de desarrollo, datos estadísticos de Organismos Gubernamentales, consultoras privadas e informes académicos así como primeros acercamientos de campo al área de estudio, lo que permitió hacer una recopilación de datos y testimonios que abonaron a la revisión teórica y analítica. Donde las conclusiones muestran que las políticas turísticas y territoriales provinciales lejos de propiciar un desarrollo justo y equilibrado para las comunidades nativas, terminan por aumentar los niveles de desigualdad social y profundizar la polarización socio-territorial, disminuyendo a la vez la participación ciudadana.

  14. The evaluation, certification and approbation of oil and gas reserves in Mexico; facts and performance; Sistema de estimacion, certificacion y aprobacion de reservas de hidrocarburos en Mexico; analisis de desempeno

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    Rodriguez-Padilla, Victor [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: energia123@hotmail.com

    2013-07-15

    The evaluation, certification, approval and disclosure system of reserves applied in Mexico since 2010 aims to replicate the best practices of the international oil industry. It has gained rigor, simplicity, truthfulness and transparency, however its performance has been unequal: it has achieved to provide more certitude over the proved reserves but it has failed to dissipate the uncertainty over the probable and possible reserves. [Spanish] El sistema de evaluacion, certificacion y aprobacion de reservas aplicado en Mexico desde 2010 busca reproducir las mejores practicas de la industria petrolera internacional. Ha ganado en rigor, sencillez, veracidad y transparencia, sin embargo, su desempeno ha sido desigual, pues ha logrado brindar mayor certeza sobre las reservas probadas, pero no ha podido disipar la incertidumbre sobre las reservas probables y posibles.

  15. Clave interactiva para los géneros de la familia Asteraceae (Compositae presentes en la reserva municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Gómez Juan Carlos

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    Full Text Available En el trabajo científico y práctico con plantas, identificar las especies es fundamental. Esta identificación se realiza con el uso de claves, las cuales proporcionan la identidad correcta de una especie a través de un proceso de eliminación por contraste. En este trabajo se planteó elaborar una clave interactiva para los géneros de la familia Asteraceae (Compositae reportados en la Reserva Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia, como herramienta para el reconocimiento de la flora local. Se obtuvo una clave interactiva en formato DELTA para los 31 géneros de la familia Asteraceae registrados en la reserva, con un listado de 173 caracteres diagnósticos para la familia, que engloban la variabilidad de las 57 especies estudiadas. Además, fue ilustrada con fotografías y dibujos de las especies y de los caracteres para facilitar el proceso de identificación, y se preparó para ser publicada en Internet de manera que pueda ser utilizada desde la red o quemada en un CD sin necesidad de conexión. La clave demostró ser eficiente para identificar los géneros de
    Asteraceae presentes en la reserva, utilizando solamente los caracteres de tipo vegetativo, con escaso uso de los caracteres de inflorescencia, y nulo requerimiento de caracteres florales. Esto es un resultado asombroso y no esperado para la familia Asteraceae, cuyas claves tradicionales requieren, desde el comienzo caracteres reproductivos. Es posible apreciar así la alta efectividad de la clave y la gran utilidad del programa DELTA.

  16. Chave de identificação para as espécies de Dicotiledôneas arbóreas da Reserva Biológica do Tinguá, RJ, com base em caracteres vegetativos Identification key of the most common woody Dicotyledons from the Tinguá Biological Reserve (State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based on vegetative characters

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    Denise Monte Braz

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available A Reserva Biológica do Tinguá abrange parte dos municípios de Nova Iguaçu, Duque de Caxias, Miguel Pereira e Petrópolis, localizados na região centro-oeste do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, apresentando vegetação predominantemente florestal que integra o complexo vegetacional Mata Atlântica. Embora situada próxima à área urbana, a Reserva do Tinguá apresenta desmatamento quase nulo e grande riqueza florística. Dentre os projetos realizados como parte do programa Linhas de Pesquisa em Mata Atlântica - CNPq, desenvolvida pelo Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, foi elaborada a chave para a identificação das espécies arbóreas, tendo como base características morfológicas vegetativas, tais como a filotaxia e forma das folhas, presença ou ausência de estípulas, exsudado, lenticelas, indumento e glândulas. A chave apresentada consta de 109 espécies, distribuídas em 35 famílias botânicas.The Tinguá Biological Reserve is located within the boundaries of the municipalitiesof Nova Iguaçu, Duque de Caxias, Miguel Pereira, and Petrópolis, in the central-western region of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Its vegetation is mainly formed by forests belonging to the Atlantic Rain Forest Complex. Although located close to urban areas, the Tinguá Reserve has suffered little deforestation which is assured by its species richness. As one of the several projects for the Reserve, developed by the Botany Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, an identification key of the woody Dicotyledons is presented, using morphological vegetative characters such as phyllotaxy, leaf shape, stipules, exsudates, lenticells, indument, and glands. A total of 109 species can be identified, belonging to 35 families.

  17. Aceptación de políticas de conservación ambiental: el caso de la Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca

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    Ludger Brenner

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza, con base en el ejemplo de la Reserva de las Biosfera Mariposa Monarca, las razones de los resultados de las iniciativas para promover la aceptación de políticas públicas de conservación ambiental. Se describen los problemas y se ofrece un marco de análisis de los conflictos entre los actores interesados en los recursos naturales. Finalmente se presenta la evaluación de dos intentos por establecer plataformas de coordinación y negociación.

  18. Initial studies of integrated resources planning for the Sustainable Development Reserve Mamiraua; Estudos iniciais de planejamento integrado para a RDSM (Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel de Mamiraua)

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    Gimenes, Andre Luiz Veiga; Udaeta, Miguel Edgar Morales; Burani, Geraldo Francisco; Galvao, Luiz Claudio Ribeiro [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Energia e Automacao Eletricas. Grupo de Energia], e-mail: udaeta@pea.usp.br

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    This study evaluates the energy strategies for the Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel Mamiraua (RDSM) through a prior analysis of Integrated Resource Planning. Therefore, the following steps were executed: raising the possibilities for electricity generation in RDSM; general characterization of the uses of electric power in communities to a scaling of the total needs of energy; classification of the options found and determining the technologies that suit the region. The Integrated Resource Planning proposal to RDSM intends to test its validity in a real case, in a context where traditional planning has been ineffective, confirming the need for planning in remote areas and lack of infrastructure and electricity. (author)

  19. Proposição de uma reserva anatomofuncional, no canal raquidiano, como fator interferente na fisiopatologia das lombalgias e lombociatalgias mecânico-degenerativas

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    Cecin H.A.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Testar a hipótese de uma reserva anatomofuncional no canal raquidiano que explique as elevadas prevalências de alterações radiológicas na coluna lombar de indivíduos assintomáticos, as diferentes formas de apresentação clínica das lombalgias e lombociatalgias mecânico-degenerativas e as discrepâncias na sua prevalência. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS. Dois grupos de pessoas foram submetidos à tomografia axial computadorizada. Um era de 27 pacientes com lombalgia e/ou lombociatalgia. O outro, de controles pareados, era de 27 indivíduos assintomáticos. Em ambos os grupos, foram medidas as áreas do canal ósseo, do saco dural, a distância interfacetária e a profundidade dos recessos laterais. RESULTADOS. Os assintomáticos tinham canais raquidianos mais amplos que o de pacientes agudos e crônicos. As variáveis, cujas comparações foram responsáveis por essas diferenças estatisticamente significantes nos crônicos, foram as áreas do canal ósseo em L3-L4, L4-L5, as áreas do saco dural em L4-L5, L5-S1 e a profundidade dos recessos laterais em L4-L5; e nos agudos: a área do canal ósseo em L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1, área do saco dural em L4-L5, L5-S1, o diâmetro sagital em L5-S1 e a profundidade do recesso lateral direito em L4-L5. CONCLUSÕES. As alterações radiológicas e ausência de sintomas no grupo-controle foram atribuídas a uma maior reserva anatomofuncional no canal raquidiano; a existência de casos agudos e crônicos, a uma reserva menor. Esta reserva, maior ou menor, seria um "fator segurança" que se distribuiria diferencialmente em assintomáticos, agudos e crônicos, e seria o elemento capaz de influenciar a prevalência, a presença ou ausência de dor lombar em indivíduos com alterações radiológicas.

  20. Mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo, México

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    Carmen Pozo de la Tijera; José Enrique Escobedo Cabrera

    1999-01-01

    Con base en el muestreo de siete localidades y una extensa revisión bibliográfica, se obtuvo la lista de especies de mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an estado de Quintana Roo, México. Durante 57 días de campo, se utilizaron trampas Sherman, Tomahawk, redes de niebla y escopetas, se registraron rastros y observaciones directas. Se registraron 70 especies, ocho órdenes, 22 familias y 57 géneros. Se encontraron seis especies como nuevos registros: Marmosa mexicana, M...

  1. Mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo, México

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    Pozo de la Tijera, Carmen; Escobedo Cabrera, José Enrique

    2015-01-01

    Con base en el muestreo de siete localidades y una extensa revisión bibliográfica, se obtuvo la lista de especies de mamíferos terrestres de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an estado de Quintana Roo, México. Durante 57 días de campo, se utilizaron trampas Sherman, Tomahawk, redes de niebla y escopetas, se registraron rastros y observaciones directas. Se registraron 70 especies, ocho órdenes, 22 familias y 57 géneros. Se encontraron seis especies como nuevos registros: Marmosa mexicana, M...

  2. Análisis de la calidad de las aguas de las fuentes de abasto de reserva para situaciones de desastres del municipio colón.

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    María del Pilar Almeida Galban

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo persiguió como objetivo caracterizar y evaluar la calidad sanitaria de las fuentes de abasto de reservas de agua del municipio Colón para situaciones de desastres. Para realizar la caracterización físico-química y bacteriológica se emplearon los procedimientos analíticos que se establecen en Los Métodos Normalizados para el Análisis de Aguas y Aguas Residuales y en las Normas Cubanas NC 93-01-128, 1988 y NC 443...

  3. Situação das áreas de reserva legal e proteção dos recursos naturais em assentamentos rurais da Mata Meridional pernambucana

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    Guedes, Marilourdes Vieira; Silva, Marlene Maria da

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    A implantação de assentamentos rurais impacta o entorno socioeconômico e ecológico onde se localizam, bem como o manejo dos recursos naturais locais, como expressão de uma das múltiplas funções que a agricultura familiar pode desempenhar. As atividades desenvolvidas por essas famílias podem estar limitadas ou não por áreas de cobertura florestal, a exemplo da área de Reserva Legal (RL), prevista no Código Florestal Brasileiro e que desempenha importante papel na preservação de ...

  4. Modelação da Distribuição Espacial Potencial do Elefante Africano (Loxodonta africana, Blumenbach) na Reserva Especial de Maputo, Moçambique

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    Neto, Dora; Ntumi, Cornélio; Barreiros, João P.; Teixeira, Patrícia; Matos, João

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    V Conferência Nacional de Cartografia e Geodesia, Centro de Congressos do Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa, Portugal, 19 a 20 de Abril de 2007. Nesta comunicação apresenta-se uma abordagem ao problema da modelação da distribuição espacial de espécies selvagens, aplicada ao caso específico do elefante africano. O objectivo é obter empiricamente um mapa da distribuição potencial do Elefante africano na Reserva Especial de Maputo (REM); integrando para esse fim métodos estatís...

  5. Host specificity and experimental assessment of the early establishment of the mistletoe Phoradendron crassifolium (Pohl ex DC. Eichler (Santalaceae in a fragment of Atlantic Forest in southeast Brazil

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    Patrícia Aparecida Messias

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Mistletoe establishment relies heavily on a seed reaching a proper host plant. Small frugivorous birds usually disperse large numbers of mistletoe seeds. However, in the field, mistletoes are absent from some potential available hosts. We investigated whether the mistletoe Phoradendron crassifolium has some preferences for specific host trees in a fragment of Atlantic Forest in southeast Brazil. We surveyed 397 tree individuals of 50 species within 25 families. Seven of those species (14% bore P. crassifolium infections. Although prevalence at the individual level was low (11.6%, there were marked deviations in infection levels among species and families. Most (87% of the infections (40 of 46 occurred in species belonging to the families Anacardiaceae (Lithraea molleoides and Tapirira guianensis and Siparunaceae (Siparuna guianensis, which nevertheless accounted for only 26% of the potential individual hosts (103 of 397. We also performed an experiment simulating bird behavior. We inoculated 480 mistletoe seeds to the bark of four potential hosts in field, following the fate of the seeds for five months. No differences in host preference were observed. The low specificity detected at the local level was confirmed by a survey of exsiccata collected over the geographical distribution of the mistletoe, suggesting that P. crassifolium prevalence is more dependent on dispersal limitation than on mistletoe-host compatibility.

  6. NPP Tropical Forest: Luquillo, Puerto Rico, 1963-1994

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: Productivity of lower montane tropical forest at various study sites within the Luquillo Experimental Forest, eastern Puerto Rico from 1963 to present

  7. Forest border has rose; Skoggrensen har hevet seg

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    Gran, Jorunn

    2009-07-01

    The forest in Hirkjoelen experimental area grows better than ever. This has consequences for the assembly of species in the area. At the same time it tells about the forests ability to bind CO{sub 2}. (AG)

  8. Forest drainage

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    R.W. Skaggs; S. Tian; G.M. Chescheir; Devendra Amatya; M.A. Youssef

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    Most of the world's 4030 million ha of forested lands are situated on hilly, mountainous or well-drained upland landscapes where improved drainage is not needed. However, there are millions of hectares of poorly drained forested lands where excessively wet soil conditions limit tree growth and access for harvesting and other management activities. Improved or...

  9. Forest resources of the Gila National Forest

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    John D. Shaw

    2008-01-01

    The Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis (IWFIA) program of the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, as part of its national Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) duties, conducted forest resource inventories of the Southwestern Region (Region 3) National Forests. This report presents highlights of the Gila National Forest 1994 inventory including...

  10. Caracterización preliminar de la lepidopterofauna (insecta: rophalocera presente en la reserva privada: refugio del oso de anteojos (Calvario –Meta, Colombia

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    Ruth Castillo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Ubicada en el piedemonte de la cordillera Oriental, la reserva privada: Refugio del Oso de Anteojos, se encuentra sujeta a presión antrópicalocal representada por deforestación, quemas,pastoreo y caza de fauna silvestre. Por tanto, es necesario conocer el estado de conservación de algunas áreas mediante el empleo de organismos bioindicadores como los Lepidopteros (Rhopalocera. Los muestreos se realizaron en los meses de mayo, junio, julio y septiembre de 2008, en cuatro zonas características de la reserva. Los ejemplares se recolectaron mediante una red entomológica, en recorridos lineales, a través de los transectos. Se realizaron análisis de representatividad, diversidad alfa y diversidad beta. En total se reunieron 78 individuos pertenecientes a3 familias, 12 subfamilias, 29 géneros y 40 especies.La familia Nymphalidae presentó mayor riqueza con 32 variedades, de las cuales 26 pertenecen a la subfamilia Heliconiinae, 20 aIthomiinae, 9 a Nymphalinae, 7 a Satyrinae y el porcentaje restante distribuido en Biblidinae, Charaxinae y Morphinae. La mayor diversidad de mariposas (27 especies se encontró en la zona de amortiguación. Igualmente, se identificó que no hay coincidencia de especies entre zonas. Hasta el momento, este estudio constituye el primer acercamiento a un listado preliminar de los lepidópteros del lugar seleccionado con fines investigativos.

  11. RELACIONES SOCIOAMBIENTALES ENTRE COMUNIDADES Y ÁREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS. RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA CALAKMUL: ENTRE EL CONFLICTO Y LA CONSERVACIÓN.

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    Mauricio Sosa-Montes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul (RBC se ha generado una relación de conflicto entre las comunidades y la Dirección de la Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul (DRBC, porque las relaciones se rigen por un principio en el que la lógica del manejo ambiental subordina a la lógica de quienes han usufructuado los recursos en la región y se manifiesta en restricciones de uso del suelo y actividades productivas. Así, el objetivo de esta investigación fue encontrar las causas principales de dicho conflicto. Para el análisis de las relaciones conflictivas, se usaron indicadores cualitativos que surgieron directamente de la información obtenida mediante la aplicación de cuestionarios estructurados, entrevistas a profundidad y de observación directa. Y para comprobar la validez del análisis cualitativo, se aplicaron dos métodos estadísticos: coeficiente de correlación y componentes principales. Se encontró que el conflicto se debe a que los productores o comunidades rurales no participan en los procesos de planeación y de toma, ejecución y evaluación de las decisiones relacionadas con las acciones que lleva a cabo la DRBC en el área de la RBC.

  12. A RESERVA LEGAL DO PARANÁ E OS DESAFIOS À SUA IMPLANTAÇÃO: UM ESTUDO SOBRE OS PRODUTORES RURAIS NO MUNICÍPIO DE PARANACITY - PR

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    Alba Regina Azevedo Arana

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho procura discutir a Reserva Legal (RL no estado do Paraná, apresentando os aspectos que dificultam sua implantação, especialmente junto aos produtores rurais no município de Paranacity. A legislação obriga o produtor rural a recompor e/ou preservar 20% de suas propriedades como Reserva Florestal Legal. Tal obrigação, de maneira geral, não é bem vista pelos proprietários devido ao fato de que, aparentemente, torna improdutiva uma parcela significativa de suas áreas. O estudo procurou mostrar os diversos argumentos favoráveis e contrários à implantação da RL em 20% da propriedade rural. A metodologia utilizada recaiu numa pesquisa aplicada junto aos produtores rurais do município. Por meio da pesquisa de campo, verificou-se que os produtores rurais têm consciência da importância da implantação da RL, contudo, temem os impactos imediatos no sistema produtivo.

  13. Utilization and processing of forest energy. Part 4. Experimental study of wood pelletization. [Other reports of the project are VTT-POV--36, VTT-POV--37 and VTT-POV--38

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    Kytoe, M.; Aeijaelae, M.

    1981-11-01

    The aim of this experimental study was to complete and check information material on requirements set on the raw material and the test equipment for pelletizing wood. The tests were carried out mainly on a plane matrice machine, the capacity of which was about 100 kg/h for wood. The preliminary experiments were carried out by briquetting different kinds of raw material in a hydraulic press and by pelletizing sawdust on a small ring matrice machine (capacity about 10 kg/h). A test run was also carried out on a fairly large pelletizing line. Different kinds of sawdust and dusts ground from forest waste chips and willow chips were used as test materials. The pellets produced from energy willow containing bark and from forest waste were harder than those made from saw dust. The pelletization result improved when bark was added to the saw dust. The best results were achieved by adding 15-40% bark. The pelletization of wood dusts succeeded best at 15-20% moisture content of the raw material. The moisture content of peat may vary in considerably wider limits. A matrice with straight holes was most applicable to wood pelletizing; the ratio of hole diameter and length was 0.20-0.25. The minimum consumption of energy was about 60 kWh/t in wood pelletization. This is about 1-2% of the calorific value of wood pellets. The bulk density of the pellets varied from 600 to 700 kg/m/sup 3/ and the solid volume from 110 to 1500 kg/m/sup 3/. The moisture content of wood pellets is usually 8-15%, when the calorific value is about 17 MJ/kg. The weather resistance of wood pellets is rather poor.

  14. Revisión de los estudios de avifauna en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai.

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    Arizaga, J.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai (RBU es uno de los espacios naturales protegidos más importantes del País Vasco. Históricamente, la importancia de Urdaibai para las aves ha potenciado el desarrollo de diversos estudios de avifauna en la zona. No existe, hasta la fecha, una revisión que facilite tener un punto de vista global sobre lo que se ha publicado, identificando lo que ya se conoce bien, así como los déficits de conocimiento que deberían ser subsanados en el futuro o la identificación de oportunidades de investigación en el ámbito de la avifauna. El objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión de los estudios de avifauna llevados a cabo hasta ahora en la RBU. Se analiza el periodo 1960-2012. El número de estudios de avifauna en la RBU asciende a 86, de los que un 51,2% (44 lo son en forma de artículo científico, un 37,2% (32 de informes, un 9,3% (8 de libros y un 2,3% (2 de tesis (de las que únicamente una es doctoral. Se publican en promedio 1,6 trabajos por año, si bien esta tasa se ha incrementado en los últimos años pasando de 0,1 en la década de 1960 a 5,0 en la década actual. En cuanto a la temática, globalmente, el 30,3% de la literatura se centra en la distribución y estimación de tamaño de población de distintas especies. Le siguen los estudios que analizan aspectos de biogeografía y comunidades o ensamblados (25,8%, así como los estudios sobre ecología migratoria (24,7%. Al considerar grupos de especies, destacan los estudios que se centran en la avifauna acuática (65,1%. Por otro lado, son mayoritarios los estudios que tratan exclusivamente la RBU (n = 52 frente a los que incluyen muestras más allá del ámbito geográfico de la RBU (n = 34.

  15. RIQUEZA Y ABUNDANCIA DE HESPERIOIDEA Y PAPILIONOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA EN LA RESERVA NATURAL LAS DELICIAS, SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA, COLOMBIA

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    MARÍA A. VARGAS-ZAPATA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las formaciones de bosque seco tropical secundario que se encuentran en las estribaciones de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, albergan una fauna representativa de lepidópteros. Este grupo es usado ampliamente como bioindicador del estado de conservación de bosques, por su sensibilidad a la intervención y especificidad en el uso de recursos. En el presente estudio se evaluaron la variación de la riqueza y abundancia de las mariposas Papilionoidea y Hesperioidea en la reserva natural Las Delicias. Se seleccionaron dos sitios de muestreo con grados de intervención diferentes, ubicados a 200 msnm y entre los 400 y 550 msnm. Se realizaron cuatro faenas de registro y capturas, de abril a julio de 2008; se utilizaron dos redes entomológicas, con un esfuerzo muestral de 16 horas por faenas y 10 trampas van Someren- Rydon cebadas con macerado de frutas y calamar. Se capturaron 432 adultos que corresponden a 52 géneros y 66 especies. La familia Nymphalidae presentó mayor riqueza (42 y abundancia (250, destacándose la especie sombrófila Mechanitis lysimnia (Fabricius, 1793 con 41 ejemplares, la cual es común en bosques con amplia cobertura vegetal. El sitio 2, presentó mayor riqueza (48 y abundancia (236; que coincide con el espacio donde se presenta la cobertura arbórea más amplia y mayor variación en la estratificación vertical. Además, en este lugar la presencia del recurso hídrico fue permanente durante los muestreos. Con el aumento de las lluvias en junio y julio, se observaron mayor floración y fructificación de la vegetación en la zona; aumentando la disponibilidad de recursos y por consiguiente, una mayor riqueza y abundancia de Papilionoidea y Hesperioidea en el área de estudio.

  16. RIQUEZA Y ABUNDANCIA DE HESPEREOIDEA Y PAPILIONOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA EN LA RESERVA NATURAL LAS DELICIAS, SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA, COLOMBIA.

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Las formaciones de bosque seco tropical secundario que se encuentran en las estribaciones de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, albergan una fauna representativa de lepidópteros. Este grupo es usado ampliamente como bioindicador del estado de conservación de bosques, por su sensibilidad a la intervención y especificidad en el uso de recursos. En el presente estudio se evaluó la variación de la riqueza y abundancia de las mariposas Papilionoidea y Hespereoidea en la reserva natural Las Delicias. Se seleccionaron dos sitios de muestreo con diferentes grados de intervención, ubicados a 200 msnm y entre los 400 y 550 msnm. Se realizaron cuatro faenas de registro y capturas, de abril a julio de 2008; se utilizaron dos redes entomológicas, con un esfuerzo muestral de 16 horas por faenas y 10 trampas Van Someren- Rydon cebadas con macerado de frutas y calamar. Se capturaron 432 adultos que corresponden a géneros y 66 especies. La familia Nymphalidae presentó mayor riqueza (42 y abundancia (250, destacándose la especie sombrófila Mechanitis lysimnia Fabricius (año con 41 ejemplares, la cual es común en bosques con amplia cobertura vegetal .El sitio 2, presentó mayor riqueza (48 y abundancia (236; que coincide con el espacio donde se presenta la cobertura arbórea más amplia y mayor variación en la estratificación vertical. Además, en este lugar la presencia del recurso hídrico fue permanente durante los muestreos. Con el aumento de las lluvias en junio y julio, se observó una mayor floración y fructificación de la vegetación en la zona; aumentando la disponibilidad de recursos y por consiguiente, una mayor riqueza y abundancia de Papilionoidea y Hespereoidea en el área de estudio.

  17. Reserva endocrina ovárica en mujeres con falla ovárica prematura Endocrine ovarian reserve in women with premature ovarian failure

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron 19 mujeres con falla ovárica prematura que acudieron a consulta por amenorrea secundaria hipergonadotrópica, para determinar en ellas la existencia de algún grado de reserva endocrina ovárica. Se confeccionó historia clínica minuciosa y exámenes complementarios para definir la causa. Se determinaron los niveles basales de hormona folículo estimulante (FSH, luteinizante (LH, estradiol (E2, prolactina (Prl y tirotropina (TSH. Se determinó también reserva ovárica esteroidea mediante la prueba dinámica de inhibición hipofisaria de gonadotropinas (Gn con etinilestradiol y, posteriormente, se estimuló con hormona gonadotrópica menopáusica (HMG, y se determinaron los niveles basales de FSH, LH, E2, testosterona (T y androstenediona (A'd, durante la inhibición y posterior al estímulo con HMG. Se halló que los niveles basales medios de FSH fueron más altos que los LH; los de E2 fueron bajos y la Prl fue normal al analizarlas como grupo. El nivel medio de E2 basal fue bajo y no hubo aumento en los niveles medios del mismo posterior al estímulo con HMG. Los niveles medios basales de T fueron normales a diferencia de la A'd que fue baja, no se obtuvo aumento de los mismos posestímulo al analizarlas como grupo. Se comprobó que el 52,6 % de estas pacientes mantienen reserva ovárica estrogénica, mientras que sólo el 20 %, aproximadamente mantiene reserva androgénica. No hubo diferencias importantes en los resultados de la prueba dinámica al dividir a las pacientes en 2 grupos, según la edad cronológica, tiempo de amenorrea y causa de la FOP, excepto que solamente se halló reserva de T en las de causa idiopática, lo cual no se observó en las de causa inmunológica.19 women with premature ovarian failure that were seen at the physician's office due to secondary hypergonadotropic amenorrhea were studied to determine the existence of some degree of ovarian endocrine reserve. A detailed medical history was taken and

  18. Reproductive and population parameters of Thais chocolata (Duclos, 1832) (Gastropoda, Thaididae) in La Rinconada marine reserve, Antofagasta, Chile/ Parametros reproductivos y poblacionales de Thais chocolata (Duclos, 1832) (Gastropoda, Thaididae), en la reserva marina La Rinconada, Antofagasta, Chile

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    ... Aulacomya ater, Tagelus dombeii, y el caracol carnivoro Thais chocolata (Ortiz et al., 2009a). Estudios recientes han demostrado que el area de la reserva marina que ocupa una superficie de 350 ha, esta sujeta a flujos alternados de corriente que resultan en una corriente predominante dirigida hacia el norte, pero que se encuentra con la barrera impues...

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    We review patterns and processes important for biodiversity in the Fennoscandian boreal forest, describe man`s past and present impact and outline a strategy for conservation. Natural disturbances, particularly forest fire and gap formation, create much of the structural and functional diversity in forest ecosystems. Several boreal plants and animals are adapted to fire regimes. In contrast, many organisms (epiphytic lichens, fungi, invertebrates) require stable conditions with long continuity in canopy cover. The highly mechanized and efficient Fennoscandian forest industry has developed during the last century. The result is that most natural forest has been lost and that several hundreds of species, mainly cryptograms and invertebrates, are threatened. The forestry is now in a transition from exploitation to sustainable production and has recently incorporated some measures to protect the environment. Programmes for maintaining biodiversity in the boreal forest should include at least three parts. First, the system of forest reserves must be significantly improved through protection of large representative ecosystems and key biotopes that host threatened species. Second, we must restore ecosystem properties that have been lost or altered. Natural disturbance regimes must be allowed to operate or be imitated, for example by artificial fire management. Stand-level management should particularly increase the amount of coarse woody debris, the number of old deciduous trees and large, old conifers, by using partial cutting. Third, natural variation should also be mimicked at the landscape level, for example, by reducing fragmentation and increasing links between landscape elements. Long-term experiments are required to evaluate the success of different management methods in maintaining biodiversity in the boreal forest. (au) 260 refs.

  20. Records of the giant-armadillo Priodontes maximus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae in the Atlantic Forest: are Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo the last strongholds of the species?

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    Full Text Available We report 20 records of Priodontes maximus (Kerr, 1792 collected between 1990 and 2009 in three nature reserves located in forested areas of southeastern Brazil within the Atlantic Forest biome. Seventeen records were collected in Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD, state of Minas Gerais, two in Reserva Biológica de Sooretama and one in Reserva Natural Vale, both located in the state of Espírito Santo. The records were burrows (n = 11, photographs from camera-traps (n = 6, sightings (n = 2 and carcass (n = 1. Given the higher number of records, the PERD seems to maintain the largest population among the three study areas. We searched the literature and found no other recent evidence of the species' presence in the Atlantic forest of Brazil. There are few Museum specimens and a general lack of information on the presence of the species in this biome as a whole. These facts suggest that the conservation status of the giant armadillo is extremely critical in the Atlantic Forest.

  1. Diversidad de aves rapaces diurnas en la Reserva de la Biosfera Selva El Ocote, Chiapas, México Diversity of diurnal raptors in the Biosphere Reserve Selva El Ocote, Chiapas, Mexico

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    José Raúl Vázquez-Pérez

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    Full Text Available La pérdida y degradación de ambientes naturales está afectando a grupos funcionales de gran relevancia, como las aves rapaces diurnas. En este estudio evaluamos la variación espacial de la diversidad de este grupo en la zona núcleo y de amortiguamiento de la Reserva de la Biosfera Selva El Ocote, por medio de puntos de conteo en transectos y puntos elevados. Registramos un total de 16 especies de aves rapaces diurnas, de las cuales 10 se encontraron en la zona núcleo, 14 en la zona de amortiguamiento, y 8 en ambas. Chondrohierax uncinatus y Buteogallus anthracinus fueron exclusivas de la zona núcleo, y 6 especies de la zona de amortiguamiento. Las más abundantes fueron Cathartes aura y Coragyps atratus, en puntos elevados en la zona núcleo, mientras que Micrastur ruficollis lo fue en puntos de conteo en la zona de amortiguamiento. Aunque en la zona núcleo se presentó menor número de especies, las estimaciones de diversidad y equitatividad fueron mayores que en la de amortiguamiento. Las altas tasas de deforestación serán determinantes en la distribución y diversidad de las aves rapaces diurnas de selva en la región.Environmental loss and degradation are negatively affecting important functional avian groups, such as diurnal raptors. We evaluated spatial variation of diversity in diurnal raptors in core and buffer zones in Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve using point counts and elevated points for observation. We recorded 16 diurnal raptor species, 10 in the core zone, 14 in the buffer zone, and 8 species occurred in both zones. Chondrohierax uncinatus and Buteogallus anthracinus were exclusive in the core zone and 6 species in the buffer zone. Cathartes aura and Coragyps atratus were the more abundant species in the core zone using point counts, and Micrastur ruficollis using point counts in the buffer zone. The diversity index showed that core zone had the higher values comparing with the buffer zone values. Although the core

  2. Evaluación de la reproducción sexual de Espeletia grandiflora VAR. Multiflora en la Reserva Forestal Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Jairo Sánchez Zambrano

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    fenología es diferente en relación con la que se presenta en lugares con mayor grado de conservación. Los resultados se compararon con los encontrados por Fagua (2002 en otro estudio realizado en el Páramo de Chingaza, lugar con mayor grado de conservación. Para el presente sitio de estudio se reportó un porcentaje de viabilidad menor, un índice de autoincompatibilidad mayor, una producción de semillas por planta menor y etapas fenológicas más cortas que en el Páramo de Chingaza. Las diferencias en el estado de conservación, la composición genética de E. grandiflora, y el clima entre los dos sitios, pueden explicar los diferentes resultados.

  3. Aves de rapina (Cathartiformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes e Falconiformes na Reserva Biológica das Perobas, Paraná, Brasil, e seu entorno

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    Willian Menq

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2015v28n4p145 Nas últimas décadas, o noroeste do Paraná sofreu uma drástica supressão e fragmentação de sua vegetação primária, restando atualmente pequenos e esparsos fragmentos florestais. Nessa perspectiva, este estudo teve por objetivos inventariar e analisar a assembleia de aves de rapina (Cathartiformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes e Falconiformes na Reserva Biológica das Perobas, uma unidade de conservação de 8.716 ha, a qual representa um dos últimos remanescentes com extensão significativa de Floresta Estacional Semidecidual no Paraná. Foi utilizado o método de contagem por pontos fixos, bem como pontos de escuta e playback, para amostrar as espécies de aves de rapina da reserva, entre junho de 2009 a janeiro de 2012, com esforço amostral total de 210 h. Ao todo, foram levantadas 25 espécies de rapinantes, valor que corresponde a 37% da riqueza conhecida para o Paraná. Entre os registros, três espécies merecem ser destacadas, Spizaetus melanoleucus, Asio flammeus e Strix virgata, listadas no atual Livro Vermelho da Fauna Ameaçada do Paraná e pouco documentadas na região. Cerca de 70% das espécies observadas apresentam hábitos associados a ambientes florestais, enquanto que 30% estão associadas a áreas abertas, como as pastagens e as terras de cultivo no entorno da floresta. Esses resultados reafirmam a importância dessa reserva para a conservação e manutenção de muitas espécies de aves, principalmente as raras e regionalmente ameaçadas de extinção.

  4. Recurrencia histórica de peces invasores en la Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de Huautla, México

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    Humberto Mejía-Mojica

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos de las especies invasoras en los ecosistemas nativos son variados, y estos se han vinculado con la desaparición o disminución de la fauna nativa, cambios en la estructura de la comunidad, modificación de los ecosistemas y como vectores de nuevas enfermedades y parásitos. El desarrollo del comercio de especies para uso ornamental ha contribuido significativamente a la importación e introducción de peces invasores en algunas áreas importantes para la conservación de la biodiversidad en México, pero la presencia de estas especies está escasamente documentada. En este estudio se analiza la comunidad de peces en la reserva de Biosfera Sierra de Huautla, registrando los cambios en la diversidad en los últimos 100 años. Con bases de datos de registros históricos y recientes colecciones para cinco sitios en el río Amacuzac, que cruza la zona de reserva de la Biosfera, se comparan los valores de similitud (índice de Jaccard entre cinco series de tiempo (1898-1901, 1945-1953, 1971-1980, 1994-1995 y 2008-2009, así mismo, obtuvimos los valores de similitud (Bray-Curtis entre los cinco sitios analizados. En total hemos reconocido 19 especies para el área, diez nativas y nueve no nativas, de las cuales tres están extirpadas para el área, los valores de similitud entre los primeros registros y los actuales son muy bajos (0.27, los principales cambios en la composición de la fauna se han producido en los últimos 20 años. Los valores de abundancia, diversidad y similitud entre los sitios de muestreo, indican el predominio de especies no nativas. Discutimos el papel del comercio de peces ornamentales de la región como la principal causa de introducción de invasoras en el ecosistema, y los posibles efectos negativos que han tenido al menos cuatro especies en la fauna nativa y el ecosistema (Oreochromis mossambicus, Amatitlania nigrofasciata, Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus y P. pardalis, se hace notar la ausencia de programas de

  5. Fitossociological inventory in a multistrata agroforestry system as a tool for legal reserve execution Levantamento fitossociológico comparativo entre sistema agroflorestal multiestrato e capoeiras como ferramenta para a execução da reserva legal

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    Luís Cláudio Maranhão Froufe

    2011-09-01

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    The legal reserve (RL is by the Brazilian Forest Code a portion of the total area of a farm where the use of the natural resources is to be done on a sustainable basis aiming the ecological processes, and biodiversity conservation and the shelter and protection of native fauna and flora.  The existence of RL has been criticized since its creation, specially by the allegation that it interferes on productive processes and
    for regarding the difficulties of its implantation. The multistrata agroforestry systems (AFS are widely accepted as a conservative management practice, even in Brazilian legislation, and it is an alternative technique for the  implantation of the RL. This work, carried altogether in small farms containing multistrata AFS and natural forests regeneration tracts (some of them already registered as RL showed that this AFS, although productive systems, hold similar number and diversity of species to the renenerating forest , satisfying the legal minimum requisites expected in RL and thus suitable to be used as a technology for recovering and managing the RL. Moreover, as its management is agroecological, it was observed the recolonization of several
    native species, corroborating the potential use of these AFS in ecological restiration processes. Those agroforestry systems, however, need additional silvicultural practices
    to improve forestry production and sustainability.

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    A reserva legal (RL, normatizada pelo Novo Código Florestal,  Lei 4.771/65, vem sendo alvo de críticas, desde sua criação,  sobretudo sob a alegação de que interfere nos processos   produtivos da propriedade rural e apresenta dificuldade na sua  execução. Os sistemas agroflorestais (SAF multiestrato são práticas de manejo conservacionista do solo já aceitos pela legislação brasileira como uma alternativa técnica para a execução da RL. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a

  6. Forest science in the South - 2002

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    Forest Science in the South includes the Southern Station's accomplishments, emerging research priorities, and products - journal articles, books, Station publications, presentations, and Web postings. This report details budget allocations, highlights collaborative research, includes a directory of research units and experimental forests, and summarizes...

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    This publication synthesizes the Southern Research Station's major accomplishments and research products during the period from October 2000 through September 2001, FY 01. Forest Science in the South presents emerging research priorities and highlights research work units and experimental forests, including collaborative research and budget...

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    Forest Science in the South includes the Southern Station's accomplishments, emerging research priorities, and products - journal articles, books, Station publications, presentations, and Web postings. This report details budget allocations, highlights collaborative research, includes a directory of research units and experimental forests, and summarizes...

  9. Mamíferos silvestres de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel en Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F. Wild mammals of Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico, D.F.

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    Yolanda Hortelano-Moncada

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un inventario de las especies de mamíferos que habitan en la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel (REPSA. Los datos se obtuvieron a partir de registros de colecciones científicas, de recolectas recientes en el área y de consultas en literatura especializada. Los resultados comprenden 628 registros acumulados desde 1943 y corresponden a 33 especies, agrupadas en 28 géneros, 15 familias y 6 órdenes de mamíferos. La ardilla gris (Sciurus aureogaster nigrescens y el ratón del altiplano (Peromyscus melanophrys melanophrys se registran por primera vez para la REPSA; asimismo, existen 2 registros que están publicados pero no listados en los inventarios previos a la reserva, el murciélago colorado, Lasiurus blossevillii teliotis, y el cuinique, Spermophilus adocetus adocetus; en las categorías de riesgo se encuentran como amenazadas 2 especies y 1 en la de protección especial, y hay 7 endémicas de México. La Reserva es uno de los últimos reductos de material genético de especies cuya localidad tipo se encuentra en la cuenca de México. El componente mastofaunístico de la zona es importante para el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad, por lo que el estudio y la protección de este ecosistema al interior de la ciudad de México debe continuarse.This paper documents the mammals from the Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel. Data were gathered from records in mammal collections, the specialized literature, and through collecting efforts in the area. Records spanning 1943 to the present document the presence of 33 species, 28 genera, 15 families, and 6 orders of mammals. One squirrel and one mouse (Sciurus aureogaster nigrescens, and Peromyscus m. melanophrys are reported for the first time for the reserve. Two addtional records have been previously published but have not been included in previous inventories for the reserve: the red bat, Lasiurus blossevillii teliotis and the cuinique, Spermophilus adocetus

  10. Crecimiento y estructura demográfica de Argopecten purpuratus en la Reserva Marina La Rinconada, Antofagasta, Chile

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    Full Text Available Se presentan los parámetros de crecimiento L∞ = 120.38 mm y K = 0.9668 para el banco de Argopecten purpuratus de la Reserva Marina La Rinconada (Antofagasta, Chile, obtenidos entre marzo de 2001 y mayo de 2003 usando métodos de marcaje y recaptura de ejemplares. La elevada recaptura de individuos marcados (60–80% indica baja mortalidad natural y una conducta sedentaria del recurso. Las evaluaciones anuales realizadas para estimar el tamaño del banco confirmaron tal conducta, encontrándose la mayoría de los individuos agregados en el centro, con densidades que variaron entre años de 9 a 14.8 ind m–2. La abundancia de ejemplares también mostró variabilidad interanual, con cifras de 10.1 × 106 en 2001, 8.2 × 106 en 2002 y 12.4 × 106 en 2003. Estas evaluaciones mostraron, además, una disminución en la talla media de la estructura demográfica del banco entre un año y otro, reduciéndose de 75.8 mm en 2001 a 62.1 mm en 2002 y a 51.7 mm en 2003. Esta disminución también ocurrió con el número de ejemplares mayores o iguales a la talla mínima legal (90 mm, reduciéndose de 2.6 × 106 ejemplares presentes en 2001 a 3.7 × 105 ejemplares en 2003. La aplicación de los parámetros de crecimiento sobre la estructura poblacional del banco entre 2002 y 2003 señaló la integración de una nueva clase anual de 6.5 × 106 de ejemplares en 2002 y de 11.2 × 106 de individuos en 2003. El descuento de estas cifras, del número total de ejemplares presentes en ambos años, demuestra una pérdida cercana a los 8.4 × 106 de ostiones en 2002 y de cerca de 7.0 × 106 de individuos en 2003. Estas pérdidas correspondieron a ejemplares con tallas superiores a los 60 mm, lo cual es corroborado con el análisis de la curva de captura realizado con el programa Fisat, cuyos resultados señalan una mortalidad Z = 2.15 en 2002 para el segmento de la población entre 67.5 y 115.5 mm, y Z = 3.08 en 2003 para el segmento de 64.3 a 112.5 mm. Los

  11. Recuperação de áreas de reserva legal: influência da densidade nos indicadores ambientais do plantio de Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel

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    NARDUCCI, Tainah Silva

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    A Reserva Legal é uma área localizada no interior das propriedades rurais, prevista no Código Florestal brasileiro, que deve ser protegida e apresentar coberta por vegetação natural, necessária à conservação, à proteção da fauna e flora e reabilitação dos processos ecológicos, além de servir como corredores ecológicos para o fluxo gênico das espécies. Muitas propriedades possuem estas áreas desmatadas, alteradas e em estágios avançados de degradação, tornando-se importante estu...

  12. A força dirigente dos direitos fundamentais sociais e a superação da reserva do possível

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    Pimenta, José Marcelo Barreto

    2013-01-01

    782 f. A presente dissertação visa tratar da construção denominada reserva do possível e a possibilidade de sua superação no ordenamento jurídico brasileiro, permeado que é pela força dirigente dos direitos fundamentais sociais. É sabido que a Constituição Federal de 1988, também chamada Carta Cidadã, em alusão à sua feição social, enquadrou uma série de direitos antes relegados à ordem social e econômica como autênticos direitos fundamentais: os chamados direitos fundamentais sociais, daí...

  13. Valor de existencia del servicio ecosistémico hidrológico en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra La Laguna, Baja California Sur, México

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    Ismael SÁNCHEZ BRITO

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En la Reserva la principal fuente de abastecimiento es el agua subterránea y debido al acelerado crecimiento en la región sur del estado se ha planteado la necesidad de extraer agua para fines de provisión lo cual ha superado la capacidad de recarga de los acuíferos conduciendo a un déficit hídrico. Por esta razón, el objetivo del presente trabajo fue calcular el valor de existencia que provee el servicio ecosistémico de captación de agua de lluvia que permite la recarga de los acuíferos por medio del método de valoración contingente. La disposición a pagar (DAP fue de 93 a 114 pesos.

  14. Hormônio anti-Mülleriano como preditor de reserva ovariana em pacientes lúpicas: uma revisão

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    Andrese Aline Gasparin

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    Full Text Available RESUMOO hormônio anti-Mülleriano (HAM é secretado a partir das células da granulosa dos folículos ovarianos em crescimento e parece ser o melhor marcador endócrino capaz de estimar a reserva ovariana. O lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES é uma doença autoimune que acomete predominantemente mulheres em idade reprodutiva e pode afetar negativamente sua fertilidade pela atividade da doença, bem como pelos tratamentos usados. Conhecer o real impacto do LES e de seu tratamento na fertilidade vem sendo o objetivo de estudos recentes, os quais têm usado o HAM para esse fim.

  15. Procesos organizativos, turismo y conservación en la reserva de la biósfera Ría Lagartos, Yucatán

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    Sofía Arenas Castillo

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la transformación de las prácticas organizativas e instituciones derivada del turismo de observación del flamenco americano (Phoenicopterus ruber y del establecimiento de la reserva de la biósfera Ría Lagartos (RBRL. Esto desde una perspectiva de la Acción colectiva en el uso y manejo de recursos de uso común. Esto se hace mediante un enfoque cuantitativo/cualitativo para analizar los efectos que la actividad turística genera en comunidades que habitan dentro de áreas naturales protegidas. Los resultados revelan un debilitamiento de las organizaciones locales al privilegiar la institucionalización impuesta por actores externos que ha originado nuevas problemáticas con consecuencias negativas para la conservación.

  16. Conocimiento tradicional mazahua de la herpetofauna: un estudio etnozoológico en la Reserva de la Biósfera Mariposa Monarca, México

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    Edmundo Sánchez Núñez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de la Reserva de la Biósfera Mariposa Monarca existen diversas comunidades indígenas que mantienen relaciones específicas con su entorno natural. En el presente documento se muestran los resultados de una aproximación concreta a la comunidad mazahua de Francisco Serrato, explorando principalmente las relaciones tradicionales establecidas con los anfibios y reptiles de la localidad. Se muestran diferentes aspectos acerca del conocimiento tradicional vigente, destacando aquéllos relativos a la anatomía, nomenclatura, biología, valores y mitos atribuidos a las distintas especies reconocidas. Fue evidente la identificación de catorce especies de anfibios y reptiles distribuidas en la zona. Finalmente, cabe señalar que 50% de tales especies registradas posee algún. estatus de protección de acuerdo con la normatividad mexicana en la materia.

  17. Evaluación rural participativa: uso de los recursos naturales en la reserva de la biosfera El Vizcaíno, BCS, México

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    Magdalena Lagunas-Vázquez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe la experiencia de investigación participativa donde se destaca la importancia de la vinculación entre los actores sociales (en este caso de áreas rurales protegidas, el sector académico y las organizaciones no gubernamentales. Se analizan los resultados de una evaluación rural participativa (ERP llevada a cabo en la Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno, BCS, México. Además de identificar lo que los actores sociales perciben como problemas y las formas en que proponen vías de solución, se logró obtener información acerca del uso de los recursos naturales por parte de los residentes de las comunidades y se formuló un plan comunitario de uso de los mismos.

  18. Mastofauna terrestre da Reserva Biológica Estadual do Sassafrás, Doutor Pedrinho, Santa Catarina, Sul do Brasil

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    Fernando Rodrigo Tortato

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2014v27n3p123 De agosto de 2004 a março de 2008, foi realizado um inventário da mastofauna terrestre da Reserva Biológica Estadual do Sassafrás para aumentar o conhecimento acerca deste grupo no estado de Santa Catarina. As espécies foram registradas através de armadilhas fotográficas, avistamentos, coleta de animais mortos, rastros e armadilhas de captura viva. Foram registradas 43 espécies pertencentes a oito ordens. Informações sobre a biologia das espécies registradas foram incluídas, bem como as ameaças para os mamíferos terrestres da região.

  19. Composição da fauna de Anopheles (Díptera : Culicidae) da reserva indígena do Ocoy

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    Resumo: A malária no Estado do Paraná deve-se principalmente ao fluxo de pessoas advindas de áreas endêmicas de outras regiões do país, e a manutenção do vetor transmissor em algumas regiões do estado onde, o risco para ocorrência de casos autóctones da doença inspira cuidado. O presente estudo teve por objetivo descrever a composição da fauna de Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) da Reserva Indígena do Ocoy, foco ativo de malária no município de São Miguel do Iguaçu. As análises foram feitas atr...

  20. Compensação de reserva legal no Estado de São Paulo: uma análise da equivalência ecológica

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    A compensação extrapropriedade é uma das alternativas legais para regularização de imóveis rurais com déficit de reserva legal. Com a recente revogação do Código Florestal, as compensações podem envolver imóveis localizados até em distintos Estados, considerando apenas a correspondência entre biomas. Do ponto de vista ambiental, no entanto, as compensações só fazem sentido se ocorrer entre áreas com equivalência ecológica (composição, estrutura e função) e o mais próximas possível entre si. E...

  1. La zona de reserva campesina del valle del río Cimitarra: un ejercicio inconcluso de participación ciudadana y manejo colectivo del territorio

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    Molina Portuguez Andrés Leonardo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La zona de reserva campesina del valle del río Cimitarra (ZRC fue creada con el objetivo de estabilizar la economía campesina y crear un espacio participativo de ordenamiento territorial rural. Sin embargo, cuatro meses después de su creación la ZRC fue suspendida por el Gobierno nacional. En este contexto, el artículo analiza algunos elementos necesarios para llevar a cabo la planeación territorial como, por ejemplo, la normativa vigente, los actores involucrados y los recursos naturales. Esto con el fin de determinar las razones y problemáticas que han impedido continuar con el ejercicio de planeación y gestión territorial participativa de la ZRC.

  2. La zona de reserva campesina del valle del río Cimitarra: un ejercicio inconcluso de participación ciudadana y manejo colectivo del territorio

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    Andrés Leonardo Molina Portuguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La zona de reserva campesina del valle del río Cimitarra (ZRC fue creada con el objetivo de estabilizar la economía campesina y crear unespacio participativo de ordenamiento territorial rural. Sin embargo, cuatro meses después de su creación la ZRC fue suspendida por el Gobierno nacional. En este contexto, el artículo analiza algunos elementos necesarios para llevar a cabo la planeación territorial como, por ejemplo, la normativa vigente, los actores involucrados y los recursos naturales. Esto con el fin de determinar las razones y problemáticas que han impedido continuar con el ejercicio de planeación y gestión territorial participativa de la ZRC.

  3. The Luquillo Mountains: forest resources and their history

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    P. L. Weaver

    2012-01-01

    This report presents an overview of the El Yunque National Forest, which is also designated as Luquillo Experimental Forest, in northeastern Puerto Rico. The principal topics include the environmental setting (geology, soils, and climate), environmental gradients, arborescent flora, vertebrate fauna, and forest management (i.e., plantations, silvicultural operations,...

  4. Long-term response of Caribbean palm forests to hurricanes

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    Ariel Lugo; J.L. Frangi

    2016-01-01

    We studied the response of Prestoea montana (Sierra Palm, hereafter Palm) brakes and a Palm floodplain forest to hurricanes in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico. Over a span of 78 years, 3 hurricanes passed over the study sites for which we have 64 years of measurements for Palm brakes and 20 years for the Palm floodplain forest. For each stand, species...

  5. Effects of national forest-management regimes on unprotected forests of the Himalaya.

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    Brandt, Jodi S; Allendorf, Teri; Radeloff, Volker; Brooks, Jeremy

    2017-12-01

    Globally, deforestation continues, and although protected areas effectively protect forests, the majority of forests are not in protected areas. Thus, how effective are different management regimes to avoid deforestation in non-protected forests? We sought to assess the effectiveness of different national forest-management regimes to safeguard forests outside protected areas. We compared 2000-2014 deforestation rates across the temperate forests of 5 countries in the Himalaya (Bhutan, Nepal, China, India, and Myanmar) of which 13% are protected. We reviewed the literature to characterize forest management regimes in each country and conducted a quasi-experimental analysis to measure differences in deforestation of unprotected forests among countries and states in India. Countries varied in both overarching forest-management goals and specific tenure arrangements and policies for unprotected forests, from policies emphasizing economic development to those focused on forest conservation. Deforestation rates differed up to 1.4% between countries, even after accounting for local determinants of deforestation, such as human population density, market access, and topography. The highest deforestation rates were associated with forest policies aimed at maximizing profits and unstable tenure regimes. Deforestation in national forest-management regimes that emphasized conservation and community management were relatively low. In India results were consistent with the national-level results. We interpreted our results in the context of the broader literature on decentralized, community-based natural resource management, and our findings emphasize that the type and quality of community-based forestry programs and the degree to which they are oriented toward sustainable use rather than economic development are important for forest protection. Our cross-national results are consistent with results from site- and regional-scale studies that show forest-management regimes that

  6. Georgia's forests, 2004

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    Richard A. Harper; Nathan D. McClure; Tony G. Johnson; J. Frank Green; James K. Johnson; David B. Dickinson; James L. Chamerlain; KaDonna C. Randolph; Sonja N. Oswalt

    2009-01-01

    Between 1997 and 2004, the Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program conducted the eighth inventory of Georgia forests. Forest land area remained stable at 24.8 million acres, and covered about two-thirds of the land area in Georgia. About 24.2 million acres of forest land was considered timberland and 92 percent of that was privately owned. Family forest...

  7. PROPUESTA METODOLÓGICA DE UN PROCEDIMIENTO INTEGRADO PARA ELABORAR ESTRATEGIAS DE PREPARACIÓN Y SUPERACIÓN DE CUADROS Y RESERVAS EN ORGANIZACIONES CUBANAS

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    Alberto Medina León

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    La aplicación de la Planificación Estratégica y la Dirección por Objetivos basada en valores, se desarrolla en Cuba desde 1995 y puede afirmarse que con un desarrollo incremental ha permitido que las funciones estatales del Ministerio de Educación Superior asociadas a la introducción de las técnicas avanzadas de dirección y la preparación y superación de los cuadros y sus reservas, hayan ganado en coherencia y tributen a mejores resultados en el desempeño.

    En el año 2007 se realizó el primer intento oficial de articular la Estrategia de Preparación de Cuadros y Reservas [1] con la Estrategia de las organizaciones y la intervención en estos procesos como asesora y facilitadora, ha permitido recoger   premisas y regularidades que sustentan la propuesta de un diseño metodológico para su ejecución, como parte del necesario perfeccionamiento de la enseñanza superior en los diferentes espacios de la sociedad.

  8. Avaliação do Programa de Preparação para a Reserva e Aposentadoria do Comando da Aeronáutica

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    Valeria de Figueiredo Studart Maia de Almeida

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem por objetivo avaliar o Programa de Preparação para a Reserva e Aposentadoria do Comando da Aeronáutica (PPRA, coordenado pela Divisão de Serviço Social da Subdiretoria de Encargos Especiais da Diretoria de Intendência. O estudo adotou uma abordagem centrada em objetivos e teve um propósito somativo. Incorporou métodos quantitativos e qualitativos para a coleta e análise dos dados, visando fornecer elementos para determinar se os objetivos do Programa foram alcançados. A avaliação foi desenvolvida a partir das respostas a um questionário autoaplicável junto a 39 participantes de cinco turmas do Programa, realizadas no período de 2008 a 2010, nas Organizações Militares localizadas em Guaratinguetá (SP, Florianópolis (SC e Rio de Janeiro (RJ, correspondendo a uma amostra estratificada de 30%. Os dados obtidos apontam para a contribuição do Programa acerca da minimização dos impactos que a reserva/aposentadoria provocam na vida do indivíduo a partir de informações e experiências compartilhadas entre os participantes do PPRA. Possibilitou, ainda, que os participantes melhor entendessem o fenômeno do envelhecimento, contribuindo para desconstruir a imagem do velho ligado à inutilidade, incapacidade e doença, bem como o despertar para o desenvolvimento de planos/ideias que já possuíam, bem como suscitou o estabelecimento de novos projetos para a vida pós-carreira.

  9. Composición química del agua de lluvia y de niebla recolectada en la reserva biológica Monteverde

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    Tatiana Vásquez Morera

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la composición química del agua de lluvia y de niebla en tres sitios en la Reserva Biológica Monteverde, Puntarenas; entre octubre 2009 y enero 2010. Debido a su estado de conservación y a su ubicación geográfica sobre la deriva continental, la Reserva Biológica Monteverde ofrece un sitio de estudio ideal, para el estudio de la composición de las aguas atmosféricas (agua de lluvia y de niebla. Las muestras de agua de niebla se recolectaron al utilizar muestreadores de niebla con líneas de teflón, mientras que las de agua de lluvia se recogieron al emplear muestreadores de lluvia simples y uno de cascada. En ambos tipos de agua se analizaron las especies iónicas más relevantes: H3O+, NH4 +, Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, Cl-, NO3 - y SO4 2-, al utilizar cromatografía de iones y detección por conductividad eléctrica. Las concentraciones promedio de estas especies en el agua de lluvia estuvieron entre 0,54 ± 0,02 μeq L-1 y 101± 3 μeq L-1, mientras que en el agua de niebla variaron entre 1,00 ± 0,02 μeq L-1 y 93 ± 4 μeq L-1. Además, se presentan el balance iónico y los factores de enriquecimiento con respecto al mar y el suelo de ambos tipos de muestras.

  10. Hypholoma lateritium isolated from coarse woody debris, the forest floor, and mineral soil in a deciduous forest in New Hampshire

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    Therese A. Thompson; R. Greg Thorn; Kevin T. Smith

    2012-01-01

    Fungi in the Agaricomycetes (Basidiomycota) are the primary decomposers in temperate forests of dead wood on and in the forest soil. Through the use of isolation techniques selective for saprotrophic Agaricomycetes, a variety of wood decay fungi were isolated from a northern hardwood stand in the Bartlett Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA. In particular,

  11. Disruption of calcium nutrition at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (New Hampshire) alters the health and productivity of red spruce and sugar maple trees and provides lessons pertinent to other sites and regions

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    Paul G. Schaberg; Gary J. Hawley

    2010-01-01

    Pollution-induced acidification and other anthropogenic factors are leaching calcium (Ca) and mobilizing aluminum (Al) in many forest soils. Because Ca is an essential nutrient and Al is a potential toxin, resulting depletions of Ca and increases in available Al may significantly alter the health and productivity of forest trees. Controlled experiments on red spruce (...

  12. Dryland forests

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    Bose, Purabi; Dijk, van Han

    2016-01-01

    This volume provides new insights and conceptual understandings of the human and gender dimension of vulnerability in relation to the dynamics of tenure reforms in the dryland forests of Asia and Africa. The book analyzes the interaction between biophysical factors such as climate variability

  13. Forest Fires

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 6; Issue 11. Forest Fires - Origins and Ecological Paradoxes. K Narendran. General Article Volume 6 Issue 11 November 2001 pp 34-41. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/006/11/0034-0041 ...

  14. Distributions of sawflies and aculeates in a heterogenous secondary acid forest in Artikutza (Navarre (Insecta : Hymenoptera

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    MARTINEZ DE MURGIA, L., VAZQUEZ, M.A., NIEVES-ALDREY, J.L.

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    Full Text Available La distribución de las especies de sínfitos y aculeados ha sido investigada por medio de seis trampas Malaise instaladas en dos series de vegetación adyacentes y sucesivas, bosque mixto de pinos y hayedo, en la reserva forestal de Arikutza (Navarra. La comparación entre series de vegetación y localización de las trampas en sínfitos, avispas, abejas y hormigas sugiere que la distribución de las especies puede estar relacionada con la distribución espacial de los distintos recursos de alimentación, reproducción, nidificación o hibernación. Los claros, el cauce del río y la madera muerta proveen variedad de fuentes de diversidad.

  15. Hydrological modeling in forested systems

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    H.E. Golden; G.R. Evenson; S. Tian; Devendra Amatya; Ge Sun

    2015-01-01

    Characterizing and quantifying interactions among components of the forest hydrological cycle is complex and usually requires a combination of field monitoring and modelling approaches (Weiler and McDonnell, 2004; National Research Council, 2008). Models are important tools for testing hypotheses, understanding hydrological processes and synthesizing experimental data...

  16. Techniques of Australian forest planning

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    Computer modeling has been extensively adopted for Australian forest planning over the last ten years. It has been confined almost entirely to the plantations of fast-growing species for which adequate inventory, growth, and experimental data are available. Stand simulation models have replaced conventional yield tables and enabled a wide range of alternative...

  17. Inquérito soroepidemiológico para pesquisa de infecções por arbovírus em moradores de reserva ecológica Serological survey on arbovirus infection in residents of ecological reserve

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    Nicolina S Romano-Lieber

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Inquéritos sorológicos têm evidenciado ampla circulação de arbovírus causadores de doença humana na Região do Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brasil. Com o propósito de estabelecer a prevalência de infecções por esses agentes em reserva ecológica, localizada naquela área, pesquisou-se a presença de anticorpos, bem como suas possíveis associações com características individuais e familiares dos investigados. MÉTODOS: Pesquisaram-se anticorpos para os antígenos dos vírus Rocio (ROC, Ilhéus (ILH, encefalite de St. Louis (SLE, encefalites eqüinas do leste (EEE, oeste (WEE e venezuelana (VEE, em 182 pessoas pertencentes a 58 famílias residentes na Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins, utilizando-se testes de inibição de hemaglutinação e neutralização com redução de placas. Usou-se Mac-Elisa para pesquisar anticorpos IgM para os vírus ROC, ILH e EEE. RESULTADOS: Foi observada a presença de anticorpos para todos os arbovírus testados, com exceção do vírus WEE. A prevalência total de anticorpos foi 26,9% (21,4% para alfavírus e 12,6% para flavivírus. Não foram encontrados anticorpos IgM. Entre as várias características pesquisadas dos indivíduos e de suas famílias, a idade, a ocupação, a naturalidade e o hábito de entrar na mata mostraram-se estatisticamente associados a infecções por arbovírus (pOBJECTIVE: Serological inquires conducted in the Ribeira Valley, S. Paulo State, Brazil, showed an intense circulation of pathogenic arboviruses in the region. The goal was to verify the prevalence of arboviral infections in people living at the local ecological, and its potential association with these population' individual and familiar characteristics. METHODS: The study was carried out among 182 persons of 58 families to identify the presence of antibodies to the following viruses: Rocio (ROC, Ilheus (ILH, Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE, Western equine encephalitis virus (WEE, Venezuelan

  18. Avifauna de la Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán, Hidalgo, México Birds of the Biosphere Reserve Barranca de Metztitlán, Hidalgo, Mexico

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    Raúl Ortiz-Pulido

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    Full Text Available El manejo y conservación de un área natural protegida depende en gran parte del conocimiento biológico que se tenga sobre ella. En este estudio se presenta el listado de las aves de la Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán, Hidalgo, México realizado durante 7 años de trabajo de campo y que incluye 271 especies. Las familias más ricas fueron Tyrannidae y Parulidae (24 especies cada una, Emberizidae (19, Icteridae (13 y Trochilidae (12. Se registran 117 especies como residentes, 88 migratorias, 34 ocasionales, 6 con poblaciones residentes-migratorias y 26 sin estacionalidad clara. Se observaron 16 especies abundantes, 67 comunes, 153 raras y 35 sin abundancia relativa clara. Los tipos de vegetación más utilizados por las aves son: matorral submontano (113 especies, bosque tropical caducifolio (97, bosque de tascate (96 y matorral crasicaule con dominancia de S. dumortieri (91. Los gremios alimenticios mejor representados fueron: insectívoro (235 especies, frugívoro (88 y granívoro (85. Con base en la normatividad mexicana, se registraron 17 especies bajo alguna categoría de riesgo y 32 con algún grado de endemismo. En la zona habitan cerca del 60% de las aves de Hidalgo y 27% de las de México, razón por la cual se sugiere que esta zona sea declarada Área Importante para la Conservación de las Aves (AICA en México.Management and conservation of natural protected areas depends critically on their biological knowledge. Herein we report a check-list of the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve, Hidalgo, Mexico. We registered 271 species. The families that include more species were Tyrannidae and Parulidae (24 species each one, Emberizidae (19, Icteridae (13 and Trochilidae (12. We recorded 117 resident species, 88 migratory, 34 transient, 6 with resident-migratory populations and 26 with status not clear. We registered 16 abundant species, 67 common, 153 rare, and 35 with undetermined abundance. The richest vegetation

  19. RIQUEZA Y ABUNDANCIA DE HESPERIOIDEA Y PAPILIONOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA EN LA RESERVA NATURAL LAS DELICIAS, SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA, COLOMBIA Species Richness and Abundance of Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera in Las Delicias Natural Reserve, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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    Full Text Available Las formaciones de bosque seco tropical secundario que se encuentran en las estribaciones de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, albergan una fauna representativa de lepidópteros. Este grupo es usado ampliamente como bioindicador del estado de conservación de bosques, por su sensibilidad a la intervención y especificidad en el uso de recursos. En el presente estudio se evaluaron la variación de la riqueza y abundancia de las mariposas Papilionoidea y Hesperioidea en la reserva natural Las Delicias. Se seleccionaron dos sitios de muestreo con grados de intervención diferentes, ubicados a 200 msnm y entre los 400 y 550 msnm. Se realizaron cuatro faenas de registro y capturas, de abril a julio de 2008; se utilizaron dos redes entomológicas, con un esfuerzo muestral de 16 horas por faenas y 10 trampas van Someren-Rydon cebadas con macerado de frutas y calamar. Se capturaron 432 adultos que corresponden a 52 géneros y 66 especies. La familia Nymphalidae presentó mayor riqueza (42 y abundancia (250, destacándose la especie sombrófila Mechanitis lysimnia (Fabricius, 1793 con 41 ejemplares, la cual es común en bosques con amplia cobertura vegetal. El sitio 2, presentó mayor riqueza (48 y abundancia (236; que coincide con el espacio donde se presenta la cobertura arbórea más amplia y mayor variación en la estratificación vertical. Además, en este lugar la presencia del recurso hídrico fue permanente durante los muestreos. Con el aumento de las lluvias en junio y julio, se observaron mayor floración y fructificación de la vegetación en la zona; aumentando la disponibilidad de recursos y por consiguiente, una mayor riqueza y abundancia de Papilionoidea y Hesperioidea en el área de estudio.In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, are formations of dry tropical secondary forest hosting a fauna representative of Lepidoptera, which can be used as an indicator of group condition, because of their sensitivity

  20. Forest ownership dynamics of southern forests

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    Brett J. Butler; David N. Wear

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    Key FindingsPrivate landowners hold 86 percent of the forest area in the South; two-thirds of this area is owned by families or individuals.Fifty-nine percent of family forest owners own between 1 and 9 acres of forest land, but 60 percent of family-owned forests are in holdings of 100 acres or more.Two-...

  1. Combating Forest Corruption: the Forest Integrity Network

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    Gupta, A.; Siebert, U.

    2004-01-01

    This article describes the strategies and activities of the Forest Integrity Network. One of the most important underlying causes of forest degradation is corruption and related illegal logging. The Forest Integrity Network is a timely new initiative to combat forest corruption. Its approach is to

  2. Forest resources of the Umatilla National Forest.

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    Glenn A. Christensen; Paul Dunham; David C. Powell; Bruce. Hiserote

    2007-01-01

    Current resource statistics for the Umatilla National Forest, based on two separate inventories conducted in 1993–96 and in 1997–2002, are presented in this report. Currently on the Umatilla National Forest, 89 percent of the land area is classified as forest land. The predominant forest type is grand fir (26 percent of forested acres) followed by the interior Douglas-...

  3. Harvesting intensity affects forest structure and composition in an upland Amazonian forest

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    John A. Parrotta; John K. Francis; Oliver H. Knowles; NO-VALUE

    2002-01-01

    Forest structure and floristic composition were studied in a series of 0.5 ha natural forest plots at four sites near Porto Trombetas in Pará State, Brazil, 11–12 years after being subjected to differing levels of above-ground biomass harvest and removal. In addition to undisturbed control plots, experimental treatments included: removal of...

  4. Un análisis del efecto de la percepción de justicia de precios en el comportamiento del consumidor en el proceso de reserva de hotel online

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    Mª Encarnación Andrés Martínez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La percepción de justicia juega un rol muy importante en la toma de decisiones del consumidor. La situación económica de muchos hogares hace que la percepción de justicia de precios sea crucial en el comportamiento de compra. Esta situación no es ajena a un sector tan importante como el sector turístico, y concretamente a la reserva de hoteles. En este trabajo se considera la reserva de un hotel online para analizar las consecuencias en el comportamiento de compra que se derivan de la percepción de justicia de precios. Éstas se ponen de manifiesto a largo plazo cuando la situación es irreversible, por lo que los vendedores deben conocerlas para tener claros los efectos que puede provocar la consideración de sus precios como injustos.

  5. Forest thinking

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    Corona P

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This note emphasizes the importance of appreciating the conceptual paths and theories that have historically characterized forestry development. A recent monograph on the history of forest thinking presents the theoretical evolution of silvicultural science, with particular attention to epistemological and ethical implications: the main lines of research progress are stressed by analysing the various schools of thought in this field. The reading of the monograph strengthens the evidence that always behind the facts, there are the ideas.

  6. First assessment of low- to medium-temperature geothermal reserves in 20 Mexican states; Primera estimacion de las reservas geotermicas de temperatura intermedia a baja en veinte estados de Mexico

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    Iglesias, Eduardo R.; Torres, Rodolfo J. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Gerencia de Geotermia, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: iglesias@iie.org.mx

    2009-07-15

    A first, partial, assessment is included of the low- to medium-temperature geothermal reserves in 20 Mexican States and their aggregate value. The assessment covers about 29.16% of the identified geothermal-surface manifestations in the public database. For reserve assessments, we use the volumetric method, supplemented with Montecarlo simulations and statistics, to quantify inherent uncertainties. Our estimations are presented on a state-by-state basis. We estimate the aggregated reserves of the 20 states as between 7.7 x 1016 and 8.6 x 1016 kJ, with 90% confidence. The most likely reservoir temperatures range between 60-180 degrees Celsius, with a mean of 111 degrees Celsius. Such massive amounts of recoverable energy-and the associated temperatures-are potentially important for the economic development of nearby localities and the nation. [Spanish] En este trabajo se hace una primera estimacion, parcial, de las reservas geotermicas de temperatura intermedia a baja de Mexico. La estimacion incluye 29.16% de las manifestaciones geotermicas identificadas en la base de datos publica utilizada. Para estimar las reservas se utilizo el metodo de volumen, suplementado con simulaciones por el metodo de Montecarlo, con el fin de cuantificar las incertidumbres inherentes. Las estimaciones se presentan estado por estado. Estos resultados indican que las reservas agregadas de los 20 estados considerados estan entre 7.7 x 1016 y 8.6 x 1016 kJ, con 90% de confianza. La distribucion de las temperaturas de yacimiento mas probables varia entre aproximadamente 60 y 180 grados centigrados, con un valor medio de 111 grados centigrados. La enorme magnitud de estas reservas, y sus temperaturas asociadas, son potencialmente importantes para el desarrollo economico de las poblaciones ubicadas en su cercania.

  7. Dispersal of forest insects

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    Mcmanus, M. L.

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    Dispersal flights of selected species of forest insects which are associated with periodic outbreaks of pests that occur over large contiguous forested areas are discussed. Gypsy moths, spruce budworms, and forest tent caterpillars were studied for their massive migrations in forested areas. Results indicate that large dispersals into forested areas are due to the females, except in the case of the gypsy moth.

  8. Tenure and forest income

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    Jagger, Pamela; Luckert, Martin K.; Duchelle, Amy E.

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    We explore the relationship between tenure and forest income in 271 villages throughout the tropics. We find that state-owned forests generate more forest income than private and community-owned forests both per household and per hectare. We explore whether forest income varies according to the e...

  9. Patterns of Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr variation before and after a whole watershed CaSiO 3 addition at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, USA

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    Nezat, Carmen A.; Blum, Joel D.; Driscoll, Charles T.

    2010-06-01

    Forty-one metric tons of the mineral wollastonite (CaSiO 3) was applied to an 11.8 hectare watershed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF; White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA) with the goal of restoring the Ca estimated to have been depleted from the soil exchange complex by acid deposition. This experiment provided an opportunity to gain qualitative information on whole watershed hydrologic flow paths by studying the response of stream water chemistry to the addition of Ca. Because the Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios of wollastonite strongly contrast that of other Ca sources in the watershed, the wollastonite-derived Ca can be identified and its amount estimated in various ecosystem components. Stream water chemistry at the HBEF varies seasonally due to shifts in the proportion of base flow and interflow. Prior to the wollastonite application, seasonal variations in 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios indicated that 87Sr/ 86Sr was higher during base flow than interflow, due largely to greater amounts of biotite weathering along deeper flow paths. After the application, Ca/Sr and 87Sr/ 86Sr changed markedly as the high Ca/Sr and low 87Sr/ 86Sr wollastonite dissolved and mixed with stream water. The Ca addition provided information on the response times of various flow paths and ion exchange processes to Ca addition in this small upland watershed. During the first year after the addition, wollastonite applied to the near stream zone dissolved and was partially immobilized by cation exchange sites in the hyporheic zone. In the second and third years after the addition we infer that much of this Ca and Sr was subsequently desorbed from the hyporheic zone and was exported from the watershed in stream flow. In the fourth through ninth years after the addition, Ca and Sr from wollastonite that had dissolved in upland soils was transported to the stream by interflow during wet periods when the ground water table was elevated. Between years three and nine the minimum annual Ca

  10. Redes de consejo y apoyo social de las embarcaciones autorizadas a pescar en la reserva de la desembocadura del Guadalquivir: tres estrategias de pesca desde el puerto de Chipiona

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    Isidro Maya Jariego

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    Full Text Available Examinamos las redes de conocidos, apoyo social e información ecológica local de los patrones de embarcaciones del puerto de Chipiona autorizadas a pescar en la Reserva de Pesca de la Desembocadura del Guadalquivir (n= 40, en el suroeste de España. El tiempo invertido en cada zona de la reserva mostró una relación inversa con la distancia al fondeadero. Se identificaron tres tipos de barcos en función de que su actividad de pesca la desarrollen de forma preferente, respectivamente, en la desembocadura, el frente costero entre Matalascañas y Mazagón, y los caladeros alejados de la reserva de pesca. Los pescadores mostraron una tendencia significativa al intercambio de apoyo e información con aquellos colegas que no comparten su misma zona de pesca (heterofilia. Los resultados de la encuesta y el análisis de redes entre embarcaciones fueron presentados en un foro cualitativo (n= 21, en el que los pescadores informaron de la práctica del secreto en la actividad pesquera. Discutimos las implicaciones de la estructura de relaciones en la conservación de los recursos pesqueros y en el desarrollo de una visión integrada del ecosistema.

  11. Inquérito soroepidemiológico para infecções por fungos causadores de micoses sistêmicas na Reserva Indígena Xacriabá, Estado de Minas Gerais

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    Martinez Roberto

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    Full Text Available A Reserva Indígena Xacriabá situa-se no norte do Estado de Minas Gerais, próxima do município de Manga e do vale do Rio São Francisco. A população índia é miscigenada com brancos e negros e exerce atividades agrícolas e pecuária. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas de 180 habitantes da Reserva (85 homens e 95 mulheres, com 15 a 84 anos de idade, testando-se o soro pelo método da contraimunoeletroforese com antígenos de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Cryptococcus neoformans e Candida albicans. Verificou-se soros reagentes em, respectivamente, 5%, 3,9%, 7,2% e 6,7% do total de amostras. Os indivíduos reativos com antígenos de P. brasiliensis e H. capsulatum eram predominantemente mulheres e tinham idade menor e títulos médios mais elevados de anticorpos do que os reativos com outros antígenos.Os resultados são sugestivos da ocorrência de paracoccidiodomicose-infecção e de histoplasmose-infecção, nas primeiras décadas de vida dos habitantes, na área da Reserva Indígena Xacriabá.

  12. Development of the selection system in northern hardwood forests of the Lake States: an 80-year silviculture research legacy

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    Christel Kern; Gus Erdmann; Laura Kenefic; Brian Palik; Terry. Strong

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    The northern hardwood research program at the Dukes Experimental Forest in Michigan and Argonne Experimental Forest in Wisconsin has been adapting to changing management and social objectives for more than 80 years. In 1926, the first northern hardwood silviculture study was established in old-growth stands at the Dukes Experimental Forest. In response to social...

  13. CARACTERIZAÇÃO FLORÍSTICA, FITOSSOCIOLÓGICA E REGENERAÇÃO NATURAL DO SUB-BOSQUE DA RESERVA GENÉTICA FLORESTAL TAMANDUÁ, DF

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    Salomão João Marcelo de Rezende

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho, desenvolvido na Reserva Genética Florestal Tamanduá, DF, teve como objetivo efetuar o levantamento fitossociológico, composição florística e distribuição espacial dos indivíduos das espécies arbóreas ocorrentes no sub-bosque da Reserva, focalizando Cariniana estrellensis (Raddi O. Kuntze, Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J. F.Macbr., Copaifera langsdorffii Desf., Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth. Brenan, Virola sebifera Aubl., Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee & Lang., Aspidosperma discolor A. St. Hil., Astronium fraxinifolium Schott e Schefflera morototoni B. Maguire, Stey. & Frodin, consideradas prioritárias para conservação in situ. Foram utilizados cinco transectos com 10 m de largura cada, alocados eqüidistantes e de comprimento variável, demarcados perpendicularmente ao curso da drenagem principal. Foram encontrados 21.482 regenerantes ha-1 em 69 espécies vegetais, 53 gêneros e 39 famílias botânicas. Em número de espécies, as famílias que mais se destacaram entre os regenerantes foram, em ordem decrescente, Leguminosae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae e Meliaceae. Entre os jovens, as famílias com maiores valor de importância (VI foram pela ordem Meliaceae (32,78 %, Rubiceae (13,92 %, Burseraceae (13,76 %, Rutaceae (8,54 % e Hippocrateaceae (6,36, totalizando 75,36 % de valor de importância e 78,56 % de valor de cobertura. Todas as espécies objeto deste trabalho ocorreram entre os regenerantes, destacando-se Cariniana estrellensis, porém, apenas Copaifera lagsdorffii e Virola sebifera ocorreram entre os indivíduos jovens. O quociente de mistura de 1:3 indicou tratar-se de uma mata rica em espécies, comparativamente a outros tipos florestais. A distribuição espacial dos regenerantes das espécies em questão mostrou padrões diferenciados.

  14. Estructura y daños en las comunidades de octocorales (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Yunier Olivera Espinosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la comunidad de octocorales del arrecife de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney- Juticí (sur oriente de Cuba con el objetivo de caracterizar su composición, estructura y estado de conservación, así como inferir a partir de estas las condiciones ambientales imperantes en el área. La investigación se realizó entre enero y junio de 2009, en seis localidades ubicadas entre 12m y 17m de profundidad. Como unidad de muestreo se empleó un marco de 1m², el cual fue puesto en zigzag cada 2m sobre la superficie del arrecife de macizos. Se determinó, por localidad, la densidad de colonias y se infirieron los grados de severidad, constancia ambiental, tensión hidrodinámica y el Índice Comparativo de Contaminación. Se determinaron, además, los daños en la comunidad de octocorales. Se analizaron 752 colonias e identificaron 25 especies de octocorales. Eunicea flexuosa y Gorgonia ventalina fueron las especies más abundantes. La densidad fluctuó entre 3.58±1.84 colonias/m² y 7.58±2.16 colonias/ m² (densidad de baja a moderada tendiendo a baja. En la zona se infirió una tensión hidrodinámica entre baja y alta, con niveles de contaminación bajos y moderados, y un ambiente generalmente favorable y constante. Los daños de tipo mecánico fueron los más frecuentes, siendo G. ventalina la especie con más colonias dañadas. La comunidad de octocorales del hábitat de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí presentó un buen estado de conservación.

  15. CACERÍA DE SUBSISTENCIA DE MAMÍFEROS EN EL SECTOR ORIENTAL DE LA RESERVA DE BIÓSFERA EL TUPARRO – VICHADA

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    Mónica del Pilar Martínez Salas

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    Full Text Available RESUMENLa cacería de subsistencia ha sido una actividad de vital importancia para las comunidades indígenas como fuente de proteína y venta. Se caracterizó la cacería de subsistencia realizada por comunidades de las etnias Piaroa y Curripaco presentes en la Reserva de Biosfera el Tuparro, por medio de registros de caza durante nueve meses de estudio. Se encontró que no hay diferencias significativas en cuanto a especies y número de individuos cazados entre las dos etnias, siendo Artiodactyla y Rodentia los órdenes con mayor aporte respecto al número de individuos, biomasa y riqueza de especies, lo cual fue similar a otros estudios realizados en el Neotrópico. Los Piaroa cazan más frecuentemente cuando los estudiantes llegan de la ciudad al resguardo, mientras que los Curripaco lo hacen para las reuniones evangélicas. El arte de caza más usado por las comunidades de las dos etnias fue la escopeta. Las etnias estudiadas tienen sus zonas de caza en la Reserva de Biósfera El Tuparro, y en ellas, los Curripaco están aprovechando directamente los recursos de su zona núcleo del Parque Nacional Natural El Tuparro.ABSTRACTSubsistence hunting has been an activity of vital importance to indigenous communities as a source of protein and sale. We characterized subsistence hunting by Curripaco and Piaroa ethnic groups present in the Tuparro Biosphere Reserve, through hunting records over nine months of study. We found no significant differences in species and number of individuals hunted by the two ethnic groups. The orders Rodentia and Artiodactyla contributed the most in terms of number of individuals, biomass and species richness, which was similar to studies to the Neotropics. The Piaroa hunt more frequently when students return to the community lands from the city, while the Curripaco do so for religious gatherings. The hunting method used most often by both ethnic groups was the shotgun. The hunting areas used by ethnic groups are within

  16. Variación espacio-temporal de la lluvia de semillas en la reserva natural Ibanasca (Ibagué-Tolima-Colombia

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    Vargas Ríos Jesús Orlando

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    Full Text Available La dispersión de semillas es uno de los rasgos de historia de vida más importantes y más útiles como mecanismo
    de regeneración de ecosistemas. En el presente trabajo se analizó la dinámica de la lluvia de semillas en dos áreas potrerizadas con diferente altitud y con una historia de transformación de la vegetación adyacente. El estudio se realizó en la reserva natural Ibanasca, ubicada en la zona de amortiguación del parque nacional natural Los Nevados, municipio de Ibagué, departamento del Tolima, Colombia. Se establecieron los patrones de variación de la lluvia de semillas en el tiempo y en el espacio, así como los patrones de abundancia de los grupos de especies más representativos. Se evaluaron los síndromes de dispersión de anemocoria y ornitocoria y se determinó su importancia relativa de acuerdo a la cobertura vegetal que rodea la zona de potrero. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticas entre los dos sitios muestreados en cuanto a diversidad y riqueza, además los porcentajes de similitud en cada uno de los muestreos fueron considerablemente bajos (18,24-36%. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticas entre los síndromes y entre los sitios; entre los síndromes en cada uno de los tiempos; así como en la interacción sitio*síndrome. La especie anemócora más dispersada es: Baccharis trinervis y las especies zoocoras pertenecen al género Miconia. Este trabajo diagnóstico hace parte de una propuesta general de restauración ecológica planteada
    como parte del plan de manejo de la reserva.

  17. Trayectoria de las reservas territoriales en México: irregularidad, desarrollo urbano y administración municipal tras la reforma constitucional de 1992

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    Guillermo Olivera

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    Full Text Available Se discuten los cambios que la reforma de 1992 al artículo 27 constitucional, introdujo en las modalidades de conformación de reservas territoriales para el desarrollo urbano. Después de constatar que los nuevos procedimientos para incorporar suelo de propiedad social al crecimiento ordenado de las ciudades no han sido suficientemente exitosos para disminuir su ocupación irregular, se concluye que ello se debe a dos razones principales: en primer lugar, se mantiene una sobrerregulación del Estado sobre los propietarios de las tierras ejidales y comunales, que es necesario eliminar; y en segundo término, la capacidad de los gobiernos municipales para ordenar y planificar el desarrollo urbano es todavía muy limitada, debido a que los avances reales de la reforma municipal de 1983 han sido insuficientes. Para finalizar, se sugiere plantear en nuevos términos la noción de reservas territoriales, y se apuntan las grandes áreas de la administración municipal en las que es necesario centrar esfuerzosIt is discussed how the legislative reform of the Article 27 in 1992 in Mexico affected the urban land management, particularly, the forms of creating urban reserves from ejido land. As it is shown, the new mechanisms under which ejido land may be disestablished in order to prevent irregular urban growth, mainly by informal alienation proccess, have been unsuccessfully. Two main aspects explain these results. Firstly, ejidatarios still not have the complete autonomy to control their own land by themselves; instead, federal and states govenments still maintain several options to modify the ejidatarios decisions. Secondly, planning agencies and municipal governments frequently have a low administrative and financial capacity, to exercise effective authority over land development processes. To finalize, it is suggested to think in new terms the notion of urban land reserves, and there are pointed out some areas where the municipal administration

  18. Wisconsin's Forests 2009

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    Charles H. Perry; Vern A. Everson; Brett J. Butler; Susan J. Crocker; Sally E. Dahir; Andrea L. Diss-Torrance; Grant M Domke; Dale D. Gormanson; Sarah K. Herrick; Steven S. Hubbard; Terry R. Mace; Patrick D. Miles; Mark D. Nelson; Richard B. Rodeout; Luke T. Saunders; Kirk M. Stueve; Barry T. Wilson; Christopher W. Woodall

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    The second full annual inventory of Wisconsin's forests reports more than 16.7 million acres of forest land with an average volume of more than 1,400 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the oak/hickory forest-type group, which occupies slightly more than one quarter of the total forest land area; the maple/beech/birch forest-type group occupies an...

  19. Indiana's Forests 2008

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    Christopher W. Woodall; Mark N. Webb; Barry T. Wilson; Jeff Settle; Ron J. Piva; Charles H. Perry; Dacia M. Meneguzzo; Susan J. Crocker; Brett J. Butler; Mark Hansen; Mark Hatfield; Gary Brand; Charles. Barnett

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    The second full annual inventory of Indiana's forests reports more than 4.75 million acres of forest land with an average volume of more than 2,000 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the white oak/red oak/hickory forest type, which occupies nearly a third of the total forest land area. Seventy-six percent of forest land consists of sawtimber, 16...

  20. Vermont's Forests 2007

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    Randall S. Morin; Chuck J. Barnett; Gary J. Brand; Brett J. Butler; Robert De Geus; Mark H. Hansen; Mark A. Hatfield; Cassandra M. Kurtz; W. Keith Moser; Charles H. Perry; Ron Piva; Rachel Riemann; Richard Widmann; Sandy Wilmot; Chris W. Woodall

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    The first full annual inventory of Vermont's forests reports more than 4.5 million acres of forest land with an average volume of more than 2,200 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the maple/beech/birch forest-type group, which occupies 70 percent of total forest land area. Sixty-three percent of forest land consists of large-diameter trees, 27...

  1. New Hampshire's Forests 2007

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    Randall S. Morin; Chuck J. Barnett; Gary J. Brand; Brett J. Butler; Grant M. Domke; Susan Francher; Mark H. Hansen; Mark A. Hatfield; Cassandra M. Kurtz; W. Keith Moser; Charles H. Perry; Ron Piva; Rachel Riemann; Chris W. Woodall

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    The first full annual inventory of New Hampshire's forests reports nearly 4.8 million acres of forest land with an average volume of nearly 2,200 cubic feet per acre. Forest land is dominated by the maple/beech/birch forest-type group, which occupies 53 percent of total forest land area. Fifty-seven percent of forest land consists of large-diameter trees, 32...

  2. EDUCAÇÃO AMBIENTAL NA AMAZÔNIA: as contribuições da EA na Reserva Extrativista Marinha de São João da Ponta – PA

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    Indiara da Silva Oliveira

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       EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL EN EL AMAZONAS: Las contribuciones de la EA en la Reserva Extractiva Marina de São João da Ponta – PA  RESUMEN Environmental educación es una práctica pedagógica dirigida a todos los segmentos de la sociedad y sus acciones se debe practicar con el objetivo de resolver o minimizar los problemas ambientales existentes en el nivel y / o global local. En este sentido, debido a la necesidad de la conservación de los recursos naturales y la solución o minimización de los problemas ambientales de manera que: depredadora pesca del cangrejo, la deforestación y la sedimentación en los bordes de los pantanos y arroyos, la desaparición de especies de flora y fauna y la presencia de vertederos, la Reserva Extractiva Marina de São João da Ponta - PA, las actividades de EA se llevaron a cabo a partir de la extensión universitaria, el Grupo de Estudio de Paisaje y Medio Ambiente Planificación (GEPPAM de la Facultad de Geografía y Cartografía (FGC, la Universidad Federal de Pará (UFPA. Y le tocó a este trabajo científico llamado Educación Ambiental en la Amazonía: el caso de Reserva Extractiva Marina de São João da Ponta - PA analizar estas actividades en ese RESEX, basado en los principios y objetivos de la educación ambiental, según lo definido por la Ley 9.795 / 99, el establecimiento de la Política Nacional de Educación Ambiental, así como la contribución de estas prácticas educativas para la Gestión Ambiental de la reserva en cuestión. Para el presente estudio se había utilizado la literatura y documentos, entrevistas con agentes ambientales voluntarias y el trabajo de laboratorio para la fabricación de tablas y gráficos. Sus resultados fueron prometedores, aunque todavía queda mucho por hacer para resolverlos problemas sociales y ambientales encontradas en la Reserva Extractiva Marina de São João da Ponta - PA. Palabras clave: Medio Ambiente; Gestión; Unidad de Conservación.

  3. Percent Forest Cover (Future)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Forests provide economic and ecological value. High percentages of forest cover (FORPCTFuture) generally indicate healthier ecosystems and cleaner surface water....

  4. Percent Forest Cover

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Forests provide economic and ecological value. High percentages of forest cover (FORPCT) generally indicate healthier ecosystems and cleaner surface water. More...

  5. European Mixed Forests: definition and research perspectives

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    Andres Bravo-Oviedo

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    Full Text Available Aim of study: We aim at (i developing a reference definition of mixed forests in order to harmonize comparative research in mixed forests and (ii review the research perspectives in mixed forests.Area of study: The definition is developed in Europe but can be tested worldwide.Material and Methods: Review of existent definitions of mixed forests based and literature review encompassing dynamics, management and economic valuation of mixed forests.Main results: A mixed forest is defined as a forest unit, excluding linear formations, where at least two tree species coexist at any developmental stage, sharing common resources (light, water, and/or soil nutrients. The presence of each of the component species is normally quantified as a proportion of the number of stems or of basal area, although volume, biomass or canopy cover as well as proportions by occupied stand area may be used for specific objectives. A variety of structures and patterns of mixtures can occur, and the interactions between the component species and their relative proportions may change over time.The research perspectives identified are (i species interactions and responses to hazards, (ii the concept of maximum density in mixed forests, (iii conversion of monocultures to mixed-species forest and (iv economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by mixed forests.Research highlights: The definition is considered a high-level one which encompasses previous attempts to define mixed forests. Current fields of research indicate that gradient studies, experimental design approaches, and model simulations are key topics providing new research opportunities.Keywords: COST Action; EuMIXFOR; mixed-species forests; admixtures of species.

  6. Climate change and forest ecosystem dynamics

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    Van der Meer, P.J.; Kramer, K. [Alterra, Wageningen (Netherlands); Van Wijk, M. [IBED, University of Amsterdam UvA, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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    Effects of climate change on water relations in forests were studied using several modelling approaches. Of several models tested, the FORGRO model had the highest potential for a reliable estimation of effects of climate change on forests. An evaluation of process-based models of forest growth showed that several models, including FORGRO, were able to produce accurate estimates of carbon and water fluxes at several forest sites of Europe. Responses were in relatively good agreement with the expected responses obtained by experimental studies, and models were able to deal with new conditions and explore the likely effects of climate change. The effect of climate change on forest development was assessed for three forests stands in the Netherlands using a gap model which was made climate sensitive by including the effects of climate change scenario IPCC IS92A on growth (FORGRO results), phenology (FORGRO results), and seed production (regression analysis). Results showed that climate change is likely to cause subtle changes rather than abrupt changes in forest development in the Netherlands, and that forest development on sandy soils in the Netherlands is not likely to be influenced significantly by climate change over the coming 50 years. The impact of climate change on the production, nature and recreation values of forests was studied using a simple economic model, and showed that response are likely to be relatively small during the first century, and are related to the successional status of the forest. Linking of detailed process-based models with gap models enables interpretation of climate change effects beyond a change in tree growth only, and is an important tool for investigating the effects of climate change on the development of mixed forests. The modelling approach presented in this project (process-based growth models -> gap models -> economic model) is a useful tool to support policy decisions in the light of climate change and forests. refs.

  7. Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI na análise da dinâmica da vegetação da reserva biológica de Sooretama, ES Use of Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI in the analysis os vegetation dynamics of the Sooretama biological reservation, ES

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    André Quintão de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Técnicas de análises de séries temporais são utilizadas para caracterizar o comportamento de fenômenos naturais no domínio do tempo. Neste artigo, segundo a metodologia proposta por Box et al. (1994, 125 observações do Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI foram analisadas. Os valores modelados correspondem às variações temporais ocorridas no dossel florestal da reserva biológica de Sooretama, localizada ao Norte do Estado do Espírito Santo, no Município de Linhares. Os resultados indicaram que a metodologia foi adequada. Os resíduos do modelo ajustado são não correlacionados com distribuição normal, média zero e variância s². Com o menor valor do Critério de Informação de Akaike (AIC -570,51, o modelo ajustado foi o Sazonal Auto-Regressivo Integrado de Médias Móveis (1,0,1(1,0,112.Temporal series analysis techniques are used to characterize the behavior of natural phenomenon in time domain. In this paper, 125 Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI observations were analyzed according to the methodology proposed by Box et al.(1994. The values modeled correspond to the temporal variations that occurred in the forest canopy of the Sooretama Biological Reserve, in northern Espírito Santo, in the district of Linhares. The results indicated that such methodology was adequate. The residues of the adjusted model are not correlated with normal distribution, zero average and s² variance. At the lowest value of the Akaike Information Criteria (AIC -570. 51, the model adjusted was the Mobile Average Integrated Self-Regressive Seasonal model (1, 0, 1 (1, 0, 1-12.

  8. Los cariotipos de Cologania grandiflora y Erythrina americana (Leguminosae- Papilionoideae-Phaseoleae de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, México Karyotypes of Cologania grandiflora and Erythrina americana (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae- Phaseoleae of Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Mexico

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    Fernando Tapia-Pastrana

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron citogenéticamente células provenientes de meristemos radiculares de 2 leguminosas, Cologania grandiflora y Erythrina americana, que en la actualidad están incluidas en la flora de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, México, D. F., mediante una técnica de extendido en superficie y secado al aire para determinar los números cromosómicos somáticos. Por vez primera se obtuvieron la morfología cromosómica y otras características cuantitativas de los cariotipos en C. grandiflora (2n= 44= 26m +18sm y en E. americana (2n= 42= 36m + 4sm +2st sat, primeras también en ambos géneros. Cologania y Erythrina se reconocen como poliploides estabilizados y el hallazgo de un único par de cromosomas con satélites (dominancia nucleolar en las especies estudiadas aquí, favorece la opinión de un origen alopoliploide para estos taxa.Meristematic root cells from Cologania grandiflora and Erythrina americana from Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Distrito Federal, Mexico, were analyzed cytogenenetically using a surface-spreading and air-drying method. The somatic chromosome numbers were determined. Chromosome morphology and others quantitative features of the karyotypes obtained for first time in C. grandiflora (2n= 44= 26m + 18sm and E. americana (2n= 42= 36m + 4sm + 2st sat and also the first in both genera. Cologania and Erythrina are recognized as stabilized polyploids and the finding of just one pair of chromosomes with satellites (nucleolar dominance in the species analyzed here supports the view of allopolyploid origin of these taxa.

  9. Ticks on birds in a savanna (Cerrado reserve on the outskirts of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil Carrapatos em aves de uma reserva do Cerrado na periferia de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Full Text Available We report tick infestations on birds, in the environment and on domestic animals in a non-forested phytophysiognomy, the savanna-like Cerrado sensu stricto, in a natural reserve on the outskirts of the urban area of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Overall, 238 birds within 50 species, 15 families and six orders were caught. Passeriformes were the most numerous, with 216 birds (90.75%, among which 22 had ticks (n = 31. Within this order, the prevalence of tick infestation was 10.2%, and the abundance and mean intensity were 0.14 and 1.41, respectively. Only immature ticks of the species Amblyomma nodosum were found on the birds. The tick species found both on animals (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, Amblyomma cajennense and Dermacentor nitens and in the environment (Amblyomma dubitatum, Rhipicephalus (B. microplus and Amblyomma cajennense were as expected. This difference in tick species between the environment and birds possibly occurred because the sampling of the environment was limited to the ground. This study also highlights the importance of the diverse microenvironments used by ticks and hosts in the same area and the complex ecology of bird-tick relationships. Ecological and epidemiological aspects of the findings are discussed.Nesse trabalho relatam-se infestações de carrapatos em aves, meio ambiente e em animais domésticos em uma fitofisionomia não florestal, o Cerrado stricto sensu, de uma reserva natural na periferia da área urbana de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Para tal, 238 aves de 50 espécies foram capturadas, pertencentes a 15 famílias e seis ordens. Passeriforme foi a mais numerosa, com 216 indivíduos (90,75%, dos quais 22 estavam parasitados com 31 carrapatos. Nos Passeriformes a prevalência de infestação de carrapatos foi de 10,2%, a abundância e intensidade média foi de 0,14 e 1,41, respectivamente. Apenas carrapatos imaturos da espécie Amblyomma nodosum foram encontrados

  10. Mondrian Forests: Efficient Online Random Forests

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    Lakshminarayanan, Balaji; Roy, Daniel M.; Teh, Yee Whye

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    Ensembles of randomized decision trees, usually referred to as random forests, are widely used for classification and regression tasks in machine learning and statistics. Random forests achieve competitive predictive performance and are computationally efficient to train and test, making them excellent candidates for real-world prediction tasks. The most popular random forest variants (such as Breiman's random forest and extremely randomized trees) operate on batches of training data. Online ...

  11. La gobernanza participativa de áreas naturales protegidas. El caso de la Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno

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    Full Text Available A partir de los conceptos “aceptación” y “gobernanza” se analizan los grados y modalidades de aceptación del área natural protegida Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno por parte de los actores sociales involucrados en su ges- tión. Con base en 38 entrevistas a profundidad, realizadas en 2010, también se evalúan las consecuencias de dichas discrepancias para la gobernanza, con énfasis en las plataformas de participación que pretenden mitigar conflictos y promover la aceptación de la política ambiental en México. Se concluye que, aunque la gran mayoría de los actores acepte tanto su figura jurídica como las medidas aplicadas para implementar la normatividad ambiental, un grupo influyente de opositores limita considerablemente la eficacia de las plataformas de participación, establecidas durante la década pasada.

  12. RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE PRECIPITACIÓN INVIERNO-PRIMAVERA CON ANILLOS ANUALES DE Pinus douglasiana EN LA RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA SIERRA DE MANANTLÁN, JALISCO

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    Julián Cerano-Paredes

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    Full Text Available Se reconstruyó la precipitación invierno-primavera de 219 años (1792-2010 de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlán (RBSM, Jalisco, México, empleando los anillos anuales de Pinus douglasiana (Mtz. como “proxy”. La sequía de mediados del siglo XX (1941-1963 fue la más severa del periodo estudiado. El índice multivariado de El Niño Oscilación del Sur (ENSO; 1959-2010 y el índice de ancho del anillo de P. douglasiana mostraron correlación significativa (r = 0.4542; P < 0.05 de los meses de enero-junio, con mayor correlación en los meses de enero (r = 0.4337; P < 0.0001 y marzo (r = 0.4310; P < 0.0001. Las teleconexiones de ENSO en la región varían a través del tiempo; de enero a junio, los eventos El Niño están asociados con precipitaciones mayores que el promedio, mientras que los eventos La Niña muestran lo contrario.

  13. Endoparasitos (Nemathelminthes y Platyhelminthes de animales de vida silvestre de la Reserva de Biósfera del Manu, Perú

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    Manuel Tantaleán

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    Full Text Available Durante el año 2001, se recolectaron 8 géneros de helmintos de mamíferos y aves silvestres del Perú, en la Reserva Biosfera del Manu (Departamentos de Cusco y Madre de Dios, desde los 470 a 3780 m. Los parásitos fueron fijados con alcohol etílico en el campo y transportados al laboratorio para estudiarlos; los nemátodos se diafanizaron y los céstodos y tremátodos se colorearon con carmín de acuerdo a técnicas convencionales. La identificación específica de algunos helmintos fue imposible por el estado en que se encontraban, pero se dan a conocer por ser material de gran importancia y ser algunos de ellos algunos registros nuevos para el Perú. Nuestros hallazgos son los siguientes: Rhopalias caballeroi Kifune y Uyema, 1982, Rhopalias sp. (probable n. sp., Taenia pisiformis Bloch, 1780 (cisticerco, Mesocestoides sp. (tetratyridia, Aprocta sp., Evaginuris branicki Mc Clure, 1932, Haematospiculum sp., Protospirura sp., Diplotriaena sp., Thelazia sp. 1, Thelazia sp. 2, Thelazia sp. 3 y Subulura sp.

  14. Herpetofauna inside and outside from a natural protected area: the case of Reserva Estatal de la Biósfera Sierra San Juan, Nayarit, Mexico

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    Full Text Available Natural Protected Areas (NPAs includes important species richness, and it is assumed that these are the best areas for biodiversity conservation. There are certain doubts, however, about the effectiveness of the NPAs in developing countries, where economic resources for conservation are scarce and NPAs are not monitored and managed efficiently. In the present study we assessed the species richness, diversity, abundance, and functional guilds of amphibians and reptiles inside and outside of the NPA Reserva Estatal de la Biósfera Sierra San Juan (REBSSJ, Nayarit, Mexico. Our results showed that species numbers of amphibian and reptiles were higher outside than inside the reserve, as well the individual number distributed among species, except for lizard species. Analyses of functional guilds showed that both richness and functional dispersion were greater in amphibians and reptiles outside the reserve. Likewise, outside the reserve we recorded a higher species number with some category of risk at the national level (NOM-059, international level (IUCN, and also by using the Environmental Vulnerability Score (EVS algorithm. The results suggest that areas outside of the reserve are crucial to the maintenance of regional biodiversity, due to high complementarity with species composition inside of the reserves. These data can be used to implement conservation measures that include a new demarcation of the reserve and the consideration of surrounding areas to include a great number of species.

  15. Distribución y abundancia de Ateles belzebuth E. Geoffroy y Ateles chamek Humboldt (Cebidae: Primates en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria, Perú

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    Rolando Aquino

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se dan a conocer las observaciones sobre el hábitat, las asociaciones inter-específicas, tamaño de grupo y densidad poblacional de las dos especies de Ateles que habitan en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria. Los datos fueron colectados mediante inventarios y censos por transecto en los periodos de enero de 1997 a febrero de 1999, setiembre -– octubre 2000, agosto -– setiembre, 2002 y enero 2003. En la margen izquierda del Río Samiria, Ateles belzebuth E. Geoffryoy y Ateles chamek Humboldt comparten el hábitat formando grupos mixtos. El tamaño promedio de grupo para A. belzebuth fue 5,1 individuos/grupo y para Ateles chamek 7,3 individuos/grupo. La densidad poblacional estimada para A. belzebuth fue 1,02 individuos/km2 y para A. chamek 0,51 individuos/km2 . Se discuten y analizan los factores que habrían influido para la drástica reducción de ambas poblaciones.

  16. Characterization of phenolic compounds from different species of halophytes from Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal

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    Full Text Available Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António (RNSCMVRSA is a natural reserve (SE of Portugal, Algarve region that has habitats with different saline conditions and great ecological importance. Halophytes are plants that grow in a wide variety of saline habitats, namely in RNSCMVRSA, and can accumulated in their biomass high contents of salt. This plant behavior can increase production of reactive oxygen species (ROS and consequently, the oxidative stress, cellular damage and metabolic disorders. In order to protect the cells from ROS, these plants developed an efficient antioxidant system. This system can be constituted by phenolics compounds that have an important effect on oxidative, anti-inflammatory and microbial stability important properties for food, dietary and pharmaceutical industries. Therefore, this work aims to identify the phenolic compounds in biomass of different autochthones halophytes species growing on natural conditions in RNSCMVSRA. Composite samples of Salicornia patula, Salicornia ramosissima, Sarcoccornia fruticosa and Sarcocornia perennis were collected in 2013. Sequential extraction was realized: firstly the plant samples were subjected to soxhlet extraction using dichloromethane and then by a solid-liquid extraction with ethanol. Finally, the main compounds present in each extract were identified by GC-MS (Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. The total of phenolic compounds and polyphenolic antioxidants in the extracts was also determined by Folin-Ciocalteu method.

  17. Tree response to experimental watershed acidification

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    N.K. Jensen; E.J. Holzmueller; P.J. Edwards; M. Thomas-Van Gundy; D.R. DeWalle; K.W.J. Williard

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    Forest ecosystems in the Eastern USA are threatened by acid deposition rates that have increased dramatically since industrialization. We utilized two watersheds at the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia to examine long-term effects of acidification on ecological processes. One watershed has been treated with ammonium sulfate (approximately twice the ambient...

  18. COMIFAC Forest Conservation Framework: Towards Better Forest ...

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    Protected areas in Central Africa are a panacea as several million people are not schooled on the benefits of sustainably managing forests. Of perennial concern is the land tenure system which could provide incentives for forest management and conservation. Within this context, this article examines COMIFAC's forest ...

  19. Forest tenure and sustainable forest management

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    J.P. Siry; K. McGinley; F.W. Cubbage; P. Bettinger

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    We reviewed the principles and key literature related to forest tenure and sustainable forest management, and then examined the status of sustainable forestry and land ownership at the aggregate national level for major forested countries. The institutional design principles suggested by Ostrom are well accepted for applications to public, communal, and private lands....

  20. Returning forests analyzed with the forest identity.

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    Kauppi, Pekka E; Ausubel, Jesse H; Fang, Jingyun; Mather, Alexander S; Sedjo, Roger A; Waggoner, Paul E

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    Amid widespread reports of deforestation, some nations have nevertheless experienced transitions from deforestation to reforestation. In a causal relationship, the Forest Identity relates the carbon sequestered in forests to the changing variables of national or regional forest area, growing stock density per area, biomass per growing stock volume, and carbon concentration in the biomass. It quantifies the sources of change of a nation's forests. The Identity also logically relates the quantitative impact on forest expanse of shifting timber harvest to regions and plantations where density grows faster. Among 50 nations with extensive forests reported in the Food and Agriculture Organization's comprehensive Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005, no nation where annual per capita gross domestic product exceeded 4,600 dollars had a negative rate of growing stock change. Using the Forest Identity and national data from the Assessment report, a single synoptic chart arrays the 50 nations with coordinates of the rates of change of basic variables, reveals both clusters of nations and outliers, and suggests trends in returning forests and their attributes. The Forest Identity also could serve as a tool for setting forest goals and illuminating how national policies accelerate or retard the forest transitions that are diffusing among nations.

  1. Draped heterogeneity, forced uniformity: when agro-environmental policies drive family development: The U Minh Thượng forest reserve, (Mekong delta, Vietnam Hétérogénéité cachée, uniformité forcée : quand les politiques agro-environnementales guident le développement familial – Cas de la réserve forestière de U Minh Thượng (delta du Mékong, Vietnam Heterogeneidad oculta, uniformidad forzada: cuando las políticas agro-ambientales impulsan el desarrollo familiar. La reserva del bosque de U Minh Thượng (delta del Mekong, Vietnam

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    Mehdi Saqalli

    2011-04-01

    ONG environnementalistes internationales a conforté une orientation pro-nature intransigeante qui a affecté les moyens de subsistance des agriculteurs. Cette expérience sociale « en vraie grandeur » renforce donc la nécessité d’intégrer au minimum les besoins et les contraintes à moindre échelle, en particulier sur un périmètre aussi large.La reserva natural de U Minh Thượng se creó en los años noventa con una zona de delimitación circundante en la que, entre 1992 y 1995, se asentaron 3.500 casas con un terreno de 4 hectáreas cada una. Desde el punto de vista social, los pobladores elegidos fueron “gente pobre" o veteranos de guerra. Poco a poco se fue suscitando una discriminación social a favor de los segundos. A pesar de una aparente homogeneidad, el entorno muestra ligeras variaciones que tienen enormes repercusiones sobre el potencial de los terrenos. Entre 1992 y 1998, el gobierno provincial aplicó políticas de gestión uniformemente diferentes, pese a que este repetido "nuevo trato" de la variabilidad entre casas y terrenos produjera distintos resultados que van desde la destrucción total a un verdadero apoyo a las casas. Finalmente, el apoyo de organizaciones no gubernamentales medioambientales e internacionales realzó una postura inflexible a favor de la naturaleza que ha afectado a los medios de subsistencia de los granjeros. Este experimento social del "mundo real" realza la necesidad de por lo menos comprender las necesidades y las limitaciones a menor escala, especialmente para un área tan amplia.

  2. Restoring forests

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    Jacobs, Douglass F.; Oliet, Juan A.; Aronson, James

    2015-01-01

    of land requiring restoration implies the need for spatial prioritization of restoration efforts according to cost-benefit analyses that include ecological risks. To design resistant and resilient ecosystems that can adapt to emerging circumstances, an adaptive management approach is needed. Global change......, in particular, imparts a high degree of uncertainty about the future ecological and societal conditions of forest ecosystems to be restored, as well as their desired goods and services. We must also reconsider the suite of species incorporated into restoration with the aim of moving toward more stress resistant...... and competitive combinations in the longer term. Non-native species may serve an important role under some circumstances, e.g., to facilitate reintroduction of native species. Propagation and field establishment techniques must promote survival through seedling stress resistance and site preparation. An improved...

  3. Forest farming practices

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    J.L. Chamberlain; D. Mitchell; T. Brigham; T. Hobby; L. Zabek; J. Davis

    2009-01-01

    Forest farming in North America is becoming popular as a way for landowners to diversify income opportunities, improve management of forest resources, and increase biological diversity. People have been informally "farming the forests" for generations. However, in recent years, attention has been directed at formalizing forest farming and improving it...

  4. Forest Health Detectives

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    Bal, Tara L.

    2014-01-01

    "Forest health" is an important concept often not covered in tree, forest, insect, or fungal ecology and biology. With minimal, inexpensive equipment, students can investigate and conduct their own forest health survey to assess the percentage of trees with natural or artificial wounds or stress. Insects and diseases in the forest are…

  5. North Dakota's forests 2005

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    David E. Haugen; Michael Kangas; Susan J. Crocker; Charles H. Perry; Christopher W. Woodall; Brett J. Butler; Barry T. Wilson; Dan J. Kaisershot

    2009-01-01

    The first completed annual inventory of North Dakota's forests reports estimates of more than 724,000 acres of forest land. Information about forest attributes and forest health is presented along with information on agents of change including changing land use patterns and the introduction of nonnative plants, insects, and disease.

  6. Wisconsin's forests, 2004

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    Charles H. (Hobie) Perry; Vern A. Everson; Ian K. Brown; Jane Cummings-Carlson; Sally E. Dahir; Edward A. Jepsen; Joe Kovach; Michael D. Labissoniere; Terry R. Mace; Eunice A. Padley; Richard B. Rideout; Brett J. Butler; Susan J. Crocker; Greg C. Liknes; Randall S. Morin; Mark D. Nelson; Barry T. (Ty) Wilson; Christopher W. Woodall

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    The first full, annualized inventory of Wisconsin's forests was completed in 2004 after 6,478 forested plots were visited. There are more than 16.0 million acres of forest land in the Wisconsin, nearly half of the State's land area; 15.8 million acres meet the definition of timberland. The total area of both forest land and timberland continues an upward...

  7. Restoring Forested Wetland Ecosystems

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    John A. Stanturf; Emile S. Gardiner; Melvin L. Warren

    2003-01-01

    Forests as natural systems are intrinsically linked to the sustainability of fresh-water systems. Efforts worldwide to restore forest ecosystems seek to counteract centuries of forest conversion to agriculture and other uses. Afforestation, the practice of regenerating forests on land deforested for agriculture or other uses, is occurring at an intense pace in the...

  8. Iowa's forest resources, 1974.

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    John S. Jr. Spencer; Pamela J. Jakes

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    The second inventory of Iowa's forest resources shows big declines in commercial forest area and in growing-stock and sawtimber volumes between 1954 and 1974. Presented are text and statistics on forest area and timber volume, growth, mortality, ownership, stocking, future timber supply, timber use, forest management opportunities, and nontimber resources.

  9. Sustaining Urban Forests

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    John F. Dwyer; David J. Nowak; Mary Heather Noble

    2003-01-01

    The significance of the urban forest resource and the powerful forces for change in the urban environment make sustainability a critical issue in urban forest management. The diversity, connectedness, and dynamics of the urban forest establish the context for management that will determine the sustainability of forest structure, health, functions, and benefits. A...

  10. Oklahoma's forests, 2014

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    Kerry Dooley; KaDonna. Randolph

    2017-01-01

    This resource bulletin describes the principal findings of the 2014 forest inventory of Oklahoma (conducted 2009–2014) and examines changes since the previous survey of Oklahoma in 2008. Topics presented include forest area, volume, biomass, number of trees, growth, mortality, removals, forest health, silvicultural treatments, and forest ownership.

  11. Riqueza, abundância e diversidade de Euglossina (Hymenoptera, Apidae em três áreas da Reserva Biológica Guaribas, Paraíba, Brasil Richness, abundance, and diversity of Euglossina (Hymenoptera, Apidae at three areas of the Guaribas Biological Reserve, Paraíba, Brazil

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    Alysson K. P. de Souza

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    Full Text Available O estudo realizou-se em três áreas da Reserva Biológica Guaribas, uma área com vegetação característica de Mata Atlântica, outra com vegetação característica de Tabuleiro Nordestino e a terceira, chamada de Transição, formada por um mosaico dos dois tipos vegetacionais. Foram coletados 2314 indivíduos pertencentes a 11 espécies de Euglossina. Utilizou-se como iscas seis fragrâncias artificiais: eugenol, eucaliptol, escatol, beta ionona, acetato de benzila e vanilina. Na área de Mata, foram coletados 850 indivíduos de 11 espécies, na área de Tabuleiro 737 indivíduos de cinco espécies e na área de Transição 727 indivíduos de seis espécies. A área de Mata apresentou a maior diversidade (H' = 0,94 e a maior riqueza. O coeficiente de similaridade binário de Sørensen indicou que as áreas mais semelhantes, com relação à composição das espécies, foram às de Tabuleiro e Transição (Ss = 0,92. O coeficiente de similaridade de Morisita apontou que as áreas de Mata e Transição são idênticas (Cmh = 1, com relação às abundâncias relativas das espécies. A área de Transição assemelha-se mais à área de Tabuleiro (quanto à composição e diversidade e mais à área de Mata (quanto à abundância relativa, o que sugere que algumas espécies de Mata também forrageiam na área de Transição.The study was carried out at three areas of the Guaribas Biological Reserve, one area with typical Atlantic rain forest vegetation, one with a Savanna-like vegetation typical of coastal ecosystems, locally known as 'Tabuleiro', and another called Transition area, containing a mosaic of the two former types of vegetation. A total of 2314 individuals belonging to 11 species of Euglossina were sampled, using traps. Six artificial fragrances were used as baits: eugenol, cineol, skatol, beta ionone, benzyl acetate, and vanillin. From the Forest area 850 males belonging to 11 species were sampled, from the Savanna-like vegetation

  12. FUNGOS MICORRÍZICOS ARBUSCULARES EM SOLOS DA RESERVA BIOLÓGICA MUNICIPAL SERRADOS TOLEDOS, ITAJUBÁ/MG

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    Rogério Melloni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The City Biological Reserve of 'Serra dos Toledos' is an important remaining tropical rain forest in south Minas Gerais statewhich has high biodiversity and water resources. Studies related to soil quality are needed in the reserve management plans, which aim to maintain or to improve the environmental sustainability of these areas. Thus, the purpose of this work was to evaluate the inoculum potential of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM in samples of typical soil of that reserve. The quantifcation of propagules of this microbial group that establishes mutualistic symbiosis with most plant species, it is important for assessing the soil quality of the reserve. Three areas inside and one outside the Reserve were set to study, where soil samples were removed at depth 0 to 10 cm, in two seasons, winter 2008 and summer 2009. The samples were sent to the Laboratory of Microbiology of the University of ¿Itajubá¿ for quantification of the following microbiological attributes related to AM fungi: lengths of total and active extra-radical mycelium by the method of induced fluorescence with fluorescein diacetate, density and phenotypic diversity (morphotypes of spores, percentage and intensity of root colonization. The average results were compared by Duncan 5% and subjected to multivariate analysis. The results showed that the potential for MA fungal inoculum had a higher effect of areas in relation to the studied periods, with greater length of active and total extra-radical mycelium, a higher proportion of active mycelium in relation to the total and a greater diversity of spores in soil from the City Biological Reserve of ¿Serra dos Toledos¿, compared to the outside soil under pasture. The inoculum potential is not directly related to the soil fertility, where that outside the reserve, pasture, despite the best fertility were found smaller values of mycelium and diversity of MA fungal spores.

  13. Breeding bird assemblages of hurricane-created gaps and adjacent closed canopy forest in the Southern Appalachians

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    Cathryn H. Greenberg; J. Drew. Lanham

    2001-01-01

    We studied breeding bird assemblages in forest gaps created in 1995 by Hurricane Opal at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest in Asheville, NC. We hypothesized that forest gaps and adjacent closed-canopy forest would differ in bird density, richness, diversity, and relative abundances of some species. To test this hypothesis we censused breeding bird assemblages for 2...

  14. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009

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    George L. McCaskill; William H. McWilliams; Carol A. Alerich; Brett J. Butler; Susan J. Crocker; Grant M. Domke; Doug Griffith; Cassandra M. Kurtz; Shawn Lehman; Tonya W. Lister; Randall S. Morin; W. Keith Moser; Paul Roth; Rachel Riemann; James A. Westfall

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    The second full annual inventory of Pennsylvania's forests reports a stable base of 16.7 million acres of forest land. Northern hardwoods and mixed-oak forest-type groups account for 54 and 32 percent of the forest land, respectively. The State's forest land averages about 61 dry tons of wood per acre and almost 6,500 board feet (International ¼-inch...

  15. Root system and root and stem base organic reserves of pasture Tanzania grass fertilizer with nitrogen under grazingSistema radicular e reservas orgânicas de raízes e base do colmo do capim Tanzânia fertilizado com doses de nitrogênio sob pastejo

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    Cecilio Viega Soares Filho

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to evaluate the concentrations of non-structural carbohydrate (NSC and of total nitrogen (N, as well as, to evaluate the root system in Tanzania-grass pastures fertilized with doses of urea in fall, spring and summer. The experiment was conducted at the Experimental Farm of Iguatemi, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, from March 2007 to March 2008. The experimental design was complete random blocks with subplots and four repetitions. The plots showed doses of N (50, 100 e 150 kg ha-1 of N plus the control (no N fertilization, and the subplots the season of the year. Root samples were taken at depths of 0-10, 10-20 and 20-40 cm. Root biomass showed a trend for mass accumulation up to a dosage of 100 kg ha-1 for all seasons evaluated. Also, about 80% of the root system of Tanzaniagrass plants was found on the 0-10 cm layer for all dosages of N. Nitrogen fertilizer above 100 kg ha-1 may foster fast forage plant growth reducing its NSC root storage capacity although favoring NSC and total N storage at stem base. NSC and total N concentrations were highest in fall, demonstrating that its usage is greater in spring due to the weather conditions being favorable to plant growth. In the regrowth, the largest reserve of total N was at the 0-10 cm root layer and the largest NSC reserve is at stem base. O estudo objetivou avaliar as concentrações de carboidratos não estruturais (CNE, nitrogênio (N total e avaliação do sistema radicular em pastagem de capim-Tanzânia adubada com uréia em diferentes doses nas estações de outono, primavera e verão. O experimento foi conduzido na Fazenda Experimental de Iguatemi, Maringá, PR, no período de março de 2007 a março de 2008. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos completos ao acaso, com parcelas subdivididas com quatro repetições. Foram usadas como parcelas, as doses de N-uréia (50, 100 e 150 kg ha-1 de N-uréia e, como subparcelas, as estações do ano. As

  16. Evaluación del programa de educación ambiental formal “aula al aire libre”, Reserva Los Coyotes

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    Hernández Chaves, María Gabriela

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    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente artículo muestra la evaluación realizada al programa “Aula al Aire Libre” de la Reserva Los Coyotes (Mata de Plátano, Goicoechea, en San José, Costa Rica, con el fin de presentarlo como una metodología innovadora y efectiva para la educación formal. Durante el 2010, se evaluó el nivel de conocimiento de los estudiantes participantes (n= 1085 antes y después del trabajo de campo utilizando pruebas cortas. El análisis de los resultados indicó que el momento de la prueba (antes/después tiene un efecto significativo en la nota obtenida; es decir, como consecuencia de su trabajo en Los Coyotes la cantidad de respuestas correctas aumentó de manera significativa. Para comparar la eficiencia de esta metodología con la del sistema tradicional de enseñanza, las evaluaciones post-visita fueron también administradas a un grupo control (n=498. Los resultados revelaron que los estudiantes participantes tienen un mejor manejo de los temas en cuestión que los estudiantes del grupo control. Además se aplicaron encuestas a los estudiantes y docentes de las escuelas participantes; tanto docentes como estudiantes mostraron altos niveles de satisfacción y consideraron el programa como una herramienta eficiente en la enseñanza de los contenidos formales. La encuesta además permitió identificar las fortalezas y debilidades del programa, dando así al personal de Los Coyotes información importante para reformular y mejorar la práctica. Abstract: This paper presents the evaluation of the program "Outdoor Classroom" of Reserva Los Coyotes (Mata de Plátano, Goicoechea, in San José, Costa Rica, in order to evince it as an innovative and effective methodology for formal education. During 2010, the level of knowledge of participating students (n = 1085 was assessed before and after the field work, using quiz-like instruments. The analysis of the results indicated that the moment of testing (before / after has a significant

  17. RIQUEZA FLORÍSTICA, ENDEMISMO Y FORMAS DE VIDA DE LOS BOSQUES Y LOS MATORRALES DE LAS TERRAZAS COSTERAS DE LA RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA BACONAO, CUBA

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    LUZ MARGARITA FIGUEREDO CARDONA

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    Full Text Available Se analizó la riqueza florística, el endemismo y las formas de vida de ocho tipos de vegetación entre bosques y matorrales de las terrazas costeras de la reserva de la biosfera Baconao. A partir de las recolectas en las expediciones de campo, la revisión de materiales de herbario e inventarios florísticos precedentes, se elaboró la lista de especies vegetales. Se identificaron 757 especies de 387 géneros y 87 familias botánicas. Del total, 108 son introducidas y 649 nativas, de éstas 164 son endémicas. Los matorrales costeros y los bosques semideciduos presentaron la mayor riqueza de especies y endemismos, además de alta similitud biológica, debido a las condiciones edáficas en que se desarrollan. Las familias con mayor riqueza específica fueron: Leguminosae (96, Malvaceae (58, Rubiaceae (42, Euphorbiaceae (41, Apocynaceae (34, Boraginaceae (33 y Poaceae (29. Predominaron los elementos de origen gondwánico (59.2 %, seguidos de los laurásicos (22.4 % y los de origen desconocido (18.4 %, con prevalecía de arbustos centro amazónicos. Se reconocieron 164 especies endémicas, de éstas 58 pancubanos, 45 sectoriales, 26 distritales y 35 multisectoriales. Es significativa la presencia de ocho géneros endémicos, siete monoespecíficos. Se registraron 35 especies amenazadas, 22 de ellas endémicas que se encuentran en áreas protegidas con categoría estricta de manejo. Se encontraron nueve formas de vida, con predominio de arbustos (283, árboles (179, hierbas (139 y trepadoras (108.

  18. Uma Análise Agroalimentar: O caso dos agricultores quilombolas da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Quilombos Barra do Turvo, SP

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    Katia Maria Pacheco dos Santos

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    Full Text Available O Vale do Ribeira concentra a maior área de Mata Atlântica do Estado de São Paulo sob o regime de Unidades de Conservação e aproximadamente 21% do que existe no Brasil desse bioma. Além da rica diversidade ambiental, acrescenta-se a diversidade sociocultural, por abrigar comunidades tradicionais. Na região, há alterações quanto ao uso e ocupação da paisagem, com expansão do plantio de pupunha e pecuária. No território da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Quilombos Barra do Turvo, criada em 2008, não há alterações na paisagem provocadas por expansão de monoculturas, ao contrário, nos últimos anos, a agricultura de base ecológica tem sido atividade notadamente revalorizada pelas famílias. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar as práticas econômicas associadas à reprodução do sistema de produção alimentar local. A coleta de dados baseou-se na aplicação de entrevistas semiestruturadas, com levantamento da frequência de consumo alimentar e recordatório 24 horas. A função básica da agricultura é a produção de bens alimentares voltados ao consumo familiar e à comercialização pelo Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos. Além contexto da manutenção da conservação dos recursos naturais e da segurança alimentar, as famílias mostram-se resistentes a adesão de hábitos de consumo alimentar contemporâneos.

  19. Los carábidos (Coleoptera: Carabidae asociados a los remanentes de bosque nativo en la Reserva Natural Municipal Laguna de los Padres, Buenos Aires

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    Darío P. PORRINI

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    Full Text Available Frente a la amenaza que ha provocado la expansión de la exótica zarzamora (Rubus ulmifolius (Schott en la Reserva Natural Municipal Laguna de los Padres (RNMLP, surgió la necesidad de estudiar los ensambles de carábidos asociados a los remanentes de bosque nativo de “curro” (Colletia paradoxa ((Spreng. Escal., tala (Celtis ehrenbergiana (Klotzsch Liebm. y sauce (Salix humboldtiana (Willd que aún persisten. Se encontró que la riqueza específica es mayor en el bosque de S. humboldtiana (DE, seguida por el bosque de C. paradoxa (BC y luego por los bosques de C. ehrenbergiana con distinto uso antrópico (Talar de uso recreativo (TR y Talar antropizado (TA. BC y DE localizados dentro de la zona intangible y de conservación, tomados en conjunto, aportaron más del 85% (53 especies de la riqueza específica total relevada, mientras que TR y TA ubicados fuera de estas zonas aportaron un 56% (35 especies. Los ensambles de carábidos fueron diferentes a lo largo del año y entre sí para los distintos bosques. La especie más abundante fue Argutoridius bonariensis (Dejean y dominó los ensambles de TA y TR durante las cuatro estaciones. En DE y BC se destacaron especies propias y un endemismo para el DE. Los predadores constituyeron el gremio trófico más abundante para todos los sitios. Se discutió para cada bosque su estado de conservación y los posibles factores naturales o artificiales que condicionan la diversidad de carábidos encontrada.

  20. PRODUCCIÓN DE MADERA Y CARBONO EN LA REGENERACIÓN DE SISTEMAS AGROFORESTALES EN LA RESERVA INDÍGENA DE TALAMANCA, COSTA RICA

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    Wilson A. Calero Borge

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se desarrolló en la Reserva Indígena de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Se remidieron 64 parcelas de cacao (C y banano (B, para estimar el almacenamiento y el incremento de madera y carbono de laurel (Cordia alliodora y cedro amargo (Cedrela odorata L. de regeneración natural en estos sistemas agroforestales (SAF. Se realizó inventario de laurel y cedro real y se midieron árboles con d3 4 cm. El volumen comercial (Vc (d 3 45 cm se proyectó con matrices de transición tipo Usher.Los incrementos de madera y carbono se obtuvieron en el períodocomprendido 2001-2005.No hubo diferencias signifi cativas (P<0.05 para la densidad (d y existencias totales de madera (Vt en los SAF, la d es de 52,4 árboles ha-1 en C y 53,8 árboles ha-1 en B, contienen un volumen total de 55,4 m3 ha-1 en C y 52,6 m3 ha-1 en B. Las tasas de fi jación de carbono son de 1,3 y 1,8 t ha-1 año-1 en C y B respectivamente.A cinco años de proyección los C producirán 52,0 (m3 ha-1 y los B 54,2 (m3 ha-1 de Vc con un IPAVc de 4,08 y 4,74 (m3 ha-1 año-1 en C y B respectivamente. Para todos los SAF evaluadosel aprovechamiento de madera será sostenible, con las actuales tasas de aprovechamiento y reclutamiento de individuos. Se recomienda aplicar del modelo propuesto para el diseño ymanejo de SAF.

  1. Del “mar es de todos” al mar reservado: turistas, poblaciones de pescadores y reservas marinas en Canarias

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    José J. Pascual

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los patrones de desarrollo de las últimas décadas en Canarias y en otras zonas del Estado han originado nuevos usos del espacio marítimo y litoral. Frente a los tradicionales vinculados a la pesca, ahora dominan frecuentemente los turísticos y recreativos. La naturaleza, construida o recreada, se convierte especialmente en los últimos años en un atractivo clave para muchos destinos. En este contexto, las reservas marinas intentan preservar ciertas zonas de especial valor biológico de los excesos de la pesca, a la vez que deberían conjugar los usos turísticos y recreativos a realizar en tales espacios con la conservación de sus valores naturales. En Canarias han constituido uno de los instrumentos claves de la política de conservación y gestión de pesquerías en las áreas costeras de las Islas. Actualmente hay tres en funcionamiento, siguiendo una tendencia cada vez más general en todo el mundo. Pero a la vez que con ellas se controla la extracción de recursos por los profesionales, se impulsan una serie de usos vinculados a determinadas formas de turismo que han generado importantes transformaciones en las poblaciones vinculadas a estas zonas protegidas. Otros impactos inducidos por el turismo o la acuicultura han alterado también sus estrategias económicas o el uso de los espacios tanto en tierra como en el mar

  2. BASE DE DADOS TERRITORIAIS NECESSÁRIAS À ANÁLISE DE UM SISTEMA DE RESERVA LEGAL EXTRA-PROPRIEDADE NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Manuel Eduardo Ferreira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo geral a compilação ecaracterização das bases de dados utilizadas no âmbitodo projeto “Cenários Econômicos para a Troca de ReservaLegal Extra-Propriedade no Estado de Goiás”. Maisespecificamente, realizou-se uma análise de índicessócio-econômicos e de cobertura vegetal remanescentepara uma malha hexagonal adotada pelo projeto, perfazendotodo o Estado. Dentre os resultados principais,destaca-se atual aspecto negativo da paisagem de Cerradoem Goiás, tanto em termos de Estado (45% da áreaoriginal convertida em pastagens e 18% em agricultura,municípios (85% com passivos ambientais e de mesoregião(Centro e Sul Goiano com menos de 20% de coberturavegetal nativa. Quanto aos índices sociais (IDH,GINI, Pobreza e Densidade Populacional, fica demonstradoque o desenvolvimento em Goiás, ainda longe deser sustentável em termos ambientais, é maior em áreascom atividades agrícolas intensas, como nas meso-regiõesSul e Centro Goiano, e menor ao Norte e Nordeste doestado, onde estão concentradas as maiores proporçõesde pobres, concentração de renda e, curiosamente, remanescentesde Cerrado. Este estudo indica a adoção depráticas econômicas para a manutenção/regeneração dabiodiversidade do bioma Cerrado, complementar ao respeitodas Áreas de Preservação Permanente, sobretudoàquelas com função ripária aos cursos hidrográficos.

  3. ZONIFICACIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LA RESERVA NATURAL BAHÍA SAN ANTONIO, ARGENTINA. APLICACIÓN DEL ÍNDICE DE CALIDAD AMBIENTAL

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    María E. Carbone

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las actividades humanas y los procesos naturales son los elementos necesarios en los cambios que afectan a los diferentes ambientes en las zonas costeras patagónicas. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar la calidad ambiental actual de las localidades que conforman la reserva bahía San Antonio. Mediante la aplicación del Índice de Calidad Ambiental (EQI. Los resultados obtenidos permitieron zonificar el área de la siguiente manera: San Antonio Oeste donde el índice oscila entre un valor de 0.50 y 0.45, refleja una mayor actividad humana relacionada a la extracción de recursos mineros, pesqueros. La zona de San Antonio Este posee un índice de 0.34 como resultado de las actividades portuarias y características de sitio. En tercer lugar Las Grutas posee valores de hasta 0.28 que muestra una gran actividad turística anual, una escasa planificación urbana y sectores con problemas de erosión marcados principalmente en los acantilados. La cuarta zona determinada corresponde al sector norte de bahía San Antonio con valores de hasta 0.63 donde las actividades humanas son escasas y la circulación del flujo de agua favorece la renovación constante del ambiente. Se evidencia una importante alteración de la condición natural de estos ecosistemas generada por la sobreexplotación del medio físico, contaminación del mismo y la escasa aplicación de políticas ambientales y urbanas en el pasado cercano.

  4. Preferencias alimenticias del guanaco (Lama guanicoe cacsilensis y su competencia con el ganado doméstico en la Reserva Nacional de Calipuy, Perú

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    Luis Linares

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar el grado de competencia alimentaria entre el guanaco y el ganado doméstico en la Reserva Nacional de Calipuy. La cobertura vegetal (CV se determinó con un censo de vegetación y l a composición de las dietas mediante la técnica microhistológica de las heces (50 guanacos, 35 vacunos y 25 equinos. La sobreposición dietaria se determinó mediante el Índice de Horn (I , l as preferencias alimentarias mediante el índice de Ivlev (E , y la diversidad de la dieta con índice de Shannon - Weaver (D. Se encontró una baja - moderada competencia alimentaria entre el guanaco y el ganado bovino y equino. La sobreposición dietar ia fue mayor durante la época lluviosa (I = 0. 80 y 0.88 en que la oferta de forraje fue alta (CV= 63% ; y menor durante la época seca (I= 0.58 y 0.64 en que hubo escasez de alimento (CV= 50% . El guanaco fue un consumidor selectivo intermedio. La divers idad dietaria de los adultos aumentó durante la época seca (D = 0.62; p60% y no mostró la misma flexibilidad (I=0.90, p<0.01. L os juveniles y los chulengos fueron más sensibles a las variaciones estacionales , consumie nd o un menor porcentaje de arbustos pero tuvieron una preferencia marcada por las hierbas bajas.

  5. Aspectos florísticos e fitossociológicos da reserva Capão de Tupanciretã, Tupanciretã, RS, Brasil.

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    Suzana Ferreira da Rosa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado na Reserva Capão de Tupanciretã, município de Tupanciretã (RS, em uma área com 8 hectares pertencente à Fundação de Pesquisa Agropecuária do Rio Grande do Sul (FEPAGRO. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a composição florística e estrutura fitossociológica da floresta. Utilizaram-se dez parcelas de tamanho 10 x 20 m distribuídas sistematicamente na área. Nessas parcelas, foram medidos e identificados todos os indivíduos com DAP maior ou igual a 5 cm. Dentro das parcelas principais, alocaram-se subunidades de 5 x 5 m para avaliar o componente arbustivo (DAP entre 1 e 5 cm e de 2 x 2 m para a regeneração natural (DAP menor que 1 cm e altura superior a 30 cm. Os resultados foram analisados usando o programa FITOANALISE, calculando-se os parâmetros fitossociológicos tradicionais de densidade, dominância, freqüência, valor de importância, valor de cobertura e índice de diversidade. As espécies com maior representatividade no componente arbóreo da floresta foram Camboatá-vermelho (Cupania vernalis Cambess. e o Branquilho (Sebastiania commersoniana (Baill. L. B. Sm. & Downs. No componente arbustivo e na regeneração, as espécies que apresentaram o maior número de indivíduos foram Camboatá-vermelho (Cupania vernalis Cambess., Primavera (Brunfelsia australis Benth., Chal-chal (Allophylus edulis (A. St.–Hil, Cambess. & A. Juss. e Canela-amarela (Nectandra lanceolata Nees

  6. Composición florística de los bosques de Polylepis Yauyinazo y Chaqsii-Chaqsii, Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas, Lima

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    Full Text Available Los bosques de Polylepis (Rosaceae forman parte de la vegetación natural de los Andes entre los 3500 y 5000 msnm, con una distribución comúnmente restringida a laderas rocosas y quebradas, constituyéndose como ecosistemas de gran importancia. Durante los años 2008-2010 se realizaron recolectas de muestras botánicas dentro de los bosques Yauyinazo y Chaqsii-Chaqsii de la Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas, en dos épocas del año (húmeda y seca. Se da a conocer la composición de la flora vascular y la variación temporal en los bosques en estudio. Se registró un total de 282 especies agrupadas en 170 géneros y 62 familias, donde las Asteraceae y Poaceae fueron las familias más diversas. Con respecto a la forma de crecimiento las plantas herbáceas y arbustivas fueron las más frecuentes con 71.6% y 17.4% respectivamente. En el bosque Yauyinazo se registraron 232 especies agrupadas en 153 géneros y 58 familias y en el bosque Chaqsii-Chaqsii 213 especies en 137 géneros y 56 familias. Se registraron 41 especies endémicas y 17 especies de flora silvestre amenazada, evidenciándose la importancia ecológica de los bosques de Polylepis.

  7. Escarabeídeos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae de campo e floresta da Reserva Biológica de São Donato, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Vinícius da Costa Silva

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2014v27n4p63 O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar a riqueza, abundância e diversidade das espécies de Scarabaeidae em duas fitofisionomias (campo e floresta e verificar se variação sazonal ao longo do ano está relacionada com variáveis climáticas. O estudo foi desenvolvido na Reserva Biológica de São Donato, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (bioma Pampa. As coletas foram realizadas através de armadilhas de queda, entre janeiro de 2012 e janeiro de 2013. Foram coletados 125 indivíduos e identificados seis gêneros e 11 espécies de quatro subfamílias, sendo 54 indivíduos de cinco espécies encontradas no campo e 71 indivíduos de oito espécies na floresta. As espécies mais abundantes foram Ataenius picinus Harold, 1868, Canthon lividus Blanchard, 1845 e Leucothyreus flavipes Eschscholtz, 1822, que representaram juntas 86,4% do total de indivíduos capturados. O verão apresentou o maior número de indivíduos (78 e a primavera o maior número de espécies (nove. A diferença na estrutura do ambiente (e clima associado e provavelmente a disponibilidade diferenciada de recurso alimentar entre as duas fitofisionomias devem ser fatores limitantes e decisivos para a ocorrência de cada subfamília em determinado habitat, uma vez que várias espécies foram restritas a determinada fitofisionomia ou época do ano.

  8. The Impact of Forest Density on Forest Height Inversion Modeling from Polarimetric InSAR Data

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    Changcheng Wang

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    Full Text Available Forest height is of great significance in analyzing the carbon cycle on a global or a local scale and in reconstructing the accurate forest underlying terrain. Major algorithms for estimating forest height, such as the three-stage inversion process, are depending on the random-volume-over-ground (RVoG model. However, the RVoG model is characterized by a lot of parameters, which influence its applicability in forest height retrieval. Forest density, as an important biophysical parameter, is one of those main influencing factors. However, its influence to the RVoG model has been ignored in relating researches. For this paper, we study the applicability of the RVoG model in forest height retrieval with different forest densities, using the simulated and real Polarimetric Interferometric SAR data. P-band ESAR datasets of the European Space Agency (ESA BioSAR 2008 campaign were selected for experiments. The test site was located in Krycklan River catchment in Northern Sweden. The experimental results show that the forest density clearly affects the inversion accuracy of forest height and ground phase. For the four selected forest stands, with the density increasing from 633 to 1827 stems/Ha, the RMSEs of inversion decrease from 4.6 m to 3.1 m. The RVoG model is not quite applicable for forest height retrieval especially in sparsely vegetated areas. We conclude that the forest stand density is positively related to the estimation accuracy of the ground phase, but negatively correlates to the ground-to-volume scattering ratio.

  9. Mobilização de reservas em sementes de Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr. (garapa durante a embebição Seed reserve mobilization of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr. (garapa during imbibition

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    Claudia Aparecida Pontes

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Quantificou-se a mobilização de reservas no eixo embrionário, nos cotilédones e no tegumento de sementes de Apuleia leiocarpa (garapa, durante a germinação. Os resultados mostram que houve aumento significativo das reservas de amido, ácido esteárico e proteína nos cotilédones durante o processo de embebição. Por outro lado, no embrião houve aumento significativo somente nos teores de manose, enquanto as reservas dos ácidos graxos mirístico, palmítico, esteárico, oléico e linoléico decresceram significativamente. Os teores de manose e galactose aumentaram significativamente no tegumento. Com exceção do ácido láurico, todos os demais não foram detectados após 48 horas de embebição.The mobilization of reserves was quantified in the embryonic axis, cotyledons and tegument of seeds of Apuleia leiocarpa (garapa during imbibition. The results show that there was a significant increase in the contents of starch, estearic acid and protein in the cotyledons during the imbibition process. On the other hand, there was only a significant manose content increase in the embryo while the reserves of fatty acids mirístic, palmitic, estearic, oleic and linoleic decreased significantly. Mannose and galactose contents increased significantly in the tegument. Except for the lauric acid, all others were not detected after 48 hours of imbibition.

  10. Evaluación del riesgo a la contaminación de los acuíferos de la Reserva Biológica de Limoncocha, Amazonía Ecuatoriana

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    Andrea Elizabeth Jarrín

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available El agua subterránea es una de las principales fuentes de abastecimiento para los habitantes de las parroquias de Limoncocha y de Pompeya, ubicadas en la Amazonía ecuatoriana donde, además, se encuentra la Reserva Biológica Limoncocha (RBL y su área de influencia (AI, cuyo ecosistema subterráneo recibe un aporte de agua proveniente de flujos externos a su límite. Tradicionalmente, el agua subterránea ha sido considerada protegida por el subsuelo, sin embargo, la disposición de contaminantes estables en zonas de infiltración favorable, podría causar que este recurso se contamine, poniendo en riesgo la salud de la población y la sostenibilidad de la reserva. Por ello, se propuso evaluar el peligro de contaminación del agua subterránea de dicha reserva, a través de la superposición de un mapa de vulnerabilidad del acuífero aplicando el método GODS, con un inventario de cargas contaminantes usando el método POSH y en función a esto, priorizar medidas en la protección de este recurso. Se determinó que, en la mayor parte del área de estudio, no existe peligro de contaminación del agua subterránea, no obstante, también se encontraron zonas de moderado y alto peligro para las que se propusieron medidas para prevenir el deterioro de la calidad del agua subterránea.

  11. FOREST CADASTRE COMISSIONS

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    Cemal Bıyık

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available In Turkey, forest areas are decreasing every day. On the other hand, being a wood product and the source of countless usage areas, the value of forest increases more and more. Delineation of forest areas, known as forest cadastre, are completed in developed countries. In general, with fprest cadastre the geometrical and legal status of forests are determined and registered in Land Title. Forest cadastre are carried out by Forest Cadastre Comissions according to the Forest Low 6831. Until today, only 60% of forest cadastre have been completed in 58 years from the start of forest cadastre work. The organization of Forest Cadastre Comissions have undergone various changes. Forest Cadastre Comissions have long suffered from many organizational and practical problems. In this study, current problems of Forest Cadastre Comissions are identified and examined. In result,, insufficient number of comissions, lack of theoretical and practical background and low motivation ot working personnal, and political and public pressure on the works of Forest Cadastre Comissions were identified as the main problems.

  12. Post-dispersal seed predation of woody forest species limits recolonization of forest plantations on ex-arable land

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    Bruun, Hans Henrik; Valtinat, Karin; Kollmann, Johannes

    2010-01-01

    Reforestation of ex-arable land in temperate regions increases the area of potential habitat for forest plants. However, the herbaceous plant layer of these plantations contains fewer forest species than comparable plantations at continuously forested sites. One of the reasons for this might......-generation forest plantations on ex-arable land and re-planted clear-cuts on continuously forested land. There was no recruitment following the experimental sowing of six commonwoody species (Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula, Frangula alnus, Sambucus nigra, Sorbus aucuparia and Sorbus intermedia). Thus......, the colonization of forest plantations by native shrubs and trees appears to be habitat-limited; the only exception being Rhamnus catharticus, for which poor dispersal ability may be more important. Post-dispersal seed predation of forest shrubs and trees was marked, especially in relatively small and isolated...

  13. Archives: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science

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  14. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science: Editorial Policies

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  15. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science: About this journal

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  16. Caracterización de la capacidad y parámetros representativos de distintos sistemas de transporte público urbano bajo distinto tipo de infraestructura y grado de reserva de plataforma

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    Moreno González, Emilio Germán

    2011-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se desarrollan dos objetivos principales; por un lado, la modelización de la capacidad en distintas líneas de transporte público urbano, en especial, sistemas de autobuses articulados que circulan por vías troncales con alta concentración de demanda y distinto grado de reserva de la plataforma, y por otro, el análisis de la variabilidad mostrada por la velocidad operativa en función del tipo de infraestructura y elemento físico de segregación del carril bus. Ambos aspec...

  17. Evaluación del riesgo a la contaminación de los acuíferos de la Reserva Biológica de Limoncocha, Amazonía Ecuatoriana

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    Andrea Elizabeth Jarrín; José Gabriel Salazar; Miguel Martínez-Fresneda Mestre

    2017-01-01

    El agua subterránea es una de las principales fuentes de abastecimiento para los habitantes de las parroquias de Limoncocha y de Pompeya, ubicadas en la Amazonía ecuatoriana donde, además, se encuentra la Reserva Biológica Limoncocha (RBL) y su área de influencia (AI), cuyo ecosistema subterráneo recibe un aporte de agua proveniente de flujos externos a su límite. Tradicionalmente, el agua subterránea ha sido considerada protegida por el subsuelo, sin embargo, la disposición de contaminantes ...

  18. Recuperação de área degradada em reserva legal: uma proposta de análise econômica à luz da teoria dos custos de oportunidade

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    Bezerra, Wesley Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    Artigo apresentado à Fundação Universidade Federal de Rondônia – UNIR, Campus de Cacoal, como requisito parcial para obtenção do grau de Bacharel em Ciências Contábeis. Orientadora: Professora Ma. Suzenir da Silva Aguiar Sato Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar qual alternativa é mais viável economicamente a luz da teoria econômica do custo de oportunidade, para um possível investimento do valor a ser empregado na recuperação da reserva legal na área localizada na Linha 108, Lado Su...

  19. Densidade e diversidade fenotípica de bactérias diazotróficas não simbióticas em solos da Reserva Biológica Serra dos Toledos, Itajubá (MG

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    Talita Filomena Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Bactérias diazotróficas não simbióticas (BDNS atuam no desenvolvimento das plantas por meio da fixação biológica de nitrogênio e também pela produção e liberação de substâncias reguladoras do crescimento vegetal. Este estudo objetivou avaliar a densidade e diversidade fenotípica desse grupo de bactérias em fragmentos de solo da Reserva Biológica Serra dos Toledos e entorno, em Itajubá/MG. Essa reserva localiza-se na Área de Proteção Ambiental da Mantiqueira, constituindo-se em uma importante área de recarga e de abrigo à flora e fauna endêmicas. Amostras de solo superficial foram coletadas em áreas com diferentes declividades na reserva, em épocas representativas das estações de inverno (setembro/2006 e verão (abril/2007. A densidade, avaliada pelo número mais provável, utilizando os meios de cultura NFb, JNFb e Fam, para Azospirillum spp., Herbaspirillum spp. e A. amazonense, respectivamente, variou de 0,12 a 75,60 (NMP x 10(5 bactérias g-1 solo seco. Foram obtidos 172 e 174 isolados, respectivamente para as amostras de inverno e verão, dos quais 30 e 55 % apresentaram similaridade igual ou superior a 70 % com as estirpes-tipo Azospirillum brasilense, A. amazonense, A. lipoferum, Herbaspirillum seropedicae e Burkholderia brasilensis. O resultado do comportamento dos isolados com base na tolerância à salinidade nem sempre foi semelhante ao obtido pelas características fenotípicas culturais a 70 % de similaridade, sendo indicado para estudos complementares de diversidade desses organismos. As BDNS apresentam potencial de utilização em estudos de avaliação da qualidade e sustentabilidade de ecossistemas. No entanto, apesar da alta densidade e diversidade fenotípica em solos da reserva, maiores valores foram obtidos no entorno, evidenciando o efeito positivo da cobertura vegetal do tipo gramíneas sobre elas, independentemente da variação climática.

  20. Capítulo 2. Problemas de la cooperación institucional: el caso del comité de gestión de la reserva de biosfera Yasuní

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    Fontaine, Guillaume

    2015-01-01

    Introducción El parque nacional Yasuní es comúnmente considerado como parte de las “joyas de la corona”, entre las 34 áreas del sistema nacional de áreas protegidas ecuatoriano, “por su biodiversidad, su herencia cultural, y por poseer un paisaje silvestre en gran parte intacto” (Varios autores 2004). Es parte de una de las tres reservas de biosfera que cuenta el país (junto con las islas Galápagos y el Gran Sumaco), reconocido por lo tanto por el programa “El hombre y la biosfera” de la orga...