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Category: Ecological Science, The Biosphere|
The author of the book: Robert H. Robichaux
Edition: University of Arizona Press
Date of issue: 28 Feb 2017
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 885 KB
City - Country: Tucson, United States
Full description of the book The Tropical Deciduous Forest of Alamos : Biodiversity of a Threatened Ecosystem in Mexico:Only a day's drive south of the U.S.-Mexico border, a tropical deciduous forest opens up a world of exotic trees and birds that most people associate with tropical forests of more southerly latitudes. Like many such forests around the world, this diverse ecosystem is highly threatened, especially by large-scale agricultural interests that are razing it in order to plant grass for cattle. This book introduces the tropical deciduous forest of the Alamos region of Sonora, describing its biodiversity and the current threats to its existence. The book's contributors present the most up-to-date PDF scientific knowledge of this threatened ecosystem. They review the natural history and ecology of its flora and fauna and explore how native peoples use the forest's many resources. Included in the book's coverage is a comprehensive plant list for the Rio Cuchujaqui area that well illustrates the diversity of the forest. Other contributions examine tree species used by Mayo Indians and the numerous varieties of domesticated plants that have been developed over the centuries by the Mayos and other indigenous peoples. Also examined are the diversity and distribution of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds in the region ePub. The Tropical Deciduous Forest of Alamos provides critical information about a globally important biome. It complements other studies of similar forests and allows a better understanding of a diverse but vanishing ecosystem.
About the author Robert H. RobichauxRobert H. Robichaux is associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. David Yetman is a research social scientist at the University of Arizona and host of the television show The Desert Speaks.
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