Ecology and Man in Mexico's Central Volcanoes Area (Geobotany #29) (Hardcover)

By Gerrit W. Heil, Roland Bobbink, Nuri Trigo Boix

Springer, 9781402017087, 222pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2003

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Mexico has been recognized as one of the most diverse countries in the world with roughly 10-12% of world's species in a territory of only approximately 1.5% of the world's total emerged land. In general, the explanation for the high number of species richness in Mexico has been sought in the complex geologic history, the varied climatic regions because of the large altitudinal differences and the fact that two of the major realms, the Nearctic and Neotropic, meet in Mexico. This book shows numerous methodologies for collecting, processing and analyzing data from natural area, illustrating it in applications to Mexico's Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park.