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Forest Biodiversity Assessment in Peruvian Andean Montane Cloud Forest
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
Cloud forests are unusual and fragile habitats, being one of the least studied and least understood ecosystems. The tropical Andean dominion is considered one of the most significant places in the world as rega rds biological diversity, with a very high level of endemism. The biodiversity was analysed in an isolated remnant area of a tropical montane cloud forest known as the ?Bosque de Neblina de Cuyas?, in the North of the Peruvian Andean range. Composition, structure and dead wood were measured or estimated. The values obtained were compared with other cloud forests. The study revealed a high level of forest biodiversity, although the level of biodiversity differs from one area to another: in the inner areas, where human pressure is almost inexistent, the biodiversity values increase. The high species richness and the low dominance among species bear testimony to this montane cloud forest as a real enclave of biodiversity.
International
Si
JCR
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Title
Journal of Mountain Science
ISBN
1672-6316
Impact factor JCR
1
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
10.1007/s11629-009-2172-2
Journal number
9
From page
372
To page
382
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Alicia Ledo (UPM)
  • Autor: Sonia Condes Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Iciar Alberdi Asensio (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Inventario y Gestión de Recursos Naturales
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