Forest Biodiversity Assessment in Peruvian Andean Montane Cloud Forest

Condes Ruiz, Sonia and Alberdi Asensio, Iciar and Ledo, Alicia (2012). Forest Biodiversity Assessment in Peruvian Andean Montane Cloud Forest. "Journal of Mountain Science" (n. 9); pp. 372-382. ISSN 1672-6316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-009-2172-2.

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Title: Forest Biodiversity Assessment in Peruvian Andean Montane Cloud Forest
Author/s:
  • Condes Ruiz, Sonia
  • Alberdi Asensio, Iciar
  • Ledo, Alicia
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Mountain Science
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Economía y Gestión Forestal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 18890
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/18890/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:18890
DOI: 10.1007/s11629-009-2172-2
Official URL: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/622/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11629-009-2172-2.pdf?auth66=1394369974_5f1e8c7ef0f89e6fc296493bf7e067d3&ext=.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2014 13:01
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:14
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