FIRE TRENDS FOR BELIZE (2003-09): DATA FROM SATELLITE-BASED MONITORING

Cherrington, Emil A. (2009) FIRE TRENDS FOR BELIZE (2003-09): DATA FROM SATELLITE-BASED MONITORING. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The Mesoamerican region stretching from southern Mexico to Panama is critical to global biodiversity conservation efforts. While the isthmus represents only 0.7% of earth’s landmass, by stark contrast, some 9.4% of the world’s terrestrial species are found there (Anderson et al 2008, Barry 2003, CI 2006). Inch for inch, the region is more biodiverse than even Brazil, where 11.4% of earth’s terrestrial species are found on 5.7% of the world’s landmass (Lewinsohn & Prado 2005). Of concern is that Mesoamerica’s globally significant biological diversity is vulnerable to both natural disasters and human impacts. Year after year, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, fires and drought ravage the region (Anderson et al 2008).

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Emil Cherrington
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 10:32
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:32
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1515

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