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The Resource Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification : Mexican and global patterns, Alejando Velázquez... [et al.], (electronic book)

Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification : Mexican and global patterns, Alejando Velázquez... [et al.], (electronic book)

Label
Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification : Mexican and global patterns
Title
Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification
Title remainder
Mexican and global patterns
Statement of responsibility
Alejando Velázquez... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book outlines the transitions between cultured and natural land cover/vegetation types and their implications in the search for alternatives to reverse the trend of anthropogenic environmental degradation. It also elaborates on the proposed ĺlstandardized hierarchical Mexican vegetation classification systemĺl and geobotanical mapping, a critical transversal environmental issue. The first chapter consists of an historical review of the common approaches to the study of vegetation both in Mexico and in other regions of the world. The second chapter concisely analyzes the existing schools of thought that have led to the development of vegetation classification systems based on physiognomic, structural and floristic approaches. The focal point of the book is the ĺlstandardized hierarchical Mexican vegetation classification systemĺl (SECLAVEMEX ĺl ĺlSistema jer©Łrquico estandarizado para la clasificaci©đn de la vegetaci©đn de M©♭xicoĺl). Chapter 3 describes the systemĺls organizational levels along with the criteria defining them and the nomenclatural basis for the denomination of each type of vegetation. It also includes a series of tables explaining and precisely defining the meaning of each concept, criterion, character and element used to help readers successfully identify the type of vegetation in a determined area. The fourth chapter highlights SECLAVEMEX's inclusive character as evidenced through its compatibility with other systems currently used around the globe. Three concepts are critically reviewed: land cover, land use and vegetation. These are often the study subject of the contrasting disciplines geography, agronomy and ecology, which all rely upon plant species assemblages. As such, the final chapter focuses on a critical transversal environmental issue ĺl geobotanical mapping. Geobotanical mapping offers a baseline for land cover/use planning and provides critical information on ecological, economic and cultural attributes, which can be used as a basis for environmental-policy decisions. The proposed SECLAVEMEX was applied to Mexico as an example of land cover, land use and vegetation patterns intermingling as the result of a long human influence. SECLAVEMEX, however, can be adapted and hopefully adopted globally as a baseline for consistently comparing geobotanical patterns and their transitions
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
580
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK911
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Velázquez, Alejandro
  • García, Consuelo Medina
  • Medina, Elvira Durán
  • Amador, Alfredo
  • Merino, Luis Fernando Gopar
Series statement
Geobotany studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vegetation classification
  • Life Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Applied Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Conservation Biology/Ecology
  • Environmental Geography
  • Biogeosciences
Label
Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification : Mexican and global patterns, Alejando Velázquez... [et al.], (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Appendices; Prologue; 1 Historical Survey; Introduction; Approaches to the Study of Vegetation; Botanical; Plant Geography; Geobotanical; Phytosociological; Vegetation Ecology; Cartography of Vegetation; Corollary of Approaches Worldwide; Predominant Approaches in Mexico; Pre-Columbian Era; Colonial Era Through the Beginning of the Twentieth Century; Contemporary Period; References; 2 Background on Vegetation Classification Systems; Introduction; Broad-Scope Vision Classification Systems
  • Approaches to Vegetation ClassificationPhysiognomic; Structural; Functional; Floristic; Landscape; Predominant Approaches in Mexico; The Physiognomic-Structural-Floristic Approach; Phytosociological Approach; The Challenge of Producing an Integrative and Inclusive Proposal; References; 3 Proposal for a Standardized Hierarchical System for the Classification of Vegetation in Mexico; Introduction; Criteria; Secondary Vegetation; Hierarchical Levels in Secondary Vegetation; Use of Abbreviations in Vegetation-Type Names; Mexican Vegetation Types Based on SECLAVEMEX; References
  • 4 The Inclusive Nature of SECLAVEMEXIntroduction; How SECLAVEMEX Corresponds with Previous Systems in Mexico; Correspondence Between SECLAVEMEX and Current International Systems; Relationship with the Phytosociological Approach; Relationship Between SECLAVEMEX and International Proposals; Operative Strategies of the Proposed System; Pre- and Post-Fieldwork Research Phases; Preparative Phase for Field Work; Sampling Strategy; Diagnostic or Descriptive Phase; Analysis and Synthesis Phase; The Raw Table; Partial Tables; The Arranged Table; References
  • 5 SECLAVEMEX Aimed at Integrating Land-cover and Vegetation MappingIntroduction; Conceptual Framework; Vegetation; Land Cover; Land Use; Vegetation and Land-Cover Maps; Discussion; Outreach and Implications; References; Epilogue; Appendices; References
Control code
SPR957128273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (161 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319412214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-41222-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Standardized hierarchical vegetation classification : Mexican and global patterns, Alejando Velázquez... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Appendices; Prologue; 1 Historical Survey; Introduction; Approaches to the Study of Vegetation; Botanical; Plant Geography; Geobotanical; Phytosociological; Vegetation Ecology; Cartography of Vegetation; Corollary of Approaches Worldwide; Predominant Approaches in Mexico; Pre-Columbian Era; Colonial Era Through the Beginning of the Twentieth Century; Contemporary Period; References; 2 Background on Vegetation Classification Systems; Introduction; Broad-Scope Vision Classification Systems
  • Approaches to Vegetation ClassificationPhysiognomic; Structural; Functional; Floristic; Landscape; Predominant Approaches in Mexico; The Physiognomic-Structural-Floristic Approach; Phytosociological Approach; The Challenge of Producing an Integrative and Inclusive Proposal; References; 3 Proposal for a Standardized Hierarchical System for the Classification of Vegetation in Mexico; Introduction; Criteria; Secondary Vegetation; Hierarchical Levels in Secondary Vegetation; Use of Abbreviations in Vegetation-Type Names; Mexican Vegetation Types Based on SECLAVEMEX; References
  • 4 The Inclusive Nature of SECLAVEMEXIntroduction; How SECLAVEMEX Corresponds with Previous Systems in Mexico; Correspondence Between SECLAVEMEX and Current International Systems; Relationship with the Phytosociological Approach; Relationship Between SECLAVEMEX and International Proposals; Operative Strategies of the Proposed System; Pre- and Post-Fieldwork Research Phases; Preparative Phase for Field Work; Sampling Strategy; Diagnostic or Descriptive Phase; Analysis and Synthesis Phase; The Raw Table; Partial Tables; The Arranged Table; References
  • 5 SECLAVEMEX Aimed at Integrating Land-cover and Vegetation MappingIntroduction; Conceptual Framework; Vegetation; Land Cover; Land Use; Vegetation and Land-Cover Maps; Discussion; Outreach and Implications; References; Epilogue; Appendices; References
Control code
SPR957128273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (161 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319412214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-41222-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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