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Conservation Biology

Valencia, Adriana T  [1].

Relevant species to the conservation of Colombian Caribbean ecosystems.

Caribbean region from Colombia (South America) has several diverse and contrasting ecosystems, such as: deserts, xerophytic and subxerophytic forests, savannas, dry and tropical rain forests, Páramos, principally. All of them have been seriously deteriorate by human develop (cattle, agriculture, mining); however, savannas and dry forest have been the most significant affected. Nowadays, it is estimated that more than 95% of original dry forests and savannas have been changed by other covers. In addition, many of remnants of these two ecosystems are highly fragmented. As a restoration strategy, we are studying the composition of native plants in the edges of these fragments; our objective is identifying species, which can be planted in degraded soils. Our principal result is a list of native plant with their principal life traits, which can be used in restoration actions, such as: reforestation of native forests, mitigation of forest degradation, biological corridors, and others.

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1 - Fundación Jardín Botánico Guillermo Pïñeres, Dirección Turbaco, Sector Matute, Km 5, Bolívar

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Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PCB009
Abstract ID:946
Candidate for Awards:None

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