Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
Cambios en las Huellas Funcionales Aviarias en un Bosque Neotropical de Montaña durante Cien Años como Indicadores de la Integridad del Ecosistema Resumen Las características ecológicamente relevantes de los organismos que pertenecen a un ensamblaje determinan la huella funcional de un ecosistema (es decir, la forma, el tamaño y la posición del esp...
American journal of botany
As a family of Neotropical origin and primarily Neotropical distribution, the Verbenaceae are a good but understudied system with which to understand Neotropical evolution. Tribe Citharexyleae comprises three genera: Baillonia, Citharexylum-one of the largest genera in Verbenaceae-and Rehdera. A molecular phylogenetic approach was taken to resolve ...
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Due to warming, changes in microclimatic temperatures have shifted plant community structure and dynamics in tundra and alpine regions. The directionality and magnitude of these changes are less known for tropical alpine ecosystems. To understand the likely trajectory of these shifts in the Andes, we conducted a warming experiment in the northern A...
International Journal of Public Health
Objectives: Public health interventions can be improved by understanding peoples’ explanatory models of disease. We explore awareness and perceptions of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and options for preventative actions in young adults living in rural Andean communities. Methods: We used convenience sampling to select 46 men and women from communit...
Frontiers in Water
The Madeira River rises in the Andes, draining the southwestern Amazon basin and contributing up to 50% of the Amazon River sediment load. The Porto Velho station monitors the Upper Madeira basin and is located just downstream of the Jirau and Santo Antonio hydropower dams. At this station, decreasing trend (p
Journal of Mountain Science
The Andean forests of northern Ecuador are known for their high levels of plant diversity relative to the area they occupy. Typically, these forests grow on steep slopes that lead to dramatic habitat gradients across short distances. These extreme habitat gradients make the Andean forest ecosystem an excellent natural laboratory for understanding t...
Regional Environmental Change
The intensifying impacts of climate change pose a serious global threat, particularly for rural populations whose livelihoods are closely tied to natural resources. Yet there is a lack of critical understanding of how asymmetric power dynamics shape the vulnerabilities of such populations under climate change. This article examines the interrelatio...
Senecio alatopetiolatus is recorded for the first time in Colombia. A discussion of its morphological variability and pictures of living plants are provided.