This book shows numerous methodologies for collecting, processing and analyzing data from natural area, illustrating it in applications to Mexico's Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park. The book is written for ecologists, geographers, graduate biology students and natural resource managers. It therefore responds directly and primarily to their viewpoints and objectives. However, since ecosystem management and decisions about natural-area preservation take place within socioeconomic and political environments that are dynamic and plural, conflicts with those objectives are sure to arise. Therefore, the last chapter goes beyond managers' objectives and viewpoints per se to explore and respond to potential conflicts. CD-Rom is included in the book.
PrefaceMexico's central volcanoes areaand Gerrit W. HeilClassification and mapping of the vegetation using field observations and remote sensing, Nuri Trigo Boix, Aurora Chimal-Hernandez, Gerrit W. Heil, Roland Bobbink, and Betty VerduynMan-induced changes in vegetation cover in the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl Region, Gerrit W. Heil, Roland Bobbink, and Betty VerduynBirds of the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park and their significance for ecotourism, Alejandro Melendez-Herrada, Nuri Trigo Boix and Aurora Chimal-Hernandez Effects of habitat fragmentation on the mammalian assemblage at the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes, Mexico, Alejandro Velazquez, Francisco J. Romero, Hector Rangel-Cordero, and Gerrit W. Heil Dynamics of plant communities in the Iztaccihuatl--Popocatepetl National Park, Gerrit W. HeilRemote Sensing biomass of forested ecosystems: Modelling the carbon cycle of the Iztaccihuatl --Popocatepetl National Park, Mexico, Gerrit W. Heil, Roland Bobbink, Nuri Trigo Boix, and Betty VerduynStrategic Planning of the Iztaccihuatl--Popocatepetl National Park, Juan Manuel Chavez Cortes, Marta M. Chavez Cortes, Gilberto S. Binnquist Cervantes, Ivan Roldan Aragon, Euridice Leyequien Abarca, Gerardo Romano Delon Ecology and Man: Synthesis, Gerrit W Heil, Roland Bobbink, and Nuri Trigo Boix Index