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Root biomass of a dry deciduous tropical forest in Mexico
The deciduous tropical dry forest at Chamela (Jalisco, Mexico) occurs in a seasonal climate with eight rainless (November through June) and four wet months (700 mm annual precipitation). The forestExpand
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Advancing sustainability through mainstreaming a social–ecological systems perspective
The concept of social–ecological systems is useful for understanding the interlinked dynamics of environmental and societal change. The concept has helped facilitate: (1) increased recognition of theExpand
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Phosphorus cycling in a Mexican tropical dry forest ecosystem
The study was conducted in five contiguous small watersheds (12–28 ha) gauged for long-term ecosystem research. Five 80 × 30 m plots were used for the study. We quantified inputs from the atmosphere,Expand
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Long-term (33 years) rainfall and runoff dynamics in a tropical dry forest ecosystem in western Mexico: Management implications under extreme hydrometeorological events
Abstract Rainfall, runoff and sediment yield have been measured over three decades (1983–2015) in five contiguous small watersheds (12–28 ha) covered by mature tropical dry forest (TDF) at theExpand
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Earth Stewardship, Socioecosystems, the Need for a Transdisciplinary Approach and the Role of the International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER)
The way we see ourselves and understand the world we live in guides and determines the types of solutions we are designing and implementing to deal with our global change problems. System thinking isExpand
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Electrical capacitance as a rapid and non-invasive indicator of root length.
Measurement of tree root systems by conventional methods is a Herculean task. The electrical capacitance method offers a rapid and non-destructive alternative, but it has largely been restricted toExpand
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Key features for more successful place-based sustainability research on social-ecological systems: a Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) perspective
The emerging discipline of sustainability science is focused explicitly on the dynamic interactions between nature and society and is committed to research that spans multiple scales and can supportExpand
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Water Dynamics at the Ecosystem Level in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Water availability is one of the most important factors controlling species distribution in terrestrial ecosystems (Holdridge 1967). Organisms have developed remarkable physiological adaptations toExpand
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Managing Watersheds for Ecosystem Services in the Steepland Neotropics
This publication represents a synthesis of themes discussed in the following conference "Watershed Management for Ecosystem Services in Human Dominated Landscapes of the Neotropics" and includesExpand
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Plant diversity and generation of ecosystem services at the landscape scale: expert knowledge assessment
Summary 1. In spite of the increasing amount of experimental evidence on the importance of plant species richness for ecosystem functioning at local scales, its role on the generation of ecosystemExpand
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