Distribution patterns of flora and fauna in southern Chilean Coastal rain forests: Integrating Natural History and GIS

@article{SmithRamrez2006DistributionPO,
  title={Distribution patterns of flora and fauna in southern Chilean Coastal rain forests: Integrating Natural History and GIS},
  author={C. Smith-Ram{\'i}rez and Iv{\'a}n D{\'i}az and P. Pliscoff and C. Valdovinos and M. A. Mendez and Juan Larra{\'i}n and H. Samaniego},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={2627-2648}
}
  • C. Smith-Ramírez, Iván Díaz, +4 authors H. Samaniego
  • Published 2006
  • Geography
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Knowledge of species richness centers is necessary for the design of conservation areas. In this study, we present a GIS analysis of two years of field data on animal and plant diversity distributions in evergreen, coastal rain forests of southern Chile (39°30′–41°25′ S). Despite their high endemism, these forests have remained largely unprotected. Field records were complemented with data from museum collections and scientific literature. We used selected environmental variables… CONTINUE READING
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