HUMAN IMPACTS AND ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE IN THE SOUTHERN ANDES

@article{Fuentes1984HUMANIA,
  title={HUMAN IMPACTS AND ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE IN THE SOUTHERN ANDES},
  author={Eduardo R. Fuentes and Facultad de Ciencias Biol{\'o}gicas},
  journal={Mountain Research and Development},
  year={1984},
  volume={4},
  pages={45}
}
The shrubby vegetation of the Andean slopes of Central Chile is being subjected to a variety of perturbations caused by human activities. Some perturbations are absorbed; others significantly change the existing vegetation patterns. This paper describes and discusses the results of experiments designed to evaluate the impacts caused by the introduction of rabbits and goats, and by the increasing incidence of fire. The analysis demonstrates that type and degree of impact depends upon the type of… 
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