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The Pacific Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Jorge Cortés

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Costa Rica’s situation on the Central American Isthmus between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans produces a great deal of species diversity within and between the various ecosystems. This chapter ... More


Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The number of women elected to Latin American legislatures has grown significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, wide variation persists across countries within the region. These patterns generate ... More


The Caribbean Lowland Evergreen Moist and Wet Forests

Deedra McClearn, J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora, Enrique Castro, Ronald C. Coleman, Javier F. Espeleta, Carlos García-Robledo, Alex Gilman, José González, Armond T. Joyce, Erin Kuprewicz, John T. Longino, Nicole L. Michel, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Andrea Romero, Carlomagno Soto, Orlando Vargas, Amanda Wendt, Steven Whitfield, and Robert M. Timm

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Geography has played a critical role in Costa Rica’s Caribbean lowlands with respect to initial origin of the landmass, climate, patterns of vegetation, sites of early human settlement, colonial ... More


Taking Charge: Leadership and Committees

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Legislators also do substantive representation by serving in leadership posts in the legislature and sitting on committees. This chapter presents descriptive statistics on the chamber leadership ... More


The Páramo Ecosystem of Costa Rica’s Highlands

Maarten Kappelle and Sally P. Horn

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The isthmian páramos (grass- or shrub-dominated ecosystems that occupy the cool and wet upper slopes of tropical mountains at alpine elevations above tree line and below the snow limit) of Costa Rica ... More


The Northern Pacific Lowland Seasonal Dry Forests of Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula

Quírico Jiménez M., Eduardo Carrillo J., and Maarten Kappelle

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents the physical characteristics, biodiversity, and history of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific lowlands. First, the authors describe the region’s climate, ... More


The Montane Cloud Forests of the Cordillera de Talamanca

Maarten Kappelle

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The tropical evergreen cloud forests on the slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica’s southern highlands is of vital importance both as a source of drinking and irrigation water to the ... More


The Caribbean Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Jorge Cortés

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The coastal and marine ecosystems of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica consist of coastal lagoons, mangrove forests, beaches, rocky intertidal outcrops, seagrass beds, coral reefs, subtidal hard and ... More


Making Policy: Bill Sponsorship, Cosponsorship, and Debates

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Policymaking is one of the most important aspects of substantive representation. This chapter examines the bills that female and male legislators sponsor, cosponsor, and debate in Argentina, ... More


Working in the District: Home Style

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Much of a representative’s job centers on policy and takes place inside congress, but representatives also participate in activities in their electoral district that emphasize securing support for ... More


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