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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


From Radicals to Heroes of the Republic: Anarchism and National Identity in Costa Rica, 1900–1977

David Díaz-Arias

in In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061108
eISBN:
9780813051383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061108.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines a generation of young Costa Rican intellectuals of middle-class origin who embraced anarchist ideals and called for social revolution in the second decade of the twentieth ... 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


Soils of Costa Rica: An Agroecological Approach

Alfredo Alvarado and Rafael Mata

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/9780226121642.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The variability of the soils of Costa Rica is almost as large as the number of different agroecosystems developed to match with the varied ecological niches. This chapter presents an analysis of each ... More


Rivers of Costa Rica

Catherine M. Pringle, Elizabeth P. Anderson, Marcelo Ardón, Rebecca J. Bixby, Scott Connelly, John H. Duff, Alan P. Jackman, Pia Paaby, Alonso Ramírez, Gaston E. Small, Marcia N. Snyder, Carissa N. Ganong, and Frank J. Triska

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/9780226121642.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Although our understanding of the ecosystems of tropical rivers is limited compared to that of temperate rivers, the former having ecological and hydrological characteristics that are wide-ranging ... More


Geology, Tectonics, and Geomorphology of Costa Rica: A Natural History Approach

Guillermo E. Alvarado and Guaria Cárdenes

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/9780226121642.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents a synopsis of the geology of Costa Rica with an emphasis on the most recent history, particularly the Quaternary and within that the Holocene. After providing an overview of the ... More


The Southern Pacific Lowland Evergreen Moist Forest of the Osa Region

Lawrence E. Gilbert, Catherine A. Christen, Mariana Altrichter, John T. Longino, Peter M. Sherman, Rob Plowes, Monica B. Swartz, Kirk O. Winemiller, Jennifer A. Weghorst, Andres Vega, Pamela Phillips, Christopher Vaughan, 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/9780226121642.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The formation of Corcovado Park meant saving the Pacific Lowland Rainforest of Costa Rica and, in many ways, it represented a keystone for building the country’s national park system. In this ... More


Reforming a Small Resource-Rich Developing Market Economy: Costa Rica

Gustavo. Barboza and José. Cordero

in Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275786
eISBN:
9780191602160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275785.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains why Costa Rica’s potentially favourable endowment of social capital delayed reform and economic recovery. It analyses the country’s growth collapse in the early 1980s and ... More


Experiences of Direct Support

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The strategy of support‐led security is examined, reflected in the experiences of some selected countries, in particular, Sri Lanka, Chile, and Costa Rica. This strategy is distinguished by the use ... More


Paradise for Sale, or Fictions of Costa Rica

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

in Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035468
eISBN:
9780813038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035468.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at Costa Rican texts which pick up the story of Latin American environmental history in the mid- to late twentieth century as the republics of the isthmus embraced agricultural ... More


Lakes of Costa Rica

Sally P. Horn and Kurt A. Haberyan

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/9780226121642.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Costa Rica has an abundance of lakes, distributed from sea level to the nation’s highest peaks and within each of the major terrestrial ecosystems and exemplifying nearly every natural process of ... More


Preferences and Priorities: Gender and the Political Attitudes of Legislators

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/9780199731954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The political preferences that legislators bring to the legislative arena are an important dimension of substantive representation and help explain how legislators behave in office. Using an original ... More


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