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Parque Marino Las Baulas: Conservation Lessons From a New National Park and From 45 Years of Conservation of Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

James R. Spotila and Frank V. Paladino

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the biology of sea turtles in the tropical dry forest beaches of Costa Rica. It first discusses the development of Parque Marino Las Baulas on the Guanacaste coast. It then ... More


Breeding Structure of Neotropical Dry-Forest Tree Species in Fragmented Landscapes

James L. Hamrick and Victoria J. Apsit

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with plant breeding structure in fragmented landscapes. It first examines the theoretical effects of fragmentation on the genetic composition of forest tree populations. It ... More


Ecology of Dry-Forest Wildland Insects in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste

Daniel H. Janzen

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the insect ecology of the tropical dry forest in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica. It first discusses the physical characteristics of the ... More


Watershed Ecology and Conservation: Hydrological Resources in the Northwest of Costa Rica

Alfonso Mata

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with the hydrological resources in the dry forest of Guanacaste, northwest of Costa Rica. It describes the hydrological region of Guanacaste, including the estuarine, ... 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


Biodiversity Conservation History and Future in Costa Rica: The Case of Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG)

Daniel H. Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs

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/9780226121642.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The only “natural” wildland ecosystem likely to survive in northwestern Costa Rica is dry forestry of the Área de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), since all that remains in the region has or will be ... More


The Montane Cloud Forests of the Volcanic Cordilleras

Robert O. Lawton, Marcy F. Lawton, R. Michael Lawton, and James D. Daniels

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/9780226121642.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Cordillera de Tilarán and the Cordillera de Guanacaste create a landscape with dramatic relief, strong climatic contrasts, and extraordinary biodiversity. On the fertile volcanic soils of these ... More


Conservation Biology

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

in Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195095609
eISBN:
9780197561546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195095609.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Each February, when I return to Monteverde to study the reproductive ecology of lauraceous trees, I stay with friends in their farmhouse tucked on the edge of the lower montane moist forest. On my ... More


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