Environmental Management

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 373–385

Land-Use Change and Carbon Flux Between 1970s and 1990s in Central Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico

Authors

  • BEN H. J.  DE JONG
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico
  • MICHAEL A.  CAIRNS
    • US Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Western Ecology Division 200 SW 35th Street Corvallis, Oregon 97333, USA
  • PATRICIA K.  HAGGERTY
    • OAO Corporation US Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Western Ecology Division 200 SW 35th Street Corvallis, Oregon 97333, USA
  • NEPTALÍ RAMÍREZ-MARCIAL
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico
  • SUSANA  OCHOA-GAONA
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico
  • JORGE  MENDOZA-VEGA
  •  GONZÁLEZ-ESPINOSA
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico
  • IGNACIO  MARCH-MIFSUT
    • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico

DOI: 10.1007/s002679900193

Cite this article as:
DE JONG, B., CAIRNS, M., HAGGERTY, P. et al. Environmental Management (1999) 23: 373. doi:10.1007/s002679900193

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tons C were released to the atmosphere during the period of time covered by our study, equal to approximately 34% of the 1975 vegetation C pool. The Chiapas highlands, while comprising just 0.3% of Mexico's surface area, contributed 3% of the net national C emissions.

KEY WORDS: Land use; Land cover; Carbon flux; Forests; Chiapas highlands; Mexico
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