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

  • BEN H. J.  DE JONG
  • MICHAEL A.  CAIRNS
  • PATRICIA K.  HAGGERTY
  • NEPTALÍ RAMÍREZ-MARCIAL
  • SUSANA  OCHOA-GAONA
  • JORGE  MENDOZA-VEGA
  •  GONZÁLEZ-ESPINOSA
  • IGNACIO  MARCH-MIFSUT

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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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • BEN H. J.  DE JONG
    • 1
  • MICHAEL A.  CAIRNS
    • 2
  • PATRICIA K.  HAGGERTY
    • 3
  • NEPTALÍ RAMÍREZ-MARCIAL
    • 4
  • SUSANA  OCHOA-GAONA
    • 4
  • JORGE  MENDOZA-VEGA
  •  GONZÁLEZ-ESPINOSA
    • 4
  • IGNACIO  MARCH-MIFSUT
    • 4
  1. 1.El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico MX
  2. 2.US Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Western Ecology Division 200 SW 35th Street Corvallis, Oregon 97333, USA US
  3. 3.OAO Corporation US Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Western Ecology Division 200 SW 35th Street Corvallis, Oregon 97333, USA US
  4. 4.El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Apartado Postal 63 San Cristóbal de las Casas, C.P. 29200, Chiapas, Mexico MX