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Subtropical Mountain Forests of Las Yungas: Vegetation and Bioclimate

  • Gabriela S. Entrocassi
  • Rosario G. Gavilán
  • Daniel Sánchez-Mata
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Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 9-22
  4. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 23-41
  5. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 43-108
  6. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 109-156
  7. Gabriela S. Entrocassi, Rosario G. Gavilán, Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    Pages 157-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-191

About this book

Introduction

The vegetation addressed in this book is, biologically, one of the most diverse on Earth, with many characteristic taxa offering refuge and food sources for many resident and migratory animals. Yet the forests of Las Yungas remain poorly known from a floristic and vegetation point of view. This book seeks to fill that gap by studying the distribution of forest along an altitudinal but also a bioclimatic gradient. 

The richness in species demonstrates that these forests are substantially more diverse than other subtropical mountain woodlands. 103 diagnostic (characteristic or indicator) species were selected, of which 29 are dominant, 67 are exclusive, selective, preferential or differential, and 7 are stenoic. In addition, 13 communities were identified and characterized. These forests can be attributed to the Bolivian-Tucuman biogeographical province (South-Andean Region, Neotropical Sub-Kingdom). They are seasonal, semi-deciduous or evergreen micro- and mesowoodlands growing on foothills, hillsides, ravines, gorges and the edges of mountain ranges (terrestrial communities), as well as river terraces and beaches (riparian communities). 

Thanks to the range of new findings, the content presented here will benefit experts in related fields such as geographers, ecologists and botanists, but also teachers, nature guides, those involved in the management of forest or conservation areas, and policymakers.

 


Keywords

Las Yungas Subtropical forest Bolivian-Tucuman province Neotropical Subkingdom Serranías de Zapla Plant communities Phanerophytes Species richness Multivariate analysis Indicator species

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriela S. Entrocassi
    • 1
  • Rosario G. Gavilán
    • 2
  • Daniel Sánchez-Mata
    • 3
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias AgrariasUniversidad Nacional de JujuySan Salvador de JujuyArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Farmacología, Farmacognosia y BotánicaUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Farmacología, Farmacognosia y BotánicaUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25521-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25520-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25521-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2570
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