How Tropical Dry Forests Respond To Hurricane Damage
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Dr. Luis Daniel Ávila Cabadilla is a professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His lines of research focus on the responses of Neotropical populations and communities to the anthropic transformation of their habitats. He has conducted research on the regeneration and succession of the dry tropical forest in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela and has been responsible for programs of protection and management of natural resources in the Protected Areas of the Environmental Services Center of Matanzas, Cuba.

                       

How Tropical Dry Forests Respond To Hurricane Damage

Global climate change is considered an emerging threat to the persistence and functioning of dry tropical ecosystems, which are the most threatened of all tropical forest ecosystems worldwide. In the tropical dry forest (TDF) of the Pacific Coast of Mexico, in particular, the average cyclone intensity and the number of very intense category 4 and 5 storms are predicted to increase. Indeed, over a four-year period, hurricanes have landed twice in the Pacific Coast of Mexico, directly impacting the TDF...

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