Understanding natural capital

Edited by: Jefferson S. HallVanessa Kirn, and Estrella Yanguas-Fernandez



This chapter serves to introduce the geophysics of Neotropical steeplands. Topics are covered in a general manner with hyperlinks to active research and monitoring sites (such as the National Hurricane Center and US Geological Survey publication). Topics covered include ‘tropical climate and weather,’ ‘climate variations and trends,’ Neotropical ‘geology, and soils,’ ‘hillslopes and erosion,’ ‘lakes and reservoirs,’ and ‘effects of land cover on water quality and quantity.’ Obviously, this is a lot of information to cover in a short chapter, hence the use of hyperlinks. The last theme ‘effects of land cover on water quality and quantity’ is covered by case studies, in all of which I have been centrally involved. These studies were chosen because they are among the few studies with sufficient data of high enough quality to reach definitive conclusions.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Understanding natural capital
DOI 10.18235/0000163
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Inter-American Development Bank
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Central Branch
Description 31 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Managing watersheds for ecosystem services in the steepland neotropics
First page 17
Last page 47
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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