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International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)

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Works: 149 works in 242 publications in 2 languages and 8,832 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Field guides  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Remote-sensing images 
Roles: Other, Editor
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The Río Piedras watershed and its surrounding environment by Ariel E Lugo( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passing the baton from the Taínos to tomorrow : forest conservation in Puerto Rico( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a brief history of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service in Puerto Rico. We wrote the book to celebrate the centennial of the agency and to draw attention to the role of the USDA Forest Service in the conservation of natural resources in the tropics. To tell the story in its proper historical context, we begin in prehistory, because El Yunque, now under the custodianship of the USDA Forest Service, has awed and influenced even the earliest of the island's inhabitants. The story also takes us to an overview of some 400 years of Spanish rule that ended in the 19th century, when numerous conservation actions were implemented by the Spanish authorities. USDA Forest Service activities on the island actually date back more than 100 years. Foresters from the Bureau of Forestry were active in Puerto Rico since just before the turn of the 20th century, and the national forest was proclaimed in 1903, before the USDA Forest Service was created in 1905."--Page 11
The San Lorenzo protected area : Panama's Caribbean treasure by Peter L Weaver( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The San Lorenzo protected area : a summary of cultural and natural resources by Peter L Weaver( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildland shrubs of the United States and its territories : thamnic descriptions( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linking conservation, tourism and sustainable development in the Caribbean : proceedings of the Fourteenth Meeting of Caribbean Foresters inDominica [sic], April 29-May 2, 2008 by Meeting of the Caribbean Foresters( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panama Eco-Park : a protected urban forest by Peter L Weaver( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eco-Park and surrounding areas located near the Pacific or southern entrance to the Panama Canal have a long history involving pre-Columbian inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pirates, and Panamanian natives and immigrants associated with the construction and operation of the Panama Railroad and Canal. Some major 20th century events included Panamanian independence from Colombia, building of the Balboa Naval Station (later called Rodman Naval Station), construction of the Bridge of the Americas (formerly Thatcher Bridge), the Torrijos-Carter Treaty and, subsequently, the U.S. departure from Panama. Eco-Park is dominated by a semideciduous seasonal mixed forest. A plant survey carried out in that forest type for Eco-Park and nearby military bases (i.e., Howard, Rodman, and Kobbe together called HOROKO) revealed 378 species, 97 genera, and 82 families. An animal survey carried out in the same forest type disclosed 260 species, including 40 mammals, 19 reptiles, 13 amphibians, and 188 birds (39 migratory and 149 residents). In summary, Eco-Park and surrounding areas have a fascinating history and a diverse flora and fauna. Moreover, being situated near Panama City and along the Canal route, Eco-Park and surrounding areas offer numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for Panamanian residents and Canal Area visitors. Eco-Park, beginning as a fascinating idea, was made into reality through the dedicated efforts of both local and international groups. "
Adaptations of an avian supertramp : distribution, ecology, and life history of the pearly-eyed thrasher (Margarops fuscatus) by Wayne J Arendt( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearly-eyed thrasher is a major nest predator and competitor for nest sites of the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. In all aspects of its distribution and ecology, Margarops fuscatus is a classic example of an avian "supertramp." It is a pugnacious, highly vagile species, i.e., a good disperser, with a propensity to fill vacant or underexploited niches at all elevations by adopting generalized nesting and foraging strategies, as well as a varied diet. Having evolved superior colonizing traits at the expense of strong competitive characters, it is confined to about 80 generally small, often disturbed, species-poor islands and habitats throughout the Caribbean. The pearly-eye's future depends on its ability to adapt to the everchanging conditions in the region's natural and anthropogenic environments
Lichens in Puerto Rico : an ecosystem approach by Joel A Mercado-Díaz( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents basic information on tropical lichenology. It also describes general aspects about the ecology and biodiversity of these organisms in eight forest ecosystems present along an elevational gradient in northeastern Puerto Rico. These ecosystems consist of elfin woodlands, palo colorado, sierra palm, tabonuco, lowland moist, dry, mangrove, and Pterocarpus forests. Lichen communities are mainly described in terms of general ecological attributes (e.g., species richness, common species, etc.). Basic information about the environment and vegetation found in these forests is also provided. The information presented is supplemented with field and microscopic photographs of species and their habitats
Guide to the ecological systems of Puerto Rico by Gary L Miller( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project( )

in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geospatial data availability for Haiti : an aid in the development of GIS-based natural resource assessments for conservation planning by Maya Quiñones( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating cloud-free landsat ETM+ data sets in tropical landscapes : cloud and cloud-shadow removal by Sebastian Martinuzzi( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges and other nearby reserves in southerwestern Puerto Rico by Peter L Weaver( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Luquillo Mountains : forest resources and their history by Peter L Weaver( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report presents an overview of the El Yunque National Forest, which is also designated as Luquillo Experimental Forest, in northeastern Puerto Rico. The principal topics include the environmental setting (geology, soils, and climate), environmental gradients, arborescent flora, vertebrate fauna, and forest management (i.e., plantations, silvicultural operations, planning, research, and designated land uses). A chronology from the time of European discovery to the present outlines major events in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, including an early presence of indigenous peoples, exploration for gold, timber extraction, farming, trail and road construction, and recreational developments."
Water withdrawn from the Luquillo Experimental Forest, 2004 by Kelly E Crook( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study quantifies the amount of water withdrawn from the Luqillo Experimental Forest (LEF) in 2004. Spatially averaged mean monthly water budgets were generated for watersheds draining the LEF by combining long-term data from various government agencies with estimated extraction data. Results suggest that, on a typical day, 70 percent of water generated within the forest is diverted before reaching the ocean. This is up from an estimated 54 percent in 1994. Analysis showed that up to 63 percent of average monthly stream runoff is diverted from individual watersheds during drier months. Watersheds with large water intakes have the most dramatic decrease in streamflow, particularly the Rio Espiritu Santo watershed, where 82 percent of median flow is diverted
Chemical and physical analyses of selected plants and soils from Puerto Rico (1981-1990) by Mary Jeane Sánchez( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibilities and approaches toward community forestry in the Caribbean : proceedings of the tenth Meeting of Caribbean Foresters at Georgetown, Guyana : June 13-16, 2000 by Meeting of the Caribbean Foresters( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories of Puerto Rican parrot nests in the Caribbean National Forest/Luquillo Experimental Forest, 1973-2000 by International Institute of Tropical Forestry( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityInstitute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)

IITF

IITF (International Institute of Tropical Forestry : Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)

International Institute of Tropical Forestry

Spojené státy americké. Forest Service. International Institute of Tropical Forestry

Spojené státy americké International Institute of Tropical Forestry

United States. Forest Service. International Institute of Tropical Forestry

United States. Forest Service. International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)

United States International Institute of Tropical Forestry

United States. International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)

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