Floral richness, phytogeography, and conservation on islandsin Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico

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Title:
Floral richness, phytogeography, and conservation on islandsin Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico
Author:
West, Patricia A.
Issue Date:
2002
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Planners expect infrastructure development underway in Baja California to launch a wave of tourism. Managers will need information concerning the natural environment. This study focuses on the floral richness of the islands of Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Results include island plant species inventories; a phytogeographic analysis evaluating the effects of island characteristics on plant species richness; a current human impact analysis, on floral richness; an evaluation of threats to floral richness and environmental health, including a non-native plant analysis; and management recommendations for preventing depletion of the native plant species richness on these islands from increased visitation. Floral richness ranges from 2 to 74 species per island. The best predictors of floral richness are the island area and the seabird presence or breeding. I recommend a combination of careful monitoring, dissemination of educational materials, and increased enforcement of current restrictions on island use to minimize human impacts.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Botany.; Biology, Ecology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Halvorson, William L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFloral richness, phytogeography, and conservation on islandsin Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorWest, Patricia A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWest, Patricia A.en_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlanners expect infrastructure development underway in Baja California to launch a wave of tourism. Managers will need information concerning the natural environment. This study focuses on the floral richness of the islands of Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Results include island plant species inventories; a phytogeographic analysis evaluating the effects of island characteristics on plant species richness; a current human impact analysis, on floral richness; an evaluation of threats to floral richness and environmental health, including a non-native plant analysis; and management recommendations for preventing depletion of the native plant species richness on these islands from increased visitation. Floral richness ranges from 2 to 74 species per island. The best predictors of floral richness are the island area and the seabird presence or breeding. I recommend a combination of careful monitoring, dissemination of educational materials, and increased enforcement of current restrictions on island use to minimize human impacts.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Botany.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHalvorson, William L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1409490en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b42819659en_US
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