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Effect of Urban Development on Biodiversity Conservation in Puerto RicoAuthor(s): Jessica Castro Prieto
Source: Ph.D. dissertation, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras. 105 pp.
Publication Series: Dissertations
Station: International Institute of Tropical Forestry
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DescriptionThe major goal of my dissertation was to understand the effect of urban development on biodiversity conservation in Puerto Rico. To accomplish this goal I: 1) described how much and what biodiversity occurs inside the network of terrestrial protected areas, 2) quantified pressure from urban development and human population around protected areas, and 3) assessed how urban development affects the distribution of anurans and reptiles along an urban-rural gradient
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CitationCastro Prieto, Jessica. 2017. Effect of Urban Development on Biodiversity Conservation in Puerto Rico. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras. 105 pp.
KeywordsUrban Development, Biodiversity, Conservation, Protected Areas, Puerto Rico.
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