Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern by Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Gerardo Ceballos, Richard Stephen

By Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Gerardo Ceballos, Richard Stephen Felger

This e-book describes the biodiversity and biogeography of nothern Mexico, files the organic significance of neighborhood ecosystems and the affects of human land use at the conservation prestige of crops and natural world. it's going to turn into the normal resource rfile for the conservation prestige of species and ecosystems during this area, that's of bizarre organic curiosity as a result of its excessive biodiversity and hugely diverse panorama and organic zonation.

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8). , mammals, sharks, mollusks) found in the Gulf margin of Baja California Sur (San TelmoBahía de La Paz, ~24–26° N; Vanderhoof 1942; Durham 1950; Smith 1991; Cruz-Marín and Barnes 1996; Barnes 2002) reveal the presence of a marine environment, the “Protogulf,” long before the oceanization of its floor (ca. 4 ma). Selected references. The whole peninsula: Beal 1948; Gastil et al. 1981; Frizzell 1984; Hausback 1984. Northern Baja California: Gastil et al. 1975. Southern Baja California and the Gulf Region: Henry 1989; Ortlieb 1991a,b; Fletcher et al.

Northern Mexico’s temperature distribution map (modified from Vidal-Zepeda 1990a). 4. Northern Mexico’s aridity distribution map (modified from Hernandez 1990). 5. Northern Mexico’s rainfall distribution map (adapted from Vidal-Zepeda 1990b). 6. Northern Mexico’s climatic regions map (adapted from García 1990). mate description is based on García’s (1990) and Köppen-Trewartha’s (Trewartha 1968; adapted by García 1988) classifications. 1. Baja California Peninsula Morphotectonic Province Geographic Aspect Physical Setting: Northern Mexico’s Morphotectonic Provinces Northern Mexico has 7 morphotectonic provinces: (1) Baja California Peninsula, (2) Northwestern Plains and Sierras, (3) Sierra Madre Occidental, (4) Chihuahua-Coahuila Plateaus and Ranges, (5) Sierra Madre Oriental, (6) Gulf Coastal Plain, and (7) Central Plateau.

It lies between 21°00'–24°00' N and 100°00'–104°00' W. It is parallelogram-shaped, 450 km long and 280 km wide (average); the area is about 85,300 km2. Elevation ranges from 1000 to 3300 masl, but the 2000– 3000 masl hypsometric zone (Sierra de GuanajuatoZacatecas) is dominant. 1). There are no major rivers in this province, and only a single lake, Laguna de Yuriria in southern Guanajuato. Geomorphologically, the Central Plateau consists of 3 zones or subprovinces (fig. 7): The 23 Southern Valleys and Sierras, which largely corresponds to the Río Lerma-Santiago basin; the Central Sierras and Mesas, which corresponds to the Sierra de Guanajuato-Zacatecas; and the Northern Lowlands, formed by rolling lands and isolated hills.

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