By Gerald Alexander Islebe, Sophie Calmé, Jorge L. León-Cortés, Birgit Schmook
This booklet offers details appropriate for the conservation of biodiversity and the sound administration of the coastal and wooded area ecosystems of the Yucatan Peninsula within the face of world swap. a number of elements of the biodiversity of the Yucatan Peninsula are analyzed in an integrative demeanour, together with phenological, ecophysiological, ecological and conservation features of vegetation and animals and their relationships with people in coastal and woodland ecosystems.
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By using time series and the Palmer Drought Severity Index, they were able to identify a higher frequency of droughts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries compared to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Particular dry years were 1650, 1782 and 1884. The data reveal some conspicuous cycles, principally with lengths of 1–7 years, but other cycles lasted 40 and 70 years. Droughts showed a relation with the global pattern ENSO, and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). The Little Ice Age occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which caused a considerable temperature decrease at higher latitudes, and the subsequent loss of farmland, famines, epidemics and the deaths of thousands of people.
1994; Haug et al. 2003; Hodell et al. 2005; Carrillo-Bastos et al. 2010; Medina-Elizalde and Rohling 2012). , it is found between two regions with different environmental histories. The organisms that comprise these realms have differents histories of origin and distribution. The geographical location between North America and Meso America, is fundamental for the origin of its high biodiversity. The biogeographic analyses for the YP have been carried out for more than 70 years. Stand out the phytogeographic work of Lundell (1934), and the biogeographic work of Barrera (1962), based on endemic species of flora and fauna respectively.
The least complex and generalized conclusion is that if we do not act rapidly on all levels, the changes that our climatic system, environmental, and as a result, our society, will experience a major synergy that will become less predictable with each passing day. Numerous publications (Hodell et al. 1995, 2000, 2005; Leyden et al. 1996, 1998; Leyden 2002; Haug et al. 2003; Beach et al. 2009; Medina-Elizalde et al. 2010; Medina-Elizalde and Rohling 2012; Aimers and Iannone 2014; IPCC 2013; Folan et al.