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Ecuador

SUMACO

 
 
  Brief description   Monitoring of precipitation and temperature
Water volume measurements in the main rivers with potential
to generate electricity
Interpretation of the advancement of the agricultural "front" based on satellite images
Basic mapping
Study on freshwater shrimp
Analysis of succession in secondary forest in the basins of small rivers
Study of edible mushrooms with a view to seek markets and
artisanal alternatives on the national and international levels
Study of hydroelectric potential in rivers
Identification of sanitary problems related to pigs and fishes
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Air temperature, hydrology, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies.
  Biodiversity   Forest systems, fungi, invertebrates/insects/spiders, phytosociology/succession.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, human health, quality economies.
  Integrated monitoring   Geographic Information System/GIS, mapping.


Last updated: 3/8/2011

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