Description / Table of Contents:
This book provides essential information on Mexico’s Holocene and Anthropocene climate and vegetation history. Considering the geography of Mexico – which is home to a variety of climatic and environmental conditions, from desert and tropical to high mountain climates – this book focuses on its postglacial paleoecology and paleoclimatology. Further, it analyses human intervention since the middle Holocene as a major agent of environmental change. Offering a valuable tool for understanding past climate change and its relationship with present climate change, the book is a must-read for botanists, ecologists, palaeontologists and graduate students in related fields.
Type of Medium:
XIII, 280 p. 94 illus., 74 illus. in color.
1st ed. 2019.
1) Introduction: The Holocene and Anthropocene Environmental History, of Mexico -- 2) Paleoclimate of the Gulf of California (Northwestern Mexico) during the last 2000 years -- 3) Holocene hydroclimate of the subtropical Mexico: a state of the art -- 4)The Environment of Ancient Cloud Forests in the Mexican Pacific -- 5) Sea level change and its influence on the coastal landscape in the Gulf of Mexico during the Holocene -- 6) Insights into the Holocene environmental history of the highlands in central Mexico -- 7) Integration of landscape approaches for the spatial reconstruction of the vegetation -- 8) Volcanic Activity in Mexico during the Holocene -- 9) Human Influence vs Natural Climate Variability -- 10) Holocene Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology of south and south-eastern Mexico: a palynological approach -- 11) From Calakmul to the Sea: The Historical Ecology of a Classic Maya City that Controlled the Candelaria/Champoton Watersheds -- 12) Lidar at El Pilar: Understanding Vegetation Above and Discovering the Ground Features Below in the Maya Forest.