The HERB Initiative : Ecohydrology and Regional Biodiversity.
Entry ID: HERB_KCL

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Summary
Abstract: The HERB project in Colombia is a collaborative programme between the Department of Geography, Kings College London, UK, the Universidad del Cauca, the Instituto de Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos "Alexander Von Humboldt" of the Colombian Ministry of Environment, CIAT and a number of other research groups in Colombia. The project employs field monitoring, geographical information systems and computer modelling to further understand the structure and function of tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) ecosystems . In particular the project is examining :

(a) environmental controls on the distribution of species and of biodiversity,
(b) hydrological and biophysical processes in TMCFs,
(c) the process of land use change in the hillsides of Latin America,
(d) the impact of land use change on hydrological and biophysical processes in TMCF,
(e) the impact of climate change on hydrological and biophysical processes in TMCF.

The project is building an environmental monitoring capacity at a number of reserves in the Pacific Cloud forest of Colombia, particularly El Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Pacifico TAMBITO (Cauca), southern Colombia.
This CDROM and website presents data, photography, GIS (Geographical Information Systems) imagery, model results, animations and reports from the ongoing research at Tambito.

Source: HERB project

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 13.0 S: -16.0  E: -68.0  W: -82.0

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PROCESSES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >NUTRIENT CYCLING    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Originating Center


Data Center
Department of Geography, King's College London, University of London    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARK MULLIGAN
Email: mark.mulligan at kcl.ac.uk
Contact Address:
WC2R 2LS
City: London
Province or State: Strand
Country: UK


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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MARK MULLIGAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: mark.mulligan at kcl.ac.uk
Contact Address:
WC2R 2LS
City: London
Province or State: Strand
Country: UK



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-08-29

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