The HERB Initiative : Ecohydrology and Regional Biodiversity.

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Title: The HERB Initiative : Ecohydrology and Regional Biodiversity.
Description:
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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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -16.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND PRODUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > NUTRIENT CYCLING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Theme_Keyword: SPANISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MARK MULLIGAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WC2R 2LS
City: London
State_or_Province: Strand
Country: UK
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mark.mulligan@kcl.ac.uk
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: KCLUL/GEOG > Department of Geography, King's College London, University of London
Contact_Person: MARK MULLIGAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WC2R 2LS
City: London
State_or_Province: Strand
Country: UK
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mark.mulligan@kcl.ac.uk
Resource_Description: HERB_KCL
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/sspp/geography/resear...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ambiotek.com/herb/herb.htm
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070813
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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