A Site Description of the CARICOMP Mangrove, Seagrass and Coral Reef Sites in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Guzman, H. M., Barnes, P. A. G., Lovelock, C. E. and Feller, I. C. (2005) A Site Description of the CARICOMP Mangrove, Seagrass and Coral Reef Sites in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science, 41 3: 430-440.


Author Guzman, H. M.
Barnes, P. A. G.
Lovelock, C. E.
Feller, I. C.
Title A Site Description of the CARICOMP Mangrove, Seagrass and Coral Reef Sites in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Journal name Caribbean Journal of Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0008-6452
Publication date 2005-01-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 41
Issue 3
Start page 430
End page 440
Total pages 11
Editor Ines Sastre de Jesus
Place of publication Puerto Rico
Publisher Universidad de Puerto Rico a Mayaguez,College of Arts and Sciences
Language eng
Subject C1
270702 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
770403 Living resources (flora and fauna)
Abstract Bocas del Toro is located in the western region of the Republic of Panama. It is part of a province of approximately 8917 km(2) with an estimated 68% of its area covered by tropical rainforest. The area receives 2870 mm/year of rainfall. The dry and rainy seasons are not clearly defined. There are two periods each of low and high rainfall, March and September-October, and July and December, respectively. Mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and coral reefs are vast, covering large areas in the shallow waters surrounding the islands of the archipelago and along the mainland coast. The CARICOMP sites were established in 1998-99 and are periodically monitored following Level I protocol. Herein we describe the sites in a regional context and present the baseline data for each site. This paper fulfills the requirements of the formal site description for CARICOMP monitoring sites.
Keyword Biodiversity Conservation
environmental monitoring
CARICOMP
Bocas del Toro
Panama
Vs. Phosphorus Limitation
Population Characteristics
Nutrient Enrichment
Conservation Status
Continental Reefs
Caribbean Coast
Central-america
Forest
Growth
Photosynthesis
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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