Transverse Coastal Corridor: From Freshwater Lakes to Coral Reefs Ecosystems
Periodo de realización: 2015/06/01 al 2015/01/01
Tipo: Capítulo de libro
Lugar(es) de estudio: Quintana Roo, México
Resumen: "Understanding the processes and mechanisms that determine coastal connectivity may help us to propose and establish more effective strategies for maintaining the environmental goods and services from coastal ecosystems. The eastern Yucatán Peninsula, from inland to sea range from: karstic freshwater lakes, brackish lagoons, estuarine coastal lagoons to reef
lagoons. These ecosystems coalesced to form the largest and complex coastal ecosystems of the Yucatán Peninsula. The spatio-temporal structure of this complex ecosystem can be used as a model system to study connectivity processes through its hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological interactions. Based on its structure we propose a conceptual model, which
we call the “Transverse Coastal Corridor” as a meaningful strategy for research, coastal development and conservation in the southeastern Yucata´n Peninsula. The corridor includes the second largest freshwater karstic lake in Mexico, Laguna Bacalar"