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Geomorphological hazards susceptibility in high-density urban areas: a case study of Mexico City
Developing countries face more impacts due to natural hazards because of rapid urbanization, natural resources overexploitation, and lack of territorial management. Mexico City is one of the most populated metropolitan areas ...
Global patterns of tree density are contingent upon local determinants in the world’s natural forests
Previous attempts to quantify tree abundance at global scale have largely neglected the role of local competition in modulating the influence of climate and soils on tree density. Here, we evaluated whether mean tree size ...
Flood Hazard Index Application in Arid Catchments: Case of the TaguenitWadi Watershed, Lakhssas, Morocco
During the last decade, climate change has generated extreme rainfall events triggering flash floods in short periods worldwide. The delimitation of flood zones by detailed mapping generally makes it possible to avoid ...
Geomorphology, land use, and environmental impacts in a densely populated urban catchment of Costa Rica
The Torres River is one of the most urbanized catchments in Costa Rica, with only 46.67 km2 and approximately 50% of its area have urban land uses comprising nearly 13% of the national population. The quick rural-urban ...
Deciphering natural hazard histories based on tree-ring analyses in contrasting tropical ecosystems of Costa Rica
Tesis para optar por el grado de Doctor en Ciencias, Universidad de Ginebra-Suiza
Climatic and anthropogenic changes are contributing to the degradation of different ecosystems in Costa Rica, thereby altering climatic, ecological, and geomorphic conditions. The hypothesis of this PhD thesis is that ...
Hydrometeorological disasters in urban areas of Costa Rica, Central America
Tropical countries are subjected to natural disasters which cause substantial human and economic losses. Coping with disasters in tropics requires to improve our understanding of the frequency and distribution of ...
Worldwide Research Trends in Landslide Science
Abstract: Landslides are generated by natural causes and by human action, causing various geomorphological changes as well as physical and socioeconomic loss of the environment and human life. The study, characterization ...
Condición de uso de la tierra del distrito San Vito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas
Land-use condition in San Vito district, Coto Brus, Puntarenas
San Vito es el distrito primero del cantón de Coto Brus, provincia de Puntarenas. Según la división político – administrativa de Costa Rica es un distrito; por lo tanto, no se puede desarrollar un plan regulador. Constituye ...
Geomorphology of the Guacimal River catchment, Costa Rica
The Guacimal River catchment has an area of 181 km2 and is located in the NW of Costa Rica, between the coordi-nates 84.745° W-10.016° N and 84.909° W-10.325° N. In this territory, as in most of the country, detailed ...
Condición de uso de la tierra para el período 2003 – 2005 del distrito San Vito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas
Práctica dirigida para optar a la Licenciatura en Geografía
San Vito es el distrito primero del cantón de Coto Brus y en el mismo se presentan los mayores problemas medioambientales como son la presencia de un tajo, varios beneficios de café, el botadero municipal, el hospital y ...