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1. An Introduction to Gulf Coast Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Philip B. Bedient Texas A&M University Press ePub
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Ricardo Rozzi and collaborators University of North Texas Press PDF


Acknowledgments for the first edition of this book in 2003:

As it was said in the Introduction, this guide is a collective work that is possible thanks to the fact that birds, forested ecosystems and very diverse people exist. In particular, the authors sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations:

Mario Chiguay, President of the Indigenous Yahgan Community of Bahía Mejillones, and all the other members of the community who collaborated in this project, especially Julia González;

Manuel Muñoz, Advisor to the Chiloé Council of Chiefs, the members of the Huilliche communities in Chanquin and Huentemó, the school teachers of Chanquin and Mr. Francisco Delgado, Chiloé

National Park, who encourage and helped the initiation of this project;

The poet Lorenzo Aillapan, who teaches in the Pullümapukimunweftuy Mapuche Academy in Puerto

Saavedra, a cultural center which this guide hopes to serve;

Dr. Víctor Fajardo, President of the University of Magallanes, Luis Oval, Vice-President for Academic

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James J. Cozine Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF
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Brief Biographies

Ricardo Rozzi and collaborators University of North Texas Press PDF


Úrsula Calderón and Cristina Calderón

Cristina Zárraga

Úrsula Calderón Harban was born on the 7th of September, 1925 in Mejillones Bay, Navarino Island.

After the death of her mother, when she was barely 7 years old, she lived with her half-sister Dora and her brother Juan. When she was 14, she worked on the Róbalo Ranch, and at age 15, she married

José González. Together, they worked hunting sea otters, and during eight years they lived moving from one place to another by boat. They resided in their tent in Puerto Navarino or simply where they anchored at night. Later, they set up residence on Mascar Island, but, as their children needed to attend school, Úrsula moved to Puerto Williams with the children. José remained on Mascar, raising cattle and sheep. Later, he too lived in Puerto Williams, where he died in 1987, brought down by lung cancer. Today, Úrsula lives with her three children in her house in Villa Ukika in Puerto Williams, and she dedicated herself to handcrafted artistry—weaving baskets of rush, building canoes, needlepoint and knitting—in addition to speaking her native language.*

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4: Microbial Functioning in Response to a Simulated Drought in Malaysian Rain Forest and Oil Palm Soils

Brearley, F.Q., Editor CAB International PDF


Microbial Functioning in Response to a

Simulated Drought in Malaysian Rain Forest and Oil Palm Soils

Francis Q. Brearley*

School of Science and the Environment,

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

4.1  Introduction

Land-use change is known to affect the diversity and composition of soil microbial communities in a range of tropical ecosystems (Bossio et al.,

2005; Verchot, 2010; Dinesh et al., Chapter 2, this volume; Mendes et al., Chapter 5, this volume).

In addition, land-use change also affects soil

­nutrient status through a reduction in carbon

(C) input leading to knock-on changes mediated through soil microbial communities. While the focus of most of the research into the effects of land-use change on soils has been on their chemical properties and on the diversity of soil organisms/microbes, much less work has been conducted on the impacts on ecosystem functioning, such as functional stability.

One major land-use transition currently

­occurring in South-east Asia is the conversion of forested lands to oil palm plantations, which are a highly profitable agricultural crop (Koh et al.,

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