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Los paisajes físico-geográficos de los manglares de la laguna de La Mancha, Veracruz, México

Interciencia: Revista de ciencia y tecnología de América, ISSN 0378-1844, Vol. 31, Nº. 3, 2006, pags. 211-219
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ABSTRACT Los manglares que rodean la laguna de La Mancha en Veracruz, México, en condiciones de adecuada conservación, se caracterizan por la complejidad físico-geográfica de sus paisajes. Este trabajo profundiza en la estructura y composición de los geocomplejos en ese territorio. El empleo de los principios estructuro-genético e histórico-evolutivo permitió el levantamiento, clasificación y cartografía de los paisajes de manglares a escala detallada (1: 25000). Se lograron diferenciar 28 unidades inferiores, 6 intermedias y 5 de orden superior. Los resultados sugieren que el enfoque físico-geográfico complejo puede ser de gran utilidad para el inventario, caracterización y cartografía de manglares a escala detallada, brindando información sobre el tipo genético del relieve, composición litológica, periodicidad de inundación de las superficies, cobertura vegetal y suelos, lo cual es de inestimable valor para el ordenamiento ecológico y la preservación de estos ecosistemas.

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