Determinación del nivel de antropización de humedales como criterio para la planificación ecológica de la cuenca del lago Budi, IX Región de La Araucanía, Chile

Revista de Geografía, Norte Grande 01/2006; DOI: 10.4067/S0718-34022006000200005
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Se determinó el nivel de antropización de los humedales de la cuenca del Budi, en función del grado de alteración de cuencas y el grado de alteración de humedales. El primero, evaluado a partir del análisis espacial de la fragilidad y estabilidad de la hoya hidrográfica. El segundo, a través de un modelo de impacto modificado, con panel de expertos que valoró el cumplimiento de funciones de humedales y su estado. Se reconocieron principalmente 4 tipos de humedales: estuarino, palustre, ribereño y de marisma. Por otro lado, el 98% de la superficie total presenta altos grados de alteración, determinados por su inestabilidad y fragilidad. El uso agrícola fue ponderado como el principal agente de alteración de las funciones de los humedales, presentándose un 61% de estos en categoría de máxima alteración. La evaluación realizada permite discriminar áreas y generar criterios de base para la conservación de humedales en la cuenca.

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