Mountains: how they are defined and their importance for biodiversity and humanity

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Title Mountains: how they are defined and their importance for biodiversity and humanity
Montañas: cómo se definen y su importancia para la biodiversidad y la humanidad
 
Creator Gómez Díaz, Jorge Antonio
Villalobos, ; Fabricio
 
Description Mountains cover 12% of the earth’s surface and 23% of the Mexican territory. Our goal with this essay is to provide the readers with a current and objective definition of what a mountain is, as well as to inform them in a simple way about the biological importance of mountains as guardians of biodiversity and providers of ecosystem services. To do so, we performed a literature search of the most important works on mountain ecology. Our main result is to recognize mountains as priority conservation sites due to the multiple benefits they provide to humanity. Unfortunately, many of the mountains in the world and in Mexico are under different threats.
Las montañas cubren un 12% de la superficie terrestre y un 23% del territorio de México. Tomando como base lo anterior, el objetivo es poner al alcance de los lectores una definición actual y objetiva de lo que es una montaña, así como informarles de manera simple acerca de su importancia biológica como guardianas de la biodiversidad y proveedoras de servicios ecosistémicos. Para esto, realizamos una búsqueda documental sobre el tema ecología de montaña. Nuestro principal interés es que se reconozcan a las montañas como sitios prioritarios para la conservación debido a los múltiples beneficios que suministran a la humanidad. Desafortunadamente, muchas de las montañas en el mundo y en México se encuentran bajo diferentes amenazas. 
 
Publisher Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
 
Date 2020-05-18
 
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Identifier https://cienciaergosum.uaemex.mx/article/view/10623
10.30878/ces.v27n2a9
 
Source CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 27 Núm. 2 (2020): CIENCIA ergo-sum (julio-octubre 2020)
CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 27 Núm. 2 (2020): CIENCIA ergo-sum (julio-octubre 2020)
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