General objective Determine and describe the interactions between the Fauna and Flora groups (Plant - Animal) of the Aguarongo protective forest. Justification The responses of organisms to habitat alteration are not homogeneous, they strongly depend on the breadth of their food niche (Gray, 2007). One of the consequences of this alteration is that the forest canopy opens up, allowing abiotic resources such as nutrients and sunlight to become more available (Brown and Southwood, 1983). These sites are colonized by pioneer plant species that are continuously renewed, which makes this habitat a site with unstable resources (Feinsinger, 1978), negatively affecting specialist consumers who require resources that do not vary over time to maintain stable populations (Pimmet al , 1988). As long as these species are typical of the place and not exotic as in some sectors of the entire extension of the Aguarongo protective forest.
|Effective start/end date||1/10/13 → 1/10/14|
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