Esselman, P., J. Meerman, E. Boles, G. Myvett, J. Higgins,
A. Warner, T. Fitzhugh, P. Morgan & R. Frutos.
2005. Belize Aquatic Ecosystems. 2nd Draft.
aquatic ecosystems concept is a work in progress, yet to
be validated with field data. The concept is the result
of a workshop held in Punta Gorda (Toledo district, Belize)
in early 2002. The results were presented at the First
Belize Freshwater Summit, 14-15 January, 2003. Sponsored
The aquatic ecosystems map consists primarily
of a ArcView shapefile
(2,187 Kb) with attributes such as geology, connectivity,
salinity, source and others. The zipped file now also contains
full metadata and a detailed report in pdf format. The maps
above are examples and have been generated using the same
shapefile. At this stage, the aquatic ecosystems map is
really a stream-ecosystems map. Lacustrine ecosystems will
be classified as a next step. A PowerPoint
Esselman) explaining the process followed during development
of the map is also available (1,621 Kb).
author welcomes any comments, additions and/or corrections.
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