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Revista Peruana de Biología

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HERRANDO PEREZ, Salvador  and  LA TORRE-CUADROS, María de los Ángeles. Taxonomic surrogacy in andean montane forests. Rev. peru biol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.101-105. ISSN 1727-9933.

Ecological surrogates are environmental or biotic proxies for biodiversity quantification. Their application circumvents logistic constraints and taxonomic voids to sample and identify species, and has become an important tool in conservation and management. In this study, we illustrate a surrogate method using multivariate ordinations, and we apply it to tree data from the Chanchamayo montane forest (Andes, Peru).

Keywords : Chanchamayo; Conservation; Multi-dimensional scaling; Peru; Tree assemblages.

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