Dry Forests & Rocky Terraces

Nature

Dry Forests & Rocky Terraces

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Dry forest

Bonaire has tropical dry forests with a variety flora such as columnar cacti, orchids, and even evergreen Lignum vitae. These forests give way to open rocky terraces and some freshwater pools. The forests and terraces are home to a variety of fauna such as butterflies, birds and lizards.

 

2015_Verweij et al_Indicators on the status and trends of ecosystems in the Dutch Caribbean: Indicators, monitoring and assessment methods and capacity estimates
Keywords: Caribbean Netherlands, monitoring, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, species, treaties

2014_Hagen et al_Molecular characterization of Cryptococcus gattii genotype AFLP6/VGII isolated from woody debris of divi-divi (Caesalpinia coriaria), Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Keywords: Divi-divi, Cryptococcus gattii; Multi-locus sequence typing; Amplified fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting; Environmental sampling; Caesalpinia coriaria

2014_Paulson et al_Odonata of Curaçao, southern Caribbean, with an update to the fauna of the ABC islands
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Curaçao, biogeography, dispersal, seasonality

2013_Debrot et al_Bird communities of contrasting semi-natural habitats of Lac Bay, Bonaire, during the fall migration season, 2011
Keywords: Subhabitats, Birds, Lac Bay, Mangroves, Saliña, Woodland, Evergreen , Deciduous

2013_Freitas & Rojer_New plant records for Bonaire and the Dutch Caribbean islands
Keywords: Bonaire, deleterious effects, Dutch Caribbean, flora, introduced animals, new additions, rare plant species

2013_Freitas & Lannoy_Inventarisatie vegetatie Terrassen landschap Midden Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland (NED)
Keywords: vegetation map, ecology, flora, plants

2012_Smith_Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire
Keywords: Flora, Fauna, Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestrial, Reptiles, Birds, Bats, Fresh water species, Trees, Mangroves, Cacti, STINAPA

2012_van Buurt and Debrot_Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean
Keywords: Exotic species, Species, Terrestrial, Freshwater

2012_van der Berg et al_Naturalized and invasive alien plant species in the Caribbean Netherlands-status, distribution, threats, priorities and recommendations
Keywords: Invasive species, Exotic, Plants, Management, Human impacts, Terrestrial, Habitat types

2010_Debrot & Bugter_ Climate change effects on the biodiversity of the BES islands; Assessment of the possible consequences for the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Dutch Antilles and the options for adaptation measures
Keywords: Caribbean, Climate change adaptation, Biodiversity risk, Ecosystem services

2008_Freitas_Rare plant species, establishment of exclosures and recommendations for a monitoring program in the Washington-Slagbaai Park (Bonaire)
Keywords: rare plants, goat grazing, feral livestock, exclosures, birds, habitat types

2005_Freitas et al_Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of the Island of Bonaire (Southern Caribbean)
Keywords: Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestial, climate, geology, soil types, saliñas, anthropogenic effects

2003_Miller et al_A Survey of Butterflies from Aruba and Bonaire and New Records for Curaçao
Keywords: Lepidoptera, diversity, island-island comparison, deforestation, habitat depletion, feral livestock