TY - CHAP A1 - Ana Cano-Ortiz A2 - Carmelo Maria Musarella A3 - Carlos José Piñar Fuentes A4 - Carmen Bartolomé Esteban A5 - Ricardo Quinto-Canas A6 - Carlos José Pinto Gomes A7 - Sara del Río A8 - Eusebio Cano ED1 - Allan Sebata Y1 - 2018-03-14 PY - 2018 T1 - Advances in the Knowledge of the Vegetation of Hispaniola (Caribbean Central America) N2 - This book looks at vegetation changes across the world. The use of normalized difference vegetation index, CORINE Land Cover, geographical information systems and remote sensing to monitor vegetation changes is highlighted. Conversion of dense forests into agricultural land, grazing areas or settlements and land cover changes in a Miombo woodland are reported. The role of neotropical forests as carbon pool stores and a reservoir of global biodiversity is explored. Influence of climate on island forest vegetation types, structure and diversity is reported in detail. Restoration of a degraded wildlife corridor through re-establishing native vegetation in India is also documented. Finally, the role of apomixes, a form of asexual reproduction via seed, in propagation of neotropical plants is discussed. BT - Vegetation SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.72090 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.72090 SN - 978-953-51-3830-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-07 ER -