Defining environmental management units based upon integrated socio-economic and biophysical indicators Pacific coast of Mexico

Minerva Campos Sánchez, Alejandro Velázquez Montes, Gerardo Bocco Verdinelli, Mar Tíboada Juncà, Ángel Guadalupe Priego-Santander

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Abstract

Depicting geographic areas encompassing relevant territorial information is essential for proper land-use planning. The literature provides scant examples dealing with integration of socio-economic and biophysical attributes at the territorial level in order to bridge the gap between biophysical data and human society in regional planning. The goal of this study is twofold: first to provide an overview of the main features of the Pacific Coast of Michoacan, Mexico, delineating entities based upon biophysical and socio-economic attributes simultaneously; second, to serve as an integrated baseline to guide decision making processes in land-use planning. The geographic entities obtained represent a reliable approximation to define development and conservation priorities in the context of land-use planning.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInterciencia
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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    Sánchez, M. C., Montes, A. V., Verdinelli, G. B., Juncà, M. T., & Priego-Santander, Á. G. (2010). Defining environmental management units based upon integrated socio-economic and biophysical indicators Pacific coast of Mexico. Interciencia, 35(1).