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Gayana. Botánica

On-line version ISSN 0717-6643

Abstract

RODRIGUEZ-TELLEZ, Efraín et al. Quality of the riparian forest of El Tunal River, Durango, Mexico; trough the application of the QBR index. Gayana Bot. [online]. 2012, vol.69, n.1, pp.147-151. ISSN 0717-6643.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-66432012000100014.

The assessment of the ecological condition of the river banks is an important element in the rivers study around the world. The objective of this work was to evaluate the ecological condition of the riparian forest in a transect of 21 km of El Tunal river in Mexico with the QBR index. In the transect of study six sites were evaluated which were selected by the representation, possibilities of access and the heterogeneity of the vegetation. In general, the results have shown a river with important signs of deterioration; two sites results in an intermediate quality, two sites results in bad quality and two results in poor quality.

Keywords : QBR; El Tunal; México; riparian forest.

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