Identification and Characterization of Life Zones at Satipo District in the Tropics of Central Peru

C. Parra-Vásquez, K. Suarez-Bravo, R. Caballero-Salas, V. Soto-Aquino, C. Alvarez-Montalván, S. Manrique

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At present, the life zones have undergone great changes due to anthropic activities, so the present study was carried out with the aim of identifying and characterizing the life zones of the Satipo district. The applied methodology was the Holdridge life zone classification, the meteorological variables were analyzed, the vegetation cover was identified, also using the ArcGIS, QGIS, ENVI and Microsoft Excel software, the data analysis and field information were processed. In the investigation of bioclimatic factors they show that there are four important determinants: Annual biotemperature, mean annual accumulation, humidity provinces and attitudinal levels. Noticing the decline of forests, overpopulation, among others, many companies are choosing to reduce products that lead to the loss of life zones. In the district of Satipo, three life zones were identified and two of a transitory nature of the one hundred and twenty-Three existing ones.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number012003
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
StateIndexed - 2022
Event12th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy, ICFEE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 20 Jan 202222 Jan 2022

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