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Botanical Exploration of the Cordillera del Cóndor

Region of Ecuador and Peru: Project Activities
and Scientific Findings, 2004-2007

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Panoramic View of Condor

This project of botanical investigation and student training in the Cordillera del Cóndor region was made possible by financial support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, project NSF # 0346679, granted to Missouri Botanical Garden.  For the entire pdf (46 pgs) of the final report, click here.  For an online version of the report, including additional maps, photos, and publications, refer to the outline below.
I. Background: The Cordillera del Cóndor I. Background: The Cordillera del Cóndor
  • Introduction
  • Study area and geological background
  • Substrate heterogeneity, vegetation and floristic composition
  • Venezuelan Guayana disjunct taxa in the Cóndor region
  • Botanical exploration in the Cordillera del Cóndor region prior to 2004
  • Objectives of the Cordillera del Cóndor Project: 2004-2007
  • Vascular Plant Collections and plant collection localities
  • Bryophyte Collections
  • II.  Personnel and Participants II. Personnel and Participants
  • Senior Personnel
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Technician, Programmer
  • Other Participants
  • III. Dendrology Courses III. Dendrology Courses
  • (What is Dendrology?)
  • Course #1 September 2005
  • Course #2 May 2006
  • Course #3 November 2006
  • Course #4 April 2007
  • IV. One-hectare Tree Inventory Plots IV. One-hectare Tree Inventory Plots
  • Establishment of one-hectare tree inventory plots
  • Kuankus Plot
  • Yunkumas Plot
  • Nangaritza River Slope Plot
  • Nangaritza Lower Sandstone Plateau Plot
  • Nangaritza Upper Sandstone Plateau Plot
  • Wawaime Plot
  • V. Geographic Information System used in  the Project V. Geographic Information System used in the Project
  • Cartography and GIS studies of the Cordillera del Cóndor region
  • Copy of the base map [* To enlarge the map, click on the map and lower right icon after the window opens]
  • VI. Project Findings and Botanical Novelties VI. Project Findings and Botanical Novelties
  • Introduction: The “Lost World” of the Cordillera del Cóndor
  • New generic records and other botanical novelties: Retiniphyllum tepuiense (Rubiaceae), Hortia cf. brasiliensis (Rutaceae), Krukoviella disticha (Ochnaceae), Humiriastrum mapiriense (Humiriaceae), Podocarpus tepuiensis (Podocarpaceae), Pitcairnia neillii (Bromeliaceae), Phainantha shuariorum (Melastomataceae), Stenospermation arborescens (Araceae)
  • Quantitative Inventory of the Forest: Results of the Permanent Plots
  • Checklists of Mosses and Hepatics
  • VII. Environmental Impacts and Conservation issues VII. Environmental Impacts and Conservation issues
    VIII. Maps of the Cordillera del Cóndor region [* To enlarge the map, click on the map and lower right icon after the window opens]
  • Relief map of the region
  • Tepuis of the Cordillera del Cóndor
  • Locations of the Shuar Indigenous groups in the region
  • Protected Natural Areas in the region
  • Threats to Biodiversity in the region
  • Novon Cover Image IX. Publications
  • Novon: Phainantha shuariorum (Melastomataceae), a New Species from the Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador, disjunct from a Guyana Genus, by Carmen Ulloa Ulloa and David A. Neill
  • Plant Talk: Cordillera del Cóndor, Botanical Treasures between the Andes and the Amazon, by David A. Neill
  • International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Tropical Forest Update: The Incredible Condor, by the Natura Foundation
    Check back for further publications
  • X. Literature Cited X. Literature Cited
  • Thank you to contributing sources
  • Principal Investigator:
    Dr. David Neill
    E-mail: David.Neill@mobot.org
    Quito, Ecuador


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