Accession Number : AD0684106

Title :   ANTHROPOGEOGRAPHY AND RAINFOREST ECOLOGY IN BOCAS DEL TORO PROVINCE, PANAMA.

Descriptive Note : Field rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Gordon,B. Leroy

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The economy of Bocas del Toro province, in northwest Panama, is predominantly bio-technic. Different people have made different uses of the plants and animals of the area over time. Emphasis is placed on the system of Indian silviculture whereby native populations in the past, and to a lesser extent today, have exploited the large selection of cultivated plants, supplemented by useful plants from the forest and regrowth sites. The ecological conditions under which this more effective use of the tropical forest lands occurred and could, perhaps, recur is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), DISTRIBUTION), (*FORESTRY, *TROPICAL REGIONS), (*RAINFALL, PANAMA), GEOGRAPHY, ECOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), AGRICULTURE, TERRAIN, CLIMATE, HISTORY, ANIMALS, POPULATION, CULTURE, ECONOMICS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Sociology and Law
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE