This study was prepared by R. Ponce-Hernandez, Director of the GIS and Land Resource Laboratory, Trent University, in collaboration with P. Koohafkan and J. Antoine of FAO Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service (AGLL). The author was assisted by a research team at the Environmental Program and Department of Geography, Trent University.
The team included: T. Hutchinson (biodiversity and biomass assessment, J. Marsh (biodiversity conservation/protected areas), B. Pond (biomass assessment), J.L. Hernandez (biodiversity assessment), J. Galarza (biomass and carbon stock estimation), R.L. Dixon (biomass assessment and land degradation), L. Toose (soil organic matter modelling, land degradation and GIS), and D. McNairn (GIS technician).
Partners at case study sites included:
in Mexico - C. Chargoy Zamora, Head, Campo Ecotecnologico Chapingo, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo; H. Cuanalo de la Cerda, CINVESTAV, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Merida, Yucatan; J.D. Gomez Diaz, Chair, Soils Department, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo; R. Gomez Rodriguez, J.C. Rivera, C. Martinez, I. Jimenez, J.L. Barranco, N.A. Salinas and F. Herrera of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Program, Soils Department, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo; P. Ponce Hernandez, Integrated Natural Resources Management Program, Soils Department, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo;
in Cuba - O. Lafita, Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Holguin Province; D. Ponce de Leon, INICA, Havana; S. Segrera, INICA, Havana; R. Villegas, INICA, Havana.
This publication benefited from the editorial contributions of R. Brinkman and J. Plummer. Ms L. Chalk assisted in its preparation. The design and layout was prepared by Simone Morini, Rome.