|Town/Region||Celaque National Park|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Date||18 Jul 2018|
Celaque National Park is one of the most bio-diverse protected areas in Honduras, with a total of around 20 endemic species, it is also home to over 210 species of ferns. At the moment new records and new species can still be found in its more than 20,000 hectares and around 1,900 meters of altitudinal gradient, having also the highest peak in the country (Cerro las minas at 2,849 meters over sea level).
Our research aims to explain such high diversity using the climate variables that changes during the before mentioned altitudinal gradient and the richness of each altitudinal fringe, we are interested in evaluating the impact that future climate change might have on this species as they are highly dependent on climate variables such as temperature, relative humidity, precipitation and others.
As a product of a multivariable approach we are expecting to know how many species might be found in the park and their distribution pattern, information that might aid in a better management and give local authorities a better understanding of the special conditions that can be found in it and prioritize resources in the most vulnerable places.
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