Experts say that tropical storms have become stronger in recent years, more frequent, are lasting longer and affecting lands further south since records began in the 1880s.
What will they be like in the future, and how can we better prepare for them?
Monteverde, with its spirit of cooperation and caring, managed better than many communities. After a year Monteverde is largely recovered while many communities in the country are still struggling. What made the difference?
Three studies where done at the Monteverde Institute by Debra Hamilton, Randy Chinchilla, and Jessie Zuñiga, with the help of students from Mt Holyoke, Goucher College and Duke University, to learn more about how Tropical Storm Nate affected the landscape in Monteverde, the survival rate of the seedling in reforestation plots and our sense of community
The results were presented at the Ecological Society of America conference at New Orleans in August, and was appreciated because of considering the physical, social, emotional factors of recovery. The poster was also presented at the Day of Climate Change Ecosystem Adaptation Awareness in San Jose.
Please feel free to view and use our poster with the following link:
***Remember to include the reference:
Hamiltlon D, Chincilla R and Zúñiga J. Tropical storm Nate: the resilience of conservation efforts, the environment and community – Monteverde, Costa Rica [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2018, 7:1439 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1116062.1)