Determinación del Potencial de Servicios Ecosistemicos de la Comuna 7, en La Ciudad De Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Carolina Hernández Contreras (Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander, CO)
Carlos Alberto Amaya Corredor (Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander, CO)
Carlos Alberto Rodriguez Perez (Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander, CO)
(Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander)
Full Paper: #399


This article evaluates ecosystem services and urban environmental management factors, identifiable from the tree coverage present in commune 7: Ciudadela Real de Minas, in the city of Bucaramanga. In this sense, its own form of generation of ecosystem services has been defined. The work is based on the acquisition of data such as; Diameter (DAP), Circumference (CAP), Biomass, individual by individual, and docuemntarton important aspects such as landscape beauty, carbon capture and storage, improvement in the quality of life and human development within the framework of sustainable development. The method used for the data collection was indirect, the use of the different allometric equations using the methodology of YEPES, 2010, adapted for Colombia by the IDEA. And to analyze the existence of urban urban services in the area of work, the established guidelines for ecosystem services categorized in a functional manner are followed closely according to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment function, adopted in Colombia through the National Policy for Integral Management of Biodiversity and its Ecosystem Services With the study it was possible to identify the ecosystem services in the commune 7 are: regulation services, support services, cultural services and supply services. I found 93 species of trees, with the outstanding function of the species Licania tomentosa, in carbon capture. In addition, it evidenced the service of regulation systems, because urban forestry influences air quality, transforming carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis; and next to this point it is also important to highlight the pollination service and the benefits not denominated cultural ecosystemic materials.