Located in the southern part of the state of Yucatán and considered an area of great importance for biodiversity conservation and mitigating the effects of climate change, Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve’s conditions are favorable for a phenomenon called secondary succession.
This process has been the subject of research by the Natural Resources Unit of the Center for Scientific Research in Yucatán. But what is secondary succession? According to Dr. Juan Manuel Dupuy Rada, it is defined as the natural process of recovering vegetation after it has suffered a disturbance, either due to a natural phenomenon or human activity.
Dr. Rada points out that in order to study secondary succession it is necessary to document the process from beginning to end, which would require a lot of time and effort since the process could take anywhere from a few decades to several centuries.