resources requires a better knowledge of the structure, composition, and
function of ecosystems. However, the biological systems'
complexity and their interconnection
social process complicates
the analysis of this ecological level. The marine ecosystem study is
particularly difficult in places like Latin America and Mexico, where it is
common to find
unreliable information (incompatible formats, obsolete dates, etc.).
Given that an
decisions making process
on the Mexican ecosystems needs qualified information, the classification
system proposed suggests the
describers of the
of six marine
ecosystems. A Geographic Information
allow to the
(thematic layers) and the environmental units identification; areas that
possess common characteristics and that respond similarly to environmental
or anthropogenic impacts.