The Pantanal of Poconé: Biota and Ecology in the Northern Section of the World's Largest Pristine Wetland / Edition 1

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The Pantanal of Poconé provides an in-depth analysis of the ecological relationships in the northern part of the world's largest wetland in a near-natural state. It is the only book available that offers a survey of the flora and fauna of the region, making it particularly interesting for researchers in biodiversity and the biogeography of the Neotropical Region. It stands out among the few books on this vast area of seasonally flooded plains in surveying all major taxa of plants and animals, providing data obtained during a study lasting nearly four years and information available in myriad short publications in journals, many of which are very hard to obtain. The book will be of interest to researchers in the wet-and-dry climatic zone of the tropics worldwide and to ecologists in South America in particular. It is meant to be a basic sourcebook of tropical ecology and wetland biology.

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Surveys the flora, fauna, and geology of the South American wetland. Topics include the region's climate, geography, hydrology, water chemistry, biotic communities, seasonal inundations, mass seasonal mortalities, ecosystem dynamics, human impacts, and conservation efforts. The focus is on providing a preliminary overview of the general limnological features of the northern part of the Pantanal. Includes 30+ color photographs of the region and its plant and animal inhabitants and an extensive bibliography. Indexed by subject and taxonomic classification. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048149575
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Series: Monographiae Biologicae Series, #77
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Geography. 3. Geology. 4. Climate. 5. Hydrology. 6. Water Chemistry. 7. Flora. 8. Fauna. 9. Biotic Communities. 10. Seasonal Succession. 11. Ecosystem Dynamics. 12. Human Impact. 13. Conservation. 14. Summary and Conclusions. 15. Acknowledgements. 16. Literature. Index.

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