Change in the Amazon Basin Man s impact on forests and rivers

The idea that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for the world's oxygen supply has gained particular force among the popular press in Brazil , where the ...

Change in the Amazon Basin  Man s impact on forests and rivers


The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

257–266 . areas Marengo , J. 1992 " Interannual variability of surface climate in the Amazon Basin . " International Journal of Climatology . 12 : 853–863 .

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

With a complex assemblage of largely intact ecosystems that support the earth's greatest diversity of life, the Amazon basin is a focal point of international scientific interest. And, as development and colonization schemes transform the landscape in increasing measure, scientists from around the world are directing attention to questions of regional and global significance. Some of these qustions are: What are the fluxes of greenhouse gases across the atmospheric interface of ecosystems? How mush carbon is stored in the biomass and soils of the basin? How are elements from the land transferred to the basin's surface waters? What is the sum of elements transferred from land to ocean, and what is its marine "fate"? This book of original chapters by experts in chemical and biological oceanography, tropical agronomy and biology, and the atmospheric sciences will address these and other important questions, with the aim of synthesizing the current knowledge of biochemical processes operating within and between the various ecosystems in the Amazon basin.

Interactions Between Biosphere Atmosphere and Human Land Use in the Amazon Basin

Detailed information on the geological history of the Amazon basin can be found in Hoorn and Wesselingh (2010), and a review of interactions between geology ...

Interactions Between Biosphere  Atmosphere and Human Land Use in the Amazon Basin

This book offers a panorama of recent scientific achievements produced through the framework of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere programme (LBA) and other research programmes in the Brazilian Amazon. The content is highly interdisciplinary, with an overarching aim to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic biophysical and societal/socio-economic structure and functioning of Amazonia as a regional entity and its regional and global climatic teleconnections. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students and researchers seeking to untangle the gamut of interactions that the Amazon’s complex biophysical and social system represent.

The Amazon Basin Brazil Nut Industry

Area and population of the Amazon Basin , with comparisons , 1940 DENSITY OF AREA POPULATION ( 1940 ) AREA POPULATION PER SQU ARE VILE : : 2 ...

The Amazon Basin Brazil Nut Industry


Igap Black water flooded forests of the Amazon Basin

Pfeiffer WC, Lacerda LD (1988) Mercury inputs into the Amazon region, Brazil. ... patterns in fish from the Iténez river basin, Bolivian Amazon.

Igap    Black water flooded forests  of the Amazon Basin

Igapó forests are a common part of the Amazon whose ecosystems are critical to our shared human future. The introduction addresses the structure, function and dynamics of igapó forests in the Amazon basin, focusing on their uniqueness due to their high level of complexity defined as the many ways that different components of igapó forests in the Amazon basin ecosystem interact and also on how those interactions are on a higher-order compared to other tropical forests. The text then breaks down the igapó ecosystem using these sections: (1) Igapó forests over space and time, (2) Water, light and soils, (3) The carbon cycle, (4) Litter, fungi and invertebrates, (5) Vertebrates, (6) Plant population studies, (7) Plant community studies, and (8) Human impacts and management. Experts from around the world serve as chapter authors that review what is known about their specific part of the igapó ecosystem, what research they have done, and also what needs to be done in the future.

Amazon Basin Photo Journal

515 Amazonian life on the River 1620 Amazon Nature 2125Magical Hour of Sunset and Sunrise on the Amazon River 2627Rain Formation daily in the Amazon 29 ...

Amazon Basin Photo Journal

Traveling form Tabatinga to Manuas, I was greeted with a rain forest, and so much beauty along the way. All photos captured down the river route. Enjoy the beauty that the Amazon Basin offers, life on the Amazon and nature.

Bolivia The Pantanal Amazon Basin

Bolivia has 280,000 square miles/722,000 square km of that basin. Except for the Acre River, all Bolivian rivers from the Amazon Basin flow into the Madera, ...

Bolivia   The Pantanal   Amazon Basin

The Pantanal covers over 81,000 square miles of wilderness, an area larger than Greece. It is considered the world's largest wetland and is one of the richest wilderness areas on the planet. The Pantanal spreads across Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. During the rainy season (October through March) Rio Paraguay floods the entire savannah, transforming the area into a huge swamp. Pantanal means "swamp" in Portuguese. However, during dry season the swamps disappear and the land becomes a savannah dotted with lakes and ponds. The canals formed by the river are destinations in themselves. T.

Amazon Basin

This Report This report presents the assessment of the Amazon Basin - the largest basin on the planet and also one of the least understood . Although sparsely inhabited , the Basin is subject to extensive anthropogenic impacts through ...

Amazon Basin


Estimating Precipitation Over the Amazon Basin from Satellite and In situ Measurements

Marengo, J.A., and S. Hastenrath, Case studies of extreme climate events in the Amazon Basin, Journal of Climate, 6, pp. 617–627, 1993. Martyn, D., Climates of the World, vol. 18 of Developments in Atmospheric Science, chap. 9, pp.

Estimating Precipitation Over the Amazon Basin from Satellite and In situ Measurements


Interactions Between Biosphere Atmosphere and Human Land Use in the Amazon Basin

This book offers a panorama of recent scientific achievements produced through the framework of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere programme (LBA) and other research programmes in the Brazilian Amazon.

Interactions Between Biosphere  Atmosphere and Human Land Use in the Amazon Basin

This book offers a panorama of recent scientific achievements produced through the framework of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere programme (LBA) and other research programmes in the Brazilian Amazon. The content is highly interdisciplinary, with an overarching aim to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic biophysical and societal/socio-economic structure and functioning of Amazonia as a regional entity and its regional and global climatic teleconnections. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students and researchers seeking to untangle the gamut of interactions that the Amazon’s complex biophysical and social system represent.

Amazon Basin

Other chapters in this book examine the main deforestation drivers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforests, the various factors (i.e., geological age, habitat heterogeneity) that generate and maintain fish species diversity in Amazon floodplain ...

Amazon Basin

Amazonian rain forest forms one of the most precious ecosystems and provides habitat for more than 50% of plant and animal species. This unique ecosystem is highly disturbed by human activities, which causes biodiversity losses. Biodiversity monitoring and conservation plays one of the most important roles of tropical environment protection. This book focuses on the assessment of species diversity and species richness in various land use systems. This book also discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Brazilian ecotourism industry and the establishment of an eco-triple helix in the Brazilian Amazon region. Over the past two decades, the international community has become aware of the global and regional environmental risks associated with possible massive forest losses in the Brazilian Amazon. The authors of this book investigate the stochastic and dynamic relationship of land use in the Brazilian Amazon. Other chapters in this book examine the main deforestation drivers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforests, the various factors (i.e., geological age, habitat heterogeneity) that generate and maintain fish species diversity in Amazon floodplain lakes, and the causes and effects of fish contamination due to malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon.

Expedition Diaries Amazon Basin

These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic

Expedition Diaries  Amazon Basin

Simon is packed and heading off to a region of the Amazon Basin in northern Bolivia. Despite its size, it's a fragile biome, of mixed forest and river habitats. Simon plans to document his journey down the River Enatahua, but things go wrong right from the start: a rucksack is missing, along with his canoe ... Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

This book of original chapters by experts in chemical and biological oceanography, tropical agronomy and biology, and the atmospheric sciences will address these and other important questions, with the aim of synthesizing the current ...

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

With a complex assemblage of largely intact ecosystems that support the earth's greatest diversity of life, the Amazon basin is a focal point of international scientific interest. And, as development and colonization schemes transform the landscape in increasing measure, scientists from around the world are directing attention to questions of regional and global significance. Some of these qustions are: What are the fluxes of greenhouse gases across the atmospheric interface of ecosystems? How mush carbon is stored in the biomass and soils of the basin? How are elements from the land transferred to the basin's surface waters? What is the sum of elements transferred from land to ocean, and what is its marine "fate"? This book of original chapters by experts in chemical and biological oceanography, tropical agronomy and biology, and the atmospheric sciences will address these and other important questions, with the aim of synthesizing the current knowledge of biochemical processes operating within and between the various ecosystems in the Amazon basin.

The Amazon River

Discusses the Amazon River, including its history, geographical features, historical importance, wildlife, and environmental issues.

The Amazon River

Discusses the Amazon River, including its history, geographical features, historical importance, wildlife, and environmental issues.

Igap Black water flooded forests of the Amazon Basin

The text then breaks down the igapó ecosystem using these sections: (1) Igapó forests over space and time, (2) Water, light and soils, (3) The carbon cycle, (4) Litter, fungi and invertebrates, (5) Vertebrates, (6) Plant population ...

Igap    Black water flooded forests  of the Amazon Basin

Igapó forests are a common part of the Amazon whose ecosystems are critical to our shared human future. The introduction addresses the structure, function and dynamics of igapó forests in the Amazon basin, focusing on their uniqueness due to their high level of complexity defined as the many ways that different components of igapó forests in the Amazon basin ecosystem interact and also on how those interactions are on a higher-order compared to other tropical forests. The text then breaks down the igapó ecosystem using these sections: (1) Igapó forests over space and time, (2) Water, light and soils, (3) The carbon cycle, (4) Litter, fungi and invertebrates, (5) Vertebrates, (6) Plant population studies, (7) Plant community studies, and (8) Human impacts and management. Experts from around the world serve as chapter authors that review what is known about their specific part of the igapó ecosystem, what research they have done, and also what needs to be done in the future.

Expedition Diaries Amazon Basin

Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes ...

Expedition Diaries  Amazon Basin

Simon is packed and heading off to a region of the Amazon Basin in northern Bolivia. Despite its size, it's a fragile biome, of mixed forest and river habitats. Simon plans to document his journey down the River Enatahua, but things go wrong right from the start: a rucksack is missing, along with his canoe ...Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck!

Amazon Basin

Amazon Basin


Amazon Rainforest

A journey through the Amazon Rainforest introduces its people, plant life, and animals.

Amazon Rainforest

A journey through the Amazon Rainforest introduces its people, plant life, and animals.