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ID: 570442.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Tropical ecology
Ecology, biodiversity and sustainable management of the Pantanal: a synthesis
Authors:Junk, Wolfgang J.; Wantzen, Karl M.; Nunes da Cunha, Cátia; da Silva, Carolina J.
Language:English
Place of Publication:Sofia [et al.]
Publisher:Pensoft
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011-04
Title of Book:The Pantanal: Ecology, biodiversity and sustainable management of a large neotropical seasonal wetland
Start Page:835
End Page:857
Physical Description:870 S.
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Junk, Wolfgang J.; da Silva, Carolina J.; Nunes da Cunha, Cátia; Wantzen, Karl M.
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The increase in scientifi c research during the last two decades has led to considerable advances in our knowledge of the ecology and management of the Pantanal. The major findings of the Brazilian-German Cooperation Program “Studies of Human Impact on Forests and Floodplains in the Tropics” (SHIFT) and the Center of Pantanal Research (CPP), hosted by the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) and realized by different Brazilian and German institutions, are summarized in this book. This chapter synthesizes the results of the contributions on the hydrological, and soil and water chemical conditions of the Pantanal. It summarizes the most recent findings on its terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna and describes the use of its natural renewable resources by fishery, cattleranching, and the subsistence economies of several traditional communities. Threats to the Pantanal and their consequences for humans and the environment are noted, and efforts at the scientific and political levels to mitigate the negative side effects, by achieving sustainable management and the protection of the Pantanal, are discussed.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:Brigitte Lechner
Affiliations:MPI für Evolutionsbiologie/AG Tropenökologie
External Affiliations:INCT-INAU, UFMT, Cuiaba MT.; Université de Tours, IMACOF, CITERES IPA-PE UMR CNRS 6173, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France; Nucleo de Pesquisas Ecologicas do Pantanal (NEPA), Institute of Biosciences, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando C. da Costa s/n, 78060-900 Cuiabá-MT, Brazil; Research Center for Limnology, Biodiversity and Ethnobiology of the Pantanal, Av. Tancredo Neves, n° 1095, Cavalhada, 78.200-000 Cáceres - MT, Brazil;
Identifiers:ISBN:978-954-642-492-1 (HB) [ID-No:1]
ISBN:978-954-642-493-8 (e-book) [ID-No:2]
LOCALID:2856/S 39199 [Listen-Nummer/S-Nummer]
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