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Editors: Nicolás Rojas and Rafael Prieto
Book Description:
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.

Table of Contents:

1. Agricultural Systems in the Savanna-Forest Ecotone of Venezuelan Amazonian: Evaluation of Soil Quality Indicators
(Danilo López-Hernández, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Instituto de Zoología Tropical, Laboratorio de Estudios Ambientales, Caracas, Venezuela) pp. 1-42

2. Factors Determining Fish Species Diversity in Amazonian Floodplain Lakes (Carlos E. C. Freitas, Flávia K. Siqueira-Souza, Karen L.L. Prado, Kedma C. Yamamoto, Lawrence E. Hurd, Federal University of Amazonas, and others) pp. 41-78

3. Morphological Diversity of Neotropical Characiformes
(Cástor Guisande, Patricia Pelayo, Ana Manjarrés-Hernández, Carlos Granado-Lorencio, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Vigo, Campus Lagoas-Marcosende, Vigo, Spain, and others) pp. 77-102

4. Assessment of Insect Logical Diversity in Various Land Use Systems in the Peruvian Amazon
(Bohdan Lojka, Jitka Krausová, Štìpán Kubík, Zbynìk Polesný, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, and others) pp. 103-121

5. Ethnobotanical Study of Dye-Yielding Plants used in Communities of Shipibo-Konibo Amerindians around Pucallpa City, Peru
(Lucie Kutilkova, Zbynek Polesny, Iva Lachmanova, Mirella Z. Clavo, Ladislav Kokoska, Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic, and others) pp. 123-139

6. Ecotourism in the Brazilian Amazon Region: Promises and Challenges
(Raul Gouvea, Sul Kassicieh, Izabela Figueira, University of New Mexico, and others) pp. 141-152

7. Fish Contamination with DDT due to Malaria Control in the Brazilian Amazon (J.P.M. Torres, C. D’Amato, R.O. Meire, G.C. Saldanha, A. Azeredo, W.R. Bastos, O. Malm, L. Claudio, S. Markowitz, Radioisotopes Laboratory, Biophysics Institute – UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and others) pp. 153-165

8. The Dynamic of Land Use in Brazilian Amazon: A Structural VAR with Panel Data Analysis
(Mario Jorge Mendonca, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Vincent Gitz, Centre International de Research sur l' Environment et le Developpement) pp. 167-189

9. Isn't there an Alternative to Deforestation in Amazonas?
(Claudio Fenley, University Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Waltair Machado, University Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Elton Fernandes, University Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) pp. 191-201


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 218 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-463-6
   Status: AV
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