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The Amazon Várzea: The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead

Encompasses the work of a distinguished, international group of experts on the várzea or Amazon floodplain
Assesses the successes and failures of conservation and development policies in the Amazon floodplain
Interprets the latest trends in the Amazon floodplain using the tools of a number of disciplines

By: Miguel A Pinedo-Vazquez (Editor), Mauro L Ruffino (Editor), Christine J Padoch (Editor), Eduardo S Brondízio (Editor)

503 pages, 29 colour & b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #224538 | ISBN-13: 9789400790216
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Hardback | Dec 2010 | #188914 | ISBN-13: 9789400701458
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About this book

The Amazon Várzea takes a multi-disciplinary and critical look at what has changed over the last ten years in one of the world's most important and dynamic ecosystems, the Amazon floodplain or várzea.

The Amazon Várzea also looks forward, assessing the trends that will determine the fate of environments and people of the várzea over the next ten years and provides crucial information that is needed to formulate strategies for confronting these looming realities.


Contents

Preface I: The Várzea: The Decade Past
Preface II: The Várzea: The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead: An Introduction
List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables

PART I
1. Introduction: Human Society in the Várzea: A History of Change and Adaptation to Contextual Uncertainties
2. Life is Hard, Life is Beautiful: Some Perspectives on Health and Ageing in Amazonian Rural Populations
3. The Floodplain of the Lower Amazon as a Historical Place
4. Socioeconomic Dynamics, Public Policies, and Migration in the Várzea of the Upper Solimoes
5. Proposals, Experiences and Advances in the Legalization of Land Tenure in the Várzea
6. Cities Along the Floodplain of the Brazilian Amazon: Characteristics and Trends

PART II
7. Introduction: Amazon Fisheries
8. Impacts of the Co-management of Subsistence Fishing on Amazon Fisheries
9. Integrating Co-Management and Land Tenure Policies for the Sustainable Management of the Lower Amazon Floodplain
10. Management of Wildlife in the Floodplain: A Critical Look at Threats, Bottlenecks and the Future in Amazonia
11. Co-Management of the Application of Fisheries Resources in the Amazon: Present Status and Challenges for Management and Conservation

PART III
12. Introduction: Management and Conservation of Terrestrial Resources
13. River and Human Legacies in Amazonian Floodplain Post-Agricultural Forests
14. Várzea Forests: Multifunctionality as a Resource for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
15. Forest Resources, Family Networks and the Municipal Disconnect: Examining Recurrent Underdevelopment in the Amazon Estuary

PART IV
16. Introduction: Strategies for Social and Environmental Conservation in Conservation Units
17. Protected Areas of Sustainable Use, Involvement of Social Actors and Biodiversity Conservation in the Várzea: The Case of the Mamiraua Reserve -- Sharing Conservation Benefits in Central Amazonia, Brazil
18. Participatory Conservation and Local Knowledge in the Pirarucu Fishery in Mamiraua, Amazon
19. The Political Economy of Resentment: A Result of Public Policies that Become Government Policies?- 20. Comments on Socio-Environmental Conservation Strategies in Protected Areas of the Amazon Várzea

PART V
21. A Tribute to Jose Marcio Ayres
22. The Contribution of Marcio Ayres to Transdisciplinary Approach to Conservation
23. Marcio Ayres: New Approaches to the Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in Amazonia
24. The River-Refuge Hypothesis and Other Contributions of Marcio Ayres to Conservation Science

PART VI
25. ProVárzea's Impact on Regional Development
26. Guidelines for Public Policies and Investment in Science and Technology in the Várzea
27. The Várzea: Old Challenges and New Demands for Integrated Research in the Coming Decade

Index


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