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Amazon Basin: Plant Life, Wildlife and Environment

Edited By: Nicolas Rojas and Rafael Prieto

218 pages, Figs, tabs

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #183743 | ISBN-13: 9781607414636
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The Amazonian rain forest forms one of the most precious ecosystems and provides habitat for more than 50 per cent 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. It also discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Brazilian ecotourism industry and the establishment of an eco-triple helix in the Brazilian Amazon region.


Preface; Agricultural Systems in the Savanna-Forest Ecotone of Venezuelan Amazonian: Evaluation of Soil Quality Indicators; Factors Determining Fish Species Diversity in Amazonian Floodplain Lakes; Morphological Diversity of Neotropical Characiformes; Assessment of Insect Logical Diversity in Various Land Use Systems in the Peruvian Amazon; Ethnobotanical Study of Dye-Yielding Plants used in Communities of Shipibo-Konibo Amerindians around Pucallpa City, Peru; Ecotourism in the Brazilian Amazon Region: Promises and Challenges; Fish Contamination with DDT due to Malaria Control in the Brazilian Amazon; The Dynamic of Land Use in Brazilian Amazon: A Structural VAR with Panel Data Analysis; Isn't there an Alternative to Deforestation in Amazonas?; Index.

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