This book provides comparative data on fish ecology and small-scale fisheries between Tapajos (clear water) and Negro (black water) rivers, in the Brazilian Amazon. These rivers are less studied than white water rivers and few books on Amazon fishes have addressed more than one river basin. These data can serve as a baseline to check future changes or impacts in these rivers, which can be affected by development projects, such as highways, deforestation, mining and dams. Besides information on fish biology, Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon also discusses fish uses, fisheries and its importance for riverine people, comparing these data for each fish species between sites located inside and outside conservation units. The book is an outcome of the research project 'Linking sustainability of small-scale fisheries, fishers' knowledge, conservation and co-management of biodiversity in large rivers of the Brazilian Amazon', which was coordinated by the editor of this volume and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS).
2. Studied regions and methodology
3. Small-scale fisheries, livelihoods and food security of riverine people
4. Conservation and environmental impacts in clear and black water rivers of the Brazilian Amazon
5. Fish ecology and evolution in black and clear water rivers of the Brazilian Amazon
6. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers I: Orders Myliobatiformes, Osteoglossiformes and Clupeiformes
7. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers II: Order Characiformes, Families Characidae and Curimatidae
8. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers III: Order Characiformes, Families Anostomidae and Hemiodontidae
9. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers IV: Order Characiformes, Families Serrasalmiadae and others
10. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers V: Orders Siluriformes and Gymnotiformes
11. Atlas of fish of Tapajos and Negro Rivers VI:Order Perciformes
Renato Silvano is an associate professor at the Department of Ecology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He also participates in the non-governmental organization Fisheries and Food (FIFO) since 2005. He got his Doctor degree in Ecology in 2001 at the University of Campinas (Brazil) and concluded a post-doc at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2008. He does research on applied ecology, fisheries management and ecology, fish ecology, human ecology and ethnobiology. He has lead 4 projects about fish and fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and two books about Amazonian fish (in Portuguese). He has reviewed more than 100 manuscripts for scientific journals. He was awarded the honorable mention: ‘Distinguished leadership and contributions’ from the Society for Human Ecology, in 2007.