This book presents information on Pantanal vegetation including an updated checklist of flora, useful plants, ecological aspects and some topics never published for this region, such as lichens. It aims to be a reference for researchers, graduate and undergraduate students as well as stakeholders and decision-makers interested in the flora and vegetation of one of the world's largest tropical wetlands.
Chapter 1 - General features of the Pantanal wetland
Chapter 2 - Classification and mapping of the vegetation of the Brazilian Pantanal
Chapter 3 - Flora of the Pantanal
Chapter 4 - Aquatic plants
Chapter 5 - Leguminosae in the Pantanal
Chapter 6 - Lichenized Ascomycota from the Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil
Chapter 7 - Hydrology and vegetation base for classification of macrohabitats of the Brazilian Pantanal for policy-making and management
Chapter 8 - Monodominant stands in the Pantanal
Chapter 9 - Composition and distribution of woody and palm vegetation in the Pantanal wetland
Chapter 10 - Natural pastures of the Pantanal: diversity, productive potential and dynamics
Chapter 11 - Woody encroachment and its control in periodically flooded grasslands of the Pantanal, a large Brazilian wetland
Chapter 12 - Paleovegetation inferences and landscape evolution in the Pantanal Basin
Chapter 13 - Synthesis of the present knowledge on plant phenology of the Pantanal
Chapter 14 - Temporal patterns of pollination and seed dispersal in capoes of the southern Pantanal
Chapter 15 - Soil seed banks in the Pantanal wetland
Chapter 16 - Plant morphoanatomical adaptations to environmental conditions of the Pantanal wetland
Chapter 17 - Metabolomics applied to understand and determine ecological and evolutionary relationships, and medicinal potential of plants from Pantanal
Chapter 18 - Fire, flood and Pantanal vegetation
Chapter 19 - Wild food plants of the Pantanal: past, present and future
Chapter 20 - Ecological restoration of Pantanal wetlands
Chapter 21 - Monetary value of the ecosystem services of the Pantanal and its surroundings: first approximations and perspectives
Geraldo Alves Damasceno-Junior is a biologist, has a PhD from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and did his postdoc at the University of Hamburg (Germany). He is a Professor of Botany, Phytosociology and Biogeography at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul since 1990. His research is focused on the relationship between vegetation and soil, inundation and fire.
Arnildo Pott is an agronomist, has a PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia) and did his postdoc at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (UK). He is a Senior Visiting Professor of Botany at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul since 2008. His research is focused on vegetation dynamics of Pantanal wetland, savanna, natural grasslands, and soil seed back and his publication record can be seen here. Dr. Pott is the author of a pioneering, successful book on the plants of Pantanal Wetland, published in Portuguese in 1994 (Plantas do Pantanal) and contributed a chapter to the book Dynamics of the Pantanal Wetland in South America (Springer, 2015).