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A Classification of Major Naturally-Occurring Amazonian Lowland Wetlands
Our estimates indicate that about 30% of the seven million square kilometers that make up the Amazon basin comply with international criteria for wetland definition. Most countries sharing the AmazonExpand
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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
Introduction Recent decades have seen a major international effort to inventory tree communities in the Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield (Amazonia), but the vast extent and record diversity of theseExpand
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Brazilian wetlands: their definition, delineation, and classification for research, sustainable management, and protection
Although 20% of Brazilian territory is covered by wetlands, wetland inventories are still incomplete. In 1993, Brazil signed the Ramsar Convention but a coherent national policy for the sustainableExpand
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Tree species composition and diversity gradients in white‐water forests across the Amazon Basin
Aim Attention has increasingly been focused on the floristic variation within forests of the Amazon Basin. Variations in species composition and diversity are poorly understood, especially inExpand
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Tree species distribution and community structure of central Amazonian varzea forests by remote-sensing techniques
In central Amazonian white-water floodplains (vairzea), different forest types become established in relation to the flood-level gradient. The forma- tions are characterized by typical patterns ofExpand
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Phytogeography, Species Diversity, Community Structure and Dynamics of Central Amazonian Floodplain Forests
Amazonian floodplain forests are classified into nutrient-rich white-water floodplains (varzea) and nutrient-poor black-water and clear-water floodplains (igapo). Tree species distribution depends onExpand
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Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition
Past human influences on Amazonian forest The marks of prehistoric human societies on tropical forests can still be detected today. Levis et al. performed a basin-wide comparison of plantExpand
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The várzea forests in Amazonia: flooding and the highly dynamic geomorphology interact with natural forest succession
Abstract Although flooding and the highly dynamic geomorphology influence ecophysiology of trees in Amazonian white-water forests (varzea), information about the extent of these environmentalExpand
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Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin
More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmentalExpand
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Steege Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
, (2013); 342 Science et al. Hans ter Steege Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. clicking here. colleagues, clients, or customers by ,Expand
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