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Biodiversity and its conservation in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Abstract.The Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil, is famous for its luxurious plant and animal life. We combine a literature review with recent work and show that species diversity is large but that mostExpand
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Seasonal isotopic shifts in fish of the Pantanal wetland, Brazil
Abstract. Seasonal inundations shape the floodplain characteristics of the Pantanal, a large wetland in Central South America. In the first study combining stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysisExpand
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A conceptual model of litter breakdown in low order streams
The detrital-based food web of many streams and rivers plays a fundamental role in the cycling and retention of carbon and nutrients. However, we still need to understand which global mechanismsExpand
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Detritus processing by invertebrate shredders: a neotropical–temperate comparison
Abstract Leaf litter is a major component in the organic matter budgets of streams worldwide. Shredding invertebrates are widely considered to be of central importance for the breakdown ofExpand
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An extension of the floodpulse concept (FPC) for lakes
This paper delivers a conceptual framework for the ecological functioning and biodiversity patterns of lakes that is based on the floodpulse concept (FPC). The specific characteristics of rivers andExpand
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Organic Matter Processing in Tropical Streams
Organic matter derived from many sources provides a basis for stream food webs. In terms of weight, leaves from the surrounding land constitute the largest allochthonous source of energy for streamExpand
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Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures of decomposing tropical macrophytes
The Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil, is a large, seasonal wetland, which exhibits high macrophyte productivity at the beginning of the rainy season, when the floodplain becomes flooded. DuringExpand
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Ecological effects of water-level fluctuations in lakes: an urgent issue
Water-level fluctuations (WLF) affect the ecological processes and patterns of lakes in several ways. Aquatic habitats and feeding or breeding grounds are gained or lost, as light, climate and waveExpand
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Physical pollution: effects of gully erosion on benthic invertebrates in a tropical clear-water stream
1.Many tropical streams are situated in geologically old, weathered landscapes that are prone to erosion. Permanent or seasonally pulsing inputs of eroded material into the streams may haveExpand
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