The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Dynamics of the Pantanal Wetland in South America

Editors: Bergier, Ivan, Assine, Mario Luis (Eds.)

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This book provides readers with in-depth insights into the changes in the Pantanal wetland from its formation to the actual and likely future states. It reveals that today’s Pantanal is an evolutionary consequence of geological, ecological and, more recently, man-made events taking place at distinct space-time intervals. Topics include geotectonics and sun-earth interactions, which largely dictate the rate of drastic changes that eventually disrupt ecological stability and radically rebuild the regional landscape. Furthermore, the biota-climate system is discussed as a major driver reshaping the ecohydrology functioning of the landscape on an intermediate timescale. Also covered are major changes in the landscape ecohydrology and biodiversity due to recent land-use and climate changes induced by humankind in the Anthropocene. The ability to recognize how those temporal scales impact the Pantanal wetland provides the opportunity for wise management approaches and the sustainable development of the region.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Underneath the Pantanal Wetland: A Deep-Time History of Gondwana Assembly, Climate Change, and the Dawn of Metazoan Life

    Warren, Lucas V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Geology and Geomorphology of the Pantanal Basin

    Assine, Mario L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-50

  • Paleolimnology in the Pantanal: Using Lake Sediments to Track Quaternary Environmental Change in the World’s Largest Tropical Wetland

    McGlue, Michael M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-81

  • Avulsive Rivers in the Hydrology of the Pantanal Wetland

    Assine, Mario Luis (et al.)

    Pages 83-110

  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Vegetation Diversity of the Pantanal Wetland

    Pott, Arnildo (et al.)

    Pages 111-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of the Pantanal Wetland in South America
Editors
  • Ivan Bergier
  • Mario Luis Assine
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18735-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18735-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18734-1
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 243
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