Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop grasslands in Brazil

Editors: Fernandes, Geraldo Wilson (Ed.)

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  • This is the sole scientifically based book on the rupestrian grassland ecosystem 
  • With over 150 color photos this book graphically transports you to the most diverse ecosystem of the tropics
  • While the book presents a synthesis of knowledge of more than 120 yrs in the rupestrian grasslands, the impacts of climate and land use change is addressed in the Anthropocene
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29808-5
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About this book

This book is a pioneer attempt to bring forward the first synthesis on the most diverse and threatened mountain top vegetation of South America, the rupestrian grasslands.  It brings to light the state of the art information on this ecosystem geology, soil formation and distribution, environmental filters that lead to biodiversity, species interactions and their fine tuned adaptations to survive the harsh mountain environment.  The human dimensions of the rupestrian grassland are also addressed, including the anthropogenic threats that may irreversibly impact biodiversity and ecosystem services. The book also highlights the ongoing studies on ecological restoration and first attempt to model the impacts of climate change on its speciose biota.

About the authors

Editor of the contributed volume: Prof Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • The Megadiverse Rupestrian Grassland

    Pages 3-14

    Fernandes, G. Wilson

  • The Physical Environment of Rupestrian Grasslands (Campos Rupestres) in Brazil: Geological, Geomorphological and Pedological Characteristics, and Interplays

    Pages 15-53

    Schaefer, Carlos E.G.R. (et al.)

  • Soils Associated with Rupestrian Grasslands

    Pages 55-69

    Schaefer, Carlos E. (et al.)

  • Thermic and Hydric Dynamics of Ironstone (Canga) and Quartzite Rupestrian Grasslands in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero: The Ecological Importance of Water

    Pages 71-85

    Ferrari, Lucas Teixeira (et al.)

  • Water Resources in the Rupestrian Grasslands of the Espinhaço Mountains

    Pages 87-102

    Callisto, Marcos (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29808-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29807-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80658-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop grasslands in Brazil
Editors
  • Geraldo Wilson Fernandes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29808-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29808-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29807-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80658-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 567
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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