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Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon

People, Ecology and Conservation in Black and Clear Water Rivers

Editors: Silvano, Renato (Ed.)

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  • An atlas of fishes from clear and black rivers of the Brazilian Amazon
  • Discusses fish ecology, small-scale fisheries and its importance for riverine population
  • Presents data that can serve as a baseline for future projects on impacts caused by dams, mining, highways, etc.
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This book provides comparative data on fish ecology and small-scale fisheries between Tapajos (clear water) and Negro (black water) rivers, in the Brazilian Amazon. These rivers are less studied than white water rivers and few books on Amazon fishes have addressed more than one river basin. These data can serve as a baseline to check future changes or impacts in these rivers, which can be affected by development projects, such as highways, deforestation, mining and dams. Besides information on fish biology, the book also discusses fish uses, fisheries and its importance for riverine people, comparing these data for each fish species between sites located inside and outside conservation units. The book is an outcome of the research project ‘Linking sustainability of small-scale fisheries, fishers’ knowledge, conservation and co-management of biodiversity in large rivers of the Brazilian Amazon’, which was coordinated by the editor of this volume and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS).

About the authors

Renato Silvano is associate professor at the Department of Ecology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He also participates in the non-governmental organization Fisheries and Food (FIFO)since 2005. He got his Doctor degree in Ecology in 2001 at the University of Campinas (Brazil) and concluded a post-doc at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2008. He does research on Applied Ecology, Fisheries management and ecology, Fish ecology, Human Ecology and Ethnobiology. He has lead 4 projects about fish and fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon. He has published more than 50 articles in peer review scientific journals and two books about Amazonian fish (in Portuguese). He has reviewed more than 100 manuscripts for scientific journals. He was awarded the honor mention: ‘Distinguished leadership and contributions’ from the Society for Human Ecology, in 2007.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Fishes of the Brazilian Amazon

    Pages 1-11

    Keppeler, Friedrich W. (et al.)

  • Studied Regions and Methodology

    Pages 13-22

    Hallwass, Gustavo (et al.)

  • Small-scale Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Food Security of Riverine People

    Pages 23-39

    Hallwass, Gustavo (et al.)

  • Atlas of Fish of Tapajós and Negro Rivers I: Characiformes

    Pages 41-196

    Silvano, Renato A. M. (et al.)

  • Atlas of Fish of Tapajós and Negro Rivers II: Gymnotiformes and Siluriformes

    Pages 197-320

    Silvano, Renato A. M. (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-49146-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon
Book Subtitle
People, Ecology and Conservation in Black and Clear Water Rivers
Editors
  • Renato Silvano
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49146-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49146-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49145-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 420
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