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The Atlantic Forest

History, Biodiversity, Threats and Opportunities of the Mega-diverse Forest

Editors: C M Marques, Marcia, Grelle, Carlos Eduardo (Eds.)

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  • Provides in-depth information on one of the world's largest biodiversity hotspots
  • Describes the historical context of studies and degradation in this biome, as well as the diversity distribution of relevant taxa
  • Discusses the main threats to its biodiversity and opportunities of ensure conservation, and socio-economic sustainability
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About this book

The Atlantic Forest is one of the 36 hotspots for biodiversity conservation worldwide. It is a unique, large biome (more than 3000 km in latitude; 2500 in longitude), marked by high biodiversity, high degree of endemic species and, at the same time, extremely threatened. Approximately 70% of the Brazilian population lives in the area of this biome, which makes the conflict between biodiversity conservation and the sustainability of the human population a relevant issue. This book aims to cover: 1) the historical characterization and geographic variation of the biome; 2) the distribution of the diversity of some relevant taxa; 3) the main threats to biodiversity, and 4) possible opportunities to ensure the biodiversity conservation, and the economic and social sustainability. Also, it is hoped that this book can be useful for those involved in the development of public policies aimed at the conservation of this important global biome.

About the authors

Marcia C M Marques is Full Professor of Ecology at Federal University of Parana and formerly vice president of the Brazilian Association on Ecology and Conservation (ABECO). 

Carlos E V Grelle is Associate professor of Ecology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and president of the Brazilian Association on Ecology and Conservation (ABECO)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • The Atlantic Forest: An Introduction to the Megadiverse Forest of South America

    Pages 3-23

    Marques, Marcia C. M. (et al.)

  • The Atlantic Forest Ecological History: From Pre-colonial Times to the Anthropocene

    Pages 25-44

    Solórzano, Alexandro (et al.)

  • The North-Eastern Atlantic Forest: Biogeographical, Historical, and Current Aspects in the Sugarcane Zone

    Pages 45-61

    Lins-e-Silva, Ana Carolina B. (et al.)

  • The Hileia Baiana: An Assessment of Natural and Historical Aspects of the Land Use and Degradation of the Central Corridor of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

    Pages 63-90

    Faria, Deborah (et al.)

  • The Southern Atlantic Forest: Use, Degradation, and Perspectives for Conservation

    Pages 91-111

    Carlucci, Marcos Bergmann (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-55322-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Atlantic Forest
Book Subtitle
History, Biodiversity, Threats and Opportunities of the Mega-diverse Forest
Editors
  • Marcia C M Marques
  • Carlos Eduardo Grelle
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55322-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55322-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55321-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 517
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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