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Igapó (Black-water flooded forests) of the Amazon Basin

Editors: Myster, Randall W. (Ed.)

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  • Offers the first volume exclusively on the igapó forests in the Amazon
  • Enriches understanding of the interactions between all aspects of its unique ecosystem
  • Includes suggestions for further research and future action by the leading igapó experts from around the world
  • Covers the structure, function and dynamics of igapó forests in the Amazon basin
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About this book

Igapó forests are a common part of the Amazon whose ecosystems are critical to our shared human future. The introduction addresses the structure, function and dynamics of igapó forests in the Amazon basin, focusing on their uniqueness due to their high level of complexity defined as the many ways that different components of igapó forests in the Amazon basin ecosystem interact and also on how those interactions are on a higher-order compared to other tropical forests. The text then breaks down the igapó ecosystem using these sections: (1) Igapó forests over space and time, (2) Water, light and soils, (3) The carbon cycle, (4) Litter, fungi and invertebrates, (5) Vertebrates, (6) Plant population studies, (7) Plant community studies, and (8) Human impacts and management. Experts from around the world serve as chapter authors that review what is known about their specific part of the igapó ecosystem, what research they have done, and also what needs to be done in the future. 

About the authors

Dr. Randall W. Myster teaches in the Biology Department at Oklahoma State University.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Myster, Randall W.

  • Diversity of Dispersal Systems in Igapó Forests: An Analysis of Local Tree Diversity, Species Turnover, and Dispersal Systems

    Pages 23-35

    Umaña, María Natalia (et al.)

  • Mercury in Black-Waters of the Amazon

    Pages 39-56

    Kasper, Daniele (et al.)

  • Soil Carbon and the Carbon Cycle in the Central Amazon Forest

    Pages 59-66

    Zanchi, Fabrício Berton, PhD.

  • Igapó Ecosystem Soils: Features and Environmental Importance

    Pages 67-78

    Lourdes Pinheiro Ruivo, Maria (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90122-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90121-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07937-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Igapó (Black-water flooded forests) of the Amazon Basin
Editors
  • Randall W. Myster
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90122-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90122-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90121-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07937-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 311
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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