Dynamics of the Pantanal Wetland in South America

  • Ivan Bergier
  • Mario Luis Assine

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lucas V. Warren, Fernanda Quaglio, Marcello G. Simões, Bernardo T. Freitas, Mario L. Assine, Claudio Riccomini
    Pages 1-21
  3. Mario L. Assine, Eder R. Merino, Fabiano N. Pupim, Lucas V. Warren, Renato L. Guerreiro, Michael M. McGlue
    Pages 23-50
  4. Michael M. McGlue, Aguinaldo Silva, Mario L. Assine, José C. Stevaux, Fabiano do Nascimento Pupim
    Pages 51-81
  5. Mario Luis Assine, Hudson Azevedo Macedo, José Cândido Stevaux, Ivan Bergier, Carlos Roberto Padovani, Aguinaldo Silva
    Pages 83-110
  6. Arnildo Pott, João Santos Vila da Silva
    Pages 111-131
  7. Ivan Bergier, Alex Krusche, Frédéric Guérin
    Pages 145-161
  8. Ivan Bergier, Ana P. S. Silva, Hernandes Monteiro, Frédéric Guérin, Hudson A. Macedo, Aguinaldo Silva et al.
    Pages 163-178
  9. Eliana Freire Gaspar de Carvalho Dores
    Pages 179-190
  10. Luz Selene Buller, Gustavo Bayma-Silva, Marilia Ribeiro Zanetti, Enrique Ortega, Anibal de Moraes, Thiago Goulart et al.
    Pages 191-208
  11. Guilherme H. Cavazzana, Giancarlo Lastoria, Kennedy F. Roche, Taís G. T. Catalani, Antonio C. Paranhos-Filho
    Pages 209-226
  12. Jose A. Marengo, Gilvan S. Oliveira, Lincoln M. Alves
    Pages 227-238
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


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.


Alkaline lakes dynamics Aquatic pollution Carbon dioxide emissions Climate change Environmental vulnerability Estradas Parque Pantanal Gondwana Assembly Land-use changes Methane emissions Nhecolândia Paleolimnology Pantanal basin Paraguay river floodplain Taquari river basin

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Bergier
    • 1
  • Mario Luis Assine
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratório de Conversão de BiomassaEmpresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa)CorumbáBrazil
  2. 2.IGCE - Departamento de Geologia AplicadaUNESP- Universidade Estadual PaulistaRio ClaroBrazil

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