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Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments

  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda
  • Ricardo Erthal Santelli
  • Egbert K. Duursma
  • Jorge João Abrão

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. R. E. Santelli, R. J. Cassella, M. A. Z. Arruda, J. A. Nóbrega
    Pages 37-68
  3. M. B. Fernandes, L. S. R. Brickus, J. C. Moreira, J. N. Cardoso, F. L. Neves
    Pages 81-92
  4. R. M. Latini, A. B. Bellido Jr., O. Dias Jr., L. F. B. Bellido
    Pages 93-99
  5. J.-C. J. Bonzongo, A. K. Donkor, V. K. Nartey, L. D. Lacerda
    Pages 135-156
  6. G. Sarazin, J.-M. Delattre, E. Rios, B. Villacreces
    Pages 157-167
  7. P. F. Moreira-Turcq, P. Seyler, J. L. Guyot, H. Etcheber
    Pages 189-204
  8. B. Knoppers, E. C. Machado, N. Brandini, W. F. Landim de Souza
    Pages 253-275

About this book


Three symposia on environmental geochemistry in tropical countries, held in Niter6i, Brazil (1993), in Cartagena, Colombia (1996) and in Nova Friburgo, Brazil (1999), made it very clear that tropical geochemistry is of world standard and fast increasing in multi disciplinarily and impact on important geochemical paradigms. It has additionally strong links with the economy of tropical countries, such as mining and industrialisa­ tion and is in full development for treating environmental problems caused by human activities of urban or industrial origin. We must compliment Prof. Jorge Abriio and his colleagues in Brazil and Dr. Gloria Prieto and her colleagues in Colombia for these ini­ tiatives. The participation of respectively 180 and 150 scientists, coming from 15 different countries for the first and second symposia, has shown that a large interest exists for tropical environmental geochemistry. It also demonstrates the necessity to understand tropical environmental problems. The organisation of a large international symposium is not possible without the assistance of state and federal authorities, for which those of Brazil and Colombia have to be complimented. The 3rd Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical Countries was the last of the series and was attended by 22 countries and 170 participants and treated a number of related environmental and economic problems.


Environmental Geochemistry Lacustrine Organic Matter Metal Contaminants Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction Regional Climate Changes Sediment geochemistry lacustrine

Editors and affiliations

  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ricardo Erthal Santelli
    • 2
  • Egbert K. Duursma
    • 3
  • Jorge João Abrão
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências do MarUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de GeoquímicaUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  3. 3.Rés. Les MargaritesLa TurbieFrance

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