The Amazon Várzea

The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead

  • Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
  • Mauro L. Ruffino
  • Christine Padoch
  • Eduardo S. Brondízio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231

About this book


This book takes a multi-disciplinary and critical look at what has changed over the last ten years in one of the world's most important and dynamic ecosystems, the Amazon floodplain or várzea. It also looks forward, assessing the trends that will determine the fate of environments and people of the várzea over the next ten years and providing crucial information that is needed to formulate strategies for confronting these looming realities.    The volume includes the latest research and analysis from a broad range of scientists who know the várzea best. It is dedicated to the memory of José Márcio Ayres, one of Brazil's greatest natural scientists and a pioneer in várzea research and conservation.


Amazon Amazon fisheries Amazon floodplain caboclo varzea

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
    • 1
  • Mauro L. Ruffino
    • 2
  • Christine Padoch
    • 3
  • Eduardo S. Brondízio
    • 4
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityCenter for Environmental Research and CoNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Ministério da Pesca e Aquicultura - MPABrasília, DFBrazil
  3. 3.The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA
  4. 4., Department of AnthropologyIndiana UniversityBloomington, INUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0145-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0146-5
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