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The Amazon Várzea : the decade past and the decade ahead

Author: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
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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 varzea. It also looks forward, assessing the trends that will determine the fate of environments and people of the varzea over the next ten years and providing crucial information that is needed to formulate strategies for confronting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amazon várzea.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011
(OCoLC)663950282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
ISBN: 9789400701465 9400701462
OCLC Number: 700199215
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 362 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Human society in the várzea : a history of change and adaptation to contextual uncertainties / Richard Chase Smith --
Life is hard, life is beautiful : some perspectives on health and aging in Amazonian rural populations / Hilton P. Silva --
The floodplain of the lower Amazon as a historical place / Mark Harris --
Socioeconomic dynamics, public policies, and migration in the várzea of the upper Solimões / Edna Alencar --
Proposals, experiences, and advances in the legalization of land tenure in the várzea / José Heder Benatti --
Cities along the floodplain of the Brazilian Amazon : characteristics and trends / Sandra M. Costa and Eduardo S. Brondízio --
Amazon fisheries / Fabio de Castro --
Impacts of the comanagement of subsistence and commercial fishing on Amazon fisheries / Oriana Almeida [and others] --
Integrating comanagement and land tenure policies for the sustainable management of the lower Amazon floodplain / David G. McGrath [and others] --
Management of wildlife in the floodplain : a critical look at threats, bottlenecks, and the future in Amazonia / Ronis Da Silveira --
Comanagement of the application of fisheries resources in the Amazon : present status and challenges for management and conservation / Mauro Luis Ruffino --
Management and conservation of terrestrial resources / Nigel Smith --
River and human legacies in Amazonian floodplain postagricultural forests / Javier A. Arce-Nazario --
Várzea forests : multifunctionality as a resource for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity / Miguel A. Pinedo-Vasquez and Robin R. Sears --
Forest resources, family networks and the municipal disconnect : examining recurrent underdevelopment in the Amazon estuary / Eduardo S. Brondízio --
Strategies for social and environmental conservation in conservation units / Philip M. Fearnside --
Protected areas of sustainable use, involvement of social actors, and biodiversity conservation in the várzea : the case of the Mamirauá Reserve --
sharing conservation benefits in central Amazonia, Brazil / Helder L. Queiroz --
Participatory conservation and local knowledge in the Amazon várzea : the Pirarucu management scheme in Mamirauá / Leandro Castello, João Paulo Viana, and Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez --
The political economy of resentment : a result of public policies that become government policies? / Ronaldo Lobão --
Comments on socioenvironmental conservation strategies in protected areas of the Amazon várzea / Cristina Adams --
A tribute to José Márcio Ayres / Ana Rita Pereira Alves --
The contribution of Márcio Ayres to a transdisciplinary approach to conservation / Deborah Lima --
Márcio Ayres : new approaches to the conservation and management of protected areas in Amazônia / John G. Robinson and Helder L. Queiroz --
The river-refuge hypothesis and other contributions of Márcio Ayres to conservation science / Miguel A. Pinedo-Vasquez and Liliana M. Dávalos --
ProVárzea's impact on regional development / Mauro Luis Ruffino [and others] --
Guidelines for public policies and investment in science and technology in the várzea / Maria Clara Silva-Forsberg --
The várzea : old challenges and new demands for integrated research in the coming decade / Eduardo S. Brondízio [and others].
Responsibility: editors, Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez [and others].

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