English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Status of knowledge, ongoing research, and research needs in Amazonian wetlands

Junk, W. J., & Piedade, M. T. F. (2004). Status of knowledge, ongoing research, and research needs in Amazonian wetlands. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 12(6), 597-609.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-DA5F-B Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-DA60-5
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files
hide Files
:
junk2.pdf (Publisher version), 115KB
 
File Permalink:
-
Name:
junk2.pdf
Description:
-
Visibility:
Restricted (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön; )
MIME-Type / Checksum:
application/pdf
Technical Metadata:
Copyright Date:
-
Copyright Info:
-
License:
-

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Junk, W. J.1, Author              
Piedade, M. T. F.1, Author              
Affiliations:
1Working Group Tropical Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society, ou_976549              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: Amazonia; development; history; perspectives; research; wetlands
 Abstract: Exploitation and exploration of the Amazon basin by Europeans started in the 17th century, but only since about 1970 has the Brazilian government given priority to the connection of the Amazon basin to the industrialized southern part of the country. This new policy required scientific research on the natural resources of the area. Wetlands cover about 20% of the Amazon basin. Inland fishery, fertile floodplain soils, and hydroelectric energy offer a large potential for economic development. Research concentrates on major wetlands and water bodies near the large cities. The Amazon River floodplain belongs to the best studied tropical river floodplains in the world. However, studies in other areas suffer from lack of wetland inventory and classification. Accelerated economic development is not adequately accompanied by wetland research. Insufficient knowledge about distribution, size, structure and function of many wetlands leads to increasing degradation and loss of biodiversity, for instance, by the construction of hydroelectric power plants, large scale deforestation for cattle ranching and agro-industrial projects, mining activities, the construction of navigation channels (hidrovias), etc. The low number of scientists working in the area and lack of funding require close cooperation in problem-oriented multidisciplinary projects (scientific clustering) to optimize scientific outcome. Intensive, long-term cooperation and scientific exchange with institutions from southern Brazil and from abroad is recommended to improve the scientific infrastructure in Amazonian institutions, to accelerate the transfer of new scientific methods and technology, and to intensify the training program for local human resources.

Details

show
hide
Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2004-12
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Method: -
 Identifiers: eDoc: 207884
Other: 2344/S 38234
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Wetlands Ecology and Management
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: -
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 12 (6) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 597 - 609 Identifier: ISSN: 0923-4861