Volume 210 2011

Amazonian Floodplain Forests

Ecophysiology, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management

ISBN: 978-90-481-8724-9 (Print) 978-90-481-8725-6 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Amazonian Floodplain Forests and the Environment

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      Pages 3-25

      An Introduction to South American Wetland Forests: Distribution, Definitions and General Characterization

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      Pages 27-42

      Development of the Amazon Valley During the Middle to Late Quaternary: Sedimentological and Climatological Observations

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      Pages 43-59

      Remote Sensing of the Distribution and Extent of Wetlands in the Amazon Basin

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      Pages 61-102

      Phytogeography, Species Diversity, Community Structure and Dynamics of Central Amazonian Floodplain Forests

  3. Ecological and Ecophysiological Aspects of Amazonian Floodplain Forests

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      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-126

      Tree Phenology in Amazonian Floodplain Forests

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      Pages 127-139

      Biochemistry of Amazonian Floodplain Trees

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      Pages 141-161

      The Morphology and Anatomy of Tree Roots and Their Aeration Strategies

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      Pages 163-178

      Fine Root Systems and Mycorrhizal Associations in Two Central Amazonian Inundation Forests: Igapó and Várzea

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      Pages 179-202

      Morphology and Anatomy of Leaves

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      Pages 203-222

      Gas Exchange and Photosynthesis

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      Pages 223-241

      Sap Flow and Stem Respiration

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      Pages 243-258

      Fruit and Seed Chemistry, Biomass and Dispersal

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      Pages 259-280

      Seed Germination and Seedling Establishment of Amazonian Floodplain Trees

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      Pages 281-299

      Nitrogen Balance of a Floodplain Forest of the Amazon River: The Role of Nitrogen Fixation

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      Pages 301-312

      Genetic Variability, Divergence and Speciation in Trees of Periodically Flooded Forests of the Amazon: A Case Study of Himatanthus sucuuba (Spruce) Woodson

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      Pages 313-325

      The Importance of Amazonian Floodplain Forests for Animal Biodiversity: Beetles in Canopies of Floodplain and Upland Forests

  4. Sustainable Management of Amazonian Floodplain Forests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

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      Pages 329-346

      Wood Anatomy and Tree-Ring Structure and Their Importance for Tropical Dendrochronology

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      Pages 347-388

      Biomass and Net Primary Production of Central Amazonian Floodplain Forests

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      Pages 389-418

      Use of Amazonian Floodplain Trees

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      Pages 419-436

      Traditional Timber Harvesting in the Central Amazonian Floodplains

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