The Middle Paraná River

Limnology of a Subtropical Wetland

  • Martín H. Iriondo
  • Juan César Paggi
  • María Julieta Parma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Physical and Chemical Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 6-6
    2. Martina H. Iriondo, Aldo R. Paira
      Pages 7-31
    3. Martina H. Iriondo
      Pages 33-52
    4. Aldo R. Paira, Edmundo C. Drago
      Pages 53-81
    5. Mario L. Amsler, Edmundo C. Drago, Aldo R. Paira
      Pages 123-142
    6. Pedro J. Depetris, Andrea I. Pasquini
      Pages 143-174
  3. Plant Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Yolanda Zalocar de Domitrovic, M. Devercelli, M. O. Gracia de Emiliani
      Pages 177-203
    3. Rafael A. Sabattini, Victor H. Lallana
      Pages 205-226
  4. Invertebrate Animal Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Susana José de Paggi, Juan César Paggi
      Pages 229-249
    3. Ines Ezcurra de Drago, Mercedes Marchese, Luciana Montalto
      Pages 251-275
    4. Pablo Collins, Veronica Williner, Federico Giri
      Pages 277-301
  5. Vertebrate Animal Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Liliana Rossi, Elly Cordiviola, Maria Julieta Parma
      Pages 305-325
    3. Paola M. Peltzer, Rafael C. Lajmanovich
      Pages 327-340
    4. Alejandro R. Giraudo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Soledad M. López
      Pages 341-362
    5. Adolfo H. Beltzer, Martin A. Quiroga
      Pages 363-377
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-382

About this book


1 2 2,3 MARTÍN H. IRIONDO , JUAN CÉSAR PAGGI , AND MARÍA JULIETA PARMA 2 The great Paraná basin (2,600,000 km) covers a large portion of the Neotropical Realm, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic coast and c- necting the central regions of South America along 2,200 km in a north–south direction. Most of the basin is under subtropical climates, which range from desertic in the west to humid in the east. The Middle Paraná is a broad, complex floodplain extending 600 km in the heart of the interior lowlands of the continent. This system of river channels, shallow lakes, islands, and wetlands remains unoccupied by man and basically unaltered. From a systemic point of view, this area can be considered to be the most important link and collector of the fluvial chain that conveys huge volumes of nutrients, sediments, and salts from the continent to the South Atlantic Ocean. The influence of the Paraná upon the Atlantic is very important. It has been 2 calculated that a sediment deposit 400 m thick and 1 million km in area ac- mulated in the platform and nearby oceanic bottom over the last 2 million years, with a similar amount of dissolved salts contributed by the river to the ocean. This book details the recent advances in the knowledge of the most important segment of the Parana River, organized according to the scientific structure of the National Institute of Limnology of Argentina (INALI-CONICET-UNL).


Aue Fauna Flora Limnologie Paraná (Fluss) Paraná River ecology ecosystem environment floodplain limnology phytoplankton plankton wetland Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Martín H. Iriondo
    • 1
  • Juan César Paggi
    • 2
  • María Julieta Parma
    • 3
  1. 1.CONICET-UNLParaná, EntreRíosArgentina
  2. 2.CONICET-UNLSanto Tomé, Santa FeArgentina
  3. 3.CONICET-UNLSanto Tomé, Santa FeArgentina

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