Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Diversity and sustainable management of Amazonian floodplain forests

Schöngart, Jochen; Wittmann, Florian; Junk, Wolfgang J.

Tropenökologie (W. Junk) (Dr. Wolfgang Junk)
MPI für Evolutionsbiologie, Plön

Amazonian floodplain forests are endangered due to their easy accessibility, nutrient-rich soils and richness in natural resources. Information on diversity, dynamics and tree growth in relation to environmental factors is the basis for the development of sustainable management concepts to guarantee their multiple ecological functions and at the same time the supply of natural resources for the local populations.

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