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Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia

Edited by Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland

The Amazonia is the largest continuous river basin and rainforest ecosystem in the world. In all aspects it is a natural wonder, and the rainforest with its billions of trees is a vital carbon store that slows down the advance of global warming. It is home to one million indigenous people and some three million species of plants and animals. There have been many climate fluctuations during the last 55 million years of its existence, but never before have “the lungs of the world” been at greater risk than they are today due to uncontrolled fires, expanding agriculture and heavy industrial development in the forms of oil drilling, mining and large hydroelectric dams. Over twelve chapters, this book describes the anthropological, biological and industrial problems facing the Amazonia, and seeks to find new solutions.

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Ecosystem and Biodiversity of AmazoniaEdited by Heimo Mikkola

Published: March 10th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91089

ISBN: 978-1-83962-813-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-812-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-814-6

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

4098 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Diversity of the Owl Species in the Amazon Region

By Heimo Juhani Mikkola


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2. Microbiota of Wild Fruits from the Amazon Region of Ecuador: Linking Diversity and Functional Potential of Lactic Acid Bacteria with Their Origin

By Gabriela N. Tenea, Pablo Jarrin-V and Lucia Yepez


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3. Ticks from the Brazilian Amazon: Species, Distribution and Host-Relations

By Hermes R. Luz, Thiago F. Martins, Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, Francisco B. Costa, Sérgio L. Gianizella, João Luiz H. Faccini and Marcelo B. Labruna


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4. Ecology of the Seed Bank in the Amazon Rainforest

By Natali Gomes Bordon, Niwton Leal Filho and Tony Vizcarra Bentos


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5. The Nymph Architect of the Cicada Guyalna chlorogena: Behaviours and Ecosystem

By Claude François Béguin


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6. Shipibo Conibo and Chilean Diaguita Visual Art: Cognitive Technologies, Shamanism and Long-Distance Cultural Linkages

By Paola González Carvajal


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7. From the “Terra Preta de Indio” to the “Terra Preta do Gringo”: A History of Knowledge of the Amazonian Dark Earths

By Klaus Hilbert and Jens Soentgen


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8. Ecology as Cosmology: Animal Myths of Amazonia

By Alexandre Guida Navarro


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9. Bioeconomic Potential of Sustainability Indicators in a Ceramic Production Center in the Western Amazon

By Gelson Dias Florentino, Lucieta Guerreiro Martorano, Sandro Augusto Lima dos Santos, José Reinaldo da Silva Cabral de Moraes, Ires Paula de Andrade Miranda and Maria de Lourdes Pinheiro Ruivo


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10. Neo-Developmentalism and Regional Integration: IIRSA Impact in the Environmental Agenda in the Amazon

By Pedro Pablo Cardoso Castro and Nirvia Ravena


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11. Social Changes in the Peruvian Amazon Due to Foreign Influence

By Zoran Stiperski and Tomica Hruška


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12. Quilombo Communities and Opportunities for Market-Driven Mechanisms for the Protection of the Amazon Forest

By Anna Kanele and Pedro Pablo Cardoso Castro


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