Anthropic impacts on the tropical forest of central Amazon - Brazil

Basic Information
Site Name
Anthropic impacts on the tropical forest of central Amazon
Short name
IAFA
Country
Brazil
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Site Description
The LTER IAFA site has been running since 1999 and was the first long-term ecological research site in the Amazon. It is situated north of Manaus, central Amazon and includes three sub-sites, with undisturbed terra-firme forest (Reserva Ducke), selective logging (ZF-2 Forest Management Station), and forest fragmentation (Biological Dynamics of forest fragments – BDFFP sites) spread over around 30 x 30 km landscape. Both logging and fragmentation were carried out as controlled experiments to test their effects on biodiversity and ecosystem processes, and thus to outline recommendations for management. The 3 research areas together have 156 permanent monitoring plots, both terrestrial and aquatic, as well as grids of trails for large-scale process monitoring. The information produced has been stored on a public website (https://ppbio.inpa.gov.br/repositorio/dados) where anyone can search data and metadata about the research, as well as the list of publications and all the educational material ( books, identification guides, training course materials) for download.
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2020-06-29 10:06:55

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Distribution of sub-sites of the IAFA LTER site

Distribution of sub-sites of the IAFA LTER site

Geographic
Size
90000.00ha
Elevation (average)
80.00msl
Elevation (min)
35.00msl
Elevation (max)
140.00msl
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