Jaú National Park - Brazil

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Site Name
Jaú National Park
Short name
PARNA Jau
Country
Brazil
Funding Agency
Site Description
Jaú National Park extends over 22.720 km2 and is located 220 km NW the city of Manaus, at approximately -01º54’ and -61º27’. It includes upland forest (terra firme), white-sand forest (campinarana) and black-water inundation forest (igapó). The igapó forest under study is mostly pristine, and subject to annual floods of up to 9 m through the oscillating water-levels of the Jaú and Negro Rivers. The species-rich igapó forest contains several endemic tree species, some of which grow at extremely flooded sites and with individuals that have ages of up to 1,000 years, as measured by dendrochronological analyses. The monitoring of wood growth, mortality, and regeneration in these tree species indicate how tree populations react to intensified flood and drought regimes, how they are predicted to occur under global climate change.
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2020-12-18 10:12:52

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2012
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Geographic
Elevation (average)
60.00msl
Elevation (min)
60.00msl
Elevation (max)
60.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Brazil (LTER_SAM_92)This site is a verified "LTER Brazil" member.
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