Atlantic Forest and Lacustrine System of the middle Rio Doce - Brazil

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Site Name
Atlantic Forest and Lacustrine System of the middle Rio Doce
Short name
PERD site 4
Country
Brazil
Site Manager
Keywords
Conservation Unit
ecotoxicology
Environmental Education
long term monitoring
plankton
Tropical lakes
Wild Life
Site Description
The LTER project in the middle Rio Doce watershed, Southeast Brazil, calls attention to the importance of the system (> 150 lakes) and mantaining a considerable part of the original Atlantic Forest, one of the world’s most diverse and threatened ecosystem: 260 mammals species of which 30% are protected within the Rio Doce State Park together with 325 bird species and nothing less than 7 Primates!, 20,000 plant species of which 1,129 within the Rio Doce Park. The site is located within the "Steel Valley" and surrounded by 19 municipalities which represent a considerable source of pressures together with extense Eucalyptus spp plantations, mining, exotic species and abandoned pastureland.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:58
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
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Geographic
Size
35970.00ha
Elevation (average)
250.00msl
Elevation (min)
200.00msl
Elevation (max)
300.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Brazil (04)This site is a verified "LTER Brazil" member.
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