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By Ivan Bergier, Mario Luis Assine

This ebook offers readers with in-depth insights into the adjustments within the Pantanal wetland from its formation to the particular and certain destiny states. It unearths that today’s Pantanal is an evolutionary final result of geological, ecological and, extra lately, man-made occasions happening at unique space-time durations. issues contain geotectonics and sun-earth interactions, which mostly dictate the speed of drastic alterations that at last disrupt ecological balance and noticeably rebuild the nearby panorama. moreover, the biota-climate procedure is mentioned as a big motive force reshaping the ecohydrology functioning of the panorama on an intermediate timescale. additionally coated are significant alterations within the panorama ecohydrology and biodiversity because of contemporary land-use and weather adjustments precipitated via humankind within the Anthropocene. the power to acknowledge how these temporal scales impression the Pantanal wetland offers the chance for clever administration methods and the sustainable improvement of the region.

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2 From the Gondwana Assemblage to the Cenozoic Pantanal Sedimentary Basin . . . . . 3 The Basin Infill and the Modern Depositional Tract Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Late Quaternary Landscape Variability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Nhecol^andia Landscape Enigma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Faults Constraining Sedimentation and Frequently Flood Areas .

2 From the Gondwana Assemblage to the Cenozoic Pantanal Sedimentary Basin . . . . . 3 The Basin Infill and the Modern Depositional Tract Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Late Quaternary Landscape Variability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Nhecol^andia Landscape Enigma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Faults Constraining Sedimentation and Frequently Flood Areas .

N. V. Warren Universidade Estadual Paulista – Unesp, Instituto de Geocieˆncias e Cieˆncias Exatas – IGCE, Campus de Rio Claro. L. M. McGlue Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA I. L. L. Assine et al. Relict morphologic features like paleochannels have been preserved on the surfaces of abandoned lobes on several large fluvial megafans. After a period dominated by arid conditions in the Late Pleistocene, the Pantanal area experienced an episode of humidification and increasing fluvial discharge in the Early Holocene.

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