publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Legacies of Amazonian dark earths on forest composition, structure and dynamics

Quintero Vallejo, E.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Wageningen University
Abstract
<strong>Summary</strong> <p>Amazonian forest is seen as the archetype of pristine forests, untouched by humans, but this romantic view is far from reality. In recent years, there is increasing evidence of long and extensive landscape modification by humans. Processes of permanent inhabitation, expansion and retreat of human populations have not always been obvious in those ecosystems, leaving sometimes weak and overlooked imprints in the landscape. An example of one of these inconspicuous alterations are the modifications in the soil known as Amazonian Dark Earths (ADE) or ‘<em>terra preta</em>’ (black earth in Portuguese), which are the product of the accumulat...
Subjects
free text keywords: bossen, bosgronden, bosdynamiek, bodemvruchtbaarheid, botanische samenstelling, soortensamenstelling, plantengemeenschappen, amazonia, bolivia, Bosecologie, Bodemkunde (algemeen), forests, forest soils, forest dynamics, soil fertility, botanical composition, species composition, plant communities, amazonia, bolivia, Forest Ecology, Soil Science (General)
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