11. Long-Term Landscape Development Processes in Amazonia

  1. C. Hoorn3 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh4
  1. Georg Irion1 and
  2. Risto Kalliola2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch11

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Irion, G. and Kalliola, R. (2009) Long-Term Landscape Development Processes in Amazonia, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research Institute Senckenberg, Marine Science, Department, 26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • long-term landscape development process in Amazonia and role of tectonics;
  • Amazon drainage basin, world's largest fluvial region - 5.5 million square kilometres;
  • Andean tectonics and Amazon River system development;
  • Amazon River system - Late Miocene, extreme uplift in Eastern Cordillera of the Andes;
  • fluvial landscapes in Andean foreland basin;
  • junction of Ucayali and Marañón Rivers - and rise of Amazonas River;
  • Last Glacial Maximum (LGM);
  • Solimões-Amazon River (várzea) - floodplain in lower reaches;
  • landscape evolution in terra firme;
  • soil alteration - interpreting past environmental changes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Andean tectonics and the development of the Amazon River system

  • Fluvial landscapes in the Andean foreland basin

  • Várzeas in the lower reach of the Amazon River

  • Fluvial landscapes in other parts of the Amazon Basin

  • Landscape evolution in terra firme

  • Biotic patterns and environmental processes

  • Summary and conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References