20. Biotic Development of Quaternary Amazonia: A Palynological Perspective

  1. C. Hoorn3 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh4
  1. Hermann Behling1,
  2. Mark Bush2 and
  3. Henry Hooghiemstra3

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch20

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

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

How to Cite

Behling, H., Bush, M. and Hooghiemstra, H. (2009) Biotic Development of Quaternary Amazonia: A Palynological Perspective, 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.ch20

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

    Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics, Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA

  3. 3

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

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:

  • biotic development of Quaternary Amazonia - palynological perspective;
  • Amazon rainforest, largest rainforest ecosystem on Earth;
  • Amazonian vegetation - regional and global hydrological budgets and climate;
  • South American Summer Monsoon (SASM) and South Atlantic Convergence Zone (SACZ);
  • Amazonian diversity origin and climate change;
  • Early and Middle Miocene palynological record of Caquetá drainage basin, Colombia - resembling modern palynoflora;
  • ice-age environment in Amazonia and Podocarpus in ice-age Amazonia;
  • post-glacial Amazonia - Amazon terra firme rainforests;
  • Lago do Crispim pollen record from Amazon coastal areas;
  • Savannas north (llanos) and south (cerrado) of Amazon rainforest

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Origins of Amazonian diversity and climate change

  • Podocarpus in ice-age Amazonia

  • Post-glacial Amazonia

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References