26. On the Origin of Amazonian Landscapes and Biodiversity: A Synthesis

  1. C. Hoorn5 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh6
  1. Frank P. Wesselingh6,
  2. Carina Hoorn5,
  3. Salomon B. Kroonenberg1,
  4. Alexandre Antonelli2,
  5. John G. Lundberg3,
  6. Hubert B. Vonhof4 and
  7. Henry Hooghiemstra5

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch26

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

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

How to Cite

Wesselingh, F. P., Hoorn, C., Kroonenberg, S. B., Antonelli, A., Lundberg, J. G., Vonhof, H. B. and Hooghiemstra, H. (2009) On the Origin of Amazonian Landscapes and Biodiversity: A Synthesis, 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.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 5

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

  2. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Delft University of Technology, Department of Geotechnology, P.O. Box 5028, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008 Zurich, Switzerland

  3. 3

    Department of Ichthyology, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195, USA

  4. 4

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Dept of Sedimentology and Marine Geology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  • origin of Amazonian landscapes and biodiversity - synthesis;
  • northern South America, Cenozoic - intense tectonic and climatic interaction;
  • Amazonia, world's largest rainforest and river system;
  • Andean uplift - and Amazonian landscape evolution;
  • fine-grained lacustrine depositional settings - to coarse-grained fluvial depositional systems;
  • landscape evolution and driving factors;
  • tectonic processes and role in Amazonian landscape evolution;
  • climatic oscillations of Quaternary - altitudinal shifts in biomes and changing communities in rainforest;
  • DNA sequence variation - divergence times among Amazonian aquatic taxa;
  • earliest North America immigrants and Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Landscape evolution and driving factors

  • Evolution of Amazonian biodiversity: the message from DNA

  • Amazonian biodiversity and the fossil record

  • Cenozoic Amazonian landscapes and the development of its biota: an outline

  • Acknowledgements

  • References