Floodplain Ecosystem Processes

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. John M. Melack1,
  2. Evlyn M. L. M. Novo2,
  3. Bruce R. Forsberg3,
  4. Maria T. F. Piedade3 and
  5. Laurence Maurice4

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000727

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Melack, J. M., Novo, E. M. L. M., Forsberg, B. R., Piedade, M. T. F. and Maurice, L. (2009) Floodplain Ecosystem Processes, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000727

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA

  2. 2

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais São José dos Campos, Brazil

  3. 3

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia Manaus, Brazil

  4. 4

    Lmtg, Université de Toulouse Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347



  • Rain forest ecology—Amazon River Region;
  • Biosphere—Research—Amazon River Region;
  • Climatic changes—Amazon River Region;
  • Amazon River Region—Climate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regional Extent of Floodplains and Aquatic Habitats

  • Inundation Hydrology

  • Representative Floodplain Ecosystems

  • Regionalization of Carbon Biogeochemistry

  • Relations Between Floodplain Habitats, Inundation, and Fisheries

  • Future Directions and Human Dimensions of Floodplain Use and Management