Anthropic impacts on the tropical forest of central Amazon - Brazil

The LTER IAFA site has been running since 1999 and was the first long-term ecological research site in the Amazon. It is situated north of Manaus, central Amazon and includes three sub-sites, with undisturbed terra-firme forest (Reserva Ducke), selective logging (ZF-2 Forest Management Station), and forest fragmentation (Biological Dynamics of forest fragments – BDFFP sites) spread over around 30 x 30 km landscape. Both logging and fragmentation were carried out as controlled experiments to test their effects on biodiversity and ecosystem processes, and thus to outline recommendations for management. The 3 research areas together have 156 permanent monitoring plots, both terrestrial and aquatic, as well as grids of trails for large-scale process monitoring. The information produced has been stored on a public website ( where anyone can search data and metadata about the research, as well as the list of publications and all the educational material ( books, identification guides, training course materials) for download.

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Metadata Access
Creator Flávia Costa
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2019
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; Data or metadata is available to free download for visualization, teaching, and any uses that do not involve scientific use for publications. In this case, a formal request to authors is expected.
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Language English
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Discipline Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Veterinary Medicine; Atmospheric Sciences; Biology; Geosciences; Life Sciences; Meteorology; Natural Sciences; Soil Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-59.850W, 2.690S, -59.850E, 2.690N)