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A Proposal for Defining the Geographical Boundaries of Amazonia

Funded under: FP6-JRC

Abstract

A group of European experts came together for a two day workshop at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, to discuss a proposal for defining the geographical boundaries of Amazonia. The experts represented a wide range of scientific disciplines from climate studies to phytogeography. A consensus approach was taken to developing a concept. The final proposal was reached with the agreement of all the participants. This proposal has two key elements; the entire hydrological Amazon and Tocantins river basin and two additional areas located outside of it which are dominated by Amazonian type forests.

Additional information

Authors: EVA H D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);HUBER O (Editors), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21808 EN (2005), 38 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-info@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-00012-8
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