INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LIMNOLOGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
The Middle Paraná River Limnology of a Subtropical Wetland
IRIONDO M.H., PAGGI J.C., PARMA M.J.
Lugar: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York; Año: 2007 p. 382
The great Paraná basin (2,600,000 km2) covers a large portion of the Neotropical Realm, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic coast and connecting the central regions of South America along 2,200 km in a northsouth direction. Most of the basin is under subtropical climates, which range from desertic in the west to humid in the east. This book details the recent advances in the knowledge of the most important segment of the Parana River, organized according to the scientific structure of the National Institute of Limnology of Argentina (INALI-CONICET-UNL). It integrates contributions from specialists in physical geography, geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics, geochemistry and several branches of ecology: phytoplankton, macrophytes, zooplankton, benthos, littoral communities, fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Such a diverse variety of approaches can hardly be synthesized by a unique word, although we authors believe that the classical term limnology still works.