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By Carl F. Jordan (auth.), Carl F. Jordan (eds.)

DEVELOPMENT AND DISTURBANCE IN AMAZON FORESTS Contrasting Impressions 6 2 The rain forests of the Amazon Basin hide nearly 5.8 x 10 km (Salati and Vose 1984). Flying over even simply a part of this basin, one gazes hour after hour upon this probably endless blanket of eco-friendly. The effect of immen­ sity is the same whilst seen from the Amazon River itself, or from its tributar­ ies. From a hammock at the shaded deck of a riverboat, the immensity of the wooded area offers an important monotony as one view of the coastline blends unnoticeably into one other. From either views, the overpowering response to the ocean of bushes that stretches from horizon to horizon is a feeling of the vastness of the rain woodland. In September 1985, I received a distinct influence of the rain woodland. numerous scholars and that i journeyed in a self-propelled vehicle alongside the single-track railroad that stretches nearly a thousand km from the Carajas iron ore mine within the rain woodland of Para nation, Brazil, the entire solution to Sao Luis at the coast (Fig. 1.1).

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As often occurs in tropical rain forest sites, the species area curve gives no indication ofleveling off as the area sampled increases. Nevertheless, the sites can be compared because all sampling sites have the same area. Clearly, species diversity increases with increasing age of fallow. Especially marked is the increase between the youngest stands and those of 60-80 years. 7 species per plot. For trees of l-cm dbh or larger, the 80-year-old stands averaged 71 species per plot and the mature forest averaged 75 species per plot.

In the other type, the prepasture vegetation was 15-year-old secondary successional vegetation that had established itself following abandonment of a slash and burn agricultural site. Both types were studied to determine potential differences in productivity resulting from different original conditions. Barbed wire fencing was erected around a plot in each of the two pasture sites. 31 ha. The plots were studied from 1980 through 1983. Standing stock of nutrients on each plot was measured annually through quantification of mass and nutrient concentration in soil 0-30 cm deep, living biomass above and below ground, plant litter, and unburned forest woody residue (slash).

In the 1970s, due to oil exports, Venezuela was a relatively wealthy country compared to Colombia and Brazil. It was difficult to entice Venezuelan citizens to live in remote border areas such as near San Carlos. In the Amazon Territory of Venezuela, the standard of living was relatively low. Venezuelans living in the Amazon Territory often emigrated to find steady employment and a higher standard ofliving in cities to the north. As Venezuelans left the region around San Carlos, Colombians and Brazilians migrated across the borders and established their own sites of shifting cultivation within Venezuela.

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