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Site Type:  Field Site

Description:  The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) is located 70–90 km north of Manaus near Km. 64 of BR 174 Manaus-Boa Vista Highway. It is in the Distrito Agropecuario, an area of approximately 500,000 ha of relatively undisturbed upland forest under development by the Manaus Free Trade Zone Authority (SUFRAMA). The project was initiated in 1979 as a joint Brazilian (INPA) and U.S. (World Wildlife Fund) project, with the original research goal of identifying the minimum size of tropical forest habitat that would maintain most of the biotic diversity of an intact ecosystem (Lovejoy et al., 1986). This site is currently managed by INPA and the Smithsonian Institute, and has an elevation range from 80–110 meters. The predominant vegetation is non-flooded (terra firme) lowland tropical moist forest, far from large rivers and associated riverine habitats. Soils are nutrient–poor clay yellow Latosols (Xanthic Ferralsols). Forests are 30–37 m in height with emergents to 45–55   ...more

Coordinates:  NLat: -2.33300, SLat: -2.33300, ELong: -60.06400, WLong: -60.06400

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Research teams that collected data at this site during 1998 - 2005   more

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Related Research Sites within Amazonas (Manaus): 
Balbina
Cabaliana
Cuiuni
Demini
EMBRAPA DAS Experiment - km 52
EMBRAPA DAS Experiment - km 54 (CPAA)
Mamiraua
Marchantaria
Mil Madeira Itacoatiara
Pico Da Neblina National Park
Reserva Ducke
Rio Cuieras (lower)
Rio Negro
Rio Preta da Eva
Zamula
ZF2 km 14
ZF2 km 25 - INPA Forest Management Site
ZF2 km 34
ZF3 Fazenda Dimona

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