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Peat bogs characterization in the Sorocá-Mirim River Basin, Ibiúna, SP

Grant number: 14/00011-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:José Pereira de Queiroz Neto
Grantee:Otavio Cardoso Cardona
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research will study the peat bogs found in the Ibiúna Plateau, which is a compartment of the Atlantic Plateau. The landforms in Ibiúna Plateau are strongly conditioned by geophysical structures. The area presents a humid climatic condition, with an annual average rainfall of 1,308.8 mm, and average temperatures below 20ºC. The peat bogs occur locally, being related to three fluvial environments: fluvial terraces, enclosed floodplains, and hanging floodplains. These environments would most likely be the agents controlling the differentiation and conditioning of the amount and type of the organic materials. The detailed study of those three environments and the characteristics of the materials associated to them will allow us to verify in which degree the type and amount of the organic materials are conditioned by the environments, contributing to the knowledge of the peat bogs in tropical zones. (AU)

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CARDONA, Otavio Cardoso. Sorocá-Mirims peatlands, Ibiúna, SP. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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