Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
23 Nov 2016
 | 23 Nov 2016

An explicit GIS-based river basin framework for aquatic ecosystem conservation in the Amazon

Eduardo Venticinque, Bruce Forsberg, Ronaldo Barthem, Paulo Petry, Laura Hess, Armando Mercado, Carlos Cañas, Mariana Montoya, Carlos Durigan, and Michael Goulding


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Despite large-scale infrastructure development in the Amazon Basin, relatively little attention has been paid to the wetlands, fisheries and other aspects of aquatic ecosystems. In this data article, we present a GIS framework that was developed for the analysis, management and monitoring of aquatic systems in the Amazon Basin.