Published 2013’s last volume of the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

The Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences published during the last year a total of 140 papers (and 4 editorials) in 1624 pages, the largest volume so far. There are several interesting highlights in it’s last volume, 85(4), such as the study of a potential larvicidal against Aedes aegypti, the main vector of the tropical disease, known as "dengue", that over the last year is spreading in several contries. Other interesting papers deal with the antioxidant activity of four varieties of coconut water, a study trying to show ways in how oil palm plantations might be expanded, and different means on how to assess rainfall erosivity.

Also worth pointing out are contributions that assess specific anthropomorphic influence on environment in distinct areas of Brazil, such as the human exposure to manganese in the South, the heavy metal flux in the Guanabara Bay, and the understanding of the heavy metals partitioning in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon (Rio de Janeiro). A paper on the perception of the advantages regarding using wild dolphins as tourist attractions, a controversial subject, was also published here.

Since 2000 all papers published by the AABC can be downloaded free of charge at the SCIELO site.


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