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Deforestation in the Kayabi Indigenous Territory: Simulating and Predicting Land Use and Land Cover Change in the Brazilian Amazon
(Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 2017-06)
Linkages between soybean and neotropical deforestation: Coupling and transient decoupling dynamics in a multi-decadal analysis
Soybean expansion, driven by growing global meat demand, has accompanied neotropical deforestation in past decades. A recent decoupling between soybean production and deforestation in Brazil is taken as evidence of efficient ...
Impacts of the deforestation driven by agribusiness on urban population and economic activity in the Dry Chaco of Argentina
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-09)
Agriculture expansion oriented to global market has changed the relation between population and deforestation in South America. Actually, the population dynamic in an agricultural frontier turned into a consequence of ...
Predicting Amazon Deforestation through the deterninants of demand for agricultural land
(Escola de Pós-Graduação em Economia da FGV, 1996-04-25)
This paper develops a model of deforestation pressure in the Amazon. It is based on the determinants of demand for agricultural land, i.e. the interactions between population dynamics, urbanization and the growth of local ...
Agriculture expansion and deforestation in seasonally dry forests of north-west Argentina
(Cambridge University Press, 2005-12)
In Argentina, deforestation due to agriculture expansion is threatening the Semi-arid Chaco, one of the largest forested biomes of South America. This study focuses on the north-west boundary of the Argentine Semi-arid ...
Using indicators of deforestation and land-use dynamics to support conservation strategies: A case study of central Rondonia, Brazil
(ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2009)
In Rondonia State, Brazil, settlement processes have cleared 68,000 km 2 of tropical forests since the 1970s. The intensity of deforestation has differed by region depending on driving factors like roads and economic ...
Deforestation and cattle expansion in the Paraguayan Chaco 1987–2012
The dry forests of Latin America are among the most dynamic deforestation frontiers in the world and are important carbon and biodiversity reservoirs. Our knowledge on the spatial patterns of deforestation and its proximate ...
Functional differentiation between fish assemblages from forested and deforested streams
We tested the hypothesis that streams in deforested areas shelter different fish communities to nearby forested areas, and that these disparities are due to environmental parameters that limit or benefit different species ...