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Type: Artigo
Title: Land Changes Fostering Atlantic Forest Transition In Brazil: Evidence From The Paraiba Valley
Author: Bicudo da Silva
Ramon Felipe; Batistella
Mateus; Moran
Emilio Federico; Lu
Abstract: The Atlantic Forest biome has only 13 percent of its pristine vegetation cover left. This article analyzes the consequences of land changes on forest cover in the Paraiba Valley, SAo Paulo state, Brazil, from 1985 to 2011. Multitemporal satellite image classifications were carried out to map eight land use and land cover classes. The forest cover increased from 2,696 km(2) in 1985 to 4,704 km(2)in 2011, mostly over areas of degraded pastures. The highest rates of afforestation were observed within protected areas around eucalyptus plantations. On the other hand, deforestation processes were concentrated on areas covered by secondary forests. Socioeconomic changes taking place in particular Brazilian settings, such as industrialization and agricultural modernization, allied to the Paraiba Valley's natural biophysical constraints for agricultural production, have led the region to experience a remarkable case of forest transition.
Subject: Land Abandonment
Regional Environmental Change
Secondary Succession
Socioeconomic Changes
Editor: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2016.1178151
Date Issue: 2017
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