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Type: Artigo
Title: Identifying Driving Forces Of Landscape Changes: Historical Relationships And The Availability Of Ecosystem Services In The Atlantic Forest
Author: Nascimento Pereira de Lima
Guilherme Theodoro; dos Santos Hackbart
Vivian Cristina; Bertolo
Lidia Sanches; dos Santos
Rozely Ferreira
Abstract: We argue that the history of a landscape and the driving forces acting in each of its sectors account for the recent condition of its structure and ecological functions, which, in turn, can be translated into the availability of ecosystem services. Therefore, the present study investigated the historical relationship between the forces that have induced changes in the use and settlement of the island of Sao Sebastiao over five centuries, their resulting impacts and their influences on the availability of regulation, supply, recreation and cultural ecosystem services. We worked with a broad historical survey and maps of land use and natural vegetation from different time periods. Thus, although the historical data were not accurate about the exact areas used for agriculture or forest we could infer about losses and replacement of ecosystem services. Moreover, we observed the occurrence of three driving forces that alternated in intensity and importance over time, leading to forest gains and losses that especially led to the degradation of regulation services. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Ecosystem Services
Environmental Impacts
Protected Areas
Coastal Zone
Atlantic Forest
Editor: Elsevier Science BV
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.09.009
Date Issue: 2016
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