Evolution of Land Use in the Brazilian Amazon: From Frontier Expansion to Market Chain Dynamics

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Luciana S. Soler; Peter H. Verburg; Diógenes S. Alves;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Land,volume 3,issue 3 8,pages1-34 (issn: 2073-445X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/land3030981
  • Subject: deforestation frontier | Brazil | accessibility | Amazon | Agriculture | land use | S | land use; land distribution; accessibility; deforestation frontier; Amazon; Brazil | land distribution
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q5 | jel:Q24 | jel:Q28 | jel:Q15 | jel:R14 | jel:R52

Agricultural census data and fieldwork observations are used to analyze changes in land cover/use intensity across Rondônia and Mato Grosso states along the agricultural frontier in the Brazilian Amazon. Results show that the development of land use is strongly related ... View more
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