Andres Etter

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BACKGROUND The typical mandate in conservation planning is to identify areas that represent biodiversity targets within the smallest possible area of land or sea, despite the fact that area may be a poor surrogate for the cost of many conservation actions. It is also common for priorities for conservation investment to be identified without regard to the(More)
Important transformations are underway in tropical landscapes in Latin America with implications for economic development and climate change. Landscape transformation is driven not only by national policies and markets, but also by global market dynamics associated with an increased role for transnational traders and investors. National and global trends(More)
uman activities have modified the environment for thousands of years. Significant population increase, migration, and accelerated socioeconomic activities have intensified these environmental changes over the last several centuries. The climate impacts of these changes have been found in local, regional, and global trends in modern atmospheric temperature(More)
• Five dominant trends are occurring in tropical Latin America with implications for land use change: (1) rapid growth of agribusiness, (2) expansion and modernisation of traditional cattle ranching, (3) slow growth of small-scale agriculture, (4) logging in production forest frontiers and (5) resurgence of traditional agro-extractive economies. • These(More)
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