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Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin
Expansion of the cattle and soy industries in the Amazon basin has increased deforestation rates and will soon push all-weather highways into the region's core. In the face of this growing pressure,Expand
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Cracking Brazil's Forest Code
Brazil's controversial new Forest Code grants amnesty to illegal deforesters, but creates new mechanisms for forest conservation. Roughly 53% of Brazil's native vegetation occurs on privateExpand
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Brazil's Soy Moratorium
Supply-chain governance is needed to avoid deforestation Brazil's Soy Moratorium (SoyM) was the first voluntary zero-deforestation agreement implemented in the tropics and set the stage forExpand
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dinamica—a stochastic cellular automata model designed to simulate the landscape dynamics in an Amazonian colonization frontier
dinamica, a spatially explicit simulation model of landscape dynamics has been developed. dinamica is a cellular automata model that presents multi-scale vicinity-based transitional functions,Expand
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The Amazon basin in transition
Agricultural expansion and climate variability have become important agents of disturbance in the Amazon basin. Recent studies have demonstrated considerable resilience of Amazonian forests toExpand
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Abrupt increases in Amazonian tree mortality due to drought–fire interactions
Significance Climate change alone is unlikely to drive severe tropical forest degradation in the next few decades, but an alternative process associated with severe weather and forest fires isExpand
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Role of Brazilian Amazon protected areas in climate change mitigation
Protected areas (PAs) now shelter 54% of the remaining forests of the Brazilian Amazon and contain 56% of its forest carbon. However, the role of these PAs in reducing carbon fluxes to the atmosphereExpand
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The End of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
Government commitments and market transitions lay the foundation for an effort to save the forest and reduce carbon emission. Brazil has two major opportunities to end the clearing of its AmazonExpand
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Public policies can reduce tropical deforestation: Lessons and challenges from Brazil
Reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation now constitutes an important strategy for mitigating climate change, particularly in developing countries with large forests. GivenExpand
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Governance regime and location influence avoided deforestation success of protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon
Protected areas in tropical countries are managed under different governance regimes, the relative effectiveness of which in avoiding deforestation has been the subject of recent debates.Expand
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