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Indirect land-use changes can overcome carbon savings from biofuels in Brazil
The planned expansion of biofuel plantations in Brazil could potentially cause both direct and indirect land-use changes (e.g., biofuel plantations replace rangelands, which replace forests). In thisExpand
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Pervasive transition of the Brazilian land-use system
This Review considers the evolving relationship between land-use change and greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil. Despite the intensification of agriculture over the past decade or so, deforestationExpand
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An integrated approach to modelling land-use change on continental and global scales
Land-use and land-cover change are important drivers of global environmental change, affecting the state of biodiversity, the global carbon cycle, and other aspects of the earth system. Expand
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Modeling the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of deforestation‐driven carbon emissions: the INPE‐EM framework applied to the Brazilian Amazon
We present a generic spatially explicit modeling framework to estimate carbon emissions from deforestation (INPE-EM). The framework incorporates the temporal dynamics related to the deforestationExpand
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Interspecific variation in the defensive responses of obligate plant-ants: experimental tests and consequences for herbivory
The aggressive behavior of ants that protect plants from herbivores in exchange for rewards such as shelter or food is thought to be an important form of biotic defense against herbivory,Expand
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Impacts of Climate Change and the End of Deforestation on Land Use in the Brazilian Legal Amazon
AbstractClimate change scenarios vary considerably over the Amazon region, with an extreme scenario projecting a dangerous (from the human perspective) increase of 3.8°C in temperature and 30%Expand
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Socio-climatic hotspots in Brazil
Brazil suffers yearly from extreme weather and climate events, which can be exacerbated in a warmer climate. Although several studies have analyzed the projections of climate change in Brazil, littleExpand
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Modeling the land requirements and potential productivity of sugarcane and jatropha in Brazil and India using the LPJmL dynamic global vegetation model
The governments of Brazil and India are planning a large expansion of bioethanol and biodiesel production in the next decade. Considering that limitation of suitable land and/or competition withExpand
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Contrasting responses to induction cues by ants inhabiting Maieta guianensis (Melastomataceae)
Abstract The two most common ant associates of the understory myrmecophyte Maieta guianensis (Melastomataceae) respond in different ways to experimental cues associated with herbivory. While PheidoleExpand
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Exploring the range of climate biome projections for tropical South America: The role of CO2 fertilization and seasonality
[1] Tropical South America vegetation cover projections for the end of the century differ considerably depending on climate scenario and also on how physiological processes are considered inExpand
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