A social-ecological database to advance research on infrastructure development impacts in the Brazilian Amazon

Abstract

Recognized as one of the world's most vital natural and cultural resources, the Amazon faces a wide variety of threats from natural resource and infrastructure development. Within this context, rigorous scientific study of the region's complex social-ecological system is critical to inform and direct decision-making toward more sustainable environmental and social outcomes. Given the Amazon's tightly linked social and ecological components and the scope of potential development impacts, effective study of this system requires an easily accessible resource that provides a broad and reliable data baseline. This paper brings together multiple datasets from diverse disciplines (including human health, socio-economics, environment, hydrology, and energy) to provide investigators with a variety of baseline data to explore the multiple long-term effects of infrastructure development in the Brazilian Amazon.

DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2016.71

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@inproceedings{Lima2016ASD, title={A social-ecological database to advance research on infrastructure development impacts in the Brazilian Amazon}, author={Joanna Marie Tucker Lima and Denis Valle and Evandro Mateus Moretto and Sergio Mantovani Paiva Pulice and Nadia Lucia Zuca and Daniel Rondinelli Roquetti and Liviam Elizabeth Cordeiro Beduschi and Amanda Salles Praia and Claudia Parucce Franco Okamoto and Vinicius Leite da Silva Carvalhaes and Evandro Albiach Branco and Bruna Barbezani and Emily Labandera and Kelsie Timpe and David A Kaplan}, booktitle={Scientific data}, year={2016} }