Amazonia revealed: forest degradation and loss of ecosystem goods and services in the Amazon Basin

  title={Amazonia revealed: forest degradation and loss of ecosystem goods and services in the Amazon Basin},
  author={J. Foley and G. Asner and M. H. Costa and M. Coe and R. DeFries and H. Gibbs and Erica A. Howard and S. Olson and J. Patz and N. Ramankutty and P. Snyder},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  • J. Foley, G. Asner, +8 authors P. Snyder
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • The Amazon Basin is one of the world's most important bioregions, harboring a rich array of plant and animal species and offering a wealth of goods and services to society. For years, ecological science has shown how large-scale forest clearings cause declines in biodiversity and the availability of forest products. Yet some important changes in the rainforests, and in the ecosystem services they provide, have been underappreciated until recently. Emerging research indicates that land use in… CONTINUE READING
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