Changes in Population and Land Use Over Time in the Ecuadorian Amazon

  title={Changes in Population and Land Use Over Time in the Ecuadorian Amazon},
  author={Richard E. Bilsborrow and Alisson Fl{\'a}vio Barbieri and William K-Y Pan},
This paper draws upon a detailed longitudinal survey of households living on agricultural plots in the northern three provinces of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the principal region of colonization by migrants in Ecuador since the 1970s. Following the discovery of petroleum in 1967 near what has subsequently come to be the provincial capital and largest Amazonian city of Lago Agrio, oil companies built roads to lay pipelines to extract and pump oil across the Andes for export. As a result, for the… CONTINUE READING


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