Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon.

  title={Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon.},
  author={Gregory P Asner and Eben N Broadbent and Paulo J C Oliveira and Michael Keller and David E. Knapp and Jos{\'e} Natalino Macedo Silva},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 34},
The long-term viability of a forest industry in the Amazon region of Brazil depends on the maintenance of adequate timber volume and growth in healthy forests. Using extensive high-resolution satellite analyses, we studied the forest damage caused by recent logging operations and the likelihood that logged forests would be cleared within 4 years after timber harvest. Across 2,030,637 km2 of the Brazilian Amazon from 1999 to 2004, at least 76% of all harvest practices resulted in high levels of… CONTINUE READING
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