Feedbacks between deforestation, climate, and hydrology in the Southwestern Amazon: implications for the provision of ecosystem services

@article{Lima2013FeedbacksBD,
  title={Feedbacks between deforestation, climate, and hydrology in the Southwestern Amazon: implications for the provision of ecosystem services},
  author={Let{\'i}cia S M S Lima and Michael T. Coe and Britaldo S. Soares Filho and Santiago V. Cuadra and L{\'i}via C. P. Dias and M. H. Costa and Leandro Ishi Soares de Lima and Hermann Rodrigues},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={261-274}
}
Forests, through the regulation of regional water balances, provide a number of ecosystem services, including water for agriculture, hydroelectric power generation, navigation, industry, fisheries, and human consumption. Large-scale deforestation triggers complex non-linear interactions between the atmosphere and biosphere, which may impair such important ecosystem services. This is the case for the Southwestern Amazon, where three important river basins (Juruá, Purus, and Madeira) are… CONTINUE READING