Land Use and Land Cover Change in Forest Frontiers: The Role of Household Life Cycles

  title={Land Use and Land Cover Change in Forest Frontiers: The Role of Household Life Cycles},
  author={Robert Toovey Walker and Stephen G. Perz and Marcellus M. Caldas and Luiz Guilherme Teixeira Silva},
  journal={International Regional Science Review},
  pages={169 - 199}
Tropical deforestation remains a critical issue given its present rate and a widespread consensus regarding its implications for the global carbon cycle and biodiversity. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than in the Amazon basin, home to the world’s largest intact, tropical forest. This article addresses land cover change processes at household level in the Amazon basin, and to this end adapts a concept of domestic life cycle to the current institutional environment of tropical frontiers… 

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