Scale-dependent patterns of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

  title={Scale-dependent patterns of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Robert M. Ewers and William F. Laurance},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={203 - 211}
Tropical forests of the Amazon Basin are being rapidly converted to agricultural land uses and fallow land, resulting in accelerating rates of forest loss in one of the world's most biodiverse ecoregions. This process has been extensively described and modelled, but as yet there has been no formal test of how the spatial patterns of deforested and fragmented areas change with the spatial scale of forest clearings. It was hypothesised that different land-use practices are driving small and large… 

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