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What Drives Forest Fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon? Examining Spatial Patterns

dc.contributor.advisor Pfaff, Alex
dc.contributor.author Hurwit, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-24T13:27:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-24T13:27:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-24T13:27:58Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/990
dc.description.abstract Understanding forest fragmentation and deforestation patterns with respect to human presence and development is important for governing bodies to provide adequate protection for vulnerable tropical ecosystems. In recent decades, Brazil has seen increasing pressures to clear rainforest in the interior of the Brazilian Amazon through increased agricultural production and government infrastructure initiatives. As a result the area of cleared forest in Brazil is currently larger than France, and continues to increase annually. This project looks at the statistical relationships between forest fragmentation, deforestation rates, and census variables such as agricultural investment and population trends. Agricultural production and income can be linked to forest fragmentation and deforestation as more contemporary drivers.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject forest fragmentation
dc.subject Brazil
dc.subject deforestation
dc.subject census
dc.title What Drives Forest Fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon? Examining Spatial Patterns
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences


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