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Grant number: 11/13568-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 15, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Principal Investigator:Mateus Batistella
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/09243-3 - Planted forests and Atlantic Forest: analysis of land use and land cover and their environmental, political, and socioeconomic connections, BE.EP.DR


In tropical countries, the environmental impact of eucalyptus forests is widely debated and acceptance of these crops has encouraged various technical and scientific debates. The Atlantic Forest is among the most threatened biomes of Brazil, mainly by exploitation of its natural resources and the land use by agriculture, cattle ranching, forestry, and urban infrastructure. Planted forests, in order to meet human needs for wood and pulp, led eucalyptus to the status of most used species for these purposes. In the Paraíba Valley (SP), a region whose development model promoted social and environmental liabilities, the actual emphasis in the agriculture sector is the expansion of forestry. In the North Coast (SP), region with significant areas of Atlantic forest and conservation units, the highlight is the strong potential for economic development and tourism. These contiguous regions, strategically important for the State of São Paulo, with natural, social, and economic potentials, present vulnerabilities related to the dynamics of interactions between nature and society. To identify and to understand the network of connections (environmental, political, and socioeconomic), dynamics, vulnerabilities, and resilience associated with land use by planted forests, will expand the understanding about environmental and social changes in local and regional scales.

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Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA SILVA, RAMON F. B.; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO F.. Regional Socioeconomic Changes Affecting Rural Area Livelihoods and Atlantic Forest Transitions. LAND, v. 7, n. 4, . (13/09243-3, 11/13568-0)
DA SILVA, RAMON F. B.; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO F.. Drivers of land change: Human-environment interactions and the Atlantic forest transition in the Paraiba Valley, Brazil. LAND USE POLICY, v. 58, p. 133-144, . (13/09243-3, 11/13568-0)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; ALVES RODRIGUES, MARJORIE DELGADO; VIEIRA, SIMONE APARECIDA; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; FARINACI, JULIANA. Perspectives for environmental conservation and ecosystem services on coupled rural-urban systems. PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 15, n. 2, p. 74-81, . (11/13568-0)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO FEDERICO. Socioeconomic changes and environmental policies as dimensions of regional land transitions in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY, v. 74, p. 14-22, . (13/09243-3, 11/13568-0)
BICUDO DA SILVA, RAMON FELIPE; BATISTELLA, MATEUS; MORAN, EMILIO FEDERICO; LU, DENGSHENG. Land Changes Fostering Atlantic Forest Transition in Brazil: Evidence from the Paraiba Valley. PROFESSIONAL GEOGRAPHER, v. 69, n. 1, p. 80-93, . (13/09243-3, 11/13568-0)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SILVA, Ramon Felipe Bicudo da. Eucalyptus and Atlantic Forest: analysis of land use and land cover and their environmental, political, and socioeconomic connections. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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