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Planted forests and Atlantic Forest: analysis of land use and land cover and their environmental, political, and socioeconomic connections

Grant number: 13/09243-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 16, 2013
Effective date (End): April 15, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Principal Investigator:Mateus Batistella
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Supervisor abroad: Emilio F. Moran
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Michigan State University (MSU), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/13568-0 - Planted forests ánd Atlantic Forest: analysis OF land use and land cover ánd their environmental, political, ánd socioeconomic connections, BP.DR


In the Paraíba Valley, the Atlantic Forest biome had high levels of degradation from the first cycle of agrarian history. The landscape was dominated by coffee (first half of the nineteenth century) has been amended by other productive activities, especially for the exploitation of its natural resources and for the space given to the cattle, industry, urban centers, infrastructure and more recently, for eucalyptus plantation. In Brazil, the development of eucalyptus has aroused debate among different sectors of society in relation to their possible impacts on ecosystem services and for the rural population. Planted forests, in order to meet human needs for wood and pulp, led the eucalyptus species to the status of most used for these purposes. In the Paraíba Valley, a strategic region for the development of Sao Paulo state with numerous natural, social and economic potentials, know the vulnerabilities of the region in the context of the dynamic interactions between humans and the biophysical environment, is necessary. Identify and understand the interactions between human and environmental aspects associated with the dynamic land use and land cover, especially in the relationship between forest remnants and planted eucalyptus forest, will expand the knowledge about the environmental change in the region, generating subsidies for public policies aimed to the sustainability. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(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 DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 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, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
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, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
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, DEC 15 2016. Web of Science Citations: 21.

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