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Socioeconomic changes and environmental policies as dimensions of regional land transitions in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

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Author(s):
Bicudo da Silva, Ramon Felipe ; Batistella, Mateus ; Moran, Emilio Federico
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY; v. 74, p. 14-22, AUG 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

The industrialization of the Paraiba Valley, Brazil has been driven since the 1950s by an intense urbanization process, while municipalities located far from the valley's economic center stagnated. Despite the economic differences and unequal population distribution in the region, the municipalities share similar topographic characteristics with a predominance of hilly terrains. The depletion of the soils' productive capacity after numerous land use cycles without adequate management practices was a common cause of land use abandonment. This research analyzes land use/cover data, environmental policies, census-based data, and interviews with stakeholders, to understand the factors that account for a forest transition in the Paraiba Valley where gains in forest cover more than offset any remaining deforestation. Local conditions, such as topography, land use history, environmental policies, engagement of society in complying with legal regulations, commodity markets, and the action of enforcement agencies, represent dimensions which, combined, have boosted forest transitions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/13568-0 - PLANTED FORESTS AND ATLANTIC FOREST: ANALYSIS OF LAND USE AND LAND COVER AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC CONNECTIONS
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/09243-3 - Planted forests and Atlantic Forest: analysis of land use and land cover and their environmental, political, and socioeconomic connections
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate