(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Roads, petroleum and accessibility : the case of eastern Ecuador

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BAYNARD C.W. (1) ; ELLIS J.M. (1) ; DAVIS H. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Economics and Geography, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines surface disturbance patterns linked to infrastructure features for both oil exploration and production and parallel activities in eastern Ecuador. To do so, it includes three types of development: public-access, controlled-access and roadless. Spatial analysis findings suggest that areas of overlap where colonization zones, public-access roads and fertile soils meet are most prone to deforestation. Statistical findings from a linear regression model suggest that the presence of public-access non-oil roads are significant at explaining the conversion of natural vegetation (forest) to agriculture, while the presence of protected areas helps explain the conservation of forested land


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 78, no4 [pp. 675-695]

Bibliographic references : 101 ref.

Collation : 6 tabl., 10 cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-012-9459-5

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