(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Spontaneous colonization and forest fragmentation in the Central Amazon Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ARIMA E.Y. (1) ; WALKER R.T. (2) ; SOUZA C. (3) ; PEREIRA R. (2) ; DO CANTO O. (4) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and the Environment, Univ. of Texas, Austin, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University, East lansing, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia, Belém, BRESIL
(4) Núcleo de Meio Ambiente , Univ. Federal do Pará, Guamá, BRESIL


This article discusses the emergence of road networks and forest fragmentation in Central Amazônia. It implements a mixed-method approach including (1) field-based narratives of the social processes that gave rise to radial fragmentation in the hinterland of the town of Itaituba, an important settlement in the middle Tapajós valley; (2) remote sensing of the evolution of road networks, which we then link to deforestation in a temporal analysis of emergent fragmentation patterns; and (3) computational applications to compare the biodiversity implications of radial and fishbone landscape fragmentation


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no6 [pp. 1485-1501]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 5 cartes




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.834231

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