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Principal Investigators:

Oriana Almeida, IPAM - Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (SA-PI)
Daniel Nepstad, Woods Hole Research Center (US-PI)
Britaldo Soares Filho, UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2005:  Integration of Land Use, Fire, and Carbon Flux in Critical Amazon Landscapes: the Xingu River Headwaters and the BR163 Highway Corridor (View)

 
Resumo 2005:  Integracão de Uso da Terra, Fogo e Fluxo de Carbono em Paisagens Críticas da Amazônia: As cabeceiras do Xingu e o Corredor da BR-163 (Visualizar)

 

Investigation Duration:   10/2005 - 10/2007

 

LC-37 is a successor to investigation(s) CD-05.

 

Participants:

Ane Alencar, University of Florida
Oriana Almeida, SA-PI, IPAM - Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
Frank Merry, Co-Investigator, gordon and betty moore foundation
Daniel Nepstad, US-PI, Woods Hole Research Center
Hermann Oliveira Rodrigues, UFMG
Rafaella Silvestrini, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Britaldo Soares Filho, SA-PI, UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Claudia M Stickler, University of Florida
Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz, IPAM - Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia

 

Research Sites:

Mato Grosso

Pará Western (Santarém)

Training and Education Activities - Proposed:

1) informal education:
Traveling scenarios exhibit for middle-school children for the municipios of Belem and Santarem, with partial support from the Secretary of Education of the State of Para.
Scenarios workshops for local stakeholders and decision-makers in each study region.
2) formal education:
Incorporation of scenarios project into interdisciplinary graduate program (NAEA) at UFPa, including course lectures and seminars.
Short course on scenarios planning and modelling for the UFPa/NAEA doctoral program, offered once per year
3) professional development:
Support the PhD dissertations of 5 students (3 Brazilian): M. Vera Diaz (BU) Soy model; C. Stickler (Uflorida) Integrated model of Xingu headwaters; A. Alencar (Uflorida) Spatial relationships between logging, fire, and land tenure; TBD (UFMinas Gerais) Econometric model of fire. TBD(UFPara) Econometric model of settlements.
Technical training for Brazilian collaborators (Instituto Socioambiental, among others) in dynamic spatial modelling.

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Currently none available.

 
 
 

Datasets/Posters Available:

Currently none available.

 

Publications:

Currently none available.

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
        CD-Q2 - How do biological processes such as mortality and recruitment or succession following land use change influence the net annual carbon balance for different land cover and land use types?
        CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?
        CD-Q3b - How does selective logging change the storage and cycling of carbon in forests?
        CD-Q3d - What portion of the Amazônia–wide carbon flux is from fire? How do ecosystems recover from fire? What are the relations between land management and fire occurrence/frequency?

Land Cover and Land Use Change:

        LC-Q1 - What are the rates and mechanisms of forest conversion to agricultural land uses, and what is the relative importance of these land uses?
        LC-Q2 - At what rate are converted lands abandoned to secondary forests; what is the fate of these converted lands, and what are the overall dynamic patterns of land conversion and abandonment?
        LC-Q3 - What is the area of forest that is affected by selective logging each year? How does the intensity of selective logging influence forest ecosystem function, thus altering forest regrowth and flammability?
        LC-Q4 - What are plausible scenarios for future land cover change in Amazônia?
 

Synthesis Group:  Synthesis: Fires and Drought -- Synthesis of knowledge about droughts and fires in Amazonia: A Case Study of the 2005 Drought and Fire Impacts on Acre

 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
LC-02  -  LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  
LC-11  -  LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  
LC-24  -  LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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