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Site Type:  Field Site

Description:  Land use in the Bragantina region dates back at least 100 years and has gone through several phases. Today the dominant form is short–fallow swidden cultivation, given the proximity of the Belém market and the high population density; however, logging has also been a land use in the upland and igapo (bottomland) forests. Cultivation of secondary growth areas has been common for decades, and islands of mature forest are rare. These soils are nutrient–poor Spodosols and Oxisols. The soils are sandy and classified in the Brazilian system as Latossolo Vermelho–Amarelo. Annual precipitation is 2000–3000 mm, and the dry season is only about 3 months long, as compared to the 5–6 months at Paragominas.

Coordinates:  NLat: -1.00, SLat: -1.400, ELong: -53.5200, WLong: -53.800

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FLONA Caxiuanã
Igarapé Açu
Jari Celulose
Marabá
Marajó
Paragominas
Peixe Boi
Ponta de Pedras
Santana do Araguaia
Sao Francisco do Para
Tailândia
Tomé Açu

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