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  Folha Amazônica


Principal Investigators:

Eustáquio J Reis, IPEA/DIMAC (SA-PI)
Robert T. Walker, Michigan State University (US-PI)


Abstract 2006:  Spatially Specific Land Cover Econometrics & Integration With Climate Prediction: Scenarios of Future Landscapes and Land-climate Interactions (View)

Resumo 2006:  Modelos Econométricos Espaciais de Cobertura do Solo & Integração com Previsão Climática: Cenários Futuros da Paisagem Amazônica e Interações Cobertura-Clima (Visualizar)


Investigation Duration:   02/2006 - 02/2008


LC-36 is a successor to investigation(s) LC-24.



Stephen Peter Aldrich, Michigan State University
Eugenio Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Claudio Belmonte de Athayde Bohrer, UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense
Marcellus Marques Caldas, Kansas State University
Nathan Jacob Moore, Michigan State University
Ritamauria Pereira, Imazon
Stephen G Perz, University of Florida
Alexander Pfaff, Duke University
Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University
Eustáquio J Reis, SA-PI, IPEA/DIMAC
Juan Robalino, CATIE
Robert T. Walker, US-PI, Michigan State University


Research Sites:

Amazon Basin (large-scale studies)

Training and Education Activities - Proposed:

Training and Education Plan This project is a highly focused a modeling activity that will primarily engage faculty and post-doctoral associates. Much of the data has already been collected, and much groundwork has already been laid by the preceding project, LC-24. Thus, we have no budget items for graduate student support, which was the primary focus of our training and educational activity under LC-24. Nevertheless, the proposed project does possess continuity with LC-24 along this dimension, with its involvement of Arima, Robalino, and Caldas, all of whom were active team participants. Clearly, Arima and Robalino will receive useful training beyond the conclusion of their graduate studies by participation as post-doctoral associates. This is of particular relevance in the case of Arima, who is Brazilian, and LBA’s interest in training Brazilian scientists. As a post-doctoral associate on the proposed project, Arima will gain project management skills, and he will continue with his successful efforts to publish papers. Specifically, Walker plans to work closely with Arima on manuscript preparation and submission of peer-reviewed journal articles. He will also work with closely with unfunded project participant, Caldas, who is Brazilian, too, and is beginning to submit papers to major peer-reviewed journals. Pfaff anticipates similar interactions with post-doctoral associate Robalino, who is now concluding his PhD at Columbia. Finally, Walker, Pfaff, Reis, and Perz will work with recent PhD recipient Moore, the Co-Investigator responsible for the climate simulation, to expand his list of peer reviewed publications. Thus, the training and education objective of the proposed project is aimed at helping new PhDs, and one mature PhD student, develop post-dissertation skills, such as paper writing, that are essential to successful scientific careers.


Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Currently none available.


Datasets/Posters Available:

Currently none available.



Moore N, Arima E, Walker R, da Silva RR. (2007) Uncertainty and the changing hydroclimatology of the Amazon. Geophysical Research Letters, 34. (abstract)

Arima EY, Walker RT, Sales M, Souza C, Perz SG. (2008) The fragmentation of space in the Amazon basin: Emergent road networks. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74, 699-709. (abstract)

Perz S, Brilhante S, Brown F, Caldas M, Ikeda S, Mendoza E, Overdevest C, Reis V, Reyes JF, Rojas D, Schmink M, Souza C, Walker R. (2008) Road building, land use and climate change: prospects for environmental governance in the Amazon. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 363, 1889-1895. (abstract)


Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more


Science Questions:

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-Q4 - What are plausible scenarios for future land cover change in Amazônia?

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-37  -  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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