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|Title:||Sustainable land-use alternatives in tropical rainforests? Evidence from natural and social sciences.|
LIMA, R. M. B. de
FROMM, S. F. von
MARTINS, G. C.
RAMOS, A. M.
|Affiliation:||JÖRG MATSCHULLAT, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre; ROBERVAL MONTEIRO BEZERRA DE LIMA, CPAA; SOPHIE F. VON FROMM, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre; GILVAN COIMBRA MARTINS, CPAA; MAUANA SCHNEIDER, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; ARMIN MATHIS, Universidade Federal de Pará; ANDREA MALHEIROS RAMOS, INMET; ALEXANDER PLESSOW, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre; KELLY KIBLER, University of Central Florida.|
|Citation:||European Geologist, v. 52, p. 5-20, Nov. 2021.|
|Description:||The Amazon rainforest, formerly pristine and highly biodiverse, is increasingly under threat from deforestation for cattle grazing, other forms of agriculture, mining and development. To better understand which land management type best serves sustainability aims, we compare soil gas exchange (CO2, CH4, N2O) and soil chemistry for forested land with post-forest land at 13 locations and 29 sites within the state of Amazonas, Brazil. We find that forest soils show distinctively different signals and signatures compared to soils in post-forest land use cases. Crucial answers emerge regarding the limits of system resilience as well as sustainable alternatives to deforestation and current land-use practices. We carry out a socioeconomic evaluation and discuss the likely reasons for inaction and how to overcome them.|
|Type of Material:||Artigo de periódico|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAA)|