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Environmental Conservation 32 (2): 140148 2005 Foundation for Environmental Conservation doi:10.1017/S0376892905002092 Agriculture expansion and deforestation in seasonally dry forests
 

Summary: Environmental Conservation 32 (2): 140­148 © 2005 Foundation for Environmental Conservation doi:10.1017/S0376892905002092
Agriculture expansion and deforestation in seasonally dry forests
of north-west Argentina
H. RICARDO GRAU1,2
*, N. IGNACIO GASPARRI1,3
AND T. MITCHELL AIDE2
1
CONICET, Laboratorio de Investigaciones EcolŽogicas de las Yungas, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Casilla de Correo 34 (4107) Yerba
Buena, Tucuman, Republica Argentina, 2
Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 23360, RŽio Piedras 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
USA, and 3
UMCEF, DirecciŽon de Bosques, SecretarŽia de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, Ministerio de Salud y Medio Ambiente, Republica
Argentina
Date submitted: 17 March 2004 Date accepted: 20 February 2005
SUMMARY
In Argentina, deforestation due to agriculture expan-
sion is threatening the Semi-arid Chaco, one of the
largest forested biomes of South America. This study
focuses on the north-west boundary of the Argentine
Semi-arid Chaco, where soybean is the most important

  

Source: Aide, Mitchell - Department of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology