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Copyright 2008 by the author(s). Published here under license by the Resilience Alliance. Izquierdo, A. E., C. D. De Angelo, and T. M. Aide. 2008. Thirty years of human demography and land-use
 

Summary: Copyright 2008 by the author(s). Published here under license by the Resilience Alliance.
Izquierdo, A. E., C. D. De Angelo, and T. M. Aide. 2008. Thirty years of human demography and land-use
change in the Atlantic Forest of Misiones, Argentina: an evaluation of the forest transition model. Ecology
and Society 13(2): 3. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art3/
Research, part of a Special Feature on The influence of human demography and agriculture on natural
systems in the Neotropics
Thirty Years of Human Demography and Land-Use Change in the
Atlantic Forest of Misiones, Argentina: an Evaluation of the Forest
Transition Model
Andrea E. Izquierdo 1,2
, Carlos D. De Angelo 1,2,3
, and T. Mitchell Aide 4
ABSTRACT. For many years, tropical and subtropical forests have been deforested for agriculture, grazing,
andtimberextraction.Neverthelessinthelastdecade,severalpublicationshavesuggestedthatsomeregions
of Latin America are showing a process of forest transition. Forest transition theory predicts that
industrialization and urbanization will lead to the abandonment of marginal agriculture lands and the
recovery of natural systems such as forests. However, there are many ecological, economic, and social
factors that could act as barriers to ecosystem recovery. To evaluate this hypothesis, we analyzed the
socioeconomic and land-use changes during the last 30 years at the provincial and departmental level in
the province of Misiones, Argentina. We described the changes in the distribution of urban and rural

  

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

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology