Small Farmers and Deforestation in Amazonia

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Eduardo S. Brondízio1,
  2. Anthony Cak2,
  3. Marcellus M. Caldas3,
  4. Carlos Mena5,
  5. Richard Bilsborrow6,
  6. Celia T. Futemma7,
  7. Thomas Ludewigs8,
  8. Emilio F. Moran1 and
  9. Mateus Batistella9

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000737

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Brondízio, E. S., Cak, A., Caldas, M. M., Mena, C., Bilsborrow, R., Futemma, C. T., Ludewigs, T., Moran, E. F. and Batistella, M. (2009) Small Farmers and Deforestation in Amazonia, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000737

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology and Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA

  2. 2

    School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Geography, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  5. 6

    Biostatistics Department and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  6. 7

    Sorocaba Campus, Universidade Federal de São Carlos São Paulo, Brazil

  7. 8

    Center for Sustainable Development, University of Brasília Brasília, Brazil

  8. 9

    Embrapa Monitoriamento Por Satélite Campinas, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347

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Keywords:

  • Rain forest ecology—Amazon River Region;
  • Biosphere—Research—Amazon River Region;
  • Climatic changes—Amazon River Region;
  • Amazon River Region—Climate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining Small Farmers in Amazonia

  • Methods

  • Examining Factors and Temporal Patterns Associated with Small Farmer Deforestation in Amazonia

  • Small Farmers, Land Use, and Deforestation : Moving Beyond Misconceptions

  • Conclusion