The Changing Rates and Patterns of Deforestation and Land Use in Brazilian Amazonia

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Diogenes S. Alves1,
  2. Douglas C. Morton2,
  3. Mateus Batistella3,
  4. Dar A. Roberts4 and
  5. Carlos Souza Jr.5

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2009GM000902

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Alves, D. S., Morton, D. C., Batistella, M., Roberts, D. A. and Souza, C. (2009) The Changing Rates and Patterns of Deforestation and Land Use in Brazilian Amazonia, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2009GM000902

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais São José dos Campos, Brazil

  2. 2

    Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

  3. 3

    Embrapa Satellite Monitoring Campinas, Brazil

  4. 4

    Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA

  5. 5

    Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia Belém, Brazil

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347



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


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characterizing Spatial and Temporal Variati ons of Land Cover and Use

  • Land Cover and Land Use Change: Patterns and Trajectories in Amazonia

  • Conclusions and Outlook