Carbon sequestration, biodiversity and social structures in Southern Amazonia: models and implementation of carbon-optimized land management strategies

Research   question     

How can land management be optimized to minimize negative feedback by land-use change in the frame of climate change and socio-economic development?


Global agricultural market, access via the Amazon, climate change, socio-political interventions and land tenure / land-use conflicts
Indicators Carbon loss and GHG-emissions, yield variability, farm income, discharge variability and soil erosion
Production systemsSoy-bean, corn, cotton, cattle pastures

Development of decision support systems for carbon-optimized land-use by region-specific modelling of land-use impact
Study sites

Novo Progresso (Pará), Sinop (Mato Grosso), Cuiabá (Mato Grosso)

Area25.000 to 200.000 km²
DurationJune 2011 to May 2016
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