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Polarization in the land distribution, land use and land cover change in the Amazon.

Acta Amazon 2011 ;41(2):223-232

Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável / Universidade de

The objective of this article is to present Polarization of Agrarian Structure as a single, more complete representation than models emphasizing rural exodus and consolidation of land into large agropastoral enterprises of the dynamics of changing land distribution, land use / cover, and thus the rural milieu of Amazonia. Data were collected in 2003 using social surveys on a sample of 587 lots randomly selected from among 5,086 lots on a cadastral map produced in the 1970s. Georeferencing of current property boundaries in the location of these previously demarcated lots allows us to relate sociodemographic and biophysical variables of the surveyed properties to the changes in boundaries that have occurred since the 1970s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0044-59672011000200006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3954987PMC
January 2011
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