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The monitoring of agricultural activities at a regular basis is crucial to assure that the food production meets the world population demands, which is increasing yearly. Such information can be derived from remote sensing data. In spite of topics re...
Changes in natural environments caused by human activities through land use and land cover changes (LUCC) have increased during the last three centuries. LUCC is a key sector of climate change, and it is responsible for an important amount of greenho...
Land use and management activities have a substantial impact on carbon stocks and associated greenhouse gas emissions and removals. However, it is challenging to discriminate between anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic sources and sinks from land. To...
Protected areas have been established historically in residual places where the potential for extractive uses is low, implying that places at risk are usually under-protected. Argentina is no exception, with few protected areas established in product...
In tropical/subtropical regions, the favorable climate associated with the use of agricultural technologies, such as no tillage, minimum cultivation, irrigation, early varieties, desiccants, flowering inducing, and crop rotation, makes agriculture hi...
Large uncertainties still dominate the hypothesis of an abrupt large-scale shift of the Amazon forest caused by climate change [Amazonian forest dieback (AFD)] even though observational evidence shows the forest and regional climate changing. Here, w...
The role of improving the enforcement of Brazil's Forest Code in reducing deforestation in the Amazon has been highlighted in many studies. However, in a context of strong political pressure for loosening environmental protections, the future impacts...