Santiago Lopez publishes a paper in the journal Applied Geography

IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez published a paper in the journal Applied Geography. His study suggests that although deforestation rates in this historical deforestation hot spot in Western Amazonia have remained relatively unchanged, or even decreased in comparison to the early 2000s when deforestation was the most intensive, the fragmentation of secondary forests due to the expansion of African palm cultivation and other forms of agriculture is an issue of concern. The information presented in this study may assist decision makers in planning local and geolocated interventions that directly respond to the socio-environmental contexts of Amazonian communities.

Santiago Lopez

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