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Deforestation Around the World

Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes. Despite local/regional causes, its consequences are global. This book provides a general view about deforestation dynamics around the world, incorporating analyses of its causes, impacts and actions to prevent it. Its 17 Chapters, organized in three sections, refer to deforestation impacts on climate, soil, biodiversity and human population, but also describe several initiatives to prevent it. A special emphasis is given to different remote-sensing and mapping techniques that could be used as a source for decision-makers and society to promote forest conservation and control deforestation.

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Deforestation Around the WorldEdited by Paulo Moutinho

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1979

ISBN: 978-953-51-0417-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5264-4

Copyright year: 2012

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10 Crossref Citations

34 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Climatic Effects of Deforestation in South and Southeast Asia

By Rachindra Mawalagedara and Robert J. Oglesby


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2. Impacts of Deforestation on Climate and Water Resources in Western Amazon

By Ranyére Silva Nóbrega


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3. Deforestation and Water Borne Parasitic Zoonoses

By Maria Anete Lallo


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4. Impact of Deforestation on the Sustainability of Biodiversity in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

By Vani Starry Manoharan, John Mecikalski, Ronald Welch and Aaron Song


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5. Dinaric Karst - An Example of Deforestation and Desertification of Limestone Terrain

By Andrej Kranjc


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6. Landslides Caused Deforestation

By Diandong Ren, Lance M. Leslie and Qingyun Duan


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7. Deforestation Dynamics: A Review and Evaluation of Theoretical Approaches and Evidence from Greece

By Serafeim Polyzos and Dionysios Minetos


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8. Geospatial Analysis of Deforestation and Land Use Dynamics in a Region of Southwestern Nigeria

By Nathaniel O. Adeoye, Albert A. Abegunde and Samson Adeyinka


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9. Unsupervised Classification of Aerial Images Based on the Otsu's Method

By Antonia Macedo-Cruz, I. Villegas-Romero, M. Santos-Peñas and G. Pajares-Martinsanz


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10. Deforestation and Waodani Lands in Ecuador: Mapping and Demarcation Amidst Shaky Politics

By Anthony Stocks, Andrew Noss, Malgorzata Bryja and Santiago Arce


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11. Sustainable Forest Management Techniques

By K.P. Chethan, Jayaraman Srinivasan, Kumar Kriti and Kaki Sivaji


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12. Bunjil Forest Watch a Community-Based Forest Monitoring Service

By Chris Goodman


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13. Remnant Vegetation Analysis of Guanabara Bay Basin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Using Geographical Information System

By Luzia Alice Ferreira de Moraes


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14. Preserving Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Catalyzing Conservation Contagion

By Robert H. Horwich, Jonathan Lyon, Arnab Bose and Clara B. Jones


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15. Efficiency of the Strategies to Prevent and Mitigate the Deforestation in Costa Rica

By Óscar M. Chaves


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16. Agroforestry Systems and Local Institutional Development for Preventing Deforestation in Chiapas, Mexico

By Lorena Soto-Pinto, Miguel A. Castillo-Santiago and Guillermo Jiménez-Ferrer


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17. Economic Models of Shifting Cultivation: A Review

By Yoshito Takasaki


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