Effects of energy and transportation projects on soybean expansion in the southeast Amazon Basin

【Author】

Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz;John Reid;Britaldo Soares Filho;Robert Kaufmann;Leonardo Fleck;

【Abstract】

<正>We predict potential soybean expansion in the tri-national border region shared by Brazil,Bolivia,and Peru generated by energy and transportation infrastructure projects.These projects are expected to increase the area planted with soybeans,which would convert several types of Amazonian ecosystems,including forests,grasslands and savannahs to soy fields.We compare soybean

【Keywords】

Amazon;Effects of energy and transportation projects on soybean expansion in the southeast Amazon Basin;

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