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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 14, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 14, 2755–2765, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2755-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 14, 2755–2765, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2755-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 06 Jun 2017

Research article | 06 Jun 2017

Changing patterns of fire occurrence in proximity to forest edges, roads and rivers between NW Amazonian countries

Dolors Armenteras et al.
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CIESIN, Columbia and Information Technology Outreach Services Center for International Earth Science Information Network https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VD6WCT

GeoAmazonia UNEP http://www.pnuma.org/deat1/pdf/GEOAMAZONIA_english_10FEB.pdf

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Tropical forests are highly threatened by the expansion of the agricultural frontier, use of fire and subsequent deforestation. NW Amazonia is the wettest part of the basin and the role of fire is still largely unknown in this subregion. In this study, we compared fire regimes in five countries sharing this tropical biome (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil). We studied fire activity in relation to proximity to roads and rivers and how fire occurs in relation to forest fragmentation.
Tropical forests are highly threatened by the expansion of the agricultural frontier, use of...
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