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A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network

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  • Joice Ferreira
  • Alexander C. Lees
  • Ima Celia Guimaraes Vieira
  • Ricardo Abramovay
  • Alexandre Aleixo
  • Christian Andretti
  • Luiz E. O. C. Aragao
  • Ivanei Araujo
  • Williams Souza de Avila
  • Mateus Batistella
  • Rodrigo Anzolin Begotti
  • Troy Beldini
  • Driss Ezzine de Blas
  • Rodrigo Fagundes Braga
  • Danielle de Lima Braga
  • Janaina Gomes de Brito
  • Plinio Barbosa de Camargo
  • Fabiane Campos dos Santos
  • Vivian Campos de Oliveira
  • Amanda Cardoso Nunes Cordeiro
  • Thiago Moreira Cardoso
  • Deborah Reis de Carvalho
  • Sergio Andre Castelani
  • Julio Cezar Mario Chaul
  • Carlos Eduardo Cerri
  • Francisco de Assis Costa
  • Carla Daniele Furtado da Costa
  • Emilie Coudel
  • Alexandre Camargo Coutinho
  • Denis Cunha
  • Alvaro D'Antona
  • Joelma Dezincourt
  • Karina Dias-Silva
  • Mariana Durigan
  • Julio Cesar Dalla Mora Esquerdo
  • Jose Feres
  • Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz
  • Amanda Estefania de Melo Ferreira
  • Ana Carolina Fiorini
  • Lenise Vargas Flores da Silva
  • Fabio Soares Frazao
  • Rachel Garrett
  • Alessandra dos Santos Gomes
  • Karoline da Silva Goncalves
  • Jose Benito Guerrero
  • Neusa Hamada
  • Robert M. Hughes
  • Danilo Carmago Igliori
  • Ederson da Conceicao Jesus
  • Leandro Juen
  • Miercio Junior
  • Jose Max Barbosa de Oliveira Junior
  • Raimundo Cosme de Oliveira Junior
  • Carlos Souza Junior
  • Phil Kaufmann
  • Vanesca Korasaki
  • Rafael Leitao
  • Natalia Lima
  • Maria de Fatima Lopes Almeida
  • Reinaldo Lourival
  • Ralph Mac Nally
  • Sebastien Marchand
  • Marcia Motta Maues
  • Fatima M. S. Moreira
  • Carla Morsello
  • Nargila Moura
  • Jorge Nessimian
  • Samia Nunes
  • Renata Pardini
  • Heloisa Correia Pereira
  • Paulo Santos Pompeu
  • Carla Rodrigues Ribas
  • Felipe Rossetti
  • Fernando Augusto Schmidt
  • Rodrigo da Silva
  • Regina Celia Viana Martins da Silva
  • Thiago Fonseca Morello Ramalho da Silva
  • Joao Victor Siqueira
  • Ricardo R. C. Solar
  • Nicola Saverio Holanda Tancredi
  • James R. Thomson
  • Patricia Carignano Torres
  • Fernando Zagury Vaz-de-Mello
  • Ruan Carlo Stulpen Veiga
  • Adriano Venturieri
  • Cecilia Viana
  • Diana Weinhold
  • Ronald Zanetti
  • Jansen Zuanon
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Journal publication date5/06/2013
JournalPhilosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
Journal number1619
Volume368
Number of pages11
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Science has a critical role to play in guiding more sustainable development trajectories. Here, we present the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazonia Sustentavel, RAS): a multidisciplinary research initiative involving more than 30 partner organizations working to assess both social and ecological dimensions of land-use sustainability in eastern Brazilian Amazonia. The research approach adopted by RAS offers three advantages for addressing land-use sustainability problems: (i) the collection of synchronized and co-located ecological and socioeconomic data across broad gradients of past and present human use; (ii) a nested sampling design to aid comparison of ecological and socioeconomic conditions associated with different land uses across local, landscape and regional scales; and (iii) a strong engagement with a wide variety of actors and non-research institutions. Here, we elaborate on these key features, and identify the ways in which RAS can help in highlighting those problems in most urgent need of attention, and in guiding improvements in land-use sustainability in Amazonia and elsewhere in the tropics. We also discuss some of the practical lessons, limitations and realities faced during the development of the RAS initiative so far.