author = "Ferreira, Matheus Pinheiro and Alves, Di{\'o}genes Salas and 
                         Shimabukuro, Yosio Edemir",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Forest dynamics and land-use transitions in the Brazilian Atlantic 
                         Forest: the case of sugarcane expansion",
              journal = "Regional Environmental Change",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "15",
               number = "2",
                pages = "365--377",
                month = "Feb.",
             keywords = "land-use and land-cover change (LULCC), forest transition, 
                         secondary forests, multitemporal thematic mapper imagery, 
                         spatiotemporal analysis.",
             abstract = "In this research, we investigate how forest cover and land use 
                         have evolved in an area of rapid expansion of sugarcane, located 
                         within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (AF) biome. A 23-year 
                         satellite image time series and data from the Brazilian 
                         agricultural censuses were used to assess forest cover and 
                         land-use changes at regional scale. A methodology was developed to 
                         map forest remnants and regeneration patches, for which size and 
                         isolation were analyzed. Censuses statistics showed major changes 
                         on pastureland, cropland, cattle stocking rate, milk, and family 
                         agricultural production. Forest cover represented approximately 
                         4.4 % of the study area, including forest regeneration, which 
                         accounted for 2.4 % of total forest cover. Few large forest 
                         fragments accounted for most of the total forest cover, with 
                         smaller, more numerous fragments ensuring most of patch isolation, 
                         with an average distance between fragments of 987 m. Spatial 
                         distribution analysis revealed that a third of all forest 
                         fragments were located within 50 m from riverbeds, suggesting that 
                         enforcing mandatory preservation of riparian vegetation may 
                         improve patch connectivity. Censuses statistics showed that 
                         sugarcane area increased by more than 200 %, while pasture area 
                         decreased by a fifth, but yet accounted for 61 % of farmland, 
                         where extensive cattle breeding was predominant. As large-scale 
                         sugarcane expanded, rural activities typical of family agriculture 
                         such as cattle breeding and milk production declined. 
                         Simultaneously, cattle stocking rate increased promoting land-use 
                         intensification in pastureland. Finally, the developed methodology 
                         may be useful to detect forest regeneration, using remotely sensed 
                         data, in other AF areas.",
                  doi = "10.1007/s10113-014-0652-6",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-014-0652-6",
                 issn = "1436-3798 and 1436-378X",
                label = "lattes: 1913003589198061 1 ShimabukuroFerrAlve:2014:CaSuEx",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "16 jan. 2021"