author = "Arag{\~a}o, Luiz Eduardo Oliveira e Cruz de and Marengo, Jose A 
                         and Cox, P. M. and Betts, R. A. and Costa, D. and Kaye, N. and 
                         Alves, Lincoln Muniz and Smith, L. T. and Cavalcanti, Iracema 
                         Fonseca de Albuquerque and Oliveira, Gilvan Sampaio de and 
                         Anderson, L. O. and Horta, M. and Hacon, S. and Reis, V. L. and 
                         Fonseca, P. A. M. and Brown, I. F.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Centro 
                         Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas aos Desastres Naturais 
                         (CEMADEN)} and {University of Exeter} and {University of Exeter} 
                         and {University of Exeter} and {Met Office Hadley Centre} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {University 
                         of Bristol} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} 
                         and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Centro 
                         Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas aos Desastres Naturais 
                         (CEMADEN)} and {Funda{\c{c}}{\~a}o Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)} and 
                         {Funda{\c{c}}{\~a}o Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)} and {Acre. 
                         Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas da Amaz{\^o}nia (INPA)} and {Universidade Federal do 
                         Acre (UFAC)}",
                title = "Assessing the influence of climate extremes on ecosystems and 
                         human health in southwestern Amazon supported by the PULSE-Brazil 
              journal = "American Journal of Climate Change",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "5",
               number = "3",
                pages = "399--416",
                 note = "Setores de Atividade: Pesquisa e desenvolvimento 
                         cient{\'{\i}}fico, Atividades de aten{\c{c}}{\~a}o {\`a} 
                         sa{\'u}de humana.",
             keywords = "climate extremes, PULSE, health, Amazon, vulnerability, dengue.",
             abstract = "The complexity of multi-dimensional climate, environmental and 
                         human health information complicates bringing together scientists, 
                         civil society, and decision makers to provide adequate mitigation 
                         and adaptation options for the consequences of global 
                         environmental change. To provide an effective pathway to 
                         conciliate (integrate) these datasets, we present PULSE-Brazil as 
                         the Platform for Understanding Long-term Sustainability of 
                         Ecosystems and human health. The overarching aim of this paper is 
                         to focus on two study cases in the Brazilian state of Acre, 1) 
                         analyzing recent socio-environmental disasters such as the impacts 
                         of droughts and consequent increases in fire detections on the 
                         incidence of respiratory diseases, and 2) evaluating the impacts 
                         of temperature increases in combination with rainfall seasonality 
                         upon the incidence of Dengue fever. Based on data available in 
                         PULSE-Brazil platform, we also aim to provide insights on the 
                         consequences of future climate variability on ecosystems and human 
                         health. Finally, we provide a discussion on the collaborative 
                         process between scientists and policymakers that defined the 
                         PULSE-Brazil platform specifications and datasets and propose a 
                         conceptual pathway for promoting the interaction between science 
                         and policy during the process of producing a tool that allows the 
                         understating of climate-relate processes. Our results clearly 
                         demonstrated that ecosystems are under increased fire risk in the 
                         future that will, in turn, affect the health of human populations. 
                         Moreover, humans are also exposed to critical Dengue fever 
                         outbreaks with the projected increase in minimum temperatures. 
                         Therefore, minimizing the impacts of these potentially ascending 
                         socio-environmental problems is the first step for adapting to a 
                         changing climate in the Amazon region. We expect that PULSE-Brazil 
                         will serve not only as a technical tool for supporting governance, 
                         management, mitigation and long-term adaptation plans for climate 
                         impacts and natural disasters, but also will take advantage of its 
                         graphical capabilities to be an instructive vehicle that 
                         facilitates information flow for societal governance.",
                  doi = "10.4236/ajcc.2016.53030",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajcc.2016.53030",
                 issn = "2167-9495 and 2167-9509",
                label = "lattes: 6731029375224939 9 
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "aragao_assessing.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "18 jan. 2021"