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|Title:||Results from LBA and a Vision for Future Amazonian Research|
Nobre, Carlos Afonso
Luizão, Flávio Jesus
Land Use And Land Cover
Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere Experiments
Level Of Consciousness
|metadata.dc.publisher.journal:||Amazonia and Global Change|
|Abstract:||This chapter summarizes selected results from the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) and briefly describes a vision for future Amazonian research. The need for research on people and environment interactions is emphasized in the context of regional and global change. LBA developed institutional and scientific capacity in Amazonia, but its performance to promote sustainable development was restricted because the program has predominantly emphasized the advancement of basic knowledge, with less emphasis on integrative studies explicitly designed to influence public policies with consequences on land use and land cover. The challenge of transforming the natural goods of Amazonia into human and economic benefits in an environmentally sustainable manner requires a new level of consciousness and collaborative work through the ability to move from simple diagnosis in the direction of actions at local, regional, and national levels. From the results of LBA, we may evolve to new experiences in which society will add value to the interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere. © 2009 by the American Geophysical Union. All rights reserved.|
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