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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Karen L.
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Barry
dc.contributor.authorKeitt, Timothy H.
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-06T14:38:47Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBrooks, Christopher P., Holmes, Christopher Holmes, Karen Kramer, Barry Barnett, Timothy H. Keitt, and Jerome Chave. 2009. The role of demography and markets in determining deforestation rates near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. PLoS ONE 4(6): e5783.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4459219
dc.description.abstractThe highland forests of Madagascar are home to some of the world's most unique and diverse flora and fauna and to some of its poorest people. This juxtaposition of poverty and biodiversity is continually reinforced by rapid population growth, which results in increasing pressure on the remaining forest habitat in the highland region, and the biodiversity therein. Here we derive a mathematical expression for the subsistence of households to assess the role of markets and household demography on deforestation near Ranomafana National Park. In villages closest to urban rice markets, households were likely to clear less land than our model predicted, presumably because they were purchasing food at market. This effect was offset by the large number of migrant households who cleared significantly more land between 1989–2003 than did residents throughout the region. Deforestation by migrant households typically occurred after a mean time lag of 9 years. Analyses suggest that while local conservation efforts in Madagascar have been successful at reducing the footprint of individual households, large-scale conservation must rely on policies that can reduce the establishment of new households in remaining forested areas.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHuman Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005783en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2691994/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectconservation and restoration ecologyen_US
dc.subjectspatial and landscape ecologyen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Demography and Markets in Determining Deforestation Rates Near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascaren_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPlos Oneen_US
dash.depositing.authorKramer, Karen L.
dc.date.available2010-10-06T14:38:47Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0005783*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKramer, Karen L.


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