The Plata Basin, a major contributor to global food production, has been experiencing intense and widespread land use changes in the last three decades. This project quantifies these changes, explores their dynamics and causes, and analyzes their main consequences on nature (e.g carbon and water cycling) and society (e.g. employment, rural migration, food production). In the team, people from thirteen institutions and five countries merges complementary capacities to advance global change science, generate management and adaptation tools, and promote scientific capacity building in the region.
plata basin
Native vegetation to agricultureAgricultural shiftsGrazing on natural vegetationNatural grassland to afforestation