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Modeling Population-Environment Relationships in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Quito, Ecuador


Summary

The primary objective for this project is to examine some of the complex multidimensional relationships between population and environment dynamics in a tropical rainforest context that is undergoing substantial change due to the advance of the agricultural frontier. Three interrelated Aims are proposed to examine demographic, socioeconomic, institutional, and ecological factors: (i) Determine factors associated with the spatial distribution of family households overtime; (ii) Determine factors associated with changing household fertility overtime; (iii) Decompose changes in land use and land cover over time into factors related to population growth, location / proximity to communities / markets, year of farm establishment, natural resources, and wealth.

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  • Start Date: 
    04/01/2007
  • End Date: 
    03/31/2010

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