Cerrado-Amazonia Transition - Brazil

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Site Name
Cerrado-Amazonia Transition
Short name
TRAN
Country
Brazil
Site Description
The LTER-TRAN site is located in the transition between the Cerrado and Amazonia biomes, in a region called "arc of deforestation", that suffers strong impacts by the agriculture expansion. The site include 10 subsites (Bacaba, Vera Cruz, Tanguro, Santa Marta, Floresta, Araguaia, Santana, Serra das Araras, Guaporé and Tangará), in five municipalities of Mato Grosso and Pará states. The base-site is located at the Bacaba Municipal Park, in eastern Mato Grosso, where areas are being monitored since 1996, to evaluate the temporal and spatial changes of the vegetation (forests and savannas) and streams, allowing to understand the natural dynamic processes and the changes resulting from human actions. Legal reserves areas in farms and flooded forests of the Araguaia State Park are also being monitored. Social-environmental studies and intensive educational actions complement the activities of this site.
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2021-03-03 11:03:02

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1996
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Part of the team of researchers of the PELD-TRAN project

Part of the team of researchers of the PELD-TRAN project

Forest plot monitored by the team of PELD-TRAN project

Forest plot monitored by the team of PELD-TRAN project

Environmental education activities promoted by PELD-TRAN team

Environmental education activities promoted by PELD-TRAN team

Equipment for measuring the thickness of litter layer, invented by a member (Prof. Ben Hur Marimon Jr) of PELD-TRAN project

Equipment for measuring the thickness of litter layer, invented by a member (Prof. Ben Hur Marimon Jr) of PELD-TRAN project

Forest plot monitored by the team of PELD-TRAN project

Forest plot monitored by the team of PELD-TRAN project

Students of the PELD-TRAN project collecting aquatic insects

Students of the PELD-TRAN project collecting aquatic insects

Students of the PELD-TRAN project collecting aquatic insects

Students of the PELD-TRAN project collecting aquatic insects

Member of the PELD-TRAN project collecting soil samples in an Anthropogenic Forest (Terra Preta de Índio)

Member of the PELD-TRAN project collecting soil samples in an Anthropogenic Forest (Terra Preta de Índio)

Principal areas monitored by PELD-TRAN project

Principal areas monitored by PELD-TRAN project

Geographic
Size
500.00ha
Elevation (average)
250.00msl
Elevation (min)
190.00msl
Elevation (max)
350.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Brazil (LTER_SAM_BR_15)This site is a verified "LTER Brazil" member.
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