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- Chen, Gang; Powers, Ryan P.; de Carvalho, Luis M.T.; Mora, Brice
- Applied geography 2015 v.63 pp. 1-8
- energy resources, etc ; basins; canopy; case studies; dams (hydrology); deforestation; economic development; ecosystems; energy; environmental law; forests; geographic information systems; geography; logging; remote sensing; roads; statistical analysis; trees; Amazonia; Brazil; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... The planned construction of hundreds of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin has the potential to provide invaluable ‘clean’ energy resources for aiding in securing future regional energy needs and continued economic growth. These mega-structures, however, directly and indirectly interfere with natural ecosystem dynamics, and can cause noticeable tree loss. To improve our understanding of how hy ...