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December 13, 2021

A new paper in PNAS demonstrates an approach to identify homesteads of forest-dependent people and to track their resource base over 30 years across the entire South American Gran Chaco (1.1 million km2).  The transferable and scalable methodology puts forest smallholders on the map and can help to uncover the land-use conflicts at play in many deforestation frontiers across the globe.

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August 10, 2021

The materials, webinar recording and blog post from the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group's June Meet & Greet are now available.

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June 9, 2021

A new paper in Sustainability Science looks at how transnational socio-ecological land systems highlight the influence of institutions under different governance regimes in defining the spatial configuration and ecological properties of regions. Land systems' asymmetries are mediated by the primary production of the ecosystems, agriculture aptitude and by contrasting perceptions and valuation of the same ecoregion across national borders. In addition, the land-use history, legacies and cultural heritage can promote land systems’ asymmetries depending on complex interactions and feedbacks of socio-ecological systems.

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June 8, 2021

The webinar recording and presentations for the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group's third webinar are now available.

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