PASANOA – Pathways to Sustainable Land Management in Northern Argentina

During the past 20 years, Argentina has become a major producer and exporter of agricultural products, yet this came at considerable environmental costs. Agricultural expansion and intensification has been particularly rampant in the Chaco, where the current land management systems are not sustainable. Within the project PASANOA the goal was to find pathways to sustainable future land use in the Chaco and provide solutions to implement landscapes that balance agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem services.

Principal Investigators
Kümmerle, Tobias Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Biogeography)

Duration of Project
Start date: 09/2015
End date: 12/2018

Research Areas

Research Areas
Biogeographie, Landnutzung und Landnutzungswandel

• Macchi, L., Baumann, M., Bluhm H., Baker, M., Levers, C., Grau H.R. & Kuemmerle, T. (2019): Thresholds in forest bird communities along woody vegetation gradients in the South American Dry Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, 629-639.
• Torrella, S., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Levers C., Ginzburg, R., Gavier Pizarro, G., & Kuemmerle, T. (2018): Opportunities of multi-scale spatial planning to maintain forest connectivity in the Argentine Chaco despite deforestation. Ecology & Society, 23:24.
• Nolte, C., Gobbi, B., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Butsic, V., Lambin, E.F. (2017): Challenges in attributing avoided deforestation to policies and actors: lessons from provincial forest zoning in the Argentine Dry Chaco, Ecological Economics, 150, 346-352.
• Piquer-Rodriguez, M., Baumann, M., Bustic, V., Gasparri, I., Gavier-Pizarro, G., Volante, J. N., Müller, D. & Kuemmerle, T. (2018): The potential impact of economic policies on future land-use conversions in Argentina. Land Use Policy, 79, 57-67
• Baumann. M., Levers, C., Macchi, L., Bluhm, H., Waske, B., Gasparri, I. & Kuemmerle, T. (2018): Mapping continuous fields of tree and shrub cover across the Gran Chaco using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 201-211
• Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Butsic, V., Gärtner, P., Macchi, L., Baumann, M., Gavier Pizarro, G., Volante, J., Gasparri, I., & Kuemmerle, T. (2018): Drivers of agricultural land-use change in the Argentine Pampas and Chaco regions. Journal of Applied Geography, 91, 111-122.
• le Polain de Waroux, Y., Baumann, M., Gasparri, N. I., Gavier-Pizarro, G., Godar, J., Kuemmerle, T., Müller, R., Vázquez, F., Volante, J. N., & Meyfroidt, P. (2017): Rents, actors, and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108, 204-225.
• Fehlenberg, V., Baumann, M., Gasparri, I., Piquer-Rodriguez, M., Gavier Pizarro, G., & Kuemmerle, T. (2017): The role of soybean production as an underlying driver of deforestation in the South American Chaco. Global Environmental Change, 45, 24-34.
• Marinaro, S., Grau, H. R., Gasparri, N., Kuemmerle, T., & Baumann, M. (2017): Differences in production, carbon stocks and biodiversity outcomes of land tenure regimes in the Argentine Dry Chaco. Environmental Research Letters, 12: 045003.
• Nolte, C., Gobbi, B., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Butsic, V., Lambin, E.F. (2017): Decentralized Land Use Zoning Reduces Large-scale Deforestation in a Major Agricultural Frontier, Ecological Economics, 136, 30-40.
• Kuemmerle, T., Altrichter, M., Baldi, G., Cabido, M., Camino, M., Cuellar, E., Cuellar, R., L., Decarre, J., Díaz, S., Gasparri, S., Gavier Pizarro, G., Ginzburg, R., Giordano, A. J., Grau, H. R., Jobbágy, E., Leynaud, G., Macchi, L., Mastrangelo, M., Matteucci, S. D., Noss, A., Paruelo, J., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Romero-Muñoz, A., Semper-Pascual, A., Thompson, J., Torrella, S., Torres, R., Volante, J.N., Yanosky, A., & Zak, M. (2017): Remember Gran Chaco. Science, 355, 465-466.
• Baumann, M., Gasparri, N. I., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Gavier- Pizarro, G., Griffiths, P., Hostert, P. & Kuemmerle, T. (2017): Carbon emissions from deforestation and agricultural intensification in the Chaco. Global Change Biology, 23, 1902–1916.

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