July 18, 2018

Spillover systems in a telecoupled Anthropocene: typology, methods, and governance for global sustainability

The world has become increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, energy, people, organisms, goods, and matter. Recent advances suggest that telecouplings such as trade and species invasion often generate spillover systems with profound effects.
July 18, 2018

Mapping croplands, cropping patterns, and crop types using MODIS time-series data

The importance of mapping regional and global cropland distribution in timely ways has been recognized, but separation of crop types and multiple cropping patterns is challenging due to their spectral similarity.
October 26, 2017

Soy Expansion and Socioeconomic Development in Municipalities of Brazil

Soy occupies the largest area of agricultural land in Brazil, spreading from southern states to the Amazon region. Soy is also the most important agricultural commodity among Brazilian exports affecting food security and land use nationally and internationally.
October 26, 2017

The Sino-Brazilian Telecoupled Soybean System and Cascading Effects for the Exporting Country

The global food market makes international players intrinsically connected through the flow of commodities, demand, production, and consumption. Local decisions, such as new economic policies or dietary shifts, can foster changes in coupled human–natural systems across long distances.
October 25, 2017

Property Rights and the Soybean Revolution: Shaping How China and Brazil Are Telecoupled

China currently has the largest population in the world and is currently experiencing rapid economic and urban growth, becoming the world’s number one pork and poultry consumer. In order to meet this growing demand for meat, China has increased its demand for soybeans to produce chicken and pork.