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Viability of the Babassu Palm Eco-socio-system in Brazil: The Challenges of Coviability

Abstract : The babassu palm tree (Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng.) is a species native to the Amazonian rainforest. The invasive nature of this palm tree results in a high density of babassu palm trees with a subsequent decrease in forage crop production. This is a serious problem for local farmers who have tried to resolve it by removing mature palms, seedlings and young individuals. Within these conditions, is coviability between the babassu palm tree and society possible? Our work consisted in developing tools and methods with the aim of producing knowledge and providing answers to this issue within a given territory. To understand the eco-socio-system, we have explored the available knowledge in the literature, produced specific field data, tools and methods such as mathematical modeling (dynamics of the palm tree population) and remote sensing (land use analysis thanks to Landsat high-resolution images and automatic detection of mature palm trees using Pleiades and GeoEye very high-resolution images). This multidisciplinary research in progress has already given us a good overview of the current situation of this eco-socio-system, enabling us to consider the best way to ensure its sustainability.
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Danielle Mitja, Nikolay Sirakov, Alessio Moreira dos Santos, Sol González-Pérez, Deiane Jorge Macedo, et al.. Viability of the Babassu Palm Eco-socio-system in Brazil: The Challenges of Coviability. Coviability of Social and Ecological Systems : Reconnecting Mankind to the Biosphere in an Era of Global Change, 2, Editions Springer, 794 p., 2019, 978-3-319-78497-7. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-78111-2_14⟩. ⟨hal-02790088⟩



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