Studies about green water in Brazil and biodiversity scenarios
Water is not only rain, rivers and lakes. Water is fundamentally related to the landscape, food production, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Dr. Fader from ICWRGC collaborated with French researchers to giveecologists guidance on using land-use and land-cover change scenarios to generate biodiversity and ecosystem services scenarios. In a further study, Dr. Fader collaborated with another group of authors to demonstrate that multiple-cropping and cropland expansion in Brazil do not only affect agricultural yields but also water productivity.
See the articles under:
“What ecologists should know before using land-use/cover change projections for biodiversity and ecosystem service assessments”
“The effects of cropping intensity and cropland expansion of Brazilian soybean production on green water flows”