5th UF Water Institute Symposium Abstract

Submitter's Name Trey Crouch
Session Name Poster Session - Watershed & Wetland Management
Poster Number 57
Author(s) Trey  Crouch,  University of Florida (Presenting Author)
  Sergio Marconi,  University of Florida
  David  Kaplan, University of Florida
  Examining the effects of dam-induced agriculture land use change on the hydrologic cycle
  The construction of large dams and the continued development of new roads, agribusiness and mining on the Tapajos River has become the new focus of the Amazon frontier. These large dams are expected to have a wide range of effects on riverine ecosystems and communities. Consequently, significant land use change is also expected. We will explore the freely available, remotely sensed and ground-based data from the NASA-supported Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) to examine the possible local hydrological effects of land use change from forest to pasture and pasture to crops due to dam-related urban expansion.