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Migration dynamics in Brazil's major biomes

Daniel Joseph Hogan, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Based on initial considerations on the differences among biomes, this paper asks questions on population movements within and between biomes. With a view to identifying where population-environment relations are more or less favourable, the paper asks: What are the major inter-biome streams? Which biomes have the greatest internal mobility? The conclusion is that favourable trends in population processes will only produce favourable results if land-use planning allocates population in favourable sites and if economic development is based on environmental considerations. Conclusions do not fit current assumptions on regional development because attention is given only to population growth and not its distribution.

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Presented in Session 72: Population and environment linkages in developing countries