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Although land clearing for agriculture and ranching had relatively small impacts on total annual ANPP, once deforested, parcels became significantly more seasonal than the natural vegetation that had been replaced. Such an increase in seasonality is associated with a reduction of photosynthetic activity during a portion of the year (fallow). Direct consequences of this reduction can be expected on several ESs such as erosion control and water regulation (due to greater exposure of bare soil) and biodiversity (due to the loss or decline in habitat quality and the decrease of green biomass availability for primary consumers during fallow).
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