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The choices farmers make: Board game helps scientists understand land use decisions

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What if you inherited a piece of Central American jungle from your elders and were faced with the choice of farming it to increase your income -- or leave the trees standing to store carbon and combat climate change? Luis García Barrios, a senior researcher at Mexico's Colegio de la Frontera Sur, invented the Sierra Springs board game to simulate the behavior of farmers gaining access to a new plot of tropical forest. Read more: www.forestsclimatechange.org