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Table 2 Lost area and land-cover change of several plant communities in the Tamaulipan thornscrub ecosystem of northeastern, Mexico for the period of 1980–1996.

From: Carbon fluxes resulting from land-use changes in the Tamaulipan thornscrub of northeastern Mexico

Year Estimated Area (km2) Area (km2) Change (%) Area Change per year (km2) Annual Change rate (%)
Tamaulipan thornscrub
1980 12,282.43 -4,462.38 -36.67 -278.89 -2.27
1996 7,820.05     
Agriculture
1980 7,192.08 +2,637.84 +36.33 +164.86 +2.29
1996 9,829.92     
Grasslands
1980 2,042.38 +541.02 +26.49 +33.81 +1.66
1996 2,583.40     
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