Infrastruture Module 2 - Fazenda Continental, Cláudia/MT

Continental Farm is located in the region known as “Dry Forests of Mato Grosso”, which covers part of the states of Mato Grosso (north) and Pará (south). Its total area corresponds to about 10% of the Amazon Biome and constitutes a transition zone, limited to the north and west by the rainforest, and to the east and south by the Cerrado. The vegetation consists of tree species and features of the Amazonian transition forest.
The PPBio Module was installed in an area of ​​continuous vegetation, which is fragmented only by the presence of dirt roads, where some are deactivated and others currently used for access to the farm's headquarters, as well as for the transport of wood and agricultural products.
Access to Module 2 is via the ferederal highway BR-163 towards the municipality of Alta Floresta. Departing from Sinop it is about 55 to 60 km away to the entrance (on the right) that leads to the module camp.
In this module there is no accommodation structure for research. There is a covered area with a kitchen and a clay oven.
Students and researchers use a construction made of wood and covered with a zinc plate for camping. There is a watercourse about 80 m from the camp which is used for collective and personal hygiene.
The module consists of two trails spaced 1 km apart, forming a rectangle of 5 km². A permanent plot of 250 m was installed at each kilometer of this system, resulting in 12 land parcels. There is a permanent watercourse between plots 9 and 10, next to it 2 plots of 250 m were considered to be riparian. Between sections 1, 2 and 3 there are also flooded portions.
Access infrastructures in the field
Researchers and students travel about 700 m from the camp to the plots of the module. The main road gives access to plots 11 and 12 and another road comes close to plots 6 and 7 on the left side of the module. There are some tracks between the plots that connect the module's two main tracks.
Geographic coordinates
11 ° 24 ’38.8’ ’S
55 ° 19 ’29.2’ ’W
Ford Ranger
Mitsubishi L200
Cars from the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Sinop campus.
Detail image of module 2.
Prof. Dr. Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues