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Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (2006)
Book in the IGBP Series
The edited book synthesizes research achievements by dozens of scientists related to the Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
The book presents recent estimates of the rates in changes of major land classes such as forest, cropland and pasture. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. Innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction are presented. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the most pressing implications for the design of appropriate intervention policies, and on new directions and frontiers of research.
Land-Use and Land-Cover Change - Local Processes and Global Impacts
Lambin, Eric F.; Geist, Helmut J. (Eds.) 2006, XVIII, 222 p., 44 illus., 19 in colour, Hardcover