Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Local Processes and Global Impacts

Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Local Processes and Global Impacts

by Eric F. Lambin
     
 

This book presents recent estimates on the rate of change of major land classes. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. The book offers innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction. Conclusions are also drawn about the

Overview

This book presents recent estimates on the rate of change of major land classes. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. The book offers innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction. Conclusions are also drawn about the most pressing implications for the design of appropriate intervention policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642068829
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Series:
Global Change - The IGBP Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Lambin is Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the IGBP-IHDP Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project, besides contributing to many other international scientific projects and initiatives. His research focuses on remote sensing, tropical deforestation, desertification and land use transitions.

Helmut Geist is Professor of Human-Environment Interactions at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and former Executive Director of the IGBP-IHDP Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project. His research focuses on environment/development issues and political ecology.

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