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Ecosystems and Land Use Change / Edition 1

Ecosystems and Land Use Change / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780875904184
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/09/2004
Series: Geophysical Monograph Series , #153
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ruth DeFries is an environmental geographer who specializes in the use of remote sensing to study Earth's habitability under the influence of human activities, such as deforestation, that influence regulating biophysical and biogeochemical processes. Gregory Asner is the editor of Ecosystems and Land Use Change, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Ruth S. DeFries, Gregory P. Asner, and Richard A. Houghton vii

Trade-Offs in Land-Use Decisions: Towards a Framework for Assessing Multiple
Ecosystem Responses to Land-Use Change
Ruth S. DeFries, Gregory P. Asner, and Richard Houghton 1

Section I. The Multiple Ecosystem Responses to Land-Use Change

Hydrological Consequences of Land Use Change: A Review of the State-of-the-Science
Keith N. Eshleman 13

Impacts of Agriculture on Aquatic Ecosystems in the Humid United States
Kenneth W. Potter, Jamie C. Douglas, and Edmund M. Brick 31

Hydro-Ecologic Responses to Land Use in Small Urbanizing Watersheds Within the
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Glenn E. Moglen, Karen C. Nelson, Margaret A. Palmer, James E. Pizzuto, Catriona E. Rogers, and Mohamad I. Hejazi 41

Biogeophysical Feedbacks Between Land Cover and Climate
Gordon B. Bonan 61

Implications of Tropical Deforestation for Regional and Global Hydroclimate
Roni Avissar, Renato Ramos da Silva, and David Werth 73

Effects of Land-Use Change on the Carbon Balance of Terrestrial Ecosystems
R. A. Houghton and C. L. Goodale 85

Biogeochemistry of Desertification and Woody Encroachment in Grazing Systems
Gregory P. Asner and Roberta E. Martin 99

Nitrogen Emissions Along the Colorado Front Range: Response to Population Growth,
Land and Water Use Change, and Agriculture
J. S. Baron, S. Del Grosso, D. S. Ojima, D. M. Theobald, and W. J. Parton 117

Effects of Urbanization on Nutrient Biogeochemistry of Aridland Streams
Nancy B. Grimm, J. Ramon Arrowsmith, Chris Eisinger, James Heffernan, Amanda MacLeod,
David B. Lewis, tela Prashad, Tyler Rychener, W. John Roach, and Richard W. Sheibley 129

Loss of Nutrients From Terrestrial Ecosystems to Streams and the Atmosphere Following
Land Use Change in Amazonia
Eric A. Davidson, Christopher Neil I, Alex V. Krusche, Victoria V. R. Ballester, Daniel Markewitz, and Ricardo de O. Figueiredo 147

Land Use Change and Human Health
Jonathan A. Patz and Douglas E. Norris 159

Land-Use Change and Infectious Disease in West Africa
M. C. Thomson, P. J. Ericksen, A. Ben Mohamed, and S. J. Connor 169

Rapid Land-Use Change and Its Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity
William E Lauranee 189

Section II. Observing, Forecasting, and Hindcasting Land-Use Change

Footprints From the Past: Blueprint for the Future?
Kees Klein Goldewijk 203

Landscape Level Analysis of the Spatial and Temporal Complexity of Land-Use Change
Peter H. Verburg, A. Veldkamp, Louise Willemen, Koen P. Overmars, and Jean-Christophe Castella 21 7

Observing and Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover Change
Thomas R. Loveland and Ruth S. DeFries 231

Section III. Regional Case Studies of Ecosystem Interactions With Land-Use Change

Land Use, Land Cover, and Climate Change Across the Mississippi Basin: Impacts on
Selected Land and Water Resources
Jonathan A. Foley, Christopher J. Kucharik, Tracy E. Twine, Michael T. Coe, and Simon D. Donner 249

Integrated Analysis of Ecosystem Interactions With Land Use Change: The Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Scott J. Goetz, Claire A. Jantz, Stephen D. Prince, Andrew J. Smith, Dmitry Varlyguin, and Robb K. Wright 263

Integrated Analysis of Ecosystem Interactions With Land-Use Change: The Southern
Yucatan Peninsular Region
Deborah Lawrence, Henricus F. A/I. Vester, Diego Perez-Salicrup, J. Ronald Eastman, B. L. Turner II, and Jacqueline Geoghegan 277

Eurasian Land Use Impacts on Rangeland Productivity
Dennis S. Ojima, Togtohyn Chuluun, Boldyn Bolortsetseg, Compton J. Tucker, and Jeff Hicke 293

Long-Term Ecological Changes in the Densely Populated Rural Landscapes of China
Erie C. Ellis 303

The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia: Analyzing Regional Land Use Change Effects
Michael Keller, Maria Assungao Silva-Dias, Daniel C. Nepstad, and Meinrat O. Andreae 321


Typological Responses of Ecosystems to Land Use Change
Gregory P. Asner, Ruth  DeFries, and Richard Houghton  337

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