Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Editor(s): Ruth S. Defries, Gregory P. Asner, Richard A. Houghton

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904184

Online ISBN: 9781118665985

DOI: 10.1029/GM153

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 153.

Recently, the scientific community has begun to confront such issues. Several national and international programs have been at the forefront of scientific enquiry on the causes and consequences of land use change, including: the Land Use and Land Cover Change Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Land Use program element in the interagency U.S. Climate Change Science Program, and the International Geosphere-Biosphere's Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) core project. The result has been significant advances in understanding the complex socioeconomic, technological, and biophysical factors that drive land use change worldwide.

Table of contents

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    2. Hydro-Ecologic Responses to Land Use in Small Urbanizing Watersheds within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (pages 41–60)

      Glenn E. Moglen, KäRen C. Nelson, Margaret A. Palmer, James E. Pizzuto, Catriona E. Rogers and Mohamad I. Hejazi

    3. Effects of Urbanization on Nutrient Biogeochemistry of Aridland Streams (pages 129–146)

      Nancy B. Grimm, J. Ramón Arrowsmith, Chris Eisinger, James Heffernan, Amanda Macleod, David B. Lewis, Lela Prashad, Tyler Rychener, W. John Roach and Richard W. Sheibley

    4. Loss of Nutrients from Terrestrial Ecosystems to Streams and the Atmosphere Following Land Use Change in Amazonia (pages 147–158)

      Eric A. Davidson, Christopher Neill, Alex V. Krusche, Victoria V. R. Ballester, Daniel Markewitz and Ricardo De O. Figueiredo

    5. Integrated Analysis of Ecosystem Interactions with Land-Use Change: The Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region (pages 277–292)

      Deborah Lawrence, Henricus F. M. Vester, Diego Pérez-Salicrup, J. Ronald Eastman, B. L. Turner and Jacqueline Geoghegan

    6. Eurasian Land Use Impacts on Rangeland Productivity (pages 293–301)

      Dennis S. Ojima, Togtohyn Chuluun, Boldyn Bolortsetseg, Compton J. Tucker and Jeff Hicke