Ecosystems and Land Use Change
Copyright © 2004 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Ruth S. Defries, Gregory P. Asner, Richard A. Houghton
Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875904184
Online ISBN: 9781118665985
Book Series: Geophysical Monograph Series
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.