Trade-offs in Land-Use Decisions: Towards a Framework for Assessing Multiple Ecosystem Responses to Land-Use Change

  1. Ruth S. Defries,
  2. Gregory P. Asner and
  3. Richard A. Houghton
  1. Ruth S. DeFries1,
  2. Gregory P. Asner2 and
  3. Richard Houghton3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/153GM02

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

How to Cite

DeFries, R. S., Asner, G. P. and Houghton, R. (2004) Trade-offs in Land-Use Decisions: Towards a Framework for Assessing Multiple Ecosystem Responses to Land-Use Change, in Ecosystems and Land Use Change (eds R. S. Defries, G. P. Asner and R. A. Houghton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/153GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

  2. 2

    Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California

  3. 3

    Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904184

Online ISBN: 9781118665985

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Keywords:

  • Land use—Decision making—Case studies;
  • Environmental degradation—Case studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are the Major Consequences of Land-Use Changes for Ecosystems and their Ability to Provide Goods and Services in the Future?

  • How Do Ecosystem Responses Vary with Type of Land-Use Change, Stage in the Land-Use Transition, and Biophysical Setting?

  • What are the Appropriate Temporal and Spatial Scales for Analyzing Ecosystem Responses to Land-Use Change?

  • Can Trade-Offs between Intended and Unintended Consequences of Land Use be Quantified to Inform Planning and Decision-Making?

  • Organization of this Volume