Observing and Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover Change

  1. Ruth S. Defries,
  2. Gregory P. Asner and
  3. Richard A. Houghton
  1. Thomas R. Loveland1 and
  2. Ruth S. Defries2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/153GM18

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

How to Cite

Loveland, T. R. and Defries, R. S. (2004) Observing and Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover 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: 10.1029/153GM18

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. Geological Survey, Eros Data Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  2. 2

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

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:

  • Detecting Change at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales

  • Defining Observation and Monitoring

  • Tools for Change Observation and Monitoring

  • Monitoring Change in Land Cover

  • The Characteristics of Change

  • Integrated Analysis of Change: Case Examples and Studies Challenges

  • Advancing the State-of-the-Science in Change Observation and Monitoring