Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

Editors: Gutman, Garik, Radeloff, Volker (Eds.)

  • Comprehensively reviews dramatic land-use change across Eastern Europe
  • Covers environmental consequences of the collapse of socialist governance
  • Presents scientific studies on effects of the collapse of socialism
  •  Highlights the importance of understanding socioeconomic shocks
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This work analyzes the effects of one of the most dramatic changes of entire societies that the world has ever witnessed. It explores the collapse of socialist governance and management systems on land cover and land use in various parts of Eastern Europe. As readers will discover, this involved rapid and unprecedented changes such as widespread agricultural abandonment. Changes in the countries of the former Soviet block, former Soviet Union republics, and European Russia are compared and contrasted. 
Contributing authors cover topics such as the carbon cycle and the environment, effects of institutional changes on urban centers and agriculture, as well as changes in wildlife populations. The volume includes analysis of the drivers of agricultural land abandonment, forest changes in Black Sea region, an extreme drought event of 2010, impacts of fires on air quality and other land-cover/land-use issues in Eastern Europe. Satellite data used were mostly from optical sensors including night lights observations, with both coarse and medium spatial resolution. 
Ultimately, this work highlights the importance of understanding socioeconomic shocks: that is, those brief periods during which societies change rapidly resulting in significant impact on land use and the environment. Thus it shows that change is often abrupt rather than gradual and thereby much harder to predict.
This book is a truly international and interdisciplinary effort, written by a team of scientists from the USA, Europe, and Russia. It will be of interest to a broad range of scientists at all levels within natural and social sciences, including those studying recent and ongoing changes in Europe. In particular, it will appeal to geographers, environmental scientists, remote sensing specialists, social scientists and agricultural scientists.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Radeloff, V. C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • Overview of Changes in Land Use and Land Cover in Eastern Europe

    Feranec, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

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  • Lighting Tracks Transition in Eastern Europe

    Elvidge, C. D. (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

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  • Land Change in the Carpathian Region Before and After Major Institutional Changes

    Munteanu, Catalina (et al.)

    Pages 57-90

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  • Underlying Drivers and Spatial Determinants of post-Soviet Agricultural Land Abandonment in Temperate Eastern Europe

    Prishchepov, Alexander V. (et al.)

    Pages 91-117

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
Editors
  • Garik Gutman
  • Volker Radeloff
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42638-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42638-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42636-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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