Global Environmental Change and Land Use

Editors: Haarman, H.J.T.M., Verhagen, Jan, Rovers, C.A. (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

The interaction between environmental change and human activities is com­ plex, requiring the concepts and tools of a number of disciplines for its effective analysis. Land-use and land-cover change has only recently become a topic susceptible to scientific research, as these concepts and tools have been devel­ oped and made available. Rooted in a broad community concemed with global change, systematic research has begun into land-use systems at different scales and interactions, and their links with global cyc1es of water, nitrogen and carbon are being explored. Partly based on research initiated by the Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air PolIution and Climate Change (NRP), this book touches upon various land-use and land-cover issues in relation to global environmental change. In addition to the biogeochemical cyc1es, land as a car­ rier for functions of economic activities, food and fibre production and energy production via biomass are discussed. Crucial in studying land use is human behaviour and man-environment interaction at different scales. Land-use and land-cover change is an important contrlbutor of greenhouse­ gasses as these activities directly interfere with the carbon, nitrogen and water cyc1es. These cyc1es are connected through numerous feedback loops. The interface of land-use and c1imate is essentially determined by the interaction of man and the environment. Man uses land primarily to produce food; a relatively small area is needed for urban development.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Land Use and Global Environmental Change

    Dolman, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Methodology for Multi-Scale Land-Use Change Modelling: Concepts and Challenges

    Verburg, P. H. (et al.)

    Pages 17-51

  • Global Warming and the Economics of Land-Use and of Land-Cover Change

    Groeneveld, R. A. (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Land Cover and the Climate System

    Hutjes, R. W. A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-110

  • Land Use and Terrestrial Carbon Sinks

    Dolman, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 111-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Environmental Change and Land Use
Editors
  • H.J.T.M. Haarman
  • Jan Verhagen
  • C.A. Rovers
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0335-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0335-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1346-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6308-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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