Global Change - The IGBP Series

Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

Local Processes and Global Impacts

Editors: Lambin, Eric F., Geist, Helmut J. (Eds.)

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The book presents recent estimates of the rates in changes of major land classes such as forest, cropland and pasture. Among the causative mechanisms behind land change, synergetic factor combinations are found to be more common than single key factor explanations. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. Innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction are presented. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the most pressing implications for the design of appropriate intervention policies, and on new directions and frontiers of research.

About the authors

Eric Lambin is Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the IGBP-IHDP Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project, besides contributing to many other international scientific projects and initiatives. His research focuses on remote sensing, tropical deforestation, desertification and land use transitions.

Helmut Geist is Professor of Human-Environment Interactions at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and former Executive Director of the IGBP-IHDP Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project. His research focuses on environment/development issues and political ecology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Local Processes with Global Impacts

    Lambin, Eric F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Global Land-Cover Change: Recent Progress, Remaining Challenges

    Ramankutty, Navin (et al.)

    Pages 9-39

  • Causes and Trajectories of Land-Use/Cover Change

    Geist, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 41-70

  • Multiple Impacts of Land-Use/Cover Change

    Chhabra, Abha (et al.)

    Pages 71-116

  • Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

    Verburg, Peter H. (et al.)

    Pages 117-135

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-32202-3
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-32201-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-06882-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
Book Subtitle
Local Processes and Global Impacts
Editors
  • Eric F. Lambin
  • Helmut J. Geist
Series Title
Global Change - The IGBP Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32202-3
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32202-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32201-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06882-9
Series ISSN
1619-2435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Topics