Global land-use/land-cover change: towards an integrated study

Billie Turner, W. B. Meyer, D. L. Skole

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Human actions are altering the terrestrial environment at unprecedented rates, magnitudes, and spatial scales. Land-cover change stemming from human and uses represents a major source and a major element of global environmental change. An international and interdisciplinary agenda is currently being developed to address these issues, through several closely-connected foci of study. A division of the world according to common situations of environment, human driving forces, and land-cover dynamics will be followed by detailed study of the processes at work within each situation. The results will form the basis for a concurrent effort to develop a global land model that can offer projections of patterns of land transformation. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmbio
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering


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