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Land Use and Land Cover Change

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599868
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758065
Land Use and Land Cover Change

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An analysis that focuses on the processes and dynamics of land use and land cover change across the earth’s surface. The results are used to model biomass and ecosystems, and provide inputs with respect to climate change, hydrological, and other environmental models. It specifically examines the effects of human activity on land cover, including deforestation, pollution, changing patterns of agriculture, and conservation and environmental programmes, and how land use is shaped by and shapes social, economic, and environmental processes. ...

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Subjects: Human Geography

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