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Economic and Related Aspects of Land Use on Islands: A Meta Perspective

Citation

Bilsborrow, Richard E. (2020). Economic and Related Aspects of Land Use on Islands: A Meta Perspective. In Walsh, Stephen J.; Riveros-Iregui, Diego; Acre-Nazario, Javier; & Page, Philip H. (Eds.), Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands: Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability (pp. 11-6). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Abstract

This chapter seeks to distill the recent extensive and growing socio-economic literature on island land use and factors related to it and its changes over time, focusing on methodological aspects with a nod to major findings. This chapter covers agriculture and deforestation in connection with land use, economic aspects and models, and other forms of modelling. A separate, future study will focus on population aspects, migration and urbanization, tourism and climate change. The focus is also on islands which are developing countries or part of developing countries. This is a kind of meta assessment, covering the published academic literature in journals. It is based on a computer search of various data bases since 1990, which initially led to some 10,000 references, distilled down to about 600. A map shows the distribution of studies assessed here. Different approaches to modelling are identified along with recommendations for moving forward in these areas in relation to understanding land use and modeling future changes.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43973-6_2

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands: Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability

Series Title

Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

Author(s)

Bilsborrow, Richard E.

Editor(s)

Walsh, Stephen J.
Riveros-Iregui, Diego
Acre-Nazario, Javier
Page, Philip H.

Year Published

2020

Pages

11-6

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

City of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Reference ID

12759