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Social-Ecological Drivers of Land Cover/Land Use Change on Islands: A Synthesis of the Patterns and Processes of Change

Citation

Walsh, Stephen J.; Brewington, Laura; Laso, Francisco; Shao, Yang; Bilsborrow, Richard E.; Arce-Nazario, Javier; Mattei, Hernando; Page, Philip H.; Frizzelle, Brian G.; & Pizzitutti, Francesco (2020). Social-Ecological Drivers of Land Cover/Land Use Change on Islands: A Synthesis of the Patterns and Processes of Change. In Walsh, Stephen J.; Riveros-Iregui, Diego; Arce-Nazario, Javier; & Page, Philip H. (Eds.), Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands: Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability (pp. 63-88). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Abstract

Island ecosystems around the world are undergoing considerable change as a consequence of complex social-ecological forces that operate at a range of space-time scales. From the molecular or landscape level, and over short- or long-term periods, the forces of change impact islands in important and conspicuous ways. Often manifested through land cover/land use change (LCLUC), globalization and climate change are among the dominant forces that shape islands and alter their trajectories. A meta-analysis of published literature on islands for 1988–2018, a synthesis of island databases, and spatial analyses of island conditions and characteristics are performed using maps and graphics to report findings. Data acquired from multiple satellite platforms and sensor systems are embedded in the papers analyzed in the meta-analysis, and the processes that impact islands are discussed relative to tourism, population migration, globalization, and climate and environmental change.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43973-6_3

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)

Walsh, Stephen J.
Brewington, Laura
Laso, Francisco
Shao, Yang
Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Arce-Nazario, Javier
Mattei, Hernando
Page, Philip H.
Frizzelle, Brian G.
Pizzitutti, Francesco

Editor(s)

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

Year Published

2020

Pages

63-88

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

City of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Reference ID

12968