CitationWalsh, 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.
AbstractIsland 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.
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleLand Cover and Land Use Change on Islands: Social & Ecological Threats to Sustainability
Series TitleSocial and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands
Author(s)Walsh, Stephen J.
Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Page, Philip H.
Frizzelle, Brian G.