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Land Use Change: Complexity and Comparisons


Rindfuss, Ronald R.; Entwisle, Barbara; Walsh, Stephen J.; An, Li; Badenoch, Nathan; Brown, Daniel G.; Deadman, Peter; Evans, Thomas P.; Fox, Jefferson; & Geoghegan, Jacqueline, et al. (2008). Land Use Change: Complexity and Comparisons. Journal of Land Use Science, 3(1), 1-10. PMCID: PMC2846795


Research on the determinants of land use change and its relationship to vulnerability (broadly defined), biotic diversity and ecosystem services (e.g. Gullison et al. 2007), health (e.g. Patz et al. 2004) and climate change (e.g. van der Werf et al. 2004) has accelerated. Evidence of this increased interest is demonstrated by several examples. Funding agencies in the US (National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and around the world have increased their support of land use science. In addition to research papers in disciplinary journals, there have been numerous edited volumes and special issues of journals recently (e.g. Gutman et al. 2004; Environment & Planning B 2005; Environment & Planning A 2006; Lambin and Geist 2006; Kok, Verburg and Veldkamp 2007). And in 2006, the Journal of Land Use Science was launched.


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Journal of Land Use Science


Rindfuss, Ronald R.
Entwisle, Barbara
Walsh, Stephen J.
An, Li
Badenoch, Nathan
Brown, Daniel G.
Deadman, Peter
Evans, Thomas P.
Fox, Jefferson
Geoghegan, Jacqueline
Gutmann, Myron P.
Kelly, Maggi
Linderman, Marc
Liu, Jianguo
Malanson, George P.
Mena, Carlos F.
Messina, Joseph P.
Moran, Emilio F.
Parker, Dawn C.
Parton, William
Prasartkul, Pramote
Robinson, Derek T.
Sawangdee, Yothin
VanWey, Leah K.
Verburg, Peter