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Land use change: complexity and comparisons Ronald R. Rindfussa,b,*, Barbara Entwislea, Stephen J. Walsha, Li Anc, Nathan Badenochd,
 

Summary: Land use change: complexity and comparisons
Ronald R. Rindfussa,b,*, Barbara Entwislea, Stephen J. Walsha, Li Anc, Nathan Badenochd,
Daniel G. Brownd, Peter Deadmane, Tom P. Evansf, Jefferson Foxb, Jacqueline
Geoghegang, Myron Gutmannd, Maggi Kellyh, Marc Lindermani, Jianguo Liuj, George P.
Malansoni, Carlos F. Menak, Joseph P. Messinaj, Emilio F. Moranf, Dawn C. Parkerl, William
Partonm, Pramote Prasartkuln, Derek T. Robinsond, Yothin Sawangdeep, Leah K. Vanweyf,
and Peter H. Verburgo
a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA b East­West Center, Hawaii, USA c San Diego
State University, USA d National Agricultural and Forestry Research Institute Lao PDR e University
of Michigan, USA f University of Waterloo, Canada g Indiana University, USA h Clark University,
USA i University of California-Berkeley, USA j University of Iowa, USA k Michigan State University,
USA l Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador m George Mason University USA n Colorado
State University, USA o Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand
p Wageningen University, The Netherlands
1. Introduction
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

  

Source: An, Li - Department of Geography, San Diego State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences