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Title: Land system architecture: Using land systems to adapt and mitigate global environmental change

Abstract

Land systems (mosaics of land use and cover) are human environment systems, the changes in which drive and respond to local to global environmental changes, climate to macro-economy (Foley et al., 2005). Changes in land systems have been the principal proximate cause in the loss of habitats and biota globally, long contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gases, and hypothesized to have triggered climate changes in the early Holocene (Ruddiman, 2003). Land use, foremost agriculture, is the largest source of biologically active nitrogen to the atmosphere, critical to sources and sinks of carbon, and a major component in the hydrologic cycle (e.g., Bouwman et al., 2011). Changes in land systems also affect regional climate (Feddema et al., 2005; Pielke, 2005), ecosystem functions, and the array of ecosystem services they provide. Land systems, therefore, are a central feature of how humankind manages its relationship with nature-intended or not, or whether this relationship proceeds sustainably or not.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1073575
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-93482
KP1703030
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Global Environmental Change, 23(2):395-397
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Turner, B.L., Janetos, Anthony C., Verbug, Peter H., and Murray, Alan T. Land system architecture: Using land systems to adapt and mitigate global environmental change. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.009.
Turner, B.L., Janetos, Anthony C., Verbug, Peter H., & Murray, Alan T. Land system architecture: Using land systems to adapt and mitigate global environmental change. United States. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.009.
Turner, B.L., Janetos, Anthony C., Verbug, Peter H., and Murray, Alan T. Mon . "Land system architecture: Using land systems to adapt and mitigate global environmental change". United States. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.009.
@article{osti_1073575,
title = {Land system architecture: Using land systems to adapt and mitigate global environmental change},
author = {Turner, B.L. and Janetos, Anthony C. and Verbug, Peter H. and Murray, Alan T.},
abstractNote = {Land systems (mosaics of land use and cover) are human environment systems, the changes in which drive and respond to local to global environmental changes, climate to macro-economy (Foley et al., 2005). Changes in land systems have been the principal proximate cause in the loss of habitats and biota globally, long contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gases, and hypothesized to have triggered climate changes in the early Holocene (Ruddiman, 2003). Land use, foremost agriculture, is the largest source of biologically active nitrogen to the atmosphere, critical to sources and sinks of carbon, and a major component in the hydrologic cycle (e.g., Bouwman et al., 2011). Changes in land systems also affect regional climate (Feddema et al., 2005; Pielke, 2005), ecosystem functions, and the array of ecosystem services they provide. Land systems, therefore, are a central feature of how humankind manages its relationship with nature-intended or not, or whether this relationship proceeds sustainably or not.},
doi = {10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.009},
journal = {Global Environmental Change, 23(2):395-397},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
}