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A safe operating space for humanity
Identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change, argue Johan Rockstrom and colleagues.
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Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity
Anthropogenic pressures on the Earth System have reached a scale where abrupt global environmental change can no longer be excluded. We propose a new approach to global sustainability in which weExpand
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Proximate Causes and Underlying Driving Forces of Tropical Deforestation
Articles O ne of the primary causes of global environmental change is tropical deforestation, but the question of what factors drive deforestation remains largely unanswered (NRC 1999). VariousExpand
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Dynamics of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in Tropical Regions
We highlight the complexity of land-use/cover change and propose a framework for a more general understanding of the issue, with emphasis on tropical regions. The review summarizes recent estimatesExpand
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Review ArticleDigital change detection methods in ecosystem monitoring: a review
This paper reviews the state of the art of digital change detection in the optical/ infrared domain with emphasis on ecosystems. Expand
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The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of theExpand
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Global land use change, economic globalization, and the looming land scarcity
  • E. Lambin, P. Meyfroidt
  • Geography, Business
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 14 February 2011
A central challenge for sustainability is how to preserve forest ecosystems and the services that they provide us while enhancing food production. This challenge for developing countries confrontsExpand
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Forest transitions: towards a global understanding of land use change
Places experience forest transitions when declines in forest cover cease and recoveries in forest cover begin. Forest transitions have occurred in two, sometimes overlapping circumstances. In someExpand
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Global Desertification: Building a Science for Dryland Development
In this millennium, global drylands face a myriad of problems that present tough research, management, and policy challenges. Recent advances in dryland development, however, together with theExpand
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