Emilio F. Moran

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Integrated studies of coupled human and natural systems reveal new and complex patterns and processes not evident when studied by social or natural scientists separately. Synthesis of six case studies from around the world shows that couplings between human and natural systems vary across space, time, and organizational units. They also exhibit nonlinear(More)
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 the major myths on driving forces of land-cover change and proposes alternative pathways of change that are better supported by case study evidence. Cases reviewed(More)
Patrick d’Aquino Peter August Alfons Balmann Thomas Berger François Bousquet Eduardo Brondízio Daniel G. Brown Helen Couclelis Peter Deadman Michael F. Goodchild Nick M. Gotts George J. Gumerman Matthew J. Hoffmann Marco G. A. Huigen Elena Irwin Marco A. Janssen Robert Johnston Tim Kohler Alistair N. R. Law Virginia Lee Christophe Le Page Kevin Lim Steven(More)
Interactions between distant places are increasingly widespread and influential, often leading to unexpected outcomes with profound implications for sustainability. Numerous sustainability studies have been conducted within a particular place with little attention to the impacts of distant interactions on sustainability in multiple places. Although distant(More)
Cross-site comparisons of case studies have been identified as an important priority by the land-use science community. From an empirical perspective, such comparisons potentially allow generalizations that may contribute to production of global-scale land-use and land-cover change projections. From a theoretical perspective, such comparisons can inform(More)
Deforestation and colonization in Amazônia have attracted substantial attention. This article focuses on an area of 3,000 km2 within the Brazilian State of Rondônia. Two adjacent settlements were compared to assess the role of their different designs in landscape change. Anari was planned following an orthogonal road network. Machadinho was designed with(More)
Over the past two decades, progress has been made in understanding and predicting land-use change in specifi c places, using frameworks such as coupled human-natural systems, coupled human-environmental systems, or coupled social-ecological systems. However, land-use change around the world is increasingly being driven by new agents and causes which emanate(More)
Journal of Land Use Science Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t724921301 Land use change: complexity and comparisons Ronald R. Rindfuss ab; Barbara Entwisle a; Stephen J. Walsh a; Li An c; Nathan Badenoch d; Daniel G. Brown d; Peter Deadman e; Tom P. Evans f;(More)
Patrick d’Aquino Peter August Alfons Balmann Thomas Berger François Bousquet Eduardo Brondízio Daniel G. Brown Helen Couclelis Peter Deadman Michael F. Goodchild Nick M. Gotts George J. Gumerman Matthew J. Hoffmann Marco G. A. Huigen Elena Irwin Marco A. Janssen Robert Johnston Tim Kohler Alistair N. R. Law Virginia Lee Christophe Le Page Kevin Lim Steven(More)