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Land use-cover change processes in highly biodiverse areas: the case of Oaxaca, Mexico
Abstract Land use-cover changes (LUCC) such as deforestation, have resulted as global warming and a reduction of environmental services, with large negative consequences for mankind. Effects based onExpand
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Assessing land use/cover changes: a nationwide multidate spatial database for Mexico
A nationwide multidate GIS database was generated in order to carry out the quantification and spatial characterization of land use/cover changes (LUCC) in Mexico. Existing cartography on landExpand
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Gully erosion: processes and models
Confusing and sometimes contradictory results and reports have led to a sizeable body of literature on, but unfortunately not to a clear understanding of, gully erosion processes. In the followingExpand
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Neotropical Forest Conservation, Agricultural Intensification, and Rural Out-Migration: The Mexican Experience
Forest loss in the tropics is one of the most critical contemporary environmental problems. Understanding the complex sociopolitical and ecological forces operative in producing this problem has thusExpand
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Solid waste management in municipalities in Mexico: goals and perspectives
Mexico is faced with serious environmental and administrative challenges with respect to solid waste (SW) management. Just as in other developing countries, the public sanitation system lacks becauseExpand
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Urban solid waste generation and disposal in Mexico: a case study
The adequate management of municipal solid waste in developing countries is difficult because of the scarcity of studies about their composition. This paper analyses the composition of urban solidExpand
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Peasant emigration and land-use change at the watershed level: A GIS-based approach in Central Mexico
Abstract Demographic changes introduced by migration strongly affect economic activities and may thus trigger land-use changes. Migration has been usually overlooked in land use change modelling,Expand
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Remote sensing and GIS-based regional geomorphological mapping—a tool for land use planning in developing countries
Abstract Land use planning and necessary supporting data are crucial to developing countries that are usually under severe environmental and demographic strains. Approaches and methods to map theExpand
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Forecasting generation of urban solid waste in developing countries--a case study in Mexico.
Based on a study of the composition of urban solid waste (USW) and of socioeconomic variables in Morelia, Mexico, generation rates were estimated. In addition, the generation of residential solidExpand
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Local Perception of Land Degradation in Developing Countries: A Simplified Analytical Framework of Driving Forces, Processes, Indicators and Coping Strategies
Programs addressing land conservation are not succeeding where they are most needed. Understanding, preventing and mitigating land degradation (LD) at the local scale seem to require more thanExpand
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