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Quantifying and mapping the human appropriation of net primary production in earth's terrestrial ecosystems
Human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP), the aggregate impact of land use on biomass available each year in ecosystems, is a prominent measure of the human domination of the biosphere.Expand
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Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) is unique among the sectors considered in this volume, since the mitigation potential is derived from both an enhancement of removals of greenhouseExpand
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Growth in global materials use, GDP and population during the 20th century
The growing industrial metabolism is a major driver of global environmental change. We present an assessment of the global use of materials since the beginning of the 20th century based on theExpand
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Global patterns of socioeconomic biomass flows in the year 2000: A comprehensive assessment of supply, consumption and constraints
Human use of biomass has become a major component of the global biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen. The use of land for biomass production (e.g. cropland) is among the most importantExpand
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How much land-based greenhouse gas mitigation can be achieved without compromising food security and environmental goals?
Feeding 9-10 billion people by 2050 and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Both challenges must be met while reducing the impact of landExpand
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Future urban land expansion and implications for global croplands
Significance Urbanization’s contribution to land use change emerges as an important sustainability concern. Here, we demonstrate that projected urban area expansion will take place on some of theExpand
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A comprehensive global 5 min resolution land-use data set for the year 2000 consistent with national census data
This article presents a medium resolution land use data set (5 arc min, c. 10 × 10 km) for the year 2000 that reproduces national land use statistics for cropland and forestry at the country level.Expand
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Ruminants, climate change and climate policy
Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant meat production are significant. Reductions in global ruminant numbers could make a substantial contribution to climate change mitigation goals and yieldExpand
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Bioenergy and climate change mitigation: an assessment
Bioenergy deployment offers significant potential for climate change mitigation, but also carries considerable risks. In this review, we bring together perspectives of various communities involved inExpand
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Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems
Humanity faces a major global challenge in achieving wellbeing for all, while simultaneously ensuring that the biophysical processes and ecosystem services that underpin wellbeing are exploitedExpand
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