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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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Land use transitions: Socio-ecological feedback versus socio-economic change
The concept of land use transition highlights that land use change is non-linear and is associated with other societal and biophysical system changes. A transition in land use is not a fixed pattern,Expand
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Global Forest Transition: Prospects for an End to Deforestation
Although global rates of tropical deforestation remain alarmingly high, they have decreased over the period 2000–2010, and a handful of tropical developing countries have recently been through aExpand
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Forest transitions, trade, and the global displacement of land use
Reducing tropical deforestation is an international priority, given its impacts on carbon emissions and biodiversity. We examined whether recent forest transitions—a shift from net deforestation toExpand
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Forest transition in Vietnam and displacement of deforestation abroad
  • P. Meyfroidt, E. Lambin
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 22 September 2009
In some countries across the globe, tropical forest cover is increasing. The national-scale reforestation of Vietnam since 1992 is assumed to contribute to this recovery. It is achieved, however, byExpand
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Forest transition in Vietnam and its environmental impacts
This study assesses the presence of a forest transition - that is, a shift from net deforestation to net reforestation - in Vietnam during the 1990s, and describes its key attributes relevant forExpand
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Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability
Ecosystem services have become a mainstream concept for the expression of values assigned by people to various functions of ecosystems. Even though the introduction of the concept has initiated aExpand
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Land management and land-cover change have impacts of similar magnitude on surface temperature
The direct effects of land-cover change on surface climate are increasingly well understood, but fewer studies have investigated the consequences of the trend towards more intensive land managementExpand
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Estimating the world's potentially available cropland using a bottom-up approach
Previous estimates of the land area available for future cropland expansion relied on global-scale climate, soil and terrain data. They did not include a range of constraints and tradeoffs associatedExpand
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The causes of the reforestation in Vietnam
We test an emerging theory of the forest transition using the case of Vietnam. In the early 1990s, decollectivisation of agriculture, allocation of forestry land to households, and the development ofExpand
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