Factors and Processes Shaping Land Cover and Land Cover Changes Along the Wisconsin River

  title={Factors and Processes Shaping Land Cover and Land Cover Changes Along the Wisconsin River},
  author={Matthias B{\"u}rgi and Monica G. Turner},
Land use can exert a powerful influence on ecological systems, yet our understanding of the natural and social factors that influence land use and land-cover change is incomplete. We studied land-cover change in an area of about 8800 km2 along the lower part of the Wisconsin River, a landscape largely dominated by agriculture. Our goals were (a) to quantify changes in land cover between 1938 and 1992, (b) to evaluate the influence of abiotic and socioeconomic variables on land cover in 1938… CONTINUE READING
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