Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change

  title={Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change},
  author={D. Tilman and J. Fargione and B. Wolff and C. D’Antonio and A. Dobson and R. Howarth and D. Schindler and W. H. Schlesinger and D. Simberloff and D. Swackhamer},
  pages={281 - 284}
  • D. Tilman, J. Fargione, +7 authors D. Swackhamer
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • During the next 50 years, which is likely to be the final period of rapid agricultural expansion, demand for food by a wealthier and 50% larger global population will be a major driver of global environmental change. Should past dependences of the global environmental impacts of agriculture on human population and consumption continue, 109 hectares of natural ecosystems would be converted to agriculture by 2050. This would be accompanied by 2.4- to 2.7-fold increases in nitrogen- and phosphorus… CONTINUE READING
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