Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change.

@article{Tilman2001ForecastingAD,
  title={Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change.},
  author={Dirk Tilman and Joseph Fargione and Breno Wolff and Carla D’Antonio and Andrew P Dobson and Robin Howarth and D Schindler and William H. Schlesinger and Daniel Simberloff and Deb Swackhamer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={292 5515},
  pages={
          281-4
        }
}
  • Dirk Tilman, Joseph Fargione, +7 authors Deb Swackhamer
  • Published in Science 2001
  • Medicine, Environmental 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, 10(9) 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… CONTINUE READING

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