Global Consequences of Land Use

  title={Global Consequences of Land Use},
  author={Jonathan A. Foley and R. DeFries and G. Asner and C. Barford and G. Bonan and S. Carpenter and F. Chapin and M. Coe and G. Daily and H. Gibbs and J. H. Helkowski and T. Holloway and Erica A. Howard and C. Kucharik and C. Monfreda and J. Patz and I. C. Prentice and N. Ramankutty and P. Snyder},
  pages={570 - 574}
  • Jonathan A. Foley, R. DeFries, +16 authors P. Snyder
  • Published 2005
  • Business, Medicine
  • Science
  • Land use has generally been considered a local environmental issue, but it is becoming a force of global importance. Worldwide changes to forests, farmlands, waterways, and air are being driven by the need to provide food, fiber, water, and shelter to more than six billion people. Global croplands, pastures, plantations, and urban areas have expanded in recent decades, accompanied by large increases in energy, water, and fertilizer consumption, along with considerable losses of biodiversity… CONTINUE READING
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