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No . 0105 The causes of land-use and landcover change : Moving beyond the myths

@inproceedings{Lambin2007No0,
  title={No . 0105 The causes of land-use and landcover change : Moving beyond the myths},
  author={E. Lambin and B. Turner and H. Geist and Samuel D. Agbola and A. Angelsen and J. Bruce and O. Coomes and R. Dirzo and G. Fischer and C. Folke and P. S. George and K. Homewood and J. Imbernon and R. Leemans and X. Li and E. Moran and M. Mortimore and P. Ramakrishnan and J. F. Richards and Helle and Skanes and W. Steffen and G. Stone and U. Svedin and A. Tom and Veldkamp and C. Vogel and J. Xu},
  year={2007}
}
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of the major myths on driving forces of land-cover change and proposes alternative pathways of change that are better supported by case study evidence. Cases reviewed support the conclusion that neither population nor poverty alone constitute the sole and major underlying causes of land-cover change… Expand
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