Integrated Land-Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatan: Final Frontiers

Hardcover | March 16, 2005

EditorB. L. Turner II, Jacqueline Geoghegan, David R. Foster

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This highly topical study of tropical deforestation in Mexico reports on the first phase of the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region Project (LCLUC-SYPR): a large, multi-institutional, and team-based study designed to understand and project land changes in adevelopment frontier that pits the rapidly growing needs of smallholder farmers to cut down forests for cultivation against federally sponsored initiatives committed to various international programmes of forest preservation and complementary economic programmes.The SYPR project is a response to inderdisciplinary defined research themes deemed critical to global environmental change and complementary international research agendas (e.g. environment and development, ecosystem assessment, biotic diversity). Pivotal among these agendas are those posed by theLand-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) effort of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme as it is linked through such US sponsors as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National ScienceFoundation (NSF). The themes (i.e. questions and subjects) posed by these programmes and organization are 'integrated' or 'synthesis' in kind, meaning that they rest within the intersection of formal disciplines and are intended to fit into a larger, systems framework about human-environmentrelationships and the structure and function of the biosphere.The editors of this volume, as most of its contributors, come from the disciplines of geography, ecology, and economics. The lead editor, the geographer B. L. Turner II, has spent most of his career in pursuit of understanding different aspects of tropical deforestation and agriculture.

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This highly topical study of tropical deforestation in Mexico reports on the first phase of the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region Project (LCLUC-SYPR): a large, multi-institutional, and team-based study designed to understand and project land changes in adevelopment frontier that pits the rapidly ...

B.L. Turner II is Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, Graduate School of Geography and George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jacqueline Geoghegan is an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, both at Clark University, Massachusetts. David Foster is at Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:March 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. B. L. Turner II, David R. Foster, Jacqueline Geoghegan: Introduction:Three Frontiers of the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region and SYPR ProjectI:Human-Environment Relationships, 1000 BC - AD 19002. David R. Foster and B. L. Turner II: The Long View: Human-Environment Relationships 1000 BC - AD 19003. Peter Klepeis: Forest Extraction to Theme Parks: The Modern History of Land ChangeII:Land-Cover Characteristics and Change4. Diego Perez-Salicrup: Forest Types and their Implications5. Deborah Lawrence and David R. Foster: Recovery of Nutrient Cycling and Ecosystem Properties following Swidden Cultivation: Regional and Stand-Level Constraints6. Rinku Roy Chowdhury and Laura Schneider, with Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Pedro Macario Mendoza, and Sergio Cortina Villar: Land Cover and Land Use: Classification and Change AnalysisIII: Agents and Institutions of Land Change: Household Economy and Cultivation7. Peter Klepeis and Rinku Roy Chowdhury: Institutions, Organizations, and Policy Affecting Land Change: Complexity Within and Beyond the Ejido8. Colin Vance, Peter Klepeis, Birgit Schmook, and Eric Keys: The Ejido Household: The Current Agent of Change9. Peter Klepeis, Colin Vance, Eric Keys, Pedro Macario Mendoza, B. L. Turner II: Subsistence Sustained: Swidden or Milpa Cultivation10. Eric Keys: Jalapeno Pepper Cultivation: Emergent Commercial Land Use11. Colin Vance: The Semi-Market and Semi-Subsistence Household: The Evidence and Test of Smallholder BehaviorIV: Spatial Modeling of Land Change: Empirical Approaches in Data-Sparse Environments12. Jacqueline Geoghegan, Laura Schneider, and Colin Vance: Spatially Explicit, Statistical Land-Change Models in Data-Sparse Conditions13. Steven Manson: The SYPR Integrative Assessment Model: Complexity in DevelopmentRetrospective: The Three Frontiers RevisitedGlossary and AcronymsIndex