Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface by Garik GutmanLand Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface by Garik Gutman

Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's…

byGarik GutmanEditorAnthony C. Janetos, Christopher O. Justice

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This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts. This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth's biosphere.Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.This volume includes a CD-ROM containing full color images of a selection of illustrations which are printed in black-and-white in the book.
Title:Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's…Format:HardcoverDimensions:459 pagesPublished:March 24, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS Editors: Abbreviated Profiles Foreword by Garik Gutman Section I LCLUC Concepts; National and International Programs1. The Development of the International Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC) Research Program and Its Links to NASA's Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) Initiative / Emilio F. Moran, David L. Skole, and B.L. Turner II 2. The NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program / Garik Gutman, Christopher Justice, Ed Sheffner, and Tom Loveland 3. Meeting the Goals of GOFC: an Evaluation of Progress and Steps for the Future / John R. Townshend, Christopher O. Justice, David L. Skole, Alan Belward, Anthony Janetos, Iwan Gunawan, Johann Georg Goldammer, and Bryan Lee Section II Observations of LCLUC: Case StudiesIntroduction - Observations of LCLUC in Regional Case Studies / David L. Skole and Mark A. Cochrane 4. Forest Change and Human Driving Forces in Central America / Steven A. Sader, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Laura C. Schneider, and B. L. Turner5. Pattern to Process in the Amazon Region: Measuring Forest Conversion, Regeneration and Degradation / David L. Skole, Mark A. Cochrane, Eraldo A. T. Matricardi, Walter Chomentowski, Marcos Pedlowski, and Danielle Kimble 6. Towards an Operational Forest Monitoring System for Central Africa / Nadine T. Laporte, Tiffany S. Lin, Jacqueline Lemoigne, Didier Devers, and Miroslav Honzak 7. Land Use and Land Cover Change in Southeast Asia / Jay H. Samek, Do Xuan Lan, Chaowalit Silapathong, Charlie Navanagruha, Sharifah Masturah Syed Abdullah, Iwan Gunawan, Bobby Crisostomo, Flaviana Hilario, Hoang Minh Hien, David L. Skole, Walter Chomentowski, William A. Salas, and Hartanto Sanjaya 8. Northern Eurasia: Remote Sensing of Boreal Forests in Selected Regions / Olga N. Krankina, Guoqing Sun, Herman H. Shugart, Vyacheslav Kharuk, Eric Kasischke, Kathleen M. Bergen, Jeffrey G. Masek, Warren B. Cohen, Doug R. Oetter, and Maureen V. Duane 9. Land Cover Disturbances and Feedbacks to the Climate System in Canada and Alaska / A.D. McGuire, M. Apps, F.S. Chapin III, R. Dargaville, M.D. Flannigan, E. S. Kasischke, D. Kicklighter, J. Kimball, W. Kurz, D.J. McRae, K. McDonald, J. Melillo, R. Myneni,B.J. Stocks, D. L. Verbyla, and Q. Zhuang10. Mapping Desertification in Southern Africa / Stephen D. Prince 11. Woodland Expansion in U.S. Grasslands: Assessing Land-Cover Change and Biogeochemical Impacts / Carol A. Wessman, Steven Archer, Loretta C. Johnson, and Gregory P. Asner 12. Arid Land Agriculture in Northeastern Syria: Will this be a tragedy of the commons? / Frank Hole and Ronald Smith 13. Changes in Land Cover and Land Use in the Pearl River Delta, China / Karen C. Seto, Curtis E. Woodcock, and Robert K. Kaufmann Section III Cross Cutting Themes, Impacts and Consequences14. The Effects of Land Use and Management on the Global Carbon Cycle / R.A. Houghton, Fortunat Joos, and Gregory P. Asner 15. Land Use and Hydrology / John F. Mustard and Thomas R. Fisher 16. Land Use Change and Biodiversity: A Synthesis of Rates and Consequences during the Period of Satellite Imagery / Andrew J. Hansen, Ruth S. DeFries, and Woody Turner 17. Land Use and Climate / Gordon B. Bonan, Ruth S. DeFries, Michael T. Coe, and Dennis S. Ojima18. Urbanization / Christopher D. Elvidge, Paul C. Sutton, Thomas W. Wagner, Rhonda Ryzner, James E. Vogelmann, Scott J. Goetz, Andrew J. Smith, Claire Jantz, Karen C. Seto, Marc L. Imhoff, Y. Q. Wang, Cristina Milesi and Ramakrishna Nemani 19. Land Use and Fires / I. Csiszar, C.O. Justice, A.D. McGuire, M.A. Cochrane, D.P. Roy, F. Brown,S.G. Conard, P.G.H. Frost, L. Giglio, C. Elvidge, M.D. Flannigan, E. Kasischke, D. J. McRae, T.S. Rupp, B.J. Stocks, and D.L. Verbyla.20. Land Cover / Use and Population / Ronald R. Rindfuss, B. L. Turner II, Barbara Entwisle, and Stephen J. WalshSection IV Methodological Issues, Modeling21. Trends in Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring / Curtis E. Woodcock and Mutlu Ozdogan22. Linking Pixels and People / Ronald R. Rindfuss, Stephen J. Walsh, B. L. Turner II, Emilio F. Moran, and Barbara Entwisle 23. Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Change / Daniel G. Brown, Robert Walker, Steven Manson, and Karen SetoSection V Synthesis and Lessons: Biophysical Change and Beyond24. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change Pathways and Impacts / John F. Mustard, Ruth S. DeFries, Tom Fisher, and Emilio Moran25. Integrated Land-Change Science and Its Relevance to the Human Sciences / B. L. Turner II, Emilio Moran, and Ronald Rindfuss26. Research Directions in Land-Cover and Land-Use Change / Anthony C. Janetos CD-ROM - Index of color images