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Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions offers recommendations for future research to improve understanding of how changes in human populations affect the natural environment by means of changes in land use, such as deforestation, urban development, and development of coastal zones. It also features a set of state-of-the-art papers by leading researchers that analyze population-land useenvironment relationships in urban and rural settings in developed and underdeveloped countries and that show how remote sensing and other observational methods are being applied to these issues. This book will serve as a resource for researchers, research funders, and students.


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344 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-09655-3

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xiv
PART I--PANEL REPORT: Executive Summary 1-6
1 The State of Knowledge 7-30
2 Recommended Research Directions 31-39
References 40-50
PART II--PAPERS: 3 Global and Case-Based Modeling of Population and Land Use Change--Günther Fischer and Brian C. O’Neill 51-83
4 Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains--Myron P. Gutmann, William J. Parton, Geoff Cunfer, and Ingrid C. Burke 84-105
5 Population and Environment in Amazônia: Landscape and Household Dynamics--Emilio F. Moran, Eduardo S. Brondízio, and Leah K. VanWey 106-134
6 Population Change and Landscape Dynamics: The Nang Rong, Thailand, Studies--Stephen J. Walsh, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Pramote Prasartkul, Barbara Entwisle, and Aphichat Chamratrithirong 135-162
7 The Urban Ecology of Metropolitan Phoenix: A Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Study--Charles L. Redman 163-192
8 Economies, Societies, and Landscapes in Transition: Examples from the Pearl River Delta, China, and the Red River Delta, Vietnam--Karen C. Seto 193-216
9 Beyond Population Size: Examining Intricate Interactions Among Population Structure, Land Use, and Environment in Wolong Nature Reserve, China--Jianguo Liu, Li An, Sandra S. Batie, Scott L. Bearer, Xiaodong Chen, Richard E. Groop, Guangming He, Zai Liang, 217-237
10 People, Land Use, and Environment in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico--Pamela Matson, Amy L. Luers, Karen C. Seto, Rosamond L. Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio 238-264
11 Patterns of Urban Land Use as Assessed by Satellite Imagery: An Application to Cairo, Egypt--John R. Weeks, Dennis P. Larson, and Debbie L. Fugate 265-286
12 A Review of 10 Years of Work on Economic Growth and Population Change in Rural India--Andrew Foster 287-308
Appendix About the Contributors 309-322
Plates 323-330

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