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Predicting the impacts of global environmental changes on tropical forests

Simon L. Lewis, Yadvinder Malhi, and Oliver L. Phillips

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Recent observations of widespread changes in mature tropical forests such as a rise in tree growth, recruitment and mortality, and above-ground biomass, suggest that ‘global change’ agents may be ... More


Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

John D. Thompson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The central theme is differentiation, both among and within species, in the ... More


Significance of Telecoupling for Exploration of Land-Use Change

Hallie Eakin, Ruth DeFries, Suzi Kerr, Eric F. Lambin, Jianguo Liu, Peter J. Marcotullio, Peter Messerli, Anette Reenberg, Ximena Rueda, Simon R. Swaffield, Birka Wicke, and Karl Zimmerer

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Land systems are increasingly influenced by distal connections: the externalities and unintended consequences of social and ecological processes which occur in distant locations, and the feedback ... More


Climate Change, Land Use, Agriculture, and the Emerging Bioeconomy

David L. Skole and Brent M. Simpson

in Linkages of Sustainability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013581
eISBN:
9780262258845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013581.003.0023
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The chapter focuses on the convergence of two global concerns: firstly, the emerging climate crisis brought on by fossil fuel combustion and land use change, and, secondly, an economy reliant on ... More


Predicting Avian Community Responses to Increasing Urbanization

Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, John M. Marzluff, and Marina Alberti

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

We predicted changes in avian communities that are likely to occur given predicted land cover and land use twenty-eight years into the future for the lowlands of the Central Puget Sound of western ... More


Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Cities and regions are highly complex but ordered systems. They are thus best understood by modelling within the framework of the theory of complex, self-organizing systems. This theory suggests that ... More


Palm Oil as a Case Study of Distal Land Connections

Birka Wicke

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Palm oil production is often associated with negative environmental and social impacts related to land-use change (LUC) particularly deforestation of tropical rainforest. Most consumers are located ... More


Regenerating Forests in Tropical Landscapes

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how tropical forests regenerate within a larger spatial context of human-modified landscapes, where natural or semi-natural habitats coexist within a matrix of different types ... More


Suisun Marsh Today: Agents of Change

Stuart W. Siegel

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Decisions about the future of Suisun Marsh must be well informed if they are to have positive and predictable outcomes. Delineating agents of change in the marsh is a fundamental step in the ... More


Prices

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter collates data on land prices—including sale prices, prices offered, prices demanded, prices refused, and prices ‘estimated’—in a wide variety of settings, from India’s most expensive ... More


* From Swidden to Rubber: Transforming Landscape and Livelihoods in Mountainous Northern Laos

Yayqi Fujita Lagerqvist

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the driving forces behind land use change in upland areas of the Sing district in Laos and how these changes affect local people's livelihoods and their relationship with ... More


Essentials of Landscape Ecology

Kimberly A. With

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198838388
eISBN:
9780191874697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838388.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Essentials of Landscape Ecology is a new, comprehensive text that presents the principles, theory, methods, and applications of landscape ecology in an engaging and accessible format, supplemented by ... More


A growing human footprint in the highlands

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles

in Ecology of High Altitude Waters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198736868
eISBN:
9780191800481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736868.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Chapter 9 reviews the threats imposed by human activities to aquatic life at high altitude. High altitude regions of the inter-tropical belt are generally much more densely populated than their ... More


Why Is Sustainable Urban Water Management Critical for Survival of Cities?

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first highlights the importance of cities in India’s economic advancement. It portrays the key water-related problems facing Indian cities and towns based on an analysis of empirical ... More


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