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The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths
Lambin, EF; Turner, BL; Geist, HJ; Agbola, SB; Angelsen, A; Bruce, JW; Coomes, OT; Dirzo, R; Fischer, G; Folke, C; George, PS; Homewood, K; Imbernon, J; Leemans, R; Li, XB; Moran, EF; Mortimore, M; Ramakrishnan, PS; Richards, JF; Skanes, H; Steffen, W; Stone, GD; Svedin, U; Veldkamp, TA; Vogel, C; Xu, JC
AbstractCommon 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 worldwide. Rather, peoples' responses to economic opportunities, as mediated by institutional factors, drive land-cover changes. Opportunities andconstraints for new land uses are created by local as well as national markets and policies. Global forces become the main determinants of land-use change, as they amplify or attenuate local factors. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject AreaEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies ; Geography
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
WOS IDWOS:000172796700002
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Affiliation1.Catholic Univ Louvain, Dept Geog, B-1348 Louvain, Belgium
2.Clark Univ, George Perkins Marsh Inst, Worcester, MA 01610 USA
3.Univ Ibadan, Ctr Urban & Reg Planning, Ibadan, Nigeria
4.Agr Univ Norway, Dept Econ & Social Sci, N-1432 As, Norway
5.Univ Wisconsin, Land Tenure Ctr, Madison, WI 53715 USA
6.McGill Univ, Dept Geog, Montreal, PQ H3A 2K6, Canada
7.Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Inst Ecol, Mexico City 04510, DF, Mexico
8.Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
9.Univ Stockholm, Dept Syst Ecol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
10.Ctr Dev Studies, Trivandrum 695011, Kerala, India
11.UCL, Dept Anthropol, London WC1E 6BT, England
12.Ctr Cooperat Int Rech Agron Dev, F-34032 Montpellier, France
13.Natl Inst Publ Hlth & Environm, Bur Environm & Nat Assessments, NL-3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
14.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
15.Indiana Univ, Ctr Study Inst Populat & Environm Change, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
16.Drylands Res, Crewkerne TA18 7LG, Somerset, England
17.Jawaharlal Nehru Univ, Sch Environm Sci, New Delhi 110067, India
18.Duke Univ, Dept Hist, Durham, NC 27701 USA
19.Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys Geog, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
20.Royal Swedish Acad Sci, Int Geosphere Biosphere Programme, S-10405 Stockholm, Sweden
21.Washington Univ, Dept Anthropol, St Louis, MO 63130 USA
22.Swedish Council Planning & Coordinat Res, S-10387 Stockholm, Sweden
23.Wageningen Univ Agr, Lab Soil Sci & Geol, NL-6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands
24.Univ Witwatersrand, Dept Geog & Environm Studies, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa
25.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Lambin, EF,Turner, BL,Geist, HJ,et al. The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths[J]. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS,2001,11(4):261-269.
APA Lambin, EF.,Turner, BL.,Geist, HJ.,Agbola, SB.,Angelsen, A.,...&Xu, JC.(2001).The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths.GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS,11(4),261-269.
MLA Lambin, EF,et al."The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths".GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 11.4(2001):261-269.
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