, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 305–307 | Cite as

Understanding land-use change to reconstruct, describe or predict changes in land cover

  • Rik LeemansEmail author
  • Suzanne Serneels


interactions and feedbacks land cover land use modelling scenarios 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Betts, R.A. 2000Offset of the potential carbon sink from boreal forestation by decreases in surface albedoNature408187190Google Scholar
  2. Lambin, E.F., Turner, B.L.,II, Geist, H.J., Agbola, S.B., Angelsen, A., Bruce, J.W., Coomes, O., Dirzo, R., Fischer, G., Folke, C., George, P.S., Homewood, K., Imbernon, J., Leemans, R., Li, X., Moran, E.F., Mortimore, M., Ramakrishnan, P.S., Richards, J.F., Skånes, H., Steffen, W.L., Stone, G.D., Svedin, U., Veldkamp, T.A., Vogel, C., Xu, J. 2001The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the mythsGlobal Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions11261269Google Scholar
  3. Nakícenovíc, N., Alcamo, J., Davis, G., Vries, B., Fenhann, J., Gaffin, S., Gregory, K., Grübler, A., Jung, T.Y., Kram, T., Emiliola Rovere, E., Michaelis, L., Mori, S., Morita, T., Pepper, W., Pitcher, H., Price, L., Riahi, K., Roehrl, A., Rogner, H.-H., Sankovski, A., Schlesinger, M.E., Shukla, P.R., Smith, S., Swart, R.J., Rooyen, S., Victor, N., Dadi, Z. 2000Special report on emissions scenariosCambridge University PressCambridgeGoogle Scholar
  4. Pielke, R.A., Marland, G., Betts, R.A., Chase, T.N., Eastman, J.L., Niles, J.O., Niyogi, D.D.S., Running, S.W. 2002The influence of land-use change and landscape dynamics on the climate system: relevance to climate-change policy beyond the radiative effect of greenhouse gasesPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series a Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences.36017051719Google Scholar
  5. Steffen, W., Sanderson, A., Tyson, P.D., Jäger, J., Matson, P.A., Moore, B., Oldfield, F., Richardson, K., Schnellnhuber, H.J., Turner, B.L., Wasson, R.J. 2003Global Change and the Earth System. A Planet Under PressureSpringerBerlinGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Systems Analysis GroupWageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Personalised recommendations