Linking People, Place, and Policy

A GIScience Approach

  • Stephen J. Walsh
  • Kelley A. Crews-Meyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ronald R. Rindfuss, Barbara Entwisle, Stephen J. Walsh, Pramote Prasartkul, Yothin Sawangdee, Thomas W. Crawford et al.
    Pages 7-37
  3. Karen C. Seto, Robert K. Kaufmann, Curtis E. Woodcock
    Pages 69-90
  4. Robert Walker, Charles H. Wood, David Skole, Walter Chomentowski
    Pages 131-153
  5. Stephen J. Walsh, Joseph P. Messina, Kelley A. Crews-Meyer, Richard E. Bilsborrow, William K. Y. Pan
    Pages 187-214
  6. Stephen D. McCracken, Bruce Boucek, Emilio F. Moran
    Pages 215-234
  7. DongMei Chen, Douglas Stow, Arthur Getis
    Pages 235-261
  8. Barry Haack, David Craven, Susan Jampoler, Elizabeth Solomon
    Pages 263-282
  9. John S. Latham, Changchui He, Luca Alinovi, Antonio DiGregorio, Zdenek Kalensky
    Pages 283-316
  10. Tom Veldkamp, Peter H. Verburg, Kasper Kok, Free De Koning, Welmoed Soepboer
    Pages 317-341
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


Linking People, Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach describes a breadth of research associated with the study of human-environment interactions, with particular emphasis on land use and land cover dynamics. This book examines the social, biophysical, and geographical drivers of land use and land cover patterns and their dynamics, which are interpreted within a policy-relevant context. Concepts, tools, and techniques within Geographic Information Science serve as the unifying methodological framework in which landscapes in Thailand, Ecuador, Kenya, Cambodia, China, Brazil, Nepal, and the United States are examined through analyses conducted using quantitative, qualitative, and image-based techniques.

Linking People, Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach addresses a need for a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of GIScience for research and study within the context of human-environment interactions. The human dimensions research community, land use and land cover change programs, and human and landscape ecology communities, among others, are collectively viewing the landscape within a spatially-explicit perspective, where people are viewed as agents of landscape change that shape and are shaped by the landscape, and where landscape form and function are assessed within a space-time context. This book articulates some of these challenges and opportunities.


Geoinformationssysteme Northeaster classification ecology ecosystem geoinformatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen J. Walsh
    • 1
  • Kelley A. Crews-Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of TexasAustinUSA

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