Agricultural transitions at dryland and tropical forest margins: actors, scales and trade-offs

  • Helmut Geist
  • Eric Lambin
  • Cheryl Palm
  • Thomas Tomich
Part of the Environment & policy book series (ENPO, volume 46)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Geist
    • 1
  • Eric Lambin
    • 2
  • Cheryl Palm
    • 3
  • Thomas Tomich
    • 4
  1. 1.Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) ProjectUniversity of LouvainBelgium
  2. 2.Chair of the Land-Use/Cover Change (LUCC) Project and Professor at the GeogUniversity of LouvainBelgium
  3. 3.Senior Research Scientist The Earth InstituteColumbia UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Principal Economist and Global Coordinator of the Alternatives to Slash-andWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)Kenya

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