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Abstract

The most extensive footprint of human habitation of the Earth’s surface is inscribed on the landscape through forest conversion for agriculture, logging, and urbanization. The planet’s intact old-growth forests have dwindled to approximately one-fifth of their original cover.

Keywords

Environmental Kuznets Curve Forest Clearing Forest Conversion Tropical Deforestation Cultural Geography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Carr
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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