Cover of Population, Land Use, and Environment

Population, Land Use, and Environment

Research Directions

Editors: Barbara Entwisle and Paul C Stern. .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09655-3
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
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This volume focuses on research in which land use or land cover change is a key mediator of human-environment interactions, in which demographic variables figure prominently among the driving forces investigated, and in which efforts are made to investigate the causal mechanisms by which human population changes affect land use and environmental outcomes. It takes stock of the progress that has been made in such research to see what has been learned, to identify gaps and problems that remain, and to develop a set of recommendations about future research directions.