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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


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.


This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO #91 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Contract/Grant No. 2001-7477 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Hewlett Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

Suggested citation:

National Research Council. (2005). Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions. Panel on New Research on Population and the Environment. Barbara Entwisle and Paul C. Stern, editors. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK22965PMID: 20669458DOI: 10.17226/11439


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