Land Change Science

Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth’s Surface

  • Garik Gutman
  • Anthony C. Janetos
  • Christopher O. Justice
  • Emilio F. Moran
  • John F. Mustard
  • Ronald R. Rindfuss
  • David Skole
  • Billy Lee TurnerII
  • Mark A. Cochrane

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. LCLUC Concepts; National and International Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Garik Gutman, Christopher Justice, Ed Sheffner, Tom Loveland
      Pages 17-29
    3. John R. Townshend, Christopher O. Justice, David L. Skole, Alan Belward, Anthony Janetos, Iwan Gunawan et al.
      Pages 31-55
  3. Observations of LCLUC: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-59
    2. Steven A. Sader, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Laura C. Schneider, B. L. Turner II
      Pages 57-76
    3. David L. Skole, Mark A. Cochrane, Eraldo A. T. Matricardi, Walter Chomentowski, Marcos Pedlowski, Danielle Kimble
      Pages 77-95
    4. Nadine T. Laporte, Tiffany S. Lin, Jacqueline Lemoigne, Didier Devers, Miroslav Honzák
      Pages 97-110
    5. Jay H. Samek, Do Xuan Lan, Chaowalit Silapathong, Charlie Navanagruha, Sharifah Masturah Syed Abdullah, Iwan Gunawan et al.
      Pages 111-122
    6. Olga N. Krankina, Guoqing Sun, Herman H. Shugart, Vyacheslav Kharuk, Eric Kasischke, Kathleen M. Bergen et al.
      Pages 123-138
    7. A. D. McGuire, M. Apps, F. S. Chapin III, R. Dargaville, M. D. Flannigan, E. S. Kasischke et al.
      Pages 139-161
    8. Stephen D. Prince
      Pages 163-184
    9. Carol A. Wessman, Steven Archer, Loretta C. Johnson, Gregory P. Asner
      Pages 185-208
    10. Frank Hole, Ronald Smith
      Pages 209-222
    11. Karen C. Seto, Curtis E. Woodcock, Robert K. Kaufmann
      Pages 223-236
  4. Cross Cutting Themes, Impacts and Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. R. A. Houghton, Fortunat Joos, Gregory P. Asner
      Pages 237-256
    3. John F. Mustard, Thomas R. Fisher
      Pages 257-276
    4. Andrew J. Hansen, Ruth S. DeFries, Woody Turner
      Pages 277-299
    5. Gordon B. Bonan, Ruth S. DeFries, Michael T. Coe, Dennis S. Ojima
      Pages 301-314
    6. Christopher D. Elvidge, Paul C. Sutton, Thomas W. Wagner, Rhonda Ryzner, James E. Vogelmann, Scott J. Goetz et al.
      Pages 315-328
    7. I. Csiszar, C. O. JUSTICE, A. D. Mcguire, M. A. Cochrane, D. P. Roy, F. Brown et al.
      Pages 329-350
    8. Ronald R. Rindfuss, B. L. Turner II, Barbara Entwisle, Stephen J. Walsh
      Pages 351-366
  5. Methodological Issues, Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Curtis E. Woodcock, Mutlu Ozdogan
      Pages 367-377
    3. Ronald R. Rindfuss, Stephen J. Walsh, B. L. Turner II, Emilio F. Moran, Barbara Entwisle
      Pages 379-394
    4. Daniel G. Brown, Robert Walker, Steven Manson, Karen Seto
      Pages 395-409
  6. Synthesis and Lessons: Biophysical Change and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. John F. Mustard, Ruth S. Defries, Tom Fisher, Emilio Moran
      Pages 411-429
    3. B. L. Turner II, Emilio Moran, Ronald Rindfuss
      Pages 431-447
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 459-459

About this book


This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts.

This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth’s biosphere.

Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.


global change human ecology land degradation landscape ecology remote sensing of the environment biodiversity biosphere climate desertification Monitoring remote sensing satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Garik Gutman
    • 1
  • Anthony C. Janetos
    • 2
  • Christopher O. Justice
    • 3
  • Emilio F. Moran
    • 4
  • John F. Mustard
    • 5
  • Ronald R. Rindfuss
    • 6
  • David Skole
    • 7
  • Billy Lee TurnerII
    • 8
  • Mark A. Cochrane
    • 9
  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Science, Economics, and the EnvironmentThe H. John Heinz IIIWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  5. 5.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  6. 6.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  7. 7.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  8. 8.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  9. 9.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4306-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2562-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-3200
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