Land Use Competition

Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives

  • Jörg Niewöhner
  • Antje Bruns
  • Patrick Hostert
  • Tobias Krueger
  • Jonas Ø. Nielsen
  • Helmut Haberl
  • Christian Lauk
  • Juliana Lutz
  • Daniel Müller

Part of the Human-Environment Interactions book series (HUEN, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Helmut Haberl, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Christian Lauk et al.
    Pages 1-17
  3. Going Beyond Distal Drivers in Land Use Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jörg Niewöhner, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Ignacio Gasparri, Yaqing Gou, Mads Hauge, Neha Joshi et al.
      Pages 21-40
    3. Anke Schaffartzik, Alina Brad, Melanie Pichler, Christina Plank
      Pages 41-57
  4. Land Use Competition and Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Daniel Müller, Helmut Haberl, Lara Esther Bartels, Matthias Baumann, Marvin Beckert, Christian Levers et al.
      Pages 127-147
    3. Jana Zscheischler, Nadin Gaasch, David Butler Manning, Thomas Weith
      Pages 193-213
    4. Matthias Baumann, María Piquer-Rodríguez, Verena Fehlenberg, Gregorio Gavier Pizarro, Tobias Kuemmerle
      Pages 215-229
  5. Understanding the Interactions of Land and Food Systems

  6. Waterscapes: Competing for Land and Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Antje Bruns, Tobias Krueger, Bruce Lankford, Fanny Frick, Catherine Grasham, Christina Spitzbart-Glasl
      Pages 313-332

About this book


This book contributes to broadening the interdisciplinary knowledge basis for the description, analysis and assessment of land use practices. It presents conceptual advances grounded in empirical case studies on four main themes: distal drivers, competing demands on different scales, changing food regimes and land-water competition.

Competition over land ownership and use is one of the key contexts in which the effects of global change on social-ecological systems unfold. As such, understanding these rapidly changing dynamics is one of the most pressing challenges of global change research in the 21st century. This book contributes to a deeper understanding of the manifold interactions between land systems, the economics of resource production, distribution and use, as well as the logics of local livelihoods and cultural contexts. It addresses a broad readership in the geosciences, land and environmental sciences, offering them an essential reference guide to land use competition.


Global Change Governance Land Use Competition Market Transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Niewöhner
    • 1
  • Antje Bruns
    • 2
  • Patrick Hostert
    • 3
  • Tobias Krueger
    • 4
  • Jonas Ø. Nielsen
    • 5
  • Helmut Haberl
    • 6
  • Christian Lauk
    • 7
  • Juliana Lutz
    • 8
  • Daniel Müller
    • 9
  1. 1.Inst. of European Ethnology & IntegrativHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Governance and Sustainability LabTrier UniversityBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Geography & IRI THESysHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Dept. of Geography & IRI THESysHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Dept. of Geography & IRI THESysHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Social EcologyAlpen-Adria UniversityViennaAustria
  7. 7.Institute of Social EcologyAlpen-Adria UniversityViennaAustria
  8. 8.Institute of Social EcologyAlpen-Adria UniversityViennaAustria
  9. 9.Halle (Saale) & IRI THESysLeibniz Ins. for Agri. Devel. Trans. EcoBerlinGermany

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