Global Environmental Change and Land Use

  • A. J. Dolman
  • A. Verhagen
  • C. A. Rovers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. J. Dolman, A. Verhagen
      Pages 3-13
  3. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. P. H. Verburg, W. T. de Groot, A. J. Veldkamp
      Pages 17-51
    3. R. A. Groeneveld, G. Kruseman, E. C. van Ierland
      Pages 53-69
  4. The Relation between Climate and Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. R. W. A. Hutjes, P. Kabat, A. J. Dolman
      Pages 73-110
    3. A. J. Dolman, G. J. Nabuurs, P. K. Kuikman, R. W. A. Hutjes, J. Huygen, A. Verhagen et al.
      Pages 111-136
  5. Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. E. J. Moors, A. J. Dolman
      Pages 139-165
    3. A. Verhagen, A. J. Dietz, R. Ruben, H. van Dijk, A. de Jong, F. Zaal et al.
      Pages 167-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-210

About this book


The interaction between environmental change and human activities is com­ plex, requiring the concepts and tools of a number of disciplines for its effective analysis. Land-use and land-cover change has only recently become a topic susceptible to scientific research, as these concepts and tools have been devel­ oped and made available. Rooted in a broad community concemed with global change, systematic research has begun into land-use systems at different scales and interactions, and their links with global cyc1es of water, nitrogen and carbon are being explored. Partly based on research initiated by the Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air PolIution and Climate Change (NRP), this book touches upon various land-use and land-cover issues in relation to global environmental change. In addition to the biogeochemical cyc1es, land as a car­ rier for functions of economic activities, food and fibre production and energy production via biomass are discussed. Crucial in studying land use is human behaviour and man-environment interaction at different scales. Land-use and land-cover change is an important contrlbutor of greenhouse­ gasses as these activities directly interfere with the carbon, nitrogen and water cyc1es. These cyc1es are connected through numerous feedback loops. The interface of land-use and c1imate is essentially determined by the interaction of man and the environment. Man uses land primarily to produce food; a relatively small area is needed for urban development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. Dolman
    • 1
  • A. Verhagen
    • 2
  • C. A. Rovers
    • 3
  1. 1.Free University AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Plant Research InternationalWageningen University and Research CentreThe Netherlands
  3. 3.National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate ChangeBilthovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6308-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0335-2
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