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Linking People, Place, and Policy A GIScience Approach

ISBN-10: 1402070039

ISBN-13: 9781402070037

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kelley A. Crews-Meyer, Stephen J. Walsh

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Linking People, Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach describes a breadth of research associated with the study of human-environment interactions, with particular emphasis on land use and land cover dynamics. This book examines the social, biophysical, and geographical drivers of land use and land cover patterns and their dynamics, which are interpreted within a policy-relevant context. Concepts, tools, and techniques within Geographic Information Science serve as the unifying methodological framework in which landscapes in Thailand, Ecuador, Kenya, Cambodia, China, Brazil, Nepal, and the United States are examined through analyses conducted using quantitative, qualitative, and image-based techniques. Linking People, Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach addresses a need for a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of GIScience for research and study within the context of human-environment interactions. The human dimensions research community, land use and land cover change programs, and human and landscape ecology communities, among others, are collectively viewing the landscape within a spatially-explicit perspective, where people are viewed as agents of landscape change that shape and are shaped by the landscape, and where landscape form and function are assessed within a space-time context. This book articulates some of these challenges and opportunities.
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 348
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Co-Editors: Abbrieviated Profiles
Acknowledgements: List of Reviewers
Contributors List
Challenges for GIScience: Assessment of Policy Relevant Human-Environment Interactions
Continuous and Discrete: Where They Have Met in Nang Rong, Thailand
Land Use Strategies in the Mara Ecosystem: A Spatial Analysis Linking Socio-Economic Data with Landscape Variables
Monitoring Land Use Change in the Pearl River Delta, China
Spatial Modeling of Village Functional Territories to Support Population-Environment Linkages
Understanding a Dynamic Landscape: Land Use, Land Cover and Resource Tenure in Northeastern Cambodia
The Impact of Land Titling on Tropical Forest Resources
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Ownership Parcels and Forest Cover in Three Counties of northern Lower Michigan USA, ca. 1970 to 1990
Characterizing and Modeling Patterns of Deforestation and Agricultural Extensification in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Deforestation Trajectories in a Frontier Region of the Brazilian Amazon
Multi-Resolution Classification Framework for Improving Land Use/Cover Mapping
Urban Growth in Kathmandu, Nepal: Mapping, Analysis, and Prediction
FAO Methodologies for Land Cover Classification and Mapping
Spatial Explicit Land Use Change Scenarios for Policy Purposes: Some Applications of the CLUE Framework
Index