(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Human interactions with the Earth system : people and pixels revisited

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper evaluates the extent to which land-use-change studies based on linking remote sensing with socioeconomic data can provide reliable data, explanation and projections of future land use. It assesses how such studies might addess major theoretical questions in social and natural science such as those concerning the role of population or of institutions in land-use dynamics, or the detailed attribution of hazards to physical or social processes. In general, and using examples of research conducted in Mexico, the paper concludes that progress has been limited, because of factors that include the difficulties in gathering socio-economic information at global and regional scales, linking social data to satellite imagery, and forecasting human activities and policies


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no9 [pp. 1458-1471]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1715

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