(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Modelling and monitoring land-cover change processes in tropical regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LAMBIN E.F. (1) ;
(1) Dep. Géographie, Univ. catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE


Transformations in terrestrial ecosystems are increasingly regarded as an important element of global change. This article reviews recent approaches to the monitoring and modelling of deforestation and dryland degradation in tropical regions. The review highlights the requirement to tailor the investigation method to the specific research question of interest. Different techniques to monitor land-cover changes at regional scales are analysed. The article stresses the needs for a better integration of social science knowledge in land-cover change models and for a comprehensive theory of land-use changes


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 21, no3 [pp. 375-393]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



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