Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management, and Policy

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Daniel G. Brown
Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 2013 - Nature - 564 pages
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As governments and institutions work to ameliorate the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on global climate, there is an increasing need to understand how land-use and land-cover change is coupled to the carbon cycle, and how land management can be used to mitigate their effects. This book brings an interdisciplinary team of 58 international researchers to share their novel approaches, concepts, theories, and knowledge on land use and the carbon cycle. It discusses contemporary theories and approaches combined with state-of-the-art technologies. The central theme is that land use and land management are tightly integrated with the carbon cycle and it is necessary to study these processes as a single natural-human system to improve carbon accounting and mitigate climate change. The book is an invaluable resource for advanced students, researchers, land-use planners, and policy makers in natural resources, geography, forestry, agricultural science, ecology, atmospheric science, and environmental economics.

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Linking Land Use and the Carbon Cycle
An Introduction to Carbon Cycle Science
The Contribution of Land Use and LandUse Change to the Carbon
An Economic Analysis of the Effect of Land Use on Terrestrial Carbon
Remote Sensing for Mapping and Modeling of LandBased Carbon
Atmospheric Observations and Inverse Modeling Approaches
With LandUse Models
Modeling for Integrating Science and Management
Ecological Limits and Constraints
Effects of Wildland Fire Management on Forest Carbon Stores
Soil Carbon Dynamics in Agricultural Systems
U S Policies and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Agriculture
Opportunities and Challenges for Offsetting Greenhouse
Opportunities and Challenges for Carbon Management on US Public
Design and Planning of Residential Landscapes to Manage the Carbon
New Directions

Model Estimates Using
A System to Integrate Multiscaled Data Sources for Improving
Simulating Biogeochemical Impacts of Historical LandUse Changes
Carbon Signatures of Development Patterns along a Gradient
Ecosystem Sustainability through Strategies of Integrated Carbon
Perspectives on LandChange Science and Carbon Management

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Daniel G. Brown is a Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. His work, published in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, aims to understand human-environment interactions through a focus on land-use and land-cover changes, modelling these changes, and spatial analysis and remote sensing methods for characterizing landscape patterns. He has chaired the Land Use Steering Group under the auspices of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, and has served as a member of the Carbon Cycle Steering Group, the NASA Land Cover and the Land Use Change Science Team, and on a variety of panels for the National Research Council, NASA, the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council. He has served on the editorial boards for the journals Landscape Ecology; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; and Land Use Science. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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