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Perspectives on the land use history of North America: a context for understanding our changing environment

Biological Science Report 1998-0003

Edited by:
Thomas D. Sisk

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Abstract

Ecological change is constant and profound, yet it often occurs at temporal and spatial scales that are difficult to measure and interpret. This publication demonstrates how diverse data bases, archived in different formats and at numerous locations, can be brought together to provide an integrated perspective on the relationship between land use and landcover change. The authors provide the historical context for interpreting recent landcover change in several regions of North America and articulate the value of a comprehensive continental land-use history for guiding environmental policy and management decisions during the coming century and beyond.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Perspectives on the land use history of North America: a context for understanding our changing environment
Series title:
Biological Science Report
Series number:
1998-0003
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
vi, 104 p.