The changing southwest

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This chapter describes important geographical and socio-economic characteristics and trends in the Southwest—such as population and economic growth and changes in land ownership, land use, and land cover—that provide the context for how climate change will likely affect the Southwest. The chapter also describes key laws and institutions relevant to adaptive management of resources.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The changing southwest
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Island Press
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description 19 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Assessment of climate change in the southwest United States
First page 37
Last page 55
Country United States
Other Geospatial Southwest United States