GC13C:
Emerging Perspectives on Land Use: Global Drivers and Local Impacts in a Socioenvironmentally Teleconnected World II Posters


Session ID#: 8063

Session Description:
Earth’s land surface embodies the dynamic interplay of the physical, social and economic processes that constitute global change. For example, deforestation, agriculture and urbanisation all modify the climate, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. Such changes, in turn, affect land and the societies that rely on it. Because land is shaped today largely by human activities, it has become an important site of policies aimed at achieving sustainability. Consequently, land is also the site of conflicts and competing claims: land grabs and the competition between crops for food and biofuels are but two manifestations. 

This session aims to bring together a diverse group of natural and social scientists to explore emerging perspectives on land. We welcome contributions on topics including but not limited to: 1) drivers, trajectories and implications of historic and future land-use change; 2) trade and teleconnections; 3) novel land-use practices for responding to rapid global change; 4) land-atmosphere-hydrosphere interactions.

Primary Conveners:  Peter Verburg, VU University, Department of Earth Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conveners:  Kathleen D Morrison, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, Narcisa GABRIELA Pricope, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States and Darla Munroe, Ohio State University, Department of Geography, Columbus, OH, United States
Chairs:  Peter Verburg, VU University, Department of Earth Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Narcisa GABRIELA Pricope, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Darla Munroe, Ohio State University, Department of Geography, Columbus, OH, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alexandra Morel1, Stephen Adu-Bredu2,3, Michael Adu Sasu4, Rebecca Ashley Asare4, Emily Boyd5, Mark A. Hirons6,7, Yadvinder Malhi1, John Mason4, Ken Norris8, Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson7 and Constance L. McDermott1, (1)Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)Forest Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, (3)Forestry Research of Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, (4)Nature Conservation and Research Centre, Accra, Ghana, (5)University of Reading, Geography and Environmental Science, Reading, United Kingdom, (6)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (7)University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Reading, United Kingdom, (8)Zoological Society of London, Institute of Zoology, London, United Kingdom
Lena Boysen, Vera Heck, Wolfgang Lucht and Dieter Gerten, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
Thorben Amann and Jens Hartmann, University of Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), Hamburg, Germany
Kimberly A Nicholas, Lund University, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund, Sweden and Emma Li Johansson, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Abdulhakim Abdi, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Bernice Rosenzweig, CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States, Charles J Vorosmarty, CCNY-Environ Crossroads Initi, New York, NY, United States, Xiaoliang Lu, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States and David W Kicklighter, MBL, The Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Erqi Xu, IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China
Julius Agboola, University of Lagos, Department of Marine Sciences, Lagos, Nigeria, Prince EMEKA Ndimele, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Science,, LAGOS, Nigeria, Shakirudeen Odunuga, University of Lagos, Geography, Lagos, Nigeria, Adeniran Akanni, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Lagos, Nigeria, Bosede Kosemani, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria and Michael Ahove, Lagos State University, Centre for Environment and Science Education (CESE), Lagos, Nigeria
Katherine V Calvin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States and Marshall A Wise, Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College Park, MD, United States
HuiMin Yan, CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China
Pei-Chi Chen, Yu-Pin Lin, Wei-Chih Lin, Wan-Yu Lien and Johnathen Anthony, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Johnathen Anthony, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Agnieszka Romanowicz, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Elsa Ordway1, Eric Lambin1 and Gregory Paul Asner2, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, United States
Fang Liu, CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China
Amelie Rajaud and Nathalie Isabelle de NOBLET, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Peter Verburg, David Eitelberg, Christine Ornetsmueller and Jasper van Vliet, VU University, Department of Earth Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shuwen Zhang1, Fengqin Yan1,2 and Liping Chang1, (1)Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology,CAS, Changchun, China, (2)Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States
Adam J Terando1, Jennifer K Costanza2, Nathan M Tarr3, Robert Apt2 and Matthew J Rubino3, (1)US Geological Survey, Southeast Climate Science Center, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)North Carolina State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States, (3)North Carolina State University, Department of Applied Ecology, Raleigh, NC, United States
Stefanie M Herrmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and G Gray Tappan, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Jonathan Winter1, Charles A Young2, Vishal K Mehta2, Aaron Walter Darwin Davitt3, Marzieh Azarderakhsh4, Alexander C Ruane5 and Cynthia Rosenzweig5, (1)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis, CA, United States, (3)CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
Yushiou Tsai, Scott Turnbull and Asim Zia, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States