Challenges and opportunities in mapping land use intensity globally

T. Kuemmerle, K. Erb, P. Meyfroidt, D. Müller, P.H. Verburg, S. Estel, H. Haberl, P. Hostert, M.R. Jepsen, T. Kastner, C. Levers, M. Lindner, C. Plutzar, P.J. Verkerk, E.H. van der Zanden, A. Reenberg

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    Future increases in land-based production will need to focus more on sustainably intensifying existing production systems. Unfortunately, our understanding of the global patterns of land use intensity is weak, partly because land use intensity is a complex, multidimensional term, and partly because we lack appropriate datasets to assess land use intensity across broad geographic extents. Here, we review the state of the art regarding approaches for mapping land use intensity and provide a comprehensive overview of available global-scale datasets on land use intensity. We also outline major challenges and opportunities for mapping land use intensity for cropland, grazing, and forestry systems, and identify key issues for future research. © 2013 The Authors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)484-493
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
    Volume5
    Early online date22 Jul 2013
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    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Kuemmerle, T. ; Erb, K. ; Meyfroidt, P. ; Müller, D. ; Verburg, P.H. ; Estel, S. ; Haberl, H. ; Hostert, P. ; Jepsen, M.R. ; Kastner, T. ; Levers, C. ; Lindner, M. ; Plutzar, C. ; Verkerk, P.J. ; van der Zanden, E.H. ; Reenberg, A. / Challenges and opportunities in mapping land use intensity globally. In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 2013 ; Vol. 5. pp. 484-493.
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