Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Land grabbing as a driver of environmental change

Lazarus, Eli D. 2014. Land grabbing as a driver of environmental change. Area 46 (1) , pp. 74-82. 10.1111/area.12072

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A worldwide increase in large-scale land acquisitions over the past decade has been described as a global land rush for access to natural resources. ‘Land grabbing’ is a dynamic of land-use change that can enable especially rapid environmental transformations across vast spatial scales. New scholarship is beginning to address these land deals in terms of their implications for social and political systems, but exploitative land uses also leave legacies of change in physical landscapes. Historical precedents from around the world, including various examples of frontier expansion, reflect the kinds of environmental responses that modern land grabbing could induce. Insights into land grabbing as a mechanism of abrupt, large-scale transitions in human–environmental systems is a research opportunity and a pressing grand challenge for Earth-surface science.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental history; agriculture; soil erosion; geomorphology; Anthropocene
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0004-0894
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 15:26
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/57220

Citation Data

Cited 20 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item