- Who We Are
- How We Work
- Our Science
- News & Events
- Find a Scientist
- Become a Member
GLP Member Alexander Prishchepov is a guest editor for a special issue of Land, "Understanding the Patterns, Drivers and Consequences of Agricultural Land Use Change and Land-Use Intensity" and invites manuscripts until August 31.
GLP SSC Member Allison Thomson recently served on a DuPont panel to help fill a climate exposure and natural resources gap in the company's Global Food Security Index (GFSI).
In developing countries, rural smallholders and communities derive about one-quarter of their income from the forest around them. But a recent study by GLP Member Kathleen Hermans-Neumann indicates that these resources are becoming scarcer, with their availability dwindling over time.
The meeeting seeks to assess the current issues and key knowledge gaps of land-use in the climate system. The organizers invite contributions (oral or poster presentations) that explore open questions related to land-use change in the broader climate system, specifically focusing on regional to global scale aspects.
Current research recognizes the inherent complexity of ecosystems and the inability to foresee all consequences of interventions across different spatial, temporal, and administrative scales. Ecosystem management is thus seen as a “wicked problem” that has no clear-cut solution, write GLP Member Ruth DeFries and GLP SSC Member Harini Nagendra in Science.
Pockets of small landholdings used for hobby farms and grazing are most susceptible to urban infill and industrial development, leaving larger horticultural and dryland farms for food production, according to GLP Member Andrew Milligton and GLP SSC Member Neville Crossman.
The first large-scale assessment of oil palm expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean offers valuable insights on the key drivers of oil palm expansion at a fairly early stage, according to GLP SSC Member Navin Ramankutty and GLP Member Jordan Graesser.
GLP SSC Member Harini Nagendra is guest editor for a special issue of Sustainability, "Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: The Role of People" and invites manuscripts until July 31.
GLP Member Peter Alexander's study in Global Food Security found that if half of traditional animal products were replaced by imitation meat or insects the land required to produce the world’s food would be slashed by a third.