Globalization, teleconnections, and land use change in Latin America in the 21st century

Project time period:
May, 2017 to May, 2020

This Project aims at describing land-use/cover changes in Latin America (LA) in the most complete and detailed way for the 21st century (2001-2020). It will relate these changes to global and regional drivers of change (e.g., commodity markets, population) and it will explore the consequences of these processes on the efficiency of territorial use (i.e., compatibility and stability of agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and biomass preservation) in the different
ecoregions of Latin America).

WP1- Continental land cover changes in LA: drivers of land-use change and spatial dynamics
WP2- Eco-regional land cover changes in LA: socio-economic (national) systems
WP3- Globalization and teleconnections in LA: commodity markets and spatio-temporal correlations
WP4- Diversity in productive agro-ecosystems in LA: efficiency of land-uses

GLP Themes: Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity

GLP Methods: Decision support tools and approaches, GIS, Integrative Assessments, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis

Principal Investigator(s)