A new paper in PNAS demonstrates an approach to identify homesteads of forest-dependent people and to track their resource base over 30 years across the entire South American Gran Chaco (1.1 million km2). The transferable and scalable methodology puts forest smallholders on the map and can help to uncover the land-use conflicts at play in many deforestation frontiers across the globe.
A new paper in Landscape and Urban Planning shows how integrating two approaches provides spatial templates for targeting policy responses related to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems, the disappearance of traditional cropping systems and abandonment of rural lands, or the reconnection of urban population with the local environment, among others.
The first publication of the SIPATH project, a GLP Contributing Project, is now available in Advances in Ecological Research. The framework presented in it goes beyond earlier frameworks by considering multiple dimensions of intensity and sustainability, drawing from both natural and social science theories.