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Land cover and carbon sequestration in agricultural landscapes

Over the past 200 years, large tracts of diverse biomes such as North American grasslands, the northern Kazakh steppe, the Brazilian cerrado, or Ontario’s Carolinian forest zone have been converted to commodity-based agricultural production (Comer et al. 2018; Petrick, Wandel,and Karsten 2013; Oliveira and Hecht 2016; Bowley 2016). The process of clearing more “natural” formsContinue reading “Land cover and carbon sequestration in agricultural landscapes”

Why are the concepts of land use and land cover relevant to agricultural landscape management?

The concepts of land use and land cover are increasingly relevant to agricultural landscape management. Land use refers to how land is utilized based on economic and policy decisions. Land cover refers to vegetation characteristics (USDA ERS 2022) Precision agriculture and the quantification of ecosystems services require that agricultural landscapes be classified into different landContinue reading “Why are the concepts of land use and land cover relevant to agricultural landscape management?”

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