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    Landowner behavior is a major determinant of land use and land cover changes. an important consideration for policy analysts concerned with global change. Study of landowner behavior aids in designing more effective incentives for inducing land use and land cover changes to help mitigate climate change by reducing net greenhouse gas emissions. Afforestation, deforestation, reforestation, and timber harvest are the most frequent land management practices that influence forest carbon stocks and flux. Research studies provide estimates of how private landowners respond to market signals and government programs and how they alter land management.

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    Citation

    Alig, Ralph J. 2003. U.S. landowner behavior, land use and land cover changes, and climate change mitigation. Silva Fennica. 37(4): 511-527

    Keywords

    Mitigation, adaptation, carbon sequestration, forest sector

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