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Looking at the big picture: The importance of landbase interactions among forests, agriculture, and climate mitigation policiesAuthor(s): Rhonda Mazza; Alig Ralph
Source: Science Findings 127. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Science Findings
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionLand use change is a key part of global change. Deforestation, urban sprawl, agriculture, and other human influences have substantially altered natural ecosystems and fragmented the global landscape. Slowing down deforestation and afforesting environmentally sensitive agricultural land are important steps for mitigating climate change. Because no policy operates in a vacuum, however, it’s important to consider how separate climate mitigation policies might interact with each other.
Based on science by Ralph Alig
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CitationMazza, Rhonda; Ralph, Alig. 2010. Looking at the big picture: The importance of landbase interactions among forests, agriculture, and climate mitigation policies. Science Findings 127. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p.
KeywordsClimate change, land use, FASOM-GHG, Ralph Alig
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