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The role of land cover change as a significant component of global change has become increasingly recognized in recent decades. Large databases measur...Read more
The break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the abandonment of >40 million ha of cropland, a collapse in livestock numbers and the recovery of ...Read more
Although biodiversity loss is a critically important topic, our understanding of how both land abandonment and land-use intensification in semi-natura...Read more
The recovery capacity and the successional pathways of tropical forests after anthropogenic disturbance vary considerably and may depend on prior land...Read more
Gold mining has rapidly increased across the Amazon Basin in recent years, especially in the Guiana shield, where it is responsible for >90% of tot...Read more
Although traditional land-use and management practices are known to enhance environmental heterogeneity in agricultural lands, loss of heterogeneity r...Read more
Since the mid-20th Century, Europe has experienced an unprecedented forest expansion associated with the abandonment of rural landscapes. Secondary fo...Read more
Currently, tropical forests are transformed into pasture and agricultural areas at an unprecedented rate, yet converted areas are often abandoned by f...Read more
Conservation in the United Kingdom is divided between government organizations, and non-government organizations. Four areas of achievement are descri...Read more