Global Consequences of Land Use
Land use has generally been considered a local environmental issue, but it is becoming a force of global importance. Worldwide changes to forests, farmlands, waterways, and air are being driven by the need to provide food, fiber, water, and shelter to more than six billion people. Global croplands, pastures, plantations, and urban areas have expanded in recent decades, accompanied by large increases in energy, water, and fertilizer consumption, along with considerable losses of biodiversity. [1]
How Accessibility Shapes Land Use
An empirical examination of the residential development patterns illustrates that accessibility and the availability of vacant developable land can be used as the basis of a residential land use model. The author presents an operational definition and suggests a method for determining accessibility patterns within metropolitan areas. This is a process of distributing forecasted metropolitan population to small areas within the metropolitan region. Although the model presented is not yet sufficiently well refined for estimating purposes, the concept and the approach may be potentially useful tools for metropolitan planning purposes. [2]
 Dynamics of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in Tropical Regions
We highlight the complexity of land-use/cover change and propose a framework for a more general understanding of the issue, with emphasis on tropical regions. The review summarizes recent estimates on changes in cropland, agricultural intensification, tropical deforestation, pasture expansion, and urbanization and identifies the still unmeasured land-cover changes. [3]
 The Use of Remote Sensing Data and GIS to Determine and Detect Land Use/Land Cover Change in the Eastern Part of the Tripoli, Libya
Many areas of the Middle-east and North Africa (MENA) are experiencing land use change. The causes of this vary but include urbanisation, deforestation, and the greater issue of climate change. The implications of such land use change are broad but key problems include desertification and loss of land productivity.[4]
Soil Fertility Evaluation under Different Land Use System in Tropical Humid Region of Kerala, India
Aims: To know the fertility status of soils of the Elamdesam block.Place and Duration of Study: Soil samples were brought from Elamdesam block, Idukki district, Kerala, India in the year 2016 and laboratory characterization was done in National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Regional Centre, Hebbal, Bangalore. [5]
 Reference
[1] Foley, J.A., DeFries, R., Asner, G.P., Barford, C., Bonan, G., Carpenter, S.R., Chapin, F.S., Coe, M.T., Daily, G.C., Gibbs, H.K. and Helkowski, J.H., 2005. Global consequences of land use. science309(5734), pp.570-574.
[2] Hansen, W.G., 1959. How accessibility shapes land use. Journal of the American Institute of planners25(2), pp.73-76.
[3] Lambin, E.F., Geist, H.J. and Lepers, E., 2003. Dynamics of land-use and land-cover change in tropical regions. Annual review of environment and resources28(1), pp.205-241.
[4]  Ellafi, A. and Meaton, J. (2014) “The Use of Remote Sensing Data and GIS to Determine and Detect Land Use/Land Cover Change in the Eastern Part of the Tripoli, Libya”, International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 3(10), pp. 1266-1289. doi: 10.9734/IJPSS/2014/8439.
[5]  Chandrakala, M., Ramesh, M., Sujatha, K., Hegde, R. and K. Singh, S. (2018) “Soil Fertility Evaluation under Different Land Use System in Tropical Humid Region of Kerala, India”, International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 24(4), pp. 1-13. doi: 10.9734/IJPSS/2018/40099.

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