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Modelling novel land change trajectories – Competing land claims for resource production, biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation

  • 1 June, 2016
  • VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
  • Prof. Peter Verburg
  • Dr Žiga Malek

The research focuses on the competing claims of land resources and their impact on future land use patterns, specifically the spatial implications of the ‘Life on land’ SDG (Goal 15). It consists of 4 studies: (1) Mapping global forest classes and uses, (2) Assessing the impact of including different wood harvest types in biodiversity assessments, (3) Analyzing future land use changes as a result of achieving land degradation neutrality and (4) Identifying impacts of future climate change on the suitability of short rotation woody plantations.


Katharina Schulze

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