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Monday, March 1, 2004
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Forests In Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1000 Years of Change in New England. David R. Foster and John D. Aber, eds. 2004, Yale University Press

"Forests in Time" offers a unique look at combining history and science in ecological studies and environmental management and applies this approach to one of the most remarkably transformed landscapes in North America: the New England countryside. Written in accessible prose and profusely illustrated with photographs, maps, and graphs, the book relates the history of changes in New England and then explores the results of integrated studies and experiments in this largely forested landscape.

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Forests in Time
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Integrated Land-Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatán: Final Frontiers (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies. Oxford University Press. February 2004.)
by B. L. Turner II, Jacqueline Geoghegan, David R. Foster (Eds.)

Editorial Review:

This study of tropical deforestation in Mexico reports on the first phase of the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region Project (LCLUC-SYPR): a large, multi-institutional and team-based study designed to understand and project land changes in a development frontier, which pits the rapidly growing needs of smallholder farmers to cut down forests for cultivation against federally sponsored initiatives committed to various international programmes of forest preservation and complementary economic programmes. The SYPR project is a response to interdisciplinary defined research themes deemed critical to global environmental change and complementary international research agendas.

Book Description:

This highly topical study of tropical deforestation reports on the first phase of a large, integrated, multi- institutional, and team-based study. Based in Mexico, it is designed to understand and project land changes in a development frontier that pits the rapidly growing needs of smallholder farmers to cut down forests for cultivation against federally sponsored initiatives committed to various international programs of forest preservation and complementary economic programs.

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