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Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 55-73, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-55-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 55-73, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-55-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Feb 2017

Research article | 08 Feb 2017

Continuous and consistent land use/cover change estimates using socio-ecological data

Michael Marshall et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Nov 2016) by Zhenghui Xie
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ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2017) by Zhenghui Xie
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The transition of land from one cover type to another can adversely affect the Earth system. A growing body of research aims to map these transitions in space and time to better understand the impacts. Here we develop a statistical model that is parameterized by socio-ecological geospatial data and extensive aerial/ground surveys to visualize and interpret these transitions on an annual basis for 30 years in Kenya. Future work will use this method to project land suitability across Africa.
The transition of land from one cover type to another can adversely affect the Earth system. A...
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