Land & Human Dynamics

Find research on how and why humans change terrestrial ecosystems for their benefit and when/how this change results in positive or negative social and ecological consequences 


Leakage Deforestation

Zero-deforestation supply chain commitments are a promising strategy to reduce deforestation for globally traded commodities. While providing straightforward mechanism to eliminate deforestation from commodity production, processes of leakage displacing environmental effects between regions or

Coasts and Sea Level Rise

Coastlines are often characterized by the coexistence of high human population density and productive ecosystems, such as tidal marshes, mangroves, beaches, and reefs. These ecosystems are facing a host of emerging threats from sea-level rise (SLR), highlighting the need for innovative research to address them. One such innovation is better synthesis of ecological and social drivers to produce more realistic projections of ecosystem extent and persistence.