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Topical Collection "Land Use Transitions and Land System Science"
A topical collection in Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This collection belongs to the section "Land Socio-Economic and Political Issues".Viewed by 6707
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Interests: land-use transition; land consolidation; sustainable land management; rural restructuring; urban-rural integrated development; rural geography
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Land is the spatial carrier of anthropogenic activities, the most basic production factor of socioeconomic development, and the most fundamental survival resource for urban and rural residents. Land-use transitions are primary forces driving the transformation of the rural-urban territorial system and bring about direct socioeconomic as well as environmental effects on regional sustainability, resulting in farmland loss and soil degradation, affecting biodiversity and ecosystems’ ability to serve human needs, polluting the environment, influencing agricultural production and food security, and causing regional socio-economic and spatial restructuring. Land use transitions can be measured by changes in both the dominant morphology (e.g., quantity, structure, and spatial pattern) and recessive morphology (e.g., quality, property rights, management mode, fixed input, productive ability, and function) of land use. The study of land-use transitions can lead to a deeper understanding of human–land interactions and reveal major socioeconomic development issues and related environmental effects. Translating scientific findings into sustainable solutions and implementation in practice is the core objective of land system science. Land system science provides theoretical guidance for studying integrated land use transitions, which constitute a hugely significant area of land system science research. Adjusting and controlling land use transitions by linking the research of land system science with urban-rural transformation development, becomes one of the important solutions for realizing the sustainable utilization of urban-rural land resources.
As a continuation of the last Special Issue on "Land Use Transitions under Rapid Urbanization", this collection will gather excellent research work on land-use transitions and land system science, focusing on the following themes:
- Theoretical research of land use transitions and land system science;
- Measuring land use transitions;
- Impacts of land use transitions on socio-economic development;
- Eco-environmental effects of land use transitions;
- Driving mechanism of land use transitions;
- Adjusting and controlling land use transitions;
- Land-use transitions and sustainable land use solutions;
- The transition of land tenure regimes;
- Linking local land use transitions with globalization.
Prof. Dr. Hualou Long
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- land use transitions
- socio-economic development
- eco-environmental effects
- driving mechanism
- land system science
- land tenure regime
Related Special Issue
- Land Use Transitions under Rapid Urbanization in Land (27 articles)
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