Source Material for Figures

Figure 8.01: Radial swidden agriculture, roadside incursion, and large project clearings. Provided by Compton Tucker, NASA/GSFC.

Figure 8.02: Forest clearing along roads over a twenty year period. After Chomentowski, W., B. Salas, and D. Skole. Landsat Pathfinder project advances deforestation mapping. GIS World 7(4):34-38.

Figure 8.03: Urban expansion over fifteen years. Extracted from USGS EROS Data Center Earthshots article.
Figure 8.04: Lights of the USA from DMSP with AVHRR reference mosaic. Extracted from Web postings of compatible AVHRR and DMSP imagery.
Figure 8.05: Nightime detection of ephemeral African fires with DMSP

Suggested Reading

Arrow, K., B. Bolin, R. Costanza, P. Dasgupta, C. Folke, C. S. Holling, B.-O. Jansson, S. Levin, K.-G. M%ler, C. Perrings and D. Pimentel (1995), Economic growth, carrying capacity and the environment, Science 268:520-521.

Daily, G. and P. Erhlich (1996), Socioeconomic equity, sustainability and Earth's carrying capacity, Ecological Applications 6(4):991-1001.

Haberi, H. (1997), Human appropriation of net primary production as an environmental indicator: implications for sustainable development, Ambio 26(3):143-146.

Patz, J. A., P. R. Epstein, T. A. Burke and J. M. Balbus (1996), Global climate change and emerging infectious diseases, Journal of the American Medical Association 275(3):217-223.

Vitousek, P.M., Ehrlich, P. R., Ehrlich, A. H., Matson, P. A., 1986. Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis. BioScience, 36:368-374.


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