Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Land Use Change and Sustainability

Edited by Seth Appiah-Opoku

University of Alabama

This book discusses aspects of land use change and sustainability in ways that may generate further research ideas. It brings together discussions from leading researchers and scholars in the field of land use change and sustainability from five different countries including the USA, Ethiopia, Guyana, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Based on empirical research and case studies, the book is divided into two sections. The first section is subdivided into four chapters and discusses land use sustainability in the Northern Great Plains of the USA; effects of rural land use and tenure on sustainable management of mangroves in Corentyne, Guyana; the property formation process in peri-urban areas of Ethiopia; and the effects of green energy production on farmlands in the Yulin County of Taiwan. The second section of the book is subdivided into two chapters and discusses cases pertaining to land use mapping and sustainability including land cover/land use mapping using soft computing techniques with optimized features; and applying systems analysis to evaluate Jelutung as option for sustainable use of peat lands in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The book is insightful, thought provoking, concise, and easy to understand. It could serve as an important reference material on land use change and sustainability.

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Land Use Change and SustainabilityEdited by Seth Appiah-Opoku

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77843

ISBN: 978-1-78984-300-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-299-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-732-0

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Soil and Land-Use Change Sustainability in the Northern Great Plains of the USA

By Deepak R. Joshi, David E. Clay, Alexander Smart, Sharon A. Clay, Tulsi P. Kharel and Umakanta Mishra


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2. Urban Built-Up Property Formation Process in the Peri-Urban Areas of Ethiopia

By Achamyeleh Gashu Adam


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3. Effects of Rural Land Tenure System on Mangroves Management in Corentyne, Guyana

By Linda Johnson-Bhola


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4. The Effects of Green Energy Production on Farmland: A Case Study in Yunlin County, Taiwan

By Yu-Hsin Tsai, Tzu-Chin Lin, Shih-Yuan Lin, Stephan van Gasselt, Chia-Lin Chen, Chia-Hsin Hsu, Kuan-Ying Lin, Chia-Hsin Liu, Meng-Chin Tsai and Zhu-Shan Xie


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5. Land Cover/Land Use Mapping Using Soft Computing Techniques with Optimized Features

By Selvaraj Rajesh and Gladima Nisia T.


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6. Applying Systems Analysis to Evaluate Options for Sustainable Use of Peatlands in Central Kalimantan in Indonesia

By Andrea Marcello Bassi, Johan Kieft, Esther Boer, Teuku Mahfuzh Aufar Kari, Evi Wulanddri and Ludvig Forslund


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