SLUCE 2: Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects at the Rural-Urban Interface: Interactions of Exurban Land Management and Carbon Dynamics

This project investigates processes that link the dynamics of the land-atmosphere carbon budget in exurban residential areas, which may have regional and global scale implications, preferences for land-cover types and patterns on these lands, and land-management activities of residents and developers. The goal of the project is to obtain a clearer understanding of the relationships between carbon dynamics, land-management activities, and market and non-market values of land-uses and land-covers--focusing on how carbon dynamics might respond in a non-linear fashion to various drivers of land-cover management.

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