Land and agriculture

Agriculture, forests and land use change

Humans interact with a variety of ecosystems in order to produce and procure the materials for our sustanence, be they food, fuels, fodder for our herds or fibre for our clothes and textiles. In doing so we change the structure of the landscape, including the biodiversity it supports, and, in turn, communities and societies adapt to changes in the landscape. Geophysical constraints, a changing climate, political instability, growing populations and affluence, as well as discriminatory social and economic structures create a context of increased stress on natural systems and new forms of social and economic organsiation, all of which are the study of LUCID research under the theme: Agriculture, forests and land use change.



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  • Andersson, E. (2014) Turning waste into value: using human urine to enrich soils for sustainable food production in Uganda. Journal of Cleaner Production, forthcoming


  • Andersson, E. (2013) Turning Waste into Value: Using human urine to enrich soils for food production in Uganda. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2013.
  • Jerneck A., Olsson L.  (2013) More than Trees! Understanding the agroforestry adoption gap in subsistence agriculture: insights from narrative walks in Kenya. Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 32, October 2013, Pages 114–125
  • Jerneck A., Olsson, L. (2013) Food first! Theorising assets and actors in agroforestry: risk evaders, opportunity seekers and ‘the food imperative’ in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. DOI:10.1080/14735903.2012.751714
  • Jönsson, E. (2013) Fields of Green and Gold: Territorial hunger, rural planning, and the political ecologies of high-end golf. Meddelanden från Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi: Avhandlingar VII. Lund University
  • Kross, A., Seaquist, J.W., Roulet, N.T., Fernandes, R., & Sonnentag, O. (2013) Estimating carbon dioxide exchange rates at contrasting northern peatlands using MODIS satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 137: 234-243
  • Krause, T. & Zambonino, H. (2013) More than just trees – animal species diversity and participatory forest monitoring in the Ecuadorian Amazon. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Managament, 9(3), 225-238.
  • Krause, T. and L. Loft (2013) Benefit Distribution and Equity in Ecuador’s Socio Bosque Program. Society & Natural Resources, 2013(ahead-of-print): p. 1-15.
  • Krause, T., Collen, W. & Nicholas, K.A. (2013) Evaluating safeguards in a conservation incentive programme: Participation, consent and benefit sharing in Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecology and Society 18(4): 1.
  • Krause, Torsten (2013) Buying Conservation – Financial Incentives for Tropical Forest Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Lund Dissertations in Sustainability ScienceVol 6, Lund University
  • Lindeskog, M., Arneth, A., Bondeau, A., Waha, A., Seaquist, J.W., Olin, S., and Smith, B. (2013) Implications of accounting for land use in simulations of ecosystem services and carbon cycling in Africa.  Earth System Dynamics Discussions 4: 235-278
  • Tambang, Y. G. (2013) Explaining Agricultural Yield Gaps in Cameroon. Dissertations from Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University
  • Viers, JH, JN Williams, KA Nicholas, O Barbosa, I Kotze, L Spence, L Webb, A Merenlender, and  M Reynolds (2013) Vinecology: Pairing wine with nature.Conservation Letters 6(1).
  • Yengoh, T, Genesis and Brogaard, S. (2013) Explaining low yields and low food production in Cameroon: a farmers’ perspective. GeoJournal. DOI 10.1007/s10708-013-9493y


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