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July 18, 2018

Global cropping intensity gaps: Increasing food production without cropland expansion

To feed the world’s growing population, more food needs to be produced using currently available cropland. In addition to yield increase, increasing cropping intensity may provide another promising opportunity to boost global crop production.
July 18, 2018

Importing food damages domestic environment: Evidence from global soybean trade

Protecting the environment and enhancing food security are among the world’s Sustainable Development Goals and greatest challenges. International food trade is an important mechanism to enhance food security worldwide.
July 18, 2018

Interregional flows of ecosystem services: Concepts, typology and four cases

Conserving and managing global natural capital requires an understanding of the complexity of flows of ecosystem services across geographic boundaries.
July 18, 2018

The Telecoupling GeoApp: A Web-GIS application to systematically analyze telecouplings and sustainable development

Global challenges, such as chronic hunger in developing and developed regions, loss of wildlife habitat, and the continuing rise of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, can be addressed only through an integrated approach.
July 18, 2018

Integration across a metacoupled world

Human-nature interactions are complex and have important implications for achieving sustainable development goals and addressing other global challenges. Although numerous studies have explored human-nature (or human-environment) interactions and generated useful insights, they are largely disintegrated.
October 25, 2017

Integrating Modelling Approaches for Understanding Telecoupling: Global Food Trade and Local Land Use

The telecoupling framework is an integrated concept that emphasises socioeconomic and environmental interactions between distant places. Viewed through the lens of the telecoupling framework, land use and food consumption are linked across local to global scales by decision-making agents and trade flows.
October 16, 2017

Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World

Interactions between distant places are increasingly widespread and influential, often leading to unexpected outcomes with profound implications for sustainability. Numerous sustainability studies have been conducted within a particular place with little attention to the impacts of distant interactions on sustainability in multiple places.
October 16, 2017

Integrated assessments of payments for ecosystem services programs

Ecosystems provide crucial services such as clean water to humans. Numerous payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs have been implemented around the world. However, their socioeconomic and environmental consequences are rarely quantified simultaneously.
October 16, 2017

Forest Sustainability in China and Implications for a Telecoupled World

China’s forest cover has been increasing in the past three decades, which is in sharp contrast to rapid declines in other natural resources. Understanding the mechanisms of forest recovery and their effects is essential for sustaining forests in China and elsewhere. Some studies suggest that imports of forest products have […]