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Lecture oct 29th

Lecture oct 29th - Impacts of Humans on Ecosystems I Global...

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28/10/2010 1 Impacts of Humans on Ecosystems I: Global Land-Use Change Global Land Use Change ENVR200 Oct 28,2010 What is Land Use? 3500 years ago, Aristotle noted human influence on Humans have transformed the landscape for Millennia the land due to activities of the preceding millennia. The plains of Levant (Lebanon) were completely deforested during ca . 2600 BC - 138 AD. However, land transformation accelerated since the Industrial Revolution. With population growth, agricultural land greatly expanded mainly at the expense of forests. 6 7 ion Old World Land use history! 2 3 4 5 Cropland Area (Milli km 2 ) New Developed New 0 1 1700 1750 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 Developing (incl. Pac. Devpd.)
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