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Ademola K. Braimoh and Paul L. G. Vlek

land use and its determinants. It draws upon ecology and system theories to describe the complex interactions between people and their environment ( Allen and Walsh, 1996 ). The land-use system is functionally complex in the sense that it is influenced by a large number of actors with differing goals and objectives. Second, the land-use system is structurally complex in the sense that patterns and processes are scale dependent ( Forman and Godron, 1986 ). Previous studies (e.g., de Koning et

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Gemma T. Narisma and Andrew J. Pitman

the nature of the Earth's surface ( Polcher and Laval, 1994 ; Lean and Rowntree, 1997 ; Henderson-Sellers et al., 1993 , Gedney and Valdes, 2000 ; Zhang et al., 2001 ; Zhao and Pitman, 2002a ). Recent developments have led to a redefinition of “climate system” to include the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, land surface, and the biosphere ( Houghton et al., 2001 ). The addition of the biosphere is, in part, the consequence of the recent demonstration that the interaction between this component

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Jeffrey A. Hicke, David B. Lobell, and Gregory P. Asner

. Asrar , and R. Nemani . 1997 . Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981 to 1991. Nature 386 : 698 – 702 . Pacala , S. W. et al . 2001 . Consistent land- and atmosphere-based U.S. carbon sink estimates. Science 292 : 2316 – 2320 . Parton , W. J. , M. P. Gutmann , and W. R. Travis . 2003 . Sustainability and historical land-use change in the Great Plains: The case of eastern Colorado. Great Plains Res 13 : 97 – 125 . Paustian , K. , C. V. Cole

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