How Do Increasingly Telecoupled Land Systems Promote or Undermine Sustainability?

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21A (San Jose Convention Center)
Darla K. Munroe, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Scholars are now studying land systems in a global context using such concepts as “telecoupling.” Research to date has recognized that local land systems may be undermined by globalization, and local people displaced. The land change community emphasizes the ways in which local people make decisions about natural resources given the opportunities and constraints that globalization presents. We are less nimble in examining exactly how global trade, financial institutions and agribusiness come together to create these new conditions.