Land use evolution in hill regions of the dominican republic

  • Zweifler M
  • Gold M
  • Thomas R
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Abstract

This study combines data from a social survey and an air photo time series to gain both a temporal and spatial understanding of Dominican hill land use evolution. Research results indicate that disparities in present land use and productivity between two bill land study sites stem from their different stages of development along a common land use continuum. The authors emphasize the importance of understanding land use history when identifymg key constraints to long-term sustainability of hill land farming systems.

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  • Dominican Republic
  • Economic diversification
  • Hill lands
  • Land use evolution
  • Land use history

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Authors

  • Mark O. Zweifler

  • Michael A. Gold

  • Robert N. Thomas

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