Land management and land-cover change have impacts of similar magnitude on surface temperature

  • Luyssaert S
  • Jammet M
  • Stoy P
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Abstract

The direct effects of land-cover change on surface climate are increasingly well understood, but fewer studies have investigated the consequences of the trend towards more intensive land management practices. Now, research investigating the biophysical effects of temperate land-management changes reveals a net warming effect of similar magnitude to that driven by changing land cover.

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