Changing Population Demographics, Changing Land Uses
Where people decide to live, work, and play has a great influence on the natural environment. As the U.S. population has grown and become more ethnically diverse, impacts on the environment have spread across the landscape, affecting an ever-greater share of natural resources and protected areas.
We study changes in the U.S. population and related changes in land use and the natural environment. We look for historical patterns and clues about how those patterns will continue to play out on the landscape in the future.
- Is Housing a Factor in the Distribution of Invasive (Aggressive, Nonnative) Plants?
- Measuring Forest Parcelization
- Improving Ecological Functions on Agricultural Lands
- Wildfire Management in Wildland-Urban Interface Areas
- Housing Growth In and Near Protected Natural Areas
- Map Forecasts Populations Shifting into Forested Areas
Last Modified: 11/04/2014