Deforestation As A Major Component Of Land System Changes

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1. Introduction………………………………………………………………….….3
2. Land System Change………………………………………………….………...3
3. Brief Explanation of Deforestation …………………………………….……….4
3.1. Carbon Emissions………………………………………………….……….4
3.2. Biodiversity………………………………………………………….……...6
3.3. Demand for Land……………………………………………………….…..7
4. Tasmania ………………………………………………………………………..8
5. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………...….9
6. Works Cited…………………………………………….………………………10

1. Introduction

This briefing paper will provide a brief understanding of deforestation and its role in Land system changes, by discussing the factors, key issues and challenges. This paper will have a concentration on deforestation as a major component of Land system changes in the state of Tasmania.

2. Land System Change

Land system changes describe the process in which the Earth’s ground is unnaturally changed. This process includes deforestation or the removal of natural forest plants and wildlife, and draining of wetlands. The main purpose of deforestation is to adapt the land for human use, such as for urban development or agriculture.

As like any major ecosystem on Earth, the forests are a major backbone for our survival and the planets’ well being. As stated by Pearce and Brown, the forests provide us with timber but forests also provide a whole range of other products, know as non-timber forest products; “such as fruits, nuts, oils, latex, and other exudates, medicines, building…
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