author = "Boillat, S{\'e}bastien and Dao, Hy and Bottazzi, Patrick and 
                         Sandoval, Yuri and Luna, Abraham and Thongmanivong, Sithong and 
                         Lerch, Louca and Bastide, Joan and Heinimann, Andreas and Giraut, 
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {University 
                         of Geneva} and {University of Lausanne} and {Universidad Mayor de 
                         San Andr{\'e}s} and {Universidad Mayor de San Andr{\'e}s} and 
                         {National University of Laos} and {University of Geneva} and 
                         {University of Geneva} and {University of Bern} and {University of 
                title = "Integrating forest cover change with census data: drivers and 
                         contexts from Bolivia and the lao PDR",
              journal = "Land",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "4",
                pages = "45--82",
             keywords = "forest cover change, deforestation, integrative land change 
                         science, social-ecological systems, meso-scale, forest 
                         transitions, rural poverty, Bolivia, Laos.",
             abstract = "The aim of this paper is to explore possible links between forest 
                         cover change and characteristics of social-ecological systems at 
                         sub-national scale based mainly on census data. We assessed 
                         relationships between population density, poverty, ethnicity, 
                         accessibility and forest cover change during the last decade for 
                         four regions of Bolivia and the Lao PDR, combining a parcel-based 
                         with a cell-based approach. We found that accessibility is a key 
                         driver of forest cover change, yet it has the effect of 
                         intensifying other economic and policy-related underlying drivers, 
                         like colonization policies, cash crop demand, but also policies 
                         that lead to forest gain in one case. Poverty does not appear as a 
                         driver of deforestation, but the co-occurrence of poverty and 
                         forest loss driven by external investments appears critical in 
                         terms of social-ecological development. Ethnicity was found to be 
                         a moderate explanatory of forest cover change, but appears as a 
                         cluster of converging socio-economic characteristics related with 
                         settlement history and land resource access. The identification of 
                         such clusters can help ordering communities into a typology of 
                         social-ecological systems, and discussing their possible outcomes 
                         in light of a critical view on forest transition theory, as well 
                         as the relevance and predictive power of the variables assessed.",
                  doi = "10.3390/land4010045",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/land4010045",
                 issn = "2073-445X",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "boillat_integrating.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "18 jan. 2021"