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Northeast Tanzania's Disappearing Rangelands: Historical Perspectives on Recent Land Use Change
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of African Historical Studies, ISSN 0361-7882, Vol. 41, no 3, 523-556 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article focuses on the historical perspectives on the land use change of rangelands in the northeastern part of Tanzania. It traces the influence of colonial policies and precolonial political economic connection on the rapid land cover transformation on the Maasai Plains. Specifically, the authors present a historical narratives of landscape changes in the northeastern part of the country, focusing on land cover and land use change. It cites several areas in the northeast that were affected by landscape change and how these areas were agriculturally converted. Furthermore, the impact on the alterations in landscape that rooted in the colonial and precolonial history in the region is considered.

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2008. Vol. 41, no 3, 523-556 p.
Keyword [en]
remotely-sensed data, cover change, tropical regions, information, landscapes, dynamics, science, maasai
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57695ISI: 000263724500007OAI: diva2:417380
authorCount :3Available from: 2011-05-17 Created: 2011-05-16 Last updated: 2011-05-17Bibliographically approved

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