LAND USE CHANGE

In this age of the Anthropocene, land use change impacts ecosystems, climate, and livelihoods as never before. With more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture, forestry, and land use, a global population on the rise, and freshwater resources at risk, many questions remain regarding how to manage the terrestrial biosphere for future generations. I believe that observational expeditions through landscapes under rapid change reveal the interconnectedness of landscapes and livelihoods. 


Kyle and muddy bike in southern Yunnan Province, China. Photo: Will Stauffer Norris

Kyle and muddy bike in southern Yunnan Province, China. Photo: Will Stauffer Norris

Friction of Terrain:

A bicycle transect through southeast Asia’s remote upland landscapes and livelihoods

Funded by National Geographic.

www.frictionofterrain.com

 

Friction of Terrain is featured in the Field Notes section of the April 2016 National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic Adventure Blog in a five-part series. 

Full photo essay available via Atavist: https://friction.atavist.com/friction