Land Use Working Group Meetings

RSS PAGES – Past Global Changes – LandCover6k meetings
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA December 3, 2021
    LandCover6k: New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios
  • Online September 10, 2021
    27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
  • Oxford, UK August 30, 2021
    25th Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) Conference
  • Prague, Czech Republic May 6, 2021
    15th International Palynological Congress and 11th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference
  • Nanjing, China October 29, 2020
    PMIP2020 Conference


As promised - the @PlosOne article on global #landuse classification systems and their use in #climatemodelling for past, present and future #climatechange is out! 🥂And it's #openaccess 🎉 @PAGES_IPO @LandUse_LC6k

Our big @PLOSONE paper on global land use classification is coming out soon! Find out about it here:! The paper looks at #climatemodelling and #landcover and how #archaeology can help use think about current & future #climatechange. Link to follow soon!

The LandCover6k classification with an example of Middle Eastern land use at 6kya, out now in PLOS ONE. Truly a team effort!

Register by 1 Sep for LandCover6k's wshop "New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios" (2-4 Dec 2021). Goal is to offer hybrid online and in-person in Philadelphia, PA, USA: @PAGES_ECN

Dates announced! PAGES' 6th OSM & 4th YSM will run from 15-21 May 2022 in Agadir, Morocco. Hopefully we can welcome you to Morocco in 2022! All details:
#PAGES22 @PAGES_ECN @FutureEarth @WCRP_climate @uniofbern

About Land Use

Tracking the world

The Land Use Working Group is an international and interdisciplinary research group dedicated to reconstructing human land use over the past 10,000 years. The goal of this initiative is to critically evaluate and improve models of anthropogenic land cover change used in local and global climate models. 

This work is urgently needed.  Current climate models make little use of the vast repository of evidence about human history,  an awareness that humans are one agent of global change. The complex and variable relationships between land use and land cover are still insufficiently understood.


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