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Land USE

Basic land use systems based on syndromes of management practices that impact the soil surface, water retention, vegetation, livestock, and material input/output of landscape features.
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A
Aquacultureaquatic livestock & crops
C
Constructedartificial surfaces & structures (except livestock & horticultural production)
D
Disturbedfragmented or disturbed by human activities without consistent use
F
Fallowlarger areas recovering from past human disturbance and without current or planned use
H
Horticultureintensive horticulture in artificial structures
I
Irrigatedirrigated agriculture
L
Livestockintensive livestock production in artificial structures
M
Mine & Fillactive mining, filling & dumping
N
PristineNo evidence of direct human intervention
O
Ornamentalmanaged for aesthetic, conservation & other non-production uses
P
Paddyrice & other flooded crops
R
Rainfedrainfed agriculture
S
Shiftinglow intensity shifting cultivation with perennial rotation
T
Forestryplanted, regularly managed, or planned for non-crop vegetation biomass harvest
V
Variablemanagement varies in response to unpredictable environment (e.g. seasonal river channels)

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.