Part 1: Global Trends of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change and their Interaction with Global Environmental Changes; Globalization of the Studies of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change - Yukio Himiyama; Interactions of Society and Environment in Economically and Ecologically Marginal Lands - Eckart Ehlers; Climate Change and its Impact on Agricultural Production in Russia - Joseph Alcamo et al.; Indicative Properties of Agricultural Landscapes for Studying Global and Local Changes of Environment within Taiga Zone of the Russian Plain - Olga N. Trapeznikova; Interaction between Major Agricultural Ecosystems and the Global Change in Eastern China - Shaolin Peng et al.; Part 2 - Regional Diversity and Trends of Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes; Environmental Effects of Land-Use Change in the Last 50 Years in Suizhou, Hubei Province, China - Lu Qi et al.; Change in Land Cover and Cultural Landscapes in South-Western Part of Moscow Region, Russia - S.I. Antonov et al.; Historical Changes of Czech Landscapes in 1845-2000 and their Natural and Social Driving Forces Studied at Different Spatial Levels - Petr Mares and Premysl Stych; Development of Connotations in Land Consolidation in China - Lu Qi et al.; Part 3 - Integration of Environmental, Socio-Economic and Historical Knowledge of Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes; Drivers of Agricultural Land-Use Change in Scotland - R.V. Birnie and A.S. Mather; Political Events Factoring into Land-Use Changes in Czechia in the 20th Century - Ivan Bicik and Leos Jelecek; Land-Cover Changes by Land-Use Changes on the Islands of Elba and Malta, Mediterranean Sea - Bernd Cyffka; Land Use in Brazil - Major Contemporary Changes and their Driving Forces - Alexey S. Naumov.