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Drivers of global variation in land ownership

Kavanagh, Patrick; Haynie, HJ; Kushnick, Geoff; Vilela, Bruno; Tuff, Ty; Bowern, Claire; Low, Bobbi S; Ember, Carol R; Kirby, Kathryn R; Botero, Carlos A.; Gavin, Michael C


Land ownership shapes natural resource management and social-ecological resilience, but the factors determining ownership norms in human societies remain unclear. Here we conduct a global empirical test of long-standing theories from ecology, economics and anthropology regarding potential drivers of land ownership and territoriality. Prior theory suggests that resource defensibility, subsistence strategies, population pressure, political complexity and cultural transmission mechanisms may all...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecography
DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05205
Access Rights: Open Access


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