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Record number 302375
Title COSMO: a decision-support system for the central open space, the Netherlands
Author(s) Harms, W.B.; Knaapen, J.P.; Roos-Klein-Lankhorst sic, J.
Source In: Scenario studies for the rural environment; selected and edited proceedings of the symposium Scenario Studies for the Rural Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12-15 September 1994. Dordrecht etc., Kluwer, 1995. Environ. & Policy 5 / Schoute, J.F.T., Finke, P.A., Veeneklaas, F.R., Wolfert, H.P., - p. 437 - 444.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 1995
Abstract To evaluate scenarios for nature restoration, a landscape ecological decision-support system has been developed, a knowledge-based system integrated in a geographical information system. The grid-based application in the Central Open Space of the Netherlands (the COSMO model) is presented here. Four scenarios for nature restoration were evaluated. With the COSMO model, vegetation development and potential habitats of fauna species were simulated at ten, thirty and one hundred years from the beginning. The results are discussed.
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