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Record number 398715
Title Global change of land use systems : IMAGE: a new land allocation module
Author(s) Letourneau, A.P.; Verburg, P.H.; Stehfest, E.
Source Wageningen : Wettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu (WOt-werkdocument 207) - 142
Department(s) CE - Vegetation and Landscape Ecology
Land Dynamics
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) landgebruik - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - modellen - dynamiek van het ruimtegebruik - land use - sustainability - models - land use dynamics
Categories Agroecosystems
Abstract The Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment (IMAGE) aims at assessing the state of the environment taking into account the effects of human activities. Although human population often makes use of a land area to satisfy various needs, most of the current global land use datasets and models use a classification based on dominant land use/cover types disregarding the diversity and intensity of human activities. In this working document we investigate if the simulation of land use change and the IMAGE outcomes can be improved by using a classification based on land use systems. An expert based cluster analysis was used to identify and map land use systems. The analysis accounted for population density, accessibility, land use / cover types and livestock and provided a new insight on human interactions with the environment. Then, a conceptual framework was developed and implemented to simulate land use systems changes based on local conditions and demand for agricultural products and accounting for land management changes.
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