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Record number 428018
Title A multi-scale modelling approach for analysing landscape service dynamics
Author(s) Willemen, L.; Veldkamp, A.; Verburg, P.H.; Hein, L.G.; Leemans, R.
Source Journal of Environmental Management 100 (2012). - ISSN 0301-4797 - p. 86 - 95.
Department(s) Land Dynamics
Environmental Systems Analysis Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) managing ecosystem services - land-cover change - biodiversity conservation - global change - human-needs - management - science - sustainability - requirements - agriculture
Abstract Shifting societal needs drive and shape landscapes and the provision of their services. This paper presents a modelling approach to visualize the regional spatial and temporal dynamics in landscape service supply as a function of changing landscapes and societal demand. This changing demand can result from different policy targets. In this paper we conceptualise the system in which these dynamics take place by explicitly addressing (i) the multifunctional character of a landscape, (ii) the different spatial levels at which interactions between landscape service supply, demand, and land management occur, and (iii) trade-offs in service supply as a result of land management actions. Next, we translate the resulting conceptual framework into an operational model. As a demonstration, this model is applied to simulate changes in landscape service supply driven by regional policies in a rural region of the Netherlands. This application demonstrates potential trade-offs, which emerge in a spatially explicit way in the region over time. It illustrates the potential relevance of modelling landscape service dynamics for environmental management and decision making
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