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Record number 63454
Title Land use change under conditions of high population pressure : the case of Java
Author(s) Verburg, P.H.; Veldkamp, A.; Bouma, J.
Source Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions 9 (1999). - ISSN 0959-3780 - p. 303 - 312.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-3780(99)00175-2
Department(s) Laboratory of Soil Science and Geology
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1999
Abstract A long history of increases in population pressure in Java has caused agricultural land use to expand and intensify. More recent land use changes caused the conversion of prime agricultural land into residential and industrial area. Results of a dynamic, regional-scale, land use change model are presented, defining the spatial distribution of these land use changes. The model is based on multi-scale modelling of the relations between land use and socio-economic and biophysical determinants. Historical validation showed that the model can adequately simulate the pattern of land use change. Future patterns of land use change between 1994 and 2010 are simulated assuming further urbanization. The results suggest that most intensive land use changes will occur in Java's lowland areas.
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