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Record number 392520
Title Farmer's decisions and landscape change : an actor-based approach for land-use research
Author(s) Valbuena, D.F.
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Arnold Bregt; Tom Veldkamp; Peter Verburg. - [S.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789085856320 - 126
Department(s) Land Dynamics
Landscape Centre
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Wageningen Environmental Research
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) landgebruik - boeren - houding van boeren - besluitvorming - landschap - plattelandsplanning - toestandsverandering - structurele verandering - dynamiek van het ruimtegebruik - landschapsplanning - land use - farmers - farmers' attitudes - decision making - landscape - rural planning - change of state - structural change - land use dynamics - landscape planning
Categories Land Use Planning / Farm Management
Abstract This dissertation has two objectives. The first objective is to link conceptually individual decisions and land-use/cover change (LUCC) patterns in rural regions. The second objective is to use these concepts to explore the influence of policy on LUCC as a response of farmers' decisions. To achieve these objectives, different approaches are used. Firstly, agent typologies are used to simplify and allocate the regional diversity of farmers' decisions. Secondly, an agent-based approach is used to link individual decisions and LUCC patterns in a regional model. Thirdly, this approach is applied to explore how farmers' response to national and global socio-economic and biophysical processes can affect the landscape of a Dutch rural region. Fourthly, this approach is applied to explore how farmers' participation in voluntary mechanisms to restore native vegetation can affect the landscape in rural Australia. Finally, the implication of these results for LUCC research and policy-making are discussed.
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