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Influence of incentive networks on landscape changes: A simple agent-based simulation approach

S. Caillault, F. Mialhe, C. Vannier, S. Delmotte, C. Kêdowidé, F. Amblard, M. Etienne, N. Bécu, P. Gautreau, T. Houet
2013 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Simulations show that combination of incentive networks does not have linear and/or cumulative influence on landscape changes.  ...  the influence of different multi-scale incentive networks affecting farmer decision on landscape changes.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the MAPS network and the RNSC (French National Network on Complex Systems) for supporting and founding this study. We would like to thank D.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.003 fatcat:vpbipqoka5ayvigltvsyf2wzxu

An agent-based approach to model land-use change at a regional scale

Diego Valbuena, Peter H. Verburg, Arnold K. Bregt, Arend Ligtenberg
2009 Landscape Ecology  
A common approach to analyse and simulate LUCC as the result of individual decisions is agent-based modelling (ABM).  ...  Finally, the framework is illustrated through a case study in the Netherlands, where processes of farm cessation, farm expansion and farm diversification are shaping the structure of the landscape.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Sytze de Bruin and Erez Hatna for their suggestions on an early draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10980-009-9380-6 fatcat:c3mmh23go5b2fd54yp66juwfbq

Carbon-centric computing - IT solutions for climate change

Aditya Ghose, Helen Hasan, Trevor Spedding
2009 Telecommunications Journal of Australia  
IT has a role to play in the current debate on climate change. The current discourse on IT and climate change views IT in a negative light, as a polluter.  ...  What remains unrecognized is the critical role of IT as a source of solutions to the climate change problem. We live in a massive, inter-connected Planet Earth Supply Chain.  ...  He also been a keynote speaker at several conferences, and program/ general chair of several others.  ... 
doi:10.2104/tja09009 fatcat:lu5mvzxlirbaborh3bmhvpc2iq

Complexity and the Economics of Climate Change: A Survey and a Look Forward

Tomas Balint, Francesco Lamperti, Antoine Mandel, Mauro Napoletano, Andrea Roventini, Alessandro Sapio
2016 Social Science Research Network  
We provide a survey of the micro and macro economics of climate change from a complexity science perspective and we discuss the challenges ahead for this line of research.  ...  On each of these issues, accounting for heterogeneity, interactions and disequilibrium dynamics provides a complementary and novel perspective to the one of standard equilibrium models.  ...  In this paper we present a critical review of the existing literature about complex system approaches to the economics of climate change, focusing in particular on agent-based models.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2807571 fatcat:c6h5azboe5hwpm3krymxrfnwae

Chapter 25 Agent-based Models of Innovation and Technological Change [chapter]

Herbert Dawid
2006 Handbook of Computational Economics  
The Evolutionary Approach 3. Agent-Based Models of Technological Change 4. Discussion 5.  ...  Abstract This chapter discusses the potential of the agent-based computational economics approach for the analysis of processes of innovation and technological change.  ...  Despite the apparent merit of the agent-based simulation approach for the analysis of a wide range of issues in the economics of innovation and technological change, the amount of relevant ACE-based work  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1574-0021(05)02025-3 fatcat:xcmkcrapgfgnfirw6t4f5ipc24

Frontier Land Use Change: Synthesis, Challenges, and Next Steps

Ronald R. Rindfuss, Barbara Entwisle, Stephen J. Walsh, Carlos F. Mena, Christine M. Erlien, Clark L. Gray
2007 Annals of the Association of American Geographers  
We then evaluate the methodological strengths and weaknesses of Mill's method of agreement based on use in this study.  ...  As an alternative, our study uses Mill's method of agreement approach to synthesize results from seven long-term case studies of land cover change in frontier areas.  ...  Agent-based simulations are a means for exploring a myriad of differences across sites.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8306.2007.00580.x fatcat:sjp7ns2s4nhs7ny27vvxza3jci

Stylized environments and ABMs: educational tools for examining the causes and consequences of land use/land cover change

Stephen J. Walsh, Carlos F. Mena, Jennifer L. DeHart, Brian G. Frizzelle
2009 Geocarto International  
Using a stylized landscape where a selected set of key social, geographical and ecological elements are spatially organized, we describe how land dynamics can be examined through agent-based models as  ...  Spatial simulation models that rely upon complexity theory as the framework and agent-based models as the analytical approach offer the capability to inform through experimentation about land issues important  ...  This work was supported by a grant from the Coupled Natural-Human Systems Program of the National Science Foundation (BE/CNH 0410048).  ... 
doi:10.1080/10106040902737020 fatcat:rrvwprwk2neahmemuhvo5lg4he

Land managers' behaviours modulate pathways to visions of future land systems

Calum Brown, Sascha Holzhauer, Marc J. Metzger, James S. Paterson, Mark Rounsevell
2016 Regional Environmental Change  
Attempts to influence the development of land systems are often based on detailed scenarios that constrain relevant factors, describe a range of divergent but plausible futures and identify potential pathways  ...  We use an agent-based land use model to examine broad forms of behavioural variation within defined scenarios in theoretical contexts.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10113-016-0999-y fatcat:ybyxvd6airgktpusoys7v2yhky

Science Embedded in Local Forest Landscape Management Improves Benefit Flows to Society

James Douglas Langston, Rebecca Anne Riggs, Agustinus Kastanya, Jeffrey Sayer, Chris Margules, Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
2019 Frontiers in Forests and Global Change  
Complexity and power relations have hampered scientists' efforts to engage with the people who use and influence the use of resources at landscape scales.  ...  There is a global shift of forest management to local levels to better reconcile local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.  ...  seascapes, embarked upon a program to trial a landscape approach on Seram.  ... 
doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00003 fatcat:3btymp5s5fheph3ccsjqlgmvoa

Chapter 26 Agent-Based Models of Organizations [chapter]

Myong-Hun Chang, Joseph E. Harrington
2006 Handbook of Computational Economics  
The agent-based approach views an organization as a collection of agents, interacting with one another in their pursuit of assigned tasks.  ...  The ultimate goal is to introduce the agent-based approach to economists in a methodological manner and provide a broader and less idiosyncratic perspective to those who are already engaging in this line  ...  A second class of models focuses on how organizational structure influences monitoring, wages, and the incentives for agents to work hard.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1574-0021(05)02026-5 fatcat:62gdclgmmjevxllv2xr6tc6em4

Case studies, cross-site comparisons, and the challenge of generalization: comparing agent-based models of land-use change in frontier regions

Dawn C. Parker, Barbara Entwisle, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Leah K. Vanwey, Steven M. Manson, Emilio Moran, Li An, Peter Deadman, Tom P. Evans, Marc Linderman, S. Mohammad Mussavi Rizi, George Malanson
2008 Journal of Land Use Science  
2008) 'Case studies, cross-site comparisons, and the challenge of generalization: comparing agent-based models of land-use change in frontier regions'  ...  The research reported on was supported by a variety of grants, including NIH grant HD35811; NSF grant SES-0119572; NIH grant HD051776; NSF grants SBR9521918, SES0083511, and BCS062417; NSF CAREER Award  ...  Acknowledgments The development of this article was supported in part by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap Initiative grant (HD051645) to the Carolina Population Center (CPC), University of  ... 
doi:10.1080/17474230802048151 pmid:19960107 pmcid:PMC2786205 fatcat:e3zwxpfkljhjxcvnaoto6g2h4y

Projecting Urbanization and Landscape Change at Large Scale Using the FUTURES Model

Derek Van Berkel, Ashwin Shashidharan, Rua S. Mordecai, Raju Vatsavai, Anna Petrasova, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova, John B. Vogler, Ross K. Meentemeyer
2019 Land  
development, local development suitability factors, and a stochastic patch growing algorithm for projecting alternative futures of urban form and landscape change.  ...  We simulated urban development across the South Atlantic States (SAS), a region experiencing rapid population growth and urbanization, using FUTURES—an open source land change model that uses demand for  ...  It simulates landscape change based on demand for development, local development suitability factors, and a stochastic patch-growing algorithm (PGA).  ... 
doi:10.3390/land8100144 fatcat:6lkbm4qhfjcvhblytedlw6jzuy

Incorporating Spatial Complexity into Economic Models of Land Markets and Land Use Change

Yong Chen, Elena G. Irwin, Ciriyam Jayaprakash
2011 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review  
Doing so has required a move away from relying solely on analytical models to partial or full reliance on computational methods that can account for these added features of spatial complexity.  ...  The second part of the paper presents a spatial simulation model of exurban land development using an auction model to represent household bidding that extends the traditional Capozza and Helsley (1990  ...  The approach imposes a set of assumptions about bidding and how market conditions influence the bidding process, following models of agents' pricing strategies developed in agent-based financial economics  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1068280500002811 fatcat:n4v3wefk45dohb4ordn5p52upa

Modelling dynamic effects of multi-scale institutions on land use change

Sascha Holzhauer, Calum Brown, Mark Rounsevell
2018 Regional Environmental Change  
In this paper, we present an agent-based model of autonomous land managers interacting with institutional agents at two spatial scales.  ...  Levels of subsidy and action triggers have the greatest impact on the magnitude of land use change and the maximum oversupply of ecosystem services.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was carried out as part of the Impacts And  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1424-5 fatcat:wro4yunbtbhplbsa2mcf3zhoxa

Inductive pattern-based land use/cover change models: A comparison of four software packages

Jean-François Mas, Melanie Kolb, Martin Paegelow, María Teresa Camacho Olmedo, Thomas Houet
2014 Environmental Modelling & Software  
There are many approaches and software packages for modeling LUCC, many of them are empirical approaches based on past LUCC such as CLUE-S, DINAMICA EGO, CA_MARKOV and Land Change Modeler (both available  ...  The outputs were compared to assess the quantity of change estimates, the change potential and the simulated prospective maps. Finally, we discussed some basic criteria to define a "good" model. (J.  ...  Verburg and four anonymous reviewers for their very useful and constructive comments on a preliminary version of the manuscript. Opinions and errors are the authors' alone.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.09.010 fatcat:y6gqpsam5fhvrpx2otklmk7g4i
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