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Titel (primär) Feedbacks in socio-environmental land systems
Titel (sekundär) Modelling for environment’s sake : Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs 2010); Ottawa, Canada, July 5-8, 2010
Autor Priess, J.A.; Schwarz, N.; Lautenbach, S.;
Herausgeber Swayne, D.A.; Yang, W.; Voinov, A.A.; Rizzoli, A.; Filatova, T.;
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Department CLE;
Band/Volume Vol. 3
Sprache englisch;
Keywords feedback mechanisms; land use modelling; review; urban and rural land systems
Abstract

The dynamics of socio-environmental systems are driven by exogenous forces and by the interaction of endogenous system components, both within the social and environmental realms, as well as between them. In recent years, the number of models and modelling frameworks explicitly representing feedbacks has increased, especially for models of land use systems. Land use changes are on the one hand caused by a complex interaction of human and/or institutional land use demands and the environment, which supports or limits human use in several aspects. On the other hand, land use changes and their effects at least partly influence the respective driving forces and future land-use decisions, e.g. by affecting the productivity of agricultural land, in- or decreasing the quality of life in (residential) urban areas, increasing accessibility and thereby facilitating the economic development of areas and so forth. In this paper we address the complexity of socioenvironmental systems via analysing and reviewing the feedbacks implemented in current simulation models, with a focus on feedback loops between the social and the environmental component. We developed an analysis framework distinguishing several categories of information exchange between model components. Results indicate that feedbacks from "population" simulated e.g. as households or average land managers were well represented, whereas institutions or technical changes were rarely addressed. From the environment component mostly the performance of crops or density of population were reported, whereas other environmental changes e.g. concerning soil, weather or water dynamics or structural changes in cities were addressed less frequently or not at all. We conclude that the land-use modelling community started to address system complexity via implementing feedback loops, leaving much room for increasing the realism of information exchange between representations of the social and the environment components.


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Priess, J.A., Schwarz, N., Lautenbach, S. (2010):
Feedbacks in socio-environmental land systems
In: Swayne, D.A., Yang, W., Voinov, A.A., Rizzoli, A., Filatova, T. (eds.)
Modelling for environment’s sake : Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs 2010); Ottawa, Canada, July 5-8, 2010
Vol. 3
International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, p. S16