Alan R. Sibbald

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1 Land Use Science Group, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, K.Matthews@mluri.sari.ac.uk 2 School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, S.Craw@scms.rgu.ac.uk IM@scms.rgu.ac.uk 3 School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, S.Elder@eee.rgu.ac.uk Abstract. This(More)
This paper explores the application of multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (mGAs) to rural land use planning, a spatial allocation problem. Two mGAs are proposed. Both share an underlying structure of: fitness assignment using Pareto-dominance ranking, niche induction and an individual replacement strategy. They are differentiated by their representations: a(More)
Silvopastoral agroforestry can satisfy some objectives required of European land-use systems: reduced agricultural production, increased timber production, increased product diversity and environmental enhancement. A national network experiment was set up on four sites, each representative of a UK grassland farming area, with three replicates of common(More)
Silvopastoral systems, where stock graze between widely spaced trees, are a viable land use option in the British Isles. An experiment (the National Network Silvopastoral Experiment—NNE) was set up at 6 sites in the late 1980s to quantify outputs from and to study the ecological interactions occurring between components of the system. Studies were carried(More)
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