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This paper presents an overview of multi-agent system models of land-use/cover change (MAS/LUCC models). This special class of LUCC models combines a cellular landscape model with agent-based representations of decisionmaking, integrating the two components through specification of interdependencies and feedbacks between agents and their environment. The(More)
DEREK T. ROBINSON*†, DANIEL G. BROWN†, DAWN C. PARKER‡, PEPIJN SCHREINEMACHERS§, MARCO A. JANSSEN{, MARCO HUIGEN§, HEIDI WITTMER||, NICK GOTTS††, PANOMSAK PROMBUROM‡‡, ELENA IRWIN§§, THOMAS BERGER§, FRANZ GATZWEILER{{ and CÉCILE BARNAUD|||| †University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dana Building, 440 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI(More)
Patrick d’Aquino Peter August Alfons Balmann Thomas Berger François Bousquet Eduardo Brondízio Daniel G. Brown Helen Couclelis Peter Deadman Michael F. Goodchild Nick M. Gotts George J. Gumerman Matthew J. Hoffmann Marco G. A. Huigen Elena Irwin Marco A. Janssen Robert Johnston Tim Kohler Alistair N. R. Law Virginia Lee Christophe Le Page Kevin Lim Steven(More)
This article describes three agent-based social simulation models in the area of land-use change using a model documentation protocol, ODD, from the ecological literature. Our goal is to evaluate how well fitted it is to social simulations and how successful it might be in increasing communication between individualand agent-based modellers. Such shared(More)
This paper presents a conceptual design for an agent-based bilateral residential land market. The design includes interactions between multiple buyers and sellers (household agents, developers, and rural land owners) and two local feedbacks to land value—price expectation formation based on local neighborhoods and spatial externalities. To address the(More)
Departing from the comprehensive reviews carried out in the field, we identify the key challenges that agent-based methodology faces when modeling coupled socio-ecological systems. Focusing primarily on the papers presented in this thematic issue, we review progress in spatial agent-based models along the lines of four methodological challenges: (1) design(More)
Land-use systems are characterized by complex interactions between human decision-makers and their biophysical environment. Mismatches between the scale of human drivers and the impacts of human decisions potentially threaten the ecological sustainability of these systems. This article reviews sources of complexity in land-use systems, moving from the human(More)
Cross-site comparisons of case studies have been identified as an important priority by the land-use science community. From an empirical perspective, such comparisons potentially allow generalizations that may contribute to production of global-scale land-use and land-cover change projections. From a theoretical perspective, such comparisons can inform(More)
This paper examines the impact of distance-dependent spatial externalities, referred to as “edge-effect externalities”, on free-market equilibrium land use patterns. Under edge-effect externalities, maximization of production possibilities will depend on minimization of landscape fragmentation, implying that both the correct allocation and the correct(More)