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Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: A Review
Abstract This article 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 withExpand
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Simplifying complexity: a review of complexity theory
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We provide an overview of the evolution of complexity research, establishes a preliminary typology of complexity approaches with their advantages and drawbacks, and identifies areas of further research. Expand
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Agent-based modeling and genetic programming for modeling land change in the Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region of Mexico
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This work illustrates how computational intelligence techniques, such as genetic programming, can be used to model decision making in the context of human–environment relationships in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region (SYPR) of Mexico. Expand
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Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of Land-Use and LandCover Change : A Review
form to demonstrate potential theoretical causes for qualitatively assessed real-world phenomena? Alternatively, can they be used to create wellparameterized empirical simulations appropriate forExpand
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Spatio-temporal trend analysis of long-term development patterns (1900–2030) in a Southern Appalachian County
Many mountainous areas in the U.S. have experienced significant changes in residential development patterns over the past century, in large part due to changing economies and in-migration fromExpand
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Agent-based modeling of deforestation in southern Yucatán, Mexico, and reforestation in the Midwest United States
  • S. Manson, T. Evans
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 26 December 2007
We combine mixed-methods research with integrated agent-based modeling to understand land change and economic decision making in the United States and Mexico. This work demonstrates howExpand
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Deforestation in the southern Yucatan peninsular region: an integrative approach
Abstract The tensions between development and preservation of tropical forests heighten the need for integrated assessments of deforestation processes and for models that address the fine-tunedExpand
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Strategic directions for agent-based modeling: avoiding the YAAWN syndrome
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In this short communication, we examine how agent-based modeling has become common in land change science and is increasingly used to develop case studies for particular times and places. Expand
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Modeling Land Use and Land Cover Change
Models are used in a variety of fields, including land change science, to better understand the dynamics of systems, to develop hypotheses that can be tested empirically, and to make predictionsExpand
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Complexity Theory in the Study of Space and Place
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We identify a number of key issues by asking three questions. Expand
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