Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: A Review

  title={Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: A Review},
  author={Dawn Cassandra Parker and Steven M. Manson and Marco A. Janssen and Matthew J. Hoffmann and Peter J. Deadman},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={314 - 337}
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 with agent-based representations of decision making, integrating the two components through specification of interdependencies and feedbacks between agents and their environment. The authors review alternative LUCC modeling techniques and discuss the ways in which MAS/LUCC models may overcome some important… 

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