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Simulation of large-scale land-use change

Presenting person: Dr. Rüdiger Schaldach, Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Umweltsystemforschung, Universität Kassel
We. 2009-11-25 (18:30-20:00), H6

Contact: John Tenhunen


Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Schaldach

Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), Universität Kassel

Kurt-Wolters Straße 3

34125 Kassel

Email: schaldach@usf.uni-kassel.de


Land-use and land-cover change are important drivers of global environmental change. Examples of human influences include the consequences of soil sealing on surface run-off or the destruction of natural habitats by the expansion of agricultural area. The concept of land-use systems is a scientific approach to describe the complex interdependencies between human land-use activities and the environment. Based on this concept, models can be formulated to simulate the spatial and temporal dynamics of these systems. In this context, a fundamental research goal is the integration of model components that represent human decision making processes with components representing environmental processes. The seminar gives an introduction to the modeling approaches for the simulation of regional and continental-scale land-use change that are currently developed at CESR. Furthermore model applications related to hydrological aspects and ecosystem functions are discussed.

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