Modelling land use dynamics by integrating biophysical and human dimensions (CLUE) Costa Rica 1973-1984.

A. Veldkamp*, L. O. Fresco

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Abstract

As a pilot study potential biophysical and human land use drivers in Costa Rica were evaluated using multi-variate statistical methods in a nested scale analysis. The reconstructed land use drivers and their quantified effects on land use were applied within a dynamic framework CLUE (Conversion of Land Use and its Effects) to model land use dynamics in Costa Rica from 1973 to 1984. Our pilot study demonstrates that a land use/cover system can be described as a scale-dependent hierarchical system and that its dynamics can be satisfactorily modelled as functions of biophysical and human drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Climate Change Research: Evaluation and Policy Implications.
EditorsS. Zwerver, R.S.A.R. van Rompaey, M.T.J. Kok, M.M. Berk
PublisherElsevier
Pages1413-1416
Number of pages4
Volume65
EditionPART B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Environmental Science
PublisherElsevier
ISSN (Print)0166-1116

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