Modeling the spatial dynamics of regional land use: The CLUE-S model

Peter H. Verburg, Welmoed Soepboer, A. Veldkamp, Ramil Limpiada, Victoria Espaldon, Sharifah Mastura Syed Abdullah

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Abstract

Land-use change models are important tools for integrated environmental management. Through scenario analysis they can help to identify near-future critical locations in the face of environmental change. A dynamic, spatially explicit, land-use change model is presented for the regional scale: CLUE-S. The model is specifically developed for the analysis of land use in small regions (e.g., a watershed or province) at a fine spatial resolution. The model structure is based on systems theory to allow the integrated analysis of land-use change in relation to socio-economic and biophysical driving factors. The model explicitly addresses the hierarchical organization of land use systems, spatial connectivity between locations and stability. Stability is incorporated by a set of variables that define the relative elasticity of the actual land-use type to conversion. The user can specify these settings based on expert knowledge or survey data. Two applications of the model in the Philippines and Malaysia are used to illustrate the functioning of the model and its validation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-405
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Management
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002

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Keywords

  • Land-use change
  • Modeling
  • Natural resources management
  • Scenario analysis
  • Systems approach

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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Modeling the spatial dynamics of regional land use : The CLUE-S model. / Verburg, Peter H.; Soepboer, Welmoed; Veldkamp, A.; Limpiada, Ramil; Espaldon, Victoria; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura.

In: Environmental Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, 01.09.2002, p. 391-405.

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Verburg, PH, Soepboer, W, Veldkamp, A, Limpiada, R, Espaldon, V & Syed Abdullah, SM 2002, 'Modeling the spatial dynamics of regional land use: The CLUE-S model', Environmental Management, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 391-405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-002-2630-x
Verburg, Peter H. ; Soepboer, Welmoed ; Veldkamp, A. ; Limpiada, Ramil ; Espaldon, Victoria ; Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Mastura. / Modeling the spatial dynamics of regional land use : The CLUE-S model. In: Environmental Management. 2002 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 391-405.
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