A pattern-oriented individual-based land-use transition model: utility maximization at varying levels of complexity and rationality (CORA)

M. Mandemaker, M.M. Bakker, J.J. Stoorvogel, A. Veldkamp

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Abstract

In this research, we investigate whether real-world agricultural land-use systems can be meaningfully approximated by emergent–complex systems–behavior. We do so by constructing an innovative pattern-oriented individual-based land-use transition model. The model exhibits complex systems behavior by combining simple yet plausible temporal and spatial mechanisms. These operate on cellular automata–abstractions of farmers–and allow automata to maximize utility at varying levels of complexity, rationality, and foresight ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-81
JournalJournal of Land Use Science
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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