Farmer's decisions and landscape change : an actor-based approach for land-use research

D.F. Valbuena

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

This dissertation has two objectives. The first objective is to link conceptually individual decisions and land-use/cover change (LUCC) patterns in rural regions. The second objective is to use these concepts to explore the influence of policy on LUCC as a response of farmers' decisions. To achieve these objectives, different approaches are used. Firstly, agent typologies are used to simplify and allocate the regional diversity of farmers' decisions. Secondly, an agent-based approach is used to link individual decisions and LUCC patterns in a regional model. Thirdly, this approach is applied to explore how farmers' response to national and global socio-economic and biophysical processes can affect the landscape of a Dutch rural region. Fourthly, this approach is applied to explore how farmers' participation in voluntary mechanisms to restore native vegetation can affect the landscape in rural Australia. Finally, the implication of these results for LUCC research and policy-making are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bregt, Arnold, Promotor
  • Veldkamp, Tom, Promotor
  • Verburg, Peter, Promotor
Award date14 Jun 2010
Place of Publication[S.l.
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789085856320
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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landscape change
land use
policy making
typology
decision
vegetation

Keywords

  • land use
  • farmers
  • farmers' attitudes
  • decision making
  • landscape
  • rural planning
  • change of state
  • structural change
  • land use dynamics
  • landscape planning

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Valbuena, DF 2010, 'Farmer's decisions and landscape change : an actor-based approach for land-use research', Doctor of Philosophy, Wageningen University, [S.l..

Farmer's decisions and landscape change : an actor-based approach for land-use research. / Valbuena, D.F.

[S.l. : S.n., 2010. 126 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

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