The conversion of land use and its effects (CLUE): modelling land use dynamics for Costa Rica and further development of the model.

J.M. Schoorl, A. Veldkamp, L.O. Fresco, K. Kok, P.H. Verburg

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Abstract

As a pilot study potential biophysical and human land use drivers in Costa Rica have been evaluated using multivariate statistical methods in a nested scale analysis. These reconstructed land use drivers and their quantified effects on land use were applied within a dynamic frame work CLUE (Conversion of Land Use and its Effects) to model land use dynamics for Costa Rica from 1973 to 1984. This pilot study demonstrates that land use/cover can be modelled as functions of human and biophysical drivers. The next phase in this continuing investigation will include a thorough validation and calibration of the model, sensitivity analysis and the development of the model towards applications for other countries in South America and Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReport of the UNEP/RIVM/PE workshop on global and regional modeling of food production and land use, Bilthoven
Pages36-38
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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    Schoorl, J. M., Veldkamp, A., Fresco, L. O., Kok, K., & Verburg, P. H. (1996). The conversion of land use and its effects (CLUE): modelling land use dynamics for Costa Rica and further development of the model. In Report of the UNEP/RIVM/PE workshop on global and regional modeling of food production and land use, Bilthoven (pp. 36-38)