An agent-based modelling application of shifting cultivation

Ngo TA, Drake F, & See L (2012). An agent-based modelling application of shifting cultivation. In: Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Eds. Heppenstall, AJ, Crooks, AT, See, LM & Batty, M, Dordrecht: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-90-481-8927-4_30.

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Abstract

This paper outlines an agent-based modeling application of shifting cultivation for an upland village in Vietnam, which was developed to improve the management of shifting cultivation and aid forest protection. The model consists of household and land agents situated in a dynamic social, economic and political environment. Adaptation of the agents to changes in policy is incorporated through a trade-off between economic gains and social responsibility, which affect the subsequent decision-making process. The basics of the model are described including the validation process and the results in a business as usual scenario.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: In: AJ Heppenstall, AT Crooks, LM See, M Batty (eds); Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems; Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands pp.611-625
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:47
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10090

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