Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications
The book Land use, climate change and biodiversity modeling: perspectives and applications combines state-of-the-art modelling approaches at various scales with case studies from across the world. The cases include applications of the GLOBIO model in Central- and South America, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. The examples help natural resource managers, scientists and decision makers overcome their fear of models. The case studies show how to translate models into results and illustrate how pro-active implementation can mitigate biodiversity loss.
Testimonial by Maarten Hajer
"PBL started to develop modeling tools for national use in 2005, together with a large group of modelers from various regions of world. Modelers from Meso- and South America, from Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia and from Eastern and Southern Africa were brought together to actually develop tools to be used in their own countries, based on the principles of models developed at a global level. Aspects of models like IMAGE and GLOBIO and also the land use allocation model CLUE proved to be very useful at (sub-) national levels. This book includes some of these experiences and gives the wider, methodological context of these experiences. I hope that this book may inspire research in many countries to set up science-based policy support even if resources are limited or data are scarce. Biodiversity loss declines too quickly to wait for sufficient data. I appreciate the initiative of (especially) Yongyut Trisurat to assemble all these experiences and join them together with theory and background."
Professor Maarten Hajer, Director of PBL - The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands
|Author(s)||Yongyut Trisurat (Kasetsart University, Thailand); Rajendra P. Shrestha (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand); Rob Alkemade (Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, The Netherlands)|