The change of land cover and land use over years and decades is an important factor in many ongoing natural, societal and economic processes in our world. Modelling and simulating the past, the present and the future of changes in land use is a meaningful method to describe, predict or prescript processes of global change.
This volume contains examples of such simulation experiments. GIS-models, time series models or agent-bases models are used. The scale of observation goes from continental to regional. The application contexts are regional planning, landscape ecology, climate change research, social-ecology, energy potential research and even archaeobotany.
Peter Mandl is Assistant-Professor for Geography at the University of Klagenfurt and Speaker of the German Working-Circle for Theory and Quantitative Methods in Geography.
Andreas Koch is Professor for Human Geography at the University of Salzburg and and Head of the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, Salzburg.