Modeling of land-use and ecological dynamics

Dan Malkinson, Danny Czamanski, Itzhak Benenson

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As cities are rapidly expanding and encroaching into agricultural and natural areas, a question of primary concern is how this expansion affects surrounding agriculture and natural landscapes. This book presents a wide spectrum of both theoretical and empirical approaches to simulation and assessment of landscape dynamics. The first part presents state-of-the-art modelling approaches pertaining to land-use changes entailed by the urban sprawl, at different spatial resolutions and temporal time scales. The second part is dedicated to case studies of the effects and consequences of the emerging urban-agriculture open space patterns.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages193
ISBN (Electronic)9783642401992
ISBN (Print)9783642401985
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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  • Biodiversity
  • GIS-based modeling and simulation
  • Human-Environmental interaction
  • Landscape dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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