Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales: With Case Studies for Costa Rica

Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales: With Case Studies for Costa Rica

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401057912
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Series: System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development , #8
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The physical and socio-economic setting: the northern Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. 3. Using the CLUE framework to model changes in land use on multiple scales. 4. Spatial equilibrium modeling for evaluating inter-regional trade flows, land use and agricultural policy. 5. Technical Coefficient Generators for quantifying land use systems. 6. Integrated biophysical and socio-economic analysis of regional land use. 7. Exploring future land use options: combining biophysical opportunities and societal objectives. 8. Farm modeling for policy analysis on the farm and regional level. 9. Linking information technology and farmer knowledge in a decision support system for improved banana cultivation. 10. A toolbox for land use analysis. References. Abbreviations. Concepts and definitions employed in land use analysis. Introduction to the CD-ROM. Authors' affiliations. Index.

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