This field has a strong social aspect. By realizing that human behaviour is one of the most important drivers of change of the environment we seek for concepts, methods and models which explicitly include the human influence.
Focus is on measuring and modelling individual behaviour of people as integrated part of environmental systems. The goal is to better understand and develop methods and techniques which enable a better design and management of social-ecological systems
Our research on human-space interaction includes the following research topics:
- concepts and methods to communicate spatial information and enhance public participation;
- the theory of complex adaptive systems, and the application of agent-based modelling;
- study of human movement behaviour.
- Emanuele Bigagli: Streamlining environmental monitoring: the role of geo-information
- Yang Cheng and Annouschka Groeneveld: Tipping Points and Regime Shifts in Land-Use Systems
- Guus ten Broecke:Concepts, methods, and tools for sensitivity analysis and validation of Complex Adaptive Systems
- N. Le Thuy: Interaction of land and surface water-use patterns in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A quantitative analysis of changes
- Kathleen Neumann (VENI grant): Rural migration and environmental degradation: A vicious cycle?
Recently finished PhDs:
Balancing options for shrimp farming : a landscape approach to investigate the future of shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta
Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Johan Verreth; Arnold Bregt, co-promotor(en): Roel Bosma. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789462574984 - p.
Spatial information in public consultation within environmental impact assessments
University. Promotor(en): Arnold Bregt, co-promotor(en): Arend Ligtenberg; T.N. Kibutu. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789462573314 - p.
Exploring pedestrian movement patterns
Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Arnold Bregt, co-promotor(en): M. Wachowicz; Arend Ligtenberg. - [S.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789461732712 - p.
Urbanized deltas as complex adaptive systems: Implications for planning and design
Built Environment 40 (2014)2. - ISSN 0263-7960 - p. 156 - 168.
Validation of isovist variables as predictors of perceived landscape openness
Landscape and Urban Planning 125 (2014). - ISSN 0169-2046 - p. 140 - 145.
Exploring visitor movement patterns in natural recreational areas
Tourism Management 33 (2012)3. - ISSN 0261-5177 - p. 672 - 682.
Exploring dimensions, scales, and cross-scale dynamics from the perspectives of change agents in social-ecological systems
Ecology and Society 17 (2012)4. - ISSN 1708-3087
Evaluation by policy makers of a procedure to describe perceived landscape openness
Journal of Environmental Management 95 (2012)1. - ISSN 0301-4797 - p. 17 - 28.
Exploring the visual landscape : advances in physiognomic landscape research in the Netherlands
Amsterdam : IOS Press (Research in urbanism series vol. 2) - ISBN 9781607508335 - p.
An agent-based approach to model land-use change at a regional scale
Landscape Ecology 25 (2010)2. - ISSN 0921-2973 - p. 185 - 199.
Socio-technical PSS development to improve functionality and usability - Sketch planning using a Maptable
Landscape and Urban Planning 94 (2010)3-4. - ISSN 0169-2046 - p. 166 - 174.