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.
- 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:
Marine complex adaptive systems
University. Promotor(en): Arnold Bregt, co-promotor(en): M. Craglia. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463431255 - p.
Balancing options for shrimp farming : a landscape approach to investigate the future of shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta
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
University. Promotor(en): Arnold Bregt, co-promotor(en): M. Wachowicz; Arend Ligtenberg. - S.l. : s.n. - ISBN 9789461732712 - p.
Resilience through adaptation
PLoS One 12 (2017)2. - ISSN 1932-6203
Social Media: the new resource
In: Research in Landscape Architecture / , van den Brink, Adri, Bruns, Diedrich, Tobi, Hilde, Bell, Simon. - : Routledge - ISBN 9781138020924 - p. 136 - 190.
Which sensitivity analysis method should I use for my agent-based model?
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 19 (2016)1. - ISSN 1460-7425
How is spatial information used in environmental impact assessment in Kenya?
Journal of environmental assessment policy and management 17 (2015)03. - ISSN 1464-3332 - 21 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.