All over the world, governments are struggling with decentralizing the responsibility of conserving the environment and biodiversity.
On the one hand there is a growing belief that local bottom-up processes are better at fitting solutions for sustainable land-use change and lead to stronger commitment in the local community. On the other hand there is concern whether and how local communities take into consideration cohesive structures at wider spatial scale, for example ecosystem networks for biodiversity.
In this project we explore regime shifts and tipping points in land-use systems. These systems combine conventional food production with the provision of other ecosystem services. Our aim is to improve understanding how (multifunctional) land use - based on ecosystem services - can be maintained by self-governance. We investigate how such multifunctional land use systems can be provoked by governmental incentives and how they are affected by external factors such as world market prices. Insights will be interpreted in terms of resilience of the local socio-ecological system.
A generic data schema for crop experiment data in food security research
In: Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. - Leipzig - ISBN 9788890357428 - p. 2447 - 2454.
Applying the Land Use Functions framework for spatial assessment of land mutifunctionality and impacts of land
In: European Land Use Patterns / , Banski, J., Carcia-Blanco, G.. - Warszawa : Committee of rural areas Polish Geographical Society (Series Rural Studies 32) - ISBN 9788362089215 - p. 119 - 168.
Are forest disturbances amplifying or canceling out climate change-induced productivity changes in European forests?
Environmental Research Letters 12 (2017)3. - ISSN 1748-9326
Bridging the gap between modellers and model users, why does this gap exist and what can we do about it?
In: Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. - Leipzig - ISBN 9788890357428 - p. 1936 - 1943.
Building an operational system for crop monitoring and yield forecasting in Morocco
In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics: Information for Sustainable Agriculture, 12-16 August 2013, Fairfax, VA, USA. - - p. 466 - 469.
Dairy Farming and Newt Habitat: How Shocks in Milk Prices Influence the Optimal Design of Water Retention Policies
Data integration technologies to support integrated modelling
In: Proceedings of the MODSIM 2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. - - p. 845 - 851.
Link between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
In: OpenNESS Ecosystem Services Reference Book. / , Potschin, M., Jax, K.. - : s.n.
Modelling shifts between mono- and multifunctional farming systems : the importance of social and economic drivers
Landscape Ecology 32 (2017)3. - ISSN 0921-2973 - p. 595 - 607.
Quantifying the effects of climate extremes on the future yield gap