Exploring the effects of feedbacks on land system behaviour - A complex Adaptive Systems approach

Promotie

Exploring the effects of feedbacks on land system behaviour - A complex Adaptive Systems approach

Promovendus Y (Yang) Chen MSc
Promotor dr. MM (Martha) Bakker
prof.dr.ir. AK (Arnold) Bregt
Copromotor dr.ir. A (Arend) Ligtenberg
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratorium voor Geo-informatiekunde en remote sensing
Datum

ma 15 oktober 2018 16:00 tot 17:30

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Korte samenvatting (Engels)

Land systems are characterised by many feedbacks. They contribute to various nonlinear land system behaviour. This thesis aims to explore and understand the effects of feedbacks on land system behaviour by means of a systematic review, followed by a modelling approach. A series of stylised Agent-Based Models are constructed to understand the effects of feedbacks on tipping points, hysteresis, and land system resilience. Both positive feedback and negative feedback are incorporated in these stylised models to explore how they affect a simple agricultural land use system.