Regime shifts in production versus diversification

In this project we explore regime shifts and tipping points in land-use systems that combine conventional food production with the provision of other ecosystem services. With a modelling study we aim to improve understanding how (multifunctional) land use - based on ecosystem services - can be maintained by self-governance in mixed public and private communities

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