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Climate–Human–Land Interactions: A Review of Major Modelling Approaches

Melania Michetti () and Matteo Zampieri ()
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Matteo Zampieri: Centro Euro Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Via Aldo Moro, 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy

Land, 2014, vol. 3, issue 3, 1-41

Abstract: International agreements on climate change have highlighted the role of land in climate and human dynamics, making it an issue of global importance. The modelling of land-related processes, sectors, and activities has recently become a central topic in economic and policy theory, as well as within environmental sciences. Modelling strategies have been improved and new datasets have come into light for land-cover and land-use change analysis. However, unexpected human behavior and natural constraints challenge the modelling of interdependences and feedback mechanisms amongst economies, societies, and the environment, resulting from land-use and cover change. This paper provides a detailed overview of the most representative and advanced methods and models developed to represent climate–human–land interactions. It offers a critical discussion about relevant methodological aspects, missing knowledge, and areas for future research.

Keywords: land-use and land-cover change modelling; climate feedbacks; human interaction; model integration; Integrated Assessment Model; Earth System Model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q15 Q2 Q24 Q28 Q5 R14 R52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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