Skip to Main Content
Integrating urbanization into landscape-level ecological assessments.Author(s): Jeffrey D. Kline; Alissa Moses; Ralph J. Alig
Source: Ecosystems. 4:3-18
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
PDF: Download Publication (2.0 MB)
DescriptionEconomists and ecologists are often asked to collaborate on landscape-level analyses designed to jointly assess economic and ecological conditions resulting from environmental policy scenarios. This trend toward multidisciplinary projects, coupled with the growing use of geographic information systems, has led to the development policy scenarios. This trend toward multi-disciplinary projects, coupled with the growing use of geographic information systems, has led to the development spatially explicit models that can be used to examine and project land-use change. Although spatial land-use models are still evolving, most published efforts have modeled the conversion of nonurban land to urban uses as a function as a function of explanatory variables based on population density and the spatial proximity of land to roads, markets, and population centers.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationKline, Jeffrey D.; Moses, Alissa; Alig, Ralph J. 2001. Integrating urbanization into landscape-level ecological assessments. Ecosystems. 4:3-18
KeywordsLand-use changes, urbanization, spatial models, ecological economics
- Coming to a landscape near you: Natural resource changes in the Interior West
- Anticipating forest and range land development in central Oregon (USA) for landscape analysis, with an example application involving mule deer
- Modeling soil erosion and transport on forest landscape
XML: View XML