Based on a multi-agent system for multi-scale simulation and application of households LUCC: a case study for Mengcha village, Mizhi county, Shaanxi provinceReport as inadecuate




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First Online: 11 December 2013

Abstract

Multi-Agent Systems MAS offer a conceptual approach to include multi-actor decision making into models of land use change. Through the simulation based on the MAS, this paper tries to show the application of MAS in the micro scale LUCC, and reveal the transformation mechanism of difference scale. This paper starts with a description of the context of MAS research. Then, it adopts the Nested Spatial Choice NSC method to construct the multi-scale LUCC decision-making model. And a case study for Mengcha village, Mizhi County, Shaanxi Province is reported. Finally, the potentials and drawbacks of the following approach is discussed and concluded. From our design and implementation of the MAS in multi-scale model, a number of observations and conclusions can be drawn on the implementation and future research directions. 1 The use of the LUCC decision-making and multi-scale transformation framework provides, according to us, a more realistic modeling of multi-scale decision making process. 2 By using continuous function, rather than discrete function, to construct the decision-making of the households is more realistic to reflect the effect. 3 In this paper, attempts have been made to give a quantitative analysis to research the household interaction. And it provides the premise and foundation for researching the communication and learning among the households. 4 The scale transformation architecture constructed in this paper helps to accumulate theory and experience for the interaction research between the micro land use decision-making and the macro land use landscape pattern. Our future research work will focus on: 1 how to rational use risk aversion principle, and put the rule on rotation between household parcels into model. 2 Exploring the methods aiming at researching the household decision-making over a long period, it allows us to find the bridge between the long-term LUCC data and the short-term household decision-making. 3 Researching the quantitative method and model, especially the scenario analysis model which may reflect the interaction among different household types.

KeywordsMAS household multi-scale the framework of the decision-making  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Hai Chen - Xiaoying Liang - Rui Li

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