Simulating the expansion of large-sized farms in rural Netherlands: A land exchange model

S.J. Alam, M.M. Bakker, E. Karali, J. van Dijk, M.D. Rounsevell

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This paper introduces a data-driven agent-based simulation model of rural land exchange in the Netherlands. The model development process is part of an ongoing research program aiming at understanding the effects of climate change and socioeconomic drivers on agriculture land use and nature conservation. The first model version reported in this paper, is being developed for the Baakse Beek region in the Netherlands and is empirically grounded. The general framework described in this paper will be applied to another case study area in the Netherlands in the second phase of our research program and compare the projected land use patterns in the two case studies region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Agent-Based Simulation XIV
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop, MABS 2013 Saint Paul, MN, USA, May 6–7, 2013 Revised Selected Papers
EditorsShah Jamal Alam, H. Van Dyke Parunak
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-54783-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-54782-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation 2013 - Saint Paul, MN, United States
Duration: 6 May 20137 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence


Workshop14th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
City Saint Paul, MN


  • Agent-based model
  • Land exchange
  • Spatially explicit
  • Data-driven


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