330 pages, B/w photos, figs
The authors demonstrate the entire process of spatial modeling, from the conceptual design, through formal implementation and analysis, to the interpretation and presentation of the results. A variety of applications and case studies address particular types of ecological and management problems and help to identify potential problems for modellers.
From the reviews: "This book is a much-needed addition to the geospatial modeling literature, providing theoretical and practical information ! . this is a valuable contribution to the literature on dynamic spatial modeling in particular, and integrated land-change research in general. ! The clearly articulated unifying theme ! and the fact that all the case studies utilize the same software, make for a well-constructed, compelling, informative, and interesting read. I will certainly evaluate this approach and program for my own work." (Maggi Kelly, Environment and Planning, Vol. 32 (2), 2005) "Landscape Simulation Modeling ! makes a significant contribution by directly incorporating space into existing simulation modeling approaches for a greater understanding of landscape systems. ! this is an excellent book. The content is comprehensive and the text written in a simple and clear style ! . the book will also appeal to many multidisciplinary practitioners ! . This book should be a required reading for anyone interested either casually or deeply in the design and implementation of spatial simulation models ! ." (Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic, Ecological Economics, Vol. 52 (1), 2005)
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