Modeling Dynamic Changes and Mechanisms of Land Systems

Prof. Yu-Pin Lin, Prof. S.L. Chan, Associate Prof. Shiau-Yun Lu and Associate Prof. Li-Chi Chiang

Land use change is a spatiotemporal process which includes a large number of interrelated natural and anthropological factors. Unfortunately, the uncertainty originating from these factors themselves and the sheer complexity of interactions between these factors makes the prediction of future land-use change difficult. Despite this, land use change models can help in identifying the causes and effects of land use change. This is done by quantifying the functional elements of land systems, analyzing the sophisticated relationship between land use types and driving factors, predicting future land use changes, and supporting land use planning and policy.

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