A review of models of landscape change
 William L. Baker
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Models of landscape change may serve a variety of purposes, from exploring the interaction of natural processes to evaluating proposed management treatments. These models can be categorized as either whole landscape models, distributional landscape models, or spatial landscape models, depending on the amount of detail included in the models. Distributional models, while widely used, exclude spatial detail important for most landscape ecological research. Spatial models require substantial data, now more readily available, via remote sensing, and more easily manipulated, in geographical information systems. In spite of these technical advances, spatial modelling is poorly developed, largely because landscape change itself is poorly understood.
To facilitate further development of landscape models I suggest (1) empirical multivariate studies of landscape change, (2) modelling of individual landscape processes, (3) explicit study of the effect of model scale on model behavior, and (4) ‘scalingup’ results of studies, on smaller land areas, that have landscape relevance.
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 Title
 A review of models of landscape change
 Journal

Landscape Ecology
Volume 2, Issue 2 , pp 111133
 Cover Date
 19890301
 DOI
 10.1007/BF00137155
 Print ISSN
 09212973
 Online ISSN
 15729761
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic Publishers
 Additional Links
 Topics
 Keywords

 Models
 landscape change
 review
 Authors

 William L. Baker ^{(1)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Department of Geography, University of Kansas, 66045, Lawrence, Kansas, USA