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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 203–214 | Cite as

Using cellular automata for integrated modelling of socio-environmental systems

  • Guy Engelen
  • Roger White
  • Inge Uljee
  • Paul Drazan
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Abstract

Cellular automata provide the key to a dynamic modelling and simulation framework that integrates socio-economic with environmental models, and that operates at both micro and macro geographical scales. An application to the problem of forecasting the effect of climate change on a small island state suggests that such modelling techniques could help planners and policy makers design more effective policies — policies better tuned both to specific local needs and to overall socio-economic and environmental constraints.

Keywords

Climate Change Environmental Management Policy Maker Modelling Technique Cellular Automaton 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Engelen
    • 1
  • Roger White
    • 2
  • Inge Uljee
    • 1
  • Paul Drazan
    • 1
  1. 1.RIKS Research Institute for Knowledge SystemsMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John'sCanada

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