Modelling Environmental Dynamics

Advances in Geomatic Solutions

  • Martin Paegelow
  • María Teresa Camacho Olmedo

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Concepts, Tools and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M Paegelow, MT Olmedo Camacho
      Pages 3-54
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Model comparison applied to deforestation and reforestation

    3. Decision support and participatory modelling

    4. Decision support and participatory modelling

      1. MT Olmedo Camacho, M Paegelow, P Martínez García
        Pages 247-268
    5. Decision support and participatory modelling

      1. F Benavente Aguilera, A Ruiz Matarán, R Campaña Pérez, LM Montes Valenzuela
        Pages 269-295
    6. Urban environment and urban growth

      1. Valenzuela Montes LM, Aguilera Benavente F, Soria Lara JA, Molero Melgarejo E
        Pages 339-362
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 387-390

About this book


Modelling environmental dynamics is critical to understanding and predicting the evolution of the environment in response to the large number of influences including urbanisation, climate change and deforestation. Simulation and modelling provide support for decision making in environmental management. The first chapter introduces terminology and provides an overview of methodological modelling approaches which may be applied to environmental and complex dynamics. Based on this introduction this book illustrates various models applied to a large variety of themes: deforestation in tropical regions, fire risk, natural reforestation in European mountains, agriculture, biodiversity, urbanism, climate change and land management for decision support, etc. These case studies, provided by a large international spectrum of researchers and presented in a uniform structure, focus particularly on methods and model validation so that this book is not only aimed at researchers and graduates but also at professionals.


Geomatics Modelling Spatial-temporal Dynamics Validation biodiversity climate change development environment environmental management urbanism

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Paegelow
    • 1
  • María Teresa Camacho Olmedo
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de Toulouse II GEODE UMR 5602 CNRS Maison de la RechercheFrance
  2. 2.Dpto. de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía FísicaUniversidad de GranadaSpain

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