Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Research article
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04 Dec 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 04 Dec 2019

Societal breakdown as an emergent property of large-scale behavioural models of land use change

Calum Brown, Bumsuk Seo, and Mark Rounsevell

Data sets

Competition for Resources Between Agent Functional Types (CRAFTY) C. Brown, B. Seo, and M. Rounsevell

Short summary
Concerns are growing that human activity will lead to social and environmental breakdown, but it is hard to anticipate when and where such breakdowns might occur. We developed a new model of land management decisions in Europe to explore possible future changes and found that decision-making that takes into account social and environmental conditions can produce unexpected outcomes that include societal breakdown in challenging conditions.
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