Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 809–845, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-809-2019
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 809–845, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-809-2019

Research article 04 Dec 2019

Research article | 04 Dec 2019

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

Calum Brown et al.

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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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