Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Short communication
23 May 2017
Short communication |  | 23 May 2017

Current challenges of implementing anthropogenic land-use and land-cover change in models contributing to climate change assessments

Reinhard Prestele, Almut Arneth, Alberte Bondeau, Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, Thomas A. M. Pugh, Stephen Sitch, Elke Stehfest, and Peter H. Verburg

Data sets

Demand for biodiversity protection and carbon storage as drivers of global land change scenarios ( D. A. Eitelberg, J. van Vliet, J. C. Doelman, E. Stehfest, and P. H. Verburg

Short summary
Land-use change is still overly simplistically implemented in global ecosystem and climate models. We identify and discuss three major challenges at the interface of land-use and climate modeling and propose ways for how to improve land-use representation in climate models. We conclude that land-use data-provider and user communities need to engage in the joint development and evaluation of enhanced land-use datasets to improve the quantification of land use–climate interactions and feedback.
Final-revised paper