Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
26 Jun 2018
Review |  | 26 Jun 2018

Modelling feedbacks between human and natural processes in the land system

Derek T. Robinson, Alan Di Vittorio, Peter Alexander, Almut Arneth, C. Michael Barton, Daniel G. Brown, Albert Kettner, Carsten Lemmen, Brian C. O'Neill, Marco Janssen, Thomas A. M. Pugh, Sam S. Rabin, Mark Rounsevell, James P. Syvitski, Isaac Ullah, and Peter H. Verburg

Data sets

MedLanD Modeling Laboratory v.1 (Version 1.1.0) C. M. Barton, I. Ullah, G. Mayer, S. Bergin, H. Sarjoughian, and H. Mitasova

PLUMv2 P. Alexander and R. Henry paper

Adaptation of global land use and management intensity to changes in climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide P. Alexander, S. Rabin, P. Anthoni, R. Henry, T. A. M. Pugh, M. D. A. Rounsevell, and A. Arnet

The integrated Earth System Model version 1 W. D. Collins, A. P. Craig, J. E. Truesdale, A. V. Di Vittorio, A. D. Jones, B. Bond-Lamberty, K. V. Calvin, J. A. Edmonds, S. H. Kim, A. M. Thomson, P. Patel, Y. Zhou, J. Mao, X. Shi, P. E. Thornton, L. P. Chini, and G. C. Hurtt

CSDMS BMI Standards CSDMS Integration Facility

CSDMS main framework repository CSDMS Integration Facility

CSDMS software contributions of the community CSDMS community contribution

Dynamic Ecological Exurban Development (DEED) model v.1, SLUCE D. T. Robinson, S. Shipeng, M. Hutchins, R. L. Riolo, D. G. Brown, D. C. Parker, W. S. Currie, T. Filatova, and S. Kiger

Short summary
Understanding the complexity behind the rapid use of Earth’s resources requires modelling approaches that couple human and natural systems. We propose a framework that comprises the configuration, frequency of interaction, and coordination of communication between models along with eight lessons as guidelines to increase the success of coupled human–natural systems modelling initiatives. We also suggest a way to expedite model coupling and increase the longevity and interoperability of models.
Final-revised paper