EVENT RECAP: Modelling Telecoupling Land Use Changes

Related GLP Member: Yue Dou, James Millington, Birgit Müller, Dr. Julie Zähringer, Cecilie Friis

The GLP Telecoupling Working Group held its third webinar on September 4, 2020 to discuss the progress and challenges of modelling telecoupled systems, by presenting two different modelling attempts of simulating land use changes in Brazil and China through the flow of international soybean trade.

The webinar included two short presentations from Yue Dou (Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), introducing the agent-based model TeleABM developed to connect farmers’ land use behaviors from the soybean importing and exporting countries, and James Millington (King’s College London), presenting the large-scale agent-based modelling framework CRAFTY used to investigate different drivers of Brazilian agricultural change in the telecoupled system. 

In addition, we were happy to have Birgit Müller (Department of Ecological Modelling, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ) as a discussant.

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