Dynamics of vegetation mosaics: can we predict responses to global change?

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Increasingly, attempts are being made to predict the responses of natural ecosystems to global changes in climate and land use. It is argued that the model of vegetation dynamics underlying much of the current debate is too simplistic to yield predictions that will be useful at a scale relevant to most land-use decisions. A useful modeling approach will use the state and transition approach to modify transition probabilities in a standard Markov formulation. By linking this approach into a GIS (Geographic Information System) format, spatially-explicit landscape modeling which incorporates spatial and temporal changes in transition probabilities is possible. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-356
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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