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Title: Evolution of land use-change modeling: routes of different schools of knowledge
Authors: Azadi, Hossein
Barati, Ali Akbar
Rafiaani, Parisa
Taheri, Fatemeh
Gebrehiwot, Kindeya
Witlox, Frank
Lebailly, Philippe
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 13 (2), p. 319-332
Status: In Press
Abstract: Although much has been published on land use-change models (LUCMs), no study has comprehensively dealt with the evolution of land use models based on schools of knowledge. The primary objective of this paper is an explanation of the progress and growth of LUCMs concerning their main ontological, epistemological, and methodological origins. Five main paradigms, i.e., positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, participatory, and pragmatism approaches, are discussed in order to assess the current orientations of LUCMs. Given the complexities of LUCM components, the study concludes that one paradigm cannot adequately address all methodological aspects. Accordingly, it is necessary to combine quantitative and qualitative paradigms to create mixed-method approaches within a systemic framework. Such systemic approaches could shape the most probable future generations of LUCMs, which would be able to cope with the complexity of various subsystems, including biophysical and socioeconomic ones.
Notes: Azadi, H (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Hasselt, Belgium hossein.azadi@ugent.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22964
Link to publication: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/83/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11355-016-0311-9.pdf?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Flink.springer.com%2Farticle%2F10.1007%2Fs11355-016-0311-9&token2=exp=1482325950~acl=%2Fstatic%2Fpdf%2F83%2Fart%25253A10.1007%25252Fs11355-016-0311-9.pdf%3ForiginUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Flink.springer.com%252Farticle%252F10.1007%252Fs11355-016-0311-9*~hmac=a669d01caf6a4befb694498f33e45950189e12a5544f3741e23510d3f45f52a1
DOI: 10.1007/s11355-016-0311-9
ISI #: 000404924200009
ISSN: 1860-1871
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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