SP 11 - Model-based analysis of regional land-use changes and development of sustainable land-use strategies

Research questions for this sub-project include the development of a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of land-use change within the study region under changing socioeconomic and climate conditions as a basis for the generation of future scenarios of land-use change and the support of the development and the testing of management strategies for the rural and agricultural sectors with respect to the regional carbon balance, the emission of greenhouse gases and landscape functions. The model will be used for two types of analysis: First, it provides as a tool for visualizing the effects of scenario assumptions on land-use change and their impacts on carbon stocks, greenhouse gas balances and landscape functions. Second, it will be part of the Carbiocial DSS and will help to support the development and testing of sustainable land-use strategies.