The purpose of ALUAM-AB is to understand agricultural land-use changes triggered by market and policy changes considering individual preferences of the farmers. The consequences of changes in prices and policy measures relating to agricultural land-use activities can be simulated. With respect to the respective study area, spatially explicit information on agricultural activities (spatially explicit grassland and forest yields) allows for a viable linkage with the ecological model WoodPaM (Peringer et al. 2012). Subsequently the the impact of farmers decision on the provision of different ecosystem services is assessed.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/2870/releases/1.1.0/