Predicting the optimum land use at any location for any future scenario (CLIMSAVE/IMPRESSIONS)

Daniel Sandars, Eric Audsley, Ian Holman


Given any socio-, techno-, economic scenario and location specific soil and climate scenario, the farm model predicts the most profitable land use at that location.  This model is encapsulated within a Europe-wide interactive interface, to allow adaptation and mitigation options to be explored by any user.  With 5 climate models and 19 parameters, the user can study the sensitivity of the results to the chosen scenario settings.  A scenario's land use can be classified as intensive arable, intensive grassland, extensive grassland, forestry, or abandoned depending on potential profitability.

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