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Simple models for managing complex social-ecological systems: The Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT)

Summers, David; Bryan, Brett A.; Meyer, Wayne S.; Lyle, Greg; Wells, Sam; McLean, Josie; Moon, Travis; van Gaans, Greg; Siebentritt, Mark

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Integrated modelling and assessment can facilitate exploration of complex social-ecological interactions and quantify trade-offs in regional policy, planning, and management options. However, there have been challenges in its acceptance and adoption for supporting decisions. Here we overcome this implementation gap through the development of an interactive online tool called the Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT) (http://www.lfat.org.au/). Identifying four high priority regional management...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSummers, David
dc.contributor.authorBryan, Brett A.
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Wayne S.
dc.contributor.authorLyle, Greg
dc.contributor.authorWells, Sam
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, Josie
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Travis
dc.contributor.authorvan Gaans, Greg
dc.contributor.authorSiebentritt, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:33:08Z
dc.identifier.issn1364-8152
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/75879
dc.description.abstractIntegrated modelling and assessment can facilitate exploration of complex social-ecological interactions and quantify trade-offs in regional policy, planning, and management options. However, there have been challenges in its acceptance and adoption for supporting decisions. Here we overcome this implementation gap through the development of an interactive online tool called the Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT) (http://www.lfat.org.au/). Identifying four high priority regional management issues; agricultural production, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and weed management, we developed a series of simple models to explore them through a range of environmental and economic scenarios including climate change, carbon price, agricultural commodity price, and production costs. These models were implemented within the LFAT to allow users to select, query and explore combinations of key variables and examine their impact on each of the management issues through a range of interactive maps and summary statistics.
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Ltd
dc.sourceEnvironmental Modelling and Software
dc.titleSimple models for managing complex social-ecological systems: The Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT)
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume63
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB4836
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSummers, David, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBryan, Brett A., CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationMeyer, Wayne S., The University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationLyle, Greg, The University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationWells, Sam, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationMcLean, Josie, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationMoon, Travis, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationvan Gaans, Greg, Dunnottar Computer Logic Pty Ltd
local.contributor.affiliationSiebentritt, Mark, Seed Consulting Services
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage217
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage229
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.10.002
local.identifier.absseo960904 - Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:14:04Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84910051634
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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