Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Model description paper
09 Oct 2015
Model description paper |  | 09 Oct 2015

An open and extensible framework for spatially explicit land use change modelling: the lulcc R package

S. Moulds, W. Buytaert, and A. Mijic


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Aug 2015) by Alex B. Guenther
RR by Edzer Pebesma (26 Aug 2015)
RR by Robert Pontius (04 Sep 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Sep 2015) by Alex B. Guenther
Short summary
The contribution of lulcc is to provide a free and open-source framework for land use change modelling. The software, which is provided as an R package, addresses problems associated with the current paradigm of closed-source, specialised land use change modelling software which disrupt the scientific process. It is an attempt to move the discipline towards open and transparent science and to ensure land use change models are accessible to scientists working across the geosciences.