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Using a hybrid demand-allocation algorithm to enable distributional analysis of land use change patterns

This article introduces and demonstrates an empirical seeding demand-allocation algorithm to model land use change and forest fragmentation in the continental United States.

Journal Article in PLOS One by John W. Coulston, Kurt H. Riitters, David N. Wear, and Evan B. Brooks — 1 minute read — Oct. 15, 2020

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Authors

John W. Coulston

USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Blacksburg, Virginia

Kurt H. Riitters

USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Blacksburg, Virginia

David N. Wear

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Evan B. Brooks

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia