Assessing resource-use efficiency of land use

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Journal Article

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd We introduce an explicit indicator and the Land Use Management Support System to assess the resource-use efficiency of land use (RUE) at the landscape scale. To estimate RUE, we relate land-use performance with regard to ecosystem services indicators to the maximum possible land-use performance based on an optimised land-use configuration. The test application of the RUE assessment in the Haean catchment, South Korea, shows that the land-use system's RUE could be increased by 11% for both nitrate and sediment loss. The estimated headroom could indicate whether potential contaminant reduction targets for the downstream water reservoir Lake Soyang could be achieved with the current land-use system. The recurring RUE assessment for a given region might indicate the effectiveness of spatial planning and policy measures to improve the RUE in that region. Future work should address the integration of RUE into a participatory spatial planning or resource-management framework.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Herzig, A; Nguyen, TT; Ausseil, AGE; Maharjan, GR; Dymond, JR; Arnhold, S; Koellner, T; Rutledge, D; Tenhunen, J

Published Date

  • September 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 /

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1364-8152

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.05.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus