stakeholder, land use science, sustainability, land use planning, land use modeling


  • Yu-Pin Lin, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, Bioresources and Agriculture College, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Li-Pei Peng, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Wan-Yu Lien, Researcher, GLP Taipei Nodal Office, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Hao-Wei Chiu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Session description:

Future Earth focuses strongly on ‘interdisciplinarity’, a concept in which sustainability transitions are supported through the co-design and co-production of research with stakeholders. The interdisciplinarity concept is also central to land system science since land-use change is a complex spatio-temporal process that involves human and natural driving forces, such as climate, topology, hydrology, socioeconomics, culture, and policy. Further, land-use change also affects human behavior and ecosystem services. However, most studies on land-use change have not considered stakeholder perspectives or have lacked the feedback of relevant stakeholder participation. Involving stakeholders in land system science can improve the development of sustainability solutions while at the same time, the public, policymakers, and land managers can receive feedback on the impacts of land system changes. An example of stakeholder involvement is engaging legislators and the public to jointly formulate scientific directions for land system science research; and to understand stakeholder driving factors in land-use change.
This session aims to contribute understanding about the relationship between stakeholder engagement and land system science. This includes but is not limited to the links between land system science and stakeholder engagement; participatory modelling with land-use change data; methodologies for stakeholder engagement in land-use change modeling; the drivers and impacts of land-use and human behavior (e.g., socioeconomic, policy, cultural, institutional); as well as co-design and co-production approaches in land system science. We invite any novel contributions from a wide range of issues and topics that relate to stakeholder engagement within land system science and land-use change research in this session.