Dawn Cassandra Parker
School of Planning
Phone: +1-519-888-4567 ext. 38888
Office: EV3 - 3223
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||Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, United States, 2000
||Economics, Lewis and Clark College, United States, 1992
- Development of integrated socio-economic and biophysical models of land-use change
- Agent-based modeling
- Complexity theory
- Geographic information systems
- Environmental and resource economics
- SLUCE II project
(Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects)
- Funded by: US National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program
- This is a collaborative, multi-institution, interdisciplinary research project involving six faculty members in the area of coupled human-natural systems. The project links agent-based modeling of human behaviors driving land use / land cover change (LULCC), preferences for vegetation cover and vegetation management, land market modeling, field work, remote sensing, and ecosystem modeling of landscape carbon balance in low-density human-dominated landscapes (suburban and exurban residential landscapes). My team will develop agent-based land market models, whose effects will be compared to the non-market land allocation mechanism used in the original SLUCE model.
- Development of
ALMA (Agent-based Land Market)
- I am collaborating with Tatiana Filatova, PhD candidate at the University of Twente (supervisor Anne van der Veen) on development of the ALMA (Agent-based Land Market) model, which expands the SLUDGE model to include bilateral trading between heterogeneous buyer and seller agents. We have several papers that discuss the model and results, available on request. Tatiana's dissertation applies the model to examine the impacts of open-space amenities and flood risk perceptions on land values in coastal regions.
- "Land Use and Carbon in Eastern Deciduous Forests: Interactions Between Human Activities and Ecosystem Processes (Hessl, Peterjohn, Thomas and Parker)
- Funded by: NSF, grant #0414060
- Timber harvest and carbon sequestration: With colleagues from West Virginia University, an integrated model of timber harvest and carbon sequestration is being developed
- Exploring the effects of off-site land uses on water quality in the Potomac Gorge National Park
- Funded by: NPS Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
- This research is a partnership between ESP faculty and graduate students (Dawn Parker, Susan Crate, R. Chris Jones, and Robin Brake), the National Park Service Center for Urban Ecology, and the Potomac Gorge National Park
- Agent-Based Dynamics of Social Complexity: Modeling Adaptive Behavior and Long-Term Change in Inner Asia.
- Funded by: NSF Human and Social Dynamics, grant BCS-0527471
- This project is a collaboration between the Center for Social Complexity at GMU (Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Dawn Parker, Sean Luke, and others) and the Smisonian Institute (J. Daniel Rogers, William Fitzhugh and others).
- Collaborations with the FEARLUS group at the Macaulay Institute, Scotland.
- Collaborations with Nick Gotts, Gary Polhill, and others have focused on power-law distributions of rural land holdings in Scotland (Gotts and Parker 2004 a,b), and on developing a land market component for FEARLUS (ELMM, the "Endogenous Land Market Model"; Polhill, Parker, and Gotts 2005, 2008).
- Development of protocols for representation and communication of agent-based models of land use.
- The MR POTATOHEAD ("(Model Representing Potential Objects That Appear in The Ontology of Human-Environmental Actions & Decisions") strives to represent and describe the key building blocks of an agent-based model of land use. The "Conceptual Design Pattern" is described in Parker, Brown, Polhill, Manson, and Deadman (2008), and five models are described using it. Parker et al. (forthcoming, JLUS) uses the MR POTATOHEAD CDP to compare four agent-based models of land-use change in frontier regions. MR POTATOHEAD has been implemented in the Protege/OWL by S. M. Mussavi Rizi, Parker, and Polhill.
- The effects of household structure, subsistence requirements, and HIV on household cropping decisions in Uganda.
Contact Dawn Parker for more information on research opportunities.
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- Parker, D. C., Jacobsen, K. H., & Komwa, M. K. (2009). A Qualitative Study of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Agricultural Households in Southeastern Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(8), 2113-2138.
- Nolan, J., Parker, D., & van Kooten, G. C. (2009). An Overview of Computational Modeling in Agricultural and Resource Economics. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(4), 417-429.
- Filatova, T., van der Veen, A., & Parker, D. (2009). Land market interactions between heterogeneous agents in a heterogeneous landscape: Tracing the macro-scale effects of individual trade-offs between environmental amenities and disamenities. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(4).
- Filatova, T., Parker, D., & van der Veen, A. (2009). Agent-Based Urban Land Markets: Agent’s Pricing Behavior, Land Prices and Urban Land Use Change. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 12(1), 3.
- Filatova, T., A. van der Veen, and D. Parker. In Press. Agent-Based
Urban Land Markets: Agent’s Pricing Behavior, Land Prices and Urban
Land Use Change. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
- Parker, D. C., K. H. Jacobsen, and M. K. Komwa. 2009. A Qualitative Study of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Agricultural Households in
Southeastern Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Research
and Public Health 6 (8): 2113-2138. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph6082113.
- Filatova, T., D. Parker, and A. van der Veen. 2009. Agent-Based Urban
Land Markets: Agent’s Pricing Behavior, Land Prices and Urban Land
Use Change. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12
(1): 3. http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/1/3.html.
- Polhill, J. G., D. Parker, and N. M. Gotts. 2008. Effects of land markets on competition between innovators and imitators in land use:
results from FEARLUS-ELMM. Pages 81-97 in C. Hernandez, K. Troitzsch,
and B. Edmonds, eds. Social Simulation Technologies: Advances and New
Discoveries. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA
- Parker, D., A. Hessl, and S. C. Davis. 2008. Complexity, Land-Use Modeling, and the Human Dimension: Fundamental Challenges for Mapping
Unknown Outcome Spaces. Geoforum 39 (2): 789-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2007.05.005.
- Parker, D., and T. Filatova. 2008. A theoretical design for a
bilateral agent-based land market with heterogeneous economic agents.
Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems 32 (6): 454–463. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.09.012.
- Parker, D., D. Brown, J. G. Polhill, S. M. Manson, and P. Deadman.
2008. Illustrating a new ‘conceptual design pattern’ for agent-based models and land use via five case studies: the MR POTATOHEAD
framework. Pages 29-62 in A. L. Paredes and C. H. Iglesias, eds. Agent-based Modelleling in Natural Resource Management. Universidad
de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
- Parker, D. C., and D. K. Munroe. 2007. The geography of market
failure: Edge-effect externalities and the location and production
patterns of organic farming. Ecological Economics 60 (4): 821-833. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.02.002.
- Parker, D. 2007. Revealing "Space" in Spatial Externalities: Edge-
Effect Externalities and Spatial Incentives. Journal of Environmental
Economics and Management 54 (1): 84-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2006.12.004.
- Parker, D. C., and V. Meretsky. 2004. Measuring pattern outcomes in an agent-based model of edge-effect externalities using spatial metrics. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101 (2-3): 233-250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2003.09.007.
- Parker, D. C., S. M. Manson, M. A. Janssen, M. J. Hoffmann, and P. Deadman. 2003. Multi-agent systems for the simulation of land-use and land-cover change: A review. Annals of the Association of American
Geographers 93 (2): 314-337.
Read a complete list of publications in the curriculum vitae (.pdf)
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